Limerick swimmers encouraged to take cold water dip for charity

Ger Purcell swimming in the icy cold Shannon River near Mill Road, Corbally. Photo: Liam Burke

PEOPLE in Limerick are being encouraged to take the plunge for a good cause.

Swimmers are invited to take part in a cold-water swim on September 23 in aid of mental health charity Aware.

The Big Splash encourages people across the country to take a dip at their favourite swimming spots, whether that’s the sea, a lake, swimming pool or river.

An ice bath or freezing cold shower is also an option for anyone who doesn’t live near a swimming spot.

June Curtin, founder of Clare swimming tribe, Snámhaí Sásta officially launched the event.

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