Gallery: Sun shines on annual Lee Swim 

Gallery: Sun shines on annual Lee Swim 
Jake and Emma Holland and Eve and Conor Mohally, all from Whitechurch, enjoying the Vibes & Scribes Lee Swim in Cork city.Picture: David Keane.

ALMOST 600 swimmers turned out in stunning weather for the Lee Swim on Saturday.

A carnival atmosphere greeted finishers as prizes were given out on Lapp’s Quay for the winners of the various categories.

The Clubmen performing during the Vibes & Scribes Lee Swim in Cork city.Picture: David Keane. Participants making a splash at the start of the Vibes & Scribes Lee Swim in Cork city.Picture: David Keane. Swimmers arriving at the finish of the Vibes & Scribes Lee Swim in Cork city.Picture: David Keane. Seamus Nugent, Kilkenny and Martin Saunders, Mallow, at the Vibes & Scribes Lee Swim in Cork city.Picture: David Keane. Dorothy Whyte, Kildare, Patricia Flynn, Togher and Jacinta O'Brien, Innishannon, are all smiles at the Vibes & Scribes Lee Swim in Cork city.Picture: David Keane. Der Cogan, Pat O'Brien and Brian Lenihan, all members of Cork Lions Club, on duty at the Vibes & Scribes Lee Swim in Cork city.Picture: David Keane. Mark Dwyer and John Cloonan, both Galway Atlantic Masters, after completing the Vibes & Scribes Lee Swim in Cork city.Picture: David Keane. Joe O'Donovan, Midleton and Christian Board, Fermoy, before taking part in the Vibes & Scribes Lee Swim in Cork city.Picture: David Keane. Emily O'Mahony from Tivoli with Michelle Phelan from Ballyvolane and her daughters Chloe and Mia, at the finish of the Vibes & Scribes Lee Swim in Cork city.Picture: David Keane. Patricia Coghlan from Buttevant, at the Vibes & Scribes Lee Swim in Cork city.Picture: David Keane. Rosie and Con O'Riordan, Blarney and Peadar O'Leary, Grattan Street, at the Vibes & Scribes Lee Swim in Cork city.Picture: David Keane. Shane Cronin, Whitechurch and Cian Sheehy, Blarney, getting ready for action at the Vibes & Scribes Lee Swim in Cork city.Picture: David Keane.

The Clubmen performing during the Vibes & Scribes Lee Swim in Cork city.Picture: David Keane.
The Clubmen performing during the Vibes & Scribes Lee Swim in Cork city.Picture: David Keane.

The swim is approximately 2km in length and follows a unique course that straddles the island around the quays. The course comprises a downstream section of 1.7km in the North Channel of the Lee and a short upstream section of approx 300m in the South Channel. Swimmers pass under ten bridges over the course of the swim.

It was first staged in 1914 before a hiatus during the the Irish revolution years. It resumed in the 1930s and has gone from strength to strength.

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