Lee Swim attracts record numbers

Balmy weather together with a record entry made this year’s Lee Swim in Cork on Saturday the most popular yet with thousands lining the quay walls to watch the swimmers race the 2,000m course through the heart of the city.

This year’s race attracted a record entry of 347 with some 307 swimmers entering the water and all but two managing to finish the course.

The race was won by British entrant Neil Bowers from Newcastle while the first woman home was Rachel Lee from the Guinness Club in Dublin..

Source: Irish Times