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Making a real splash at the Shannon

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Making a real splash at the Shannon

Some of the participants in the Shannon Splash organised by Leitrim Sports Partnership and Swim Ireland

Shannon Splash took place on last Thursday June 7, just in front of Carrick on Shannon rowing club. The event was organised by Leitrim Sports Partnership and Swim Ireland in Partnership with Waterways Ireland.

Children ages 10 to 18 from youth groups from all over Leitrim took part in water safety, swimming, diving and water polo. Each participant received a wetsuit and life jacket at registration and all staff received a health & safety briefing before the event.

Thank you to Bob from Inny Kayaking Club for providing the Wetsuits and to Leitrim Sub Aqua Club who dived the area to check the depth and remove any objects from the river bed.

Due to the beautiful weather everyone involved looked forward to a dip in the water however safety first, so each participant took part in water safety before they took part in any further activity.

The water polo and diving were very enjoyable for all involved. Leitrim Sports Partnership would like to thank Swim Ireland and Waterways Ireland for all their hard work also thanks to Leitrim County Council Civil Defence team, Carrick on Shannon Rowing club and Leitrim Water safety Instructors.