Galway is wonderful city at any time of the year but never more so than on a sunny evening in early summer. 3Ts had the pleasure on 20 May of taking to the River Corrib on board the Corrib Princess to launch the forthcoming Longest Day Swim Galway – 22 June 2019.
Hosted by Galway Swimming Club, with Club President Eamon Caulfield as MC, we were delighted to welcome on board so many people who feel passionately about mental health and suicide prevention. All showing their support for Galway Swimming Club’s Longest Day Swim in aid of 3Ts suicide prevention.
Surrounded as it is by waters, both coastal and river, water safety is a priority for the city. And Galway first responders were out in force with representatives from the local Coastal Search Unit and crew from the Galway lifeboat station. Joining us also were Hildegarde Naughton T.D. and sporting stars such as Connacht Rugby fly half Jack Carty, Galway hurler Joe Canning and many more.
3Ts chairman Noel Smyth spoke to the gathering about the issue of suicide and the need for a #suicidepreventionauthority. Niall McNelis Mayor of Galway City spoke with passion on the topic of suicide and mental health and highlighted steps underway in Galway to safeguard its waters and support those who are struggling.
Our special thanks to Tracy Boland & Caroline Doorly from the Galway Swimming Club and to the owner of the Corrib Princess Aodán McDonagh who so kindly provided the venue and whom we nabbed for a pic in his wetsuit as he was about to undertake some work around the boat. All in a day’s work, Aodán !
Registration is now open for the race, so you can pop over to Eventbrite to secure your place.
Here are some pics of the launch courtesy of Brian Harding Photography