Women break world skinny dipping record with Ireland beach swim

Blanche Robertson
June 13, 2018

Not only have they entered the record books but they also raised thousands for a children's cancer charity in Ireland.

From 12:45 a secluded beach in Wicklow will host the Dip in the Nip which needs at least 1,200 participants to set a new record.

This was the sixth year of the annual Strip and Dip charity swim, after it was founded by Deirdre Featherstone when she was undergoing treatment for breast cancer.

60 people attended the inaugural swim while numbers grew to 200 for last year's event.

'Oh my god it was awesome. "It was unbelievable. I have never been naked in front of anybody before, except my husband, and it was brilliant and bracing", she said.

Your tea towel is absolutely disgusting and could give you food poisoning
Biranjia-Hurdoyal who is also the Senior Lecturer for the Department of Health Sciences at the University of Mauritius . Hygiene maintenance is vital for families that have more members or have children and elderly she said.

The previous record was set in Western Australia in 2015 when 786 participants swam naked near Perth, although an event in Finland involving 789 people also claimed the record.

They hailed from across Ireland and 22 other countries around world, helping to raise more than 290,000 euros (about $342,000) for the Irish cancer charity Aoibheann's Pink Tie. "So proud to have been a part of it", she wrote, adding, "aren't women just awesome".

'Aoibheann went to school with my daughter. She would have been 17 this year.

On Saturday, the sea temperature off Magheramore beach, where the Irish swim was held, was a bracing 12C, despite a recent spell of warm weather. "It was great craic", she said after coming out of the water.

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