first_imgRolling hills, wooded shoreline, lapping water, sunlight glinting off the distant chapel – Gartan lake is an idyllic spot tucked away behind Churchill – it’s also a great place to swim.Five local swimmers who swim together regularly at Gartan have arranged a new swim challenge on Saturday 15 August – and it’s for everyone!There are 3 distances to choose from: 750m, 1500m or 3800m. The Gartan Swim Challenge adds to the open water swimming events that take place throughout the County – and hopes to attract those who want to try open water swimming for the first time, as well as the more seasoned swimmers.The swim is open to anyone from 14 years of age.Gartan lake is very sheltered and the event will be run in conjunction with Gartan Outdoor Education and Training Centre.Safety of course is paramount and there will be boats, kayaks and paddlers on the water during the swims. There will be specially commissioned medals for everyone who takes part, prizes for each distance, hats and t-shirts and refreshments for all swimmers.You can get more information and find out how to enter by visiting ‘The Gartan Swim Challenge’ on Facebook. Or call Karen Crawford on 087 2214988 for more information.This could be you on Gartan!ARE YOU READY FOR DONEGAL’S LATEST SPORTING CHALLENGE? was last modified: August 5th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalgartanswimlast_img

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