Martin Duggan Memorial Shield for the Youngest Swimmer

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The Martin Duggan Memorial Shield for the Youngest Swimmer (Irish: Sciath Chuimhneacháin Martin Duggan don Snámhaí is Óige) is an award given to the youngest swimmer to complete the annual Martin Duggan Memorial Swim which takes place in the River Blackwater at Fermoy Rowing Club in County Cork. This is a 2 km race in which participants swim upstream (against a minimal current) for the first 1 km and then downstream for the second 1 km. The race is held annually in memory of Martin Duggan, a local schoolboy who drowned accidentally in the river on 12 July 2007, aged 14 years.

Previous Recipients

The shield was donated to the Martin Duggan Memorial Swim by the members of the Duggan family in 2009 when the event, previously known as the Blackwater Swim, changed its name in memory of Martin Duggan. Previous recipients of this award include:

Year Name Swimming Club Age on the Day Swim Swim Time Wetsuit
2009 Stephen Brooks Fermoy SC 12 years 223 days 1 km 22 minutes 0.0 seconds No
2010 Ellen Brooks Fermoy SC 12 years 26 days 2 km 37 minutes 34.0 seconds No
2011 Ruth Herlihy Fermoy SC 12 years 67 days 2 km 39 minutes 57.6 seconds No
2012 Ellen Brooks Fermoy SC 14 years 44 days 2 km 34 minutes 16.0 seconds Yes
2013 Mary Brooks Fermoy SC 12 years 170 days 2 km 32 minutes 39.1 seconds Yes

Video of 2010 Race

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