Moore was brought up in Dingle, South West Ireland surrounded with some of the most beautiful and challenging water in the world. Sea swimming is her first love, she loves adventure, having spent her childhood in the sea. Competition was never part of her swimming world and still isn't. The sea in all its moods can be the greatest competitor of all.
In 2003 Moore starting taking on swims local to the area of Dingle, having friends in the marine and coming from a fishing family, this allowed her good safety cover and as years progressed she developed a love of deep water and rough conditions.
After the unprecedented Round Ireland Swim, Moore decided to commit to organising three swims on the annual calendar and through these swims she has brought swimmers out to challenging waters, deepwater starts, under supreme rescue cover and allowed them to challenge themselves. Bring up their distances, their confidence in non competitive, happy atmosphere.
Round Ireland Swim 2006
In July 2nd 2006, Moore was part of a team of 6 swimmers, Anne Marie Ward, Ryan Ward, Tom Watters, Ian Claxton and Henry O Donnell who swam around the island of Ireland. 830 miles in 56 days,35 swim days. It is the longest Marathon Staged swim in History.
The swim went clockwise around the country due to prevailing winds and currents. The relay was simultaneous with swimmers and 3 open ribs working off GPS. A distance was set each morning under the guise of Marine Co Ordinator Derek Flannagan and despite swimmers being allocated individual mileage as the time passed the swim became the sum of the parts with the team proving the binding factor as miles became longer and seas became more challenging.
Double Crossing of the English Channel
In 2008 Moore completed a Double Crossing of the English Channel with a 5 person team based in Cork "Siorcanna na Mumhan" in 25 hours 15 mins. The weather was again our adversary and as much as I felt that swimming in the English Channel was a challenge, waiting 9 days for the swim was an even greater battle. Reaching France and having to turn about and relay back was supreme.
'==The Swim of Self Transcendence 26.4km-Lake Zurich August 2011=' The Lake Zurich swim is one of the most amazing lake swims in europe and the longest fresh water race, it is organised by the Sri Chimnoy marathon team and a wonderful event. Taking on a fresh water swim was a huge challenge for a sea swimmer, not having had any experience in lakes. The conditions on the day were adverse. The rain brought down the temperature of the lake and this make the water temperature more comfortable for a cold water swimmer. Completing the swim in 12hrs she placed 2/6.
Over the years I have discovered that competition is ultimately an internal battle. I see athletes trying to get fast times but there is no greater or unpredictable competitor than the sea. To finish a swim is to win. The main reason I have tried to put together a challenging calendar of events is so we can all push the limits together. at the same time we can enjoy the day, share the experiences and more important feel proud of the achievements.