Ian Conroy is a 58-year-old Irish open water swimmer, event administrator, and observer from Armagh.
Open Water Swimming Highlights
- He built the Conroy Pond in Northern Ireland called Wild Water Armagh. The Conroy Pond served as the venue for the 2015 Ireland Ice Swimming Championships.
- He serves as an International Ice Swimming Association official.
- He is certified as an IISA Official Observer L1 as of 1 March 2022.
- He serves as an observer for North Channel crossings.
- He was inducted as an Honor Contributor to the Ice Swimming Hall of Fame in its Class of 2023 at the age of 58.
- He was an escort crew member of the Infinity 5 North Channel Relay Team, a 5-person relay that crossed the North Channel and consisted of Joe Belton, David Burke, Gillian McShane, Noel Grimes, and Thomas O'Hagan with Patricia McParland as crew and Pádraig Mallon as escort pilot.
- He served as an observer for Caroline Block's two-way crossing attempt of the North Channel on 4-5 August 2017 that took 28 hours 55 minutes.
- He served as the event director of the 2019 IISA Ireland 1k National Championships, a sanctioned International Ice Swimming Association event with 6 races held in Wild Water Armagh, Ireland.
- He participated in the 94 km Irish Sea Swim from Holyhead, Wales to Dublin, Ireland that benefitted the Gavin Glynn Foundation in 38 hours 52 minutes between 10:26 pm on 17 September 2019 and 1:20 pm on 19 September 2019. The team consisted of Captain Ger Kennedy, Vice Captain Anna McCarthy, Dee Newell, Ger Devin, Richard Dunne and Garrett McDermott with Pádraig Mallon and Nicky Donnelly serving as escort pilots and Milo Mc Court serving as a crew member with observer Ian Conroy on the Irish Sea Relay swim.
Ireland Ice Swimming Championships
Video by Ger Kennedy at the 2010 Ireland Ice Swimming Championships, hosted by the Ian Conroy at Wild Water Armagh (Conroy Pond) in Northern Ireland.
Video by Pádraig Mallon at the 2015 Ireland Ice Swimming Championships, hosted by the Camlough Lake Water Festival at Wild Water Armagh (Conroy Pond) in Northern Ireland.
Eastern Bay Invitational International Ice Mile Swim
Conroy served as the official timekeeper for the International Ice Swimming Association
- International Ice Swimming Association bio
- Getting Ready For The 2020-2021 International Ice Swimming Association Season
- IISA Ireland 1k National Championships
- IISA Ireland
- Stamping Their Passport To Adventure In The North Channel
- Conroy Pond, Fast Winter Water
- Wild Water – Armagh (Conroy’s Pond)
- Confronting Fears And Finding Strength
- John Ryan Out-miles Fergal Somerville, Carole Laporte
- World Open Water Swimming Association
- Open Water Swimming
- International Ice Swimming Association
- Blocking Out The Cold
- Corinna Nolan, Ice Ironwoman Once Again
- Wild, Absolutely Wild In Conroy Pond