The annual Dún Laoghaire Harbour Race kicks off this evening.
More than 400 swimmers will be taking part in the historic race that dates back to 1931.
Start of Men's Race last year— Leinster Open Sea (@LeinsterOpenSea) August 5, 2018
This Year's Dún Laoghaire Harbour Race Today Sunday 5th August
Men 5.00pm and Ladies 6.00pm pic.twitter.com/VwvAlr5l59
Leinster Open Sea's Brian Nolan says they've got a hundred children swimming at 4.15 - followed by separate men's and women's races at 5 and 6 pm:
"This year we actually have swimmers from Mexico, Spain all parts of the U,k one girl from the Dubai, a lad from Canada and two from the U.S it's grown, we just can't believe it ourselves."
88th Dún Laoghaire Harbour Race Today— Leinster Open Sea (@LeinsterOpenSea) August 5, 2018
Men at 5.00pm and Ladies' at 6.00pm pic.twitter.com/DVIW5erfSk