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In Pictures: 'Mná Ag Snámh' Celebrates 100 Years Of Women And Dublin Swimming Club

In Pictures: 'Mná Ag Snámh' Celebrates 100 Years Of Women And Dublin Swimming Club

Dublin Swimming Club celebrated 100 years of female participation in the club with 'Mná ag Snámh' at the newly refurbished Clontarf Baths on Saturday.

Female swimmers from across the country - along with the odd man with wearing a wig and bikini - attended with each swimming 100m (or more in the case of some) to raise money for Water Safety Ireland. The funds raised will help promote the participation of teenage girls in water sports.

"DSC has a proud history of female participation going back a century," said president Mairead Cashman.

"At a time when women did not have equal voting rights to men, DSC swimmer Marguerite Dockrell (aged 16) was the first women to take part in an Irish Olympic swimming team at the 1928 games."

Organiser Catriona Kehily said the event celebrated the club's "past, present and future".

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