The Denisians.

As he swims at 10.30 during the week, many of you may not be aware of the huge following Denis Condon has built up.  It began when he was swimming alone, occasionally. Never one to shirk on safety, he invested in a swim float and deploys it on every swim.

Denis - before the Denisians arrived.

Denis – before the Denisians arrived.

What he didn’t expect was the wave of followers who took his lead. Recognising that if the top athletes like Denis had a balloon, they should have one too, they flocked to the beach.  Known to some as De Boys with De Buoys, they proudly identify themselves as The Denisians.  Some days, you’d hardly get in the water with all the crowds he has down with him.  There are so many, Denis had to give them numbers as he couldn’t remember their names.

Open water, sea swimming in Cork, Ireland.

Denis and Friends on a quiet Thursday in Myrtleville.  I think someone should check how no. 513 and 552 are getting on.

Of course, no matter how many followers he gets and how exalted his status, there’s still the banes of his life to put up with.  Mnás, Denis, Mnás.

Open water, sea swimming in Cork, Ireland.

Mnás – in action.  No respect for De Man.

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