Men, women and children take part in Dublin's annual Liffey swim.
The Liffey Swim, now in its 99th year, involves competitors swimming from from Watling Street Bridge to Custom House Quay in Dublin.
Paul Reynolds of RTÉ News was among the competitors. Before this year's swim the ashes of Pat Ahern, a former contestant, were cast into the Liffey. The men's race was won by Robert Clarke, while Colette Kelly from the Guinness Club took the women's title.
281 men, women and children took part in the swim.
An RTÉ News report broadcast on 4 September 2004. The reporter is Paul Reynolds.