The annual Liffey Swim is now in its 81st year.

300 men and women ranging in age from 12 to 70 take part in the annual Liffey Swim in Dublin.

Lisa Howley, the only Irish woman to swim 45 miles around the island of Jersey, is just one of the swimmers who took part in the swim.

Ciara O'Sullivan from St Paul’s Swimming Club won the women’s race and Brian Mongey won the men’s race 

The Liffey Swim epitomises the old sporting cliché. It’s really not the winning that matters but the taking part.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 2 September 2000. The reporter is Paul Reynolds.