A group of almost 50 friends will swim in 17 counties across Ireland over 38 hours to raise money for their friend who is in a coma after a tragic accident.
PÃ¡draig Schaler is a hugely popular 23-year-old who is currently in Germany receiving rehabilitative neurological care after being knocked from his bike and injured in Cape Cod last summer.
In testament to his popularity, his friends have organised Swim for PÃ¡draig, a fundraising swim on his behalf.
They have already raised â‚¬22,500, which will go towards the treatment of the talented Dublin swimmer and passionate Gaeilgeoir.
The swimmers will travel around Ireland over 38 hours from today to tomorrow (12 â€“ 13 April), brazing freezing waters to swim in every county with a coast.
50 friends swim in 17 Irish counties over 38 hours for â€œloyal and funâ€ friend in a coma