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"One of Our Own" Ep 7: Jim Swift

"One of Our Own" Ep 7: Jim Swift "One of Our Own" Ep 7: Jim Swift
Mary O'Neill

In this episode of One of Our Own, Jim Swift; swimmer, teacher, and paddleboard athlete was in conversation with writer Catherine Foley.

Jim remembers the summer of 2019 when he completed a mighty challenge, paddling around Ireland on a paddle board over the course of 35 days.

He is the only person to have completed this unimaginable feat.

This series is produced and edited by RoseAnn Foley, Catherine's sister, and it was made with funding from the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland with the Television Licence Fee.

RoseAnn says her aim was to shed light on the idea of what makes a true Waterford person. “They are all fascinating people,” she says. “I find their stories truly inspirational. I loved working on this series. And there’s a lovely vibe going through the series as Catherine and myself are old friends with a number of the guests. And then we met some of the others and we felt we had known them all along. It was a really enjoyable project.”Have a listen to Catherine speak to Jim for One of Our Own , through the link in this podcast.For more episodes of One of Our Own, click here.