WATCH: Hundreds of swimmers take on Dublin city river in 99-year tradition

The Dublin City Liffey Swim has been held since 1920. It was originally conceptualised as a way to prove that the water in the river was clean.

The 2.2km course is the oldest continually run swimming race in Europe, and attracts hundreds of open water swimmers.

ALSO WATCH BELOW: Why these swimmers brave the zero degree sea

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