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Extremes, Oceans & Ice Swimming. Motivational Speaker, Adventurer.

Growing up on the South west of Ireland, in Dingle in a fishing family,.

Nuala was always captivated by the sea and from a very young age about 7 or 8 yrs old, her father would take her out in his fishing boat and she would swim to shore.

Nuala Moore is an Irish Open Water swimmer, mostly known for her extreme Ice swims, and an adventurer on a wider scale. Over the last decade, she has pushed boundaries in some of the most dangerous icy waters and remote locations in the world. 

She has two Guinness World Records for extreme swims, one for her part in the first and only in-ternational relay team to swim from Russia to the USA across the Bering Strait, and the second for her pioneering swim in the notorious Drake Passage, South of Cape Horn. 

Nuala was the first swimmer in the world to swim from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean, the Drake Passage and the first woman in the world to swim south of Cape Horn. She was the first Irish swimmer, and the 3rd woman in the world to complete a 1000m in 0 degree ice in just swim togs, hat, and goggles. 

Nuala has represented Ireland at 5 Ice swimming World Championship where the water was 0 degrees and has a world championship, silver medal for 1000m event.  

She was also member of the 6-person team to swim around the island of Ireland in 2006, over 56 days and 1,330km. This gruelling expedition of back-to-back immersions was one of the most courageous swims ever achieved in the world of open water swimming. 
Nuala is a pioneer, a cold-water safety specialist, a coach, a mentor, and a swimmer who has pushed the boundaries for women in extreme sports. 

Twice nominated as the World Open Water Woman of the Year.2014 and 2016.


Three times listed in the top 50 of the World’s Most Adventurous Women in Open Water Swimming along with many other accolades. Red Bull has recognised her as one of Ireland’s top 7 most ad-venturous women. 

She has always shown determination, surrounded herself with great people and works with the motto, that we are the ‘sum of the parts’ Success and failure. She engages audiences from the start and is an  inspirational motivator.  

We can only swim the water in front of us, because we have no mountain top.” 

  • #BelieveinYou- As a motivational speaker, Nuala’s talks will take you around the world, allowing you to be part of her journey of risks, endurance, and perseverance. For someone who has spent her adventurous life in freezing waters, she is down to earth and a wonderfully witty storyteller.

  • #SuccessfromChallenge - Nuala has always sought the challenging route to success, though success was not always the objective. in later years, the journey was all about facing her own weaknesses and finding her strengths.  By choosing extreme swims, she focuses on the need to tap into the emotions, where we question our weaknesses and seek out those moments of greatness, which allow us to grow. life is all about the choices within choices. 

  • #RoundIrelandSwim - It was the longest marathon staged swim relay in the world. One of the most challenging swims in history, based on the back to back immersions over 56 days and a grueling 830 miles.


Nuala is no stranger to adventure or being outside her comfort zone and over the last decade she has pushed the boundaries in the world of Ice and Extreme open water swimming in Ireland.

If you would like to book Nuala, or for more information click on the booking enquiry below.

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