things are going swimmingly

 River Liffey
I stepped out of the front door yesterday and saw a huge crowd gathered on both sides of the river and all along the bridge. I have no idea why these crazy people are swimming in the Liffey. Frankly, the water is a little brown for me. I think it was a race since some people were cheering? No matter what the reason, all I could think was, 'what a fun thing to see on my doorstep!'
Millennium Walking Bridge

the guy in the kayak seemed to be a judge of some sort