Pushing it to the limits- One young man’s swim for autism.

AsIAm, Irelands National Autism Charity has warmly welcomed the challenge that young Galway man, Davey Jackson has set himself this September. 

Planning an open sea swim from Clare to Galway, Jackson, will take on the challenge in the week of 11th September.  Shadowed on his journey by his assistant boat manned by his mother and father. Davey Jackson is taking on the swim in support of AsIAm.


Dick White, Fundraising Manager with AsIAm said “We welcome this challenge being undertaken by Davey. He really is pushing himself to his limits, showing the importance that he attaches to our work as Irelands National Autism Charity. We ask everyone to support his fundraising efforts”


Continuing White added “It’s a Numbers Game, 2021/22 has seen a 300% increase in the use of our services, while 1 in 27 people are Autistic. Funding is a challenge with 75% of our income has to be generated from businesses, communities, and individuals. Shockingly  85% of Autistic people are unemployed or underemployed but it is really important to remember that 100% of Autistic people want the SAME CHANCE in life”

People can support Davey  here.

A message from Davey Jackson. 

My name is Davey Jackson I am 31 from Moycullen Co. Galway. I play and coach basketball for Moycullen and do athletics with Galway City Harriers. I am pushing my limits by swimming Galway bay for AsIAm and autism awareness. This is a 10.5km as the crow flies or up to 13 km open water swim depending on route taken.

 I am no stranger to the water as I scuba dive, water-skii and wakeboard. I work in the financial sector so swimming 10 -13km in open water is a far cry from my desk. I would appreciate any and all support for this worthy cause.

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