Which politician will be brave enough to swim with environmental consultant Kenny Boyd from Rathlin Island to Ballycastle on Saturday?
North Antrim MLA Mervyn Storey and Arlene Foster, the minister for Enterprise, Trade and Investment, were happy to cosy up to him for the launch of the Swim for Life 08 event.
But neither is too keen to take part in the sponsored seven-mile swim to raise awareness of climate change. Kenny (40) from Belfast became the first person in over 34 years to make the swim without a wetsuit last year.
Mr Storey admitted he wasn’t prepared to change into his Speedos. He said: “I’d go straight to the bottom and probably die of hypothermia.”
This stretch of water can be hit by seven different tides, nasty jellyfish, sea lice and basking sharks. But 20 brave souls have already pledged to battle their way to Ballycastle.
Kenny said: “I suppose with politicians, it’s a case of sink or swim and I’m not so sure I’d take responsibility for that. But they are still welcome...”