How much is a week in the Irish sun?
One of the most talked about events in the world of swimming has been postponed for the next three days in the Republic of Ireland, but for some it might be the last.
A spokesperson for the Irish government said on Tuesday that it had not yet received the official notification from the International Swimming Federation that the 2017 World Championships would be held in Limerick.
The Irish Swimming Association said the decision was taken after consultations with the Irish Olympic Committee, the National Council of Sport, the Association of Irish Swimmers and the Irish Sports Council.
The organisation has until Wednesday to make a final decision.
This is the first time since 2004 that the 2019 World Championships will not be held on the island of Ireland due to flooding, and many of the sport’s elite will be heading back home to Ireland.
On Wednesday, world swimming champion Natalie White will swim in the 10,000m final.
She was also in line to compete in the 100m individual medley.