By Kevin Williams
Winter Swimming … The Winter Swims have proven to be very successful this year with no less than 8 swimmers currently in the running for Winter Swimmer of the Year . The weather has been atrocious for all but a couple of swims but the temps have remained well above average with the lowest water temperature recorded 3 weeks ago at 5.9c . Last Sunday the temp was 8.8c and we would expect to see it continuing to rise as Easter approaches . Well done to the 30 or so swimmers who continue to make these swims fun and successful . We will finish this years Winter Swimming on the 20th March , with The Easter Raffle .
2016 Season Swimming ……..The 2016 season kicks off on St. Patrick’s Day and Late starters can join us on Easter Sunday . The first race will be on May 24th . Our tide tables will be ready next week and just a reminder that membership is now due .. We are looking forward to a very busy season . The membership this year will be 55 euro for a competitive swimmer or 75 euro for a family of two . This includes a new club hat (which must be worn for all races ) , 8 timed races and entry to Swimmer of the Year and 4 bbq’s . Non competitor membership remains at 20 euro .
New to the list this year will be a Cross the Bay Challenge for Club Members from Derrymore to Fenit . We will also have a new group in the races to cater for new or nervous swimmers and complete beginners . This group will swim to the first buoy and back only .
Of course Blennerville to Fenit Swim will take place as well and there are some exciting new changes to this swim . Stay tuned ! In the meantime , set your goals and get training ! The Cross Bay Challenge will be c3 miles .
Kayak training will take place again this year with John Edwards and we ask that you only register if you Havnt done the course already . There is a charge of 10 euro a head . You will have to have done this course to do Kayak support on Club Duty . Dates to be announced
Darkness into Light Swim ……. This swim will take place at 4.15 am on May 7th . It is open to all proven open water swimmers but requires prior approval from me , Kevin , or John Edwards . The swim is aid of Pieta House and a Minimum donation of 20 euro is suggested .
Coming Soon !
Club T Shirts will be available shortly !