Darkness into Light Swim …….51 brave swimmers showed up in Fenit at 4 am Saturday morning to help raise funds for Pieta House . All swimmers had been briefed before hand and arrived ready to go at 4.15 am . Complete with 2 glow sticks each it made for a spectacular sight as they entered the cold water in pitch blackness and proceeded to swim the length of the shore and back . With help from Wild Water Adventures , safety kayaks . Fenit RNLI and The Gardai . , The swim went off without a hitch and will certainly remain in the memory for a long time to come .
Club Membership …… Club Membership is now due . It is 55 euro for a competitive swimmer or 20 euro for standard membership . We will have a registration night on Tuesday 10th May from 5.30 to 7 . Alternatively you can call into Graham in Surf n Sail .
With less than 3 weeks to go to the first swim in The World Series we hope that you are all enjoying getting acclimatised to the sea . The first race will be a nice short 500 metres . A few things for you to know first .
May 28th and 29th are the club flag days and we need everyone on board to help out . As always there is 1 VALUABLE point for everyone who helps out . This point has come into play more than once when Deciding Swimmer of The Year .
Again , the same as last year , everybody taking part in The World Series is required to give one night to Club Duty . I will have the list at registration night in The Meadowlands . In the meantime you can email me your preference firstname.lastname@example.org .
New swimmers to the club will swim in Group D twice until they set a handicap time .
There will be a new group this year “E” . This is for beginner or nervous swimmers or if you just want to take part . This group will swim to the first buoy and back only . There will be a prize for this Group at the end of the year and it will be based on participation and enjoyment .
New Club Hats will be given at registration and they Must be worn at all club swims .
Another change this year will be The Finish . There will be NO numbered hats this year . You MUST finish at a designated area . You will then exit the water in order of touch finish and give your name to the timekeeper . The designated finish area will be c1 metre wide and anyone who finishes outside this area will not receive a time and will get a DQ .. This is in order to streamline the finish .