May News

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Safety ……..With our current spell of fine weather , many of you are taking to our beaches and rivers for the first time this year . We would like to ask all of you to be very mindful of water temperatures and currents . Please be sensible and stay safe !
Church Gate Collection …..We would like to thank everyone who helped out with The Church Gate Collection last weekend and everyone who donated . All of the swimmers that helped out will receive one valuable point towards The World Series competition .
Swim …….The Hugh Culloty Expert sponsored Round 1 of The World Series took place last Wednesday evening . A beautiful ,warm ,sunny and calm evening greeted the swimmers to Fenit . A flat calm sea made for Idyllic conditions . An incredible 98 swimmers turned up for the race . There were various reports of distance between 620m to 780m but we can put this down to a lot of swimmers not having an ideal line . We are calling it 650m Still a short sprint for the first night . We started off with the new Group E for beginners and 4 swimmers headed off for the first buoy and back with all making it back safely . Congrats and well done ! Group C and D went off next and this was the biggest group because of the amount of new comers in Group D . Group B followed 3 minutes later and the sprinters of Group A , 3 minutes later again . It was incredible to watch as 98 orange caps battled for positions all over the course . There was a bit of a delay at the finish as we introduced a new finish system but this will be sorted for Round 2 . Cillian Tierney was fastest on the night by almost 2 minutes . There’s no stopping this young man ! After handicaps were applied Group winners are as follows . group A ,1st David Smith , 2nd Cillian Tierney 3rd Alan Murphy .
Group B 1st Antoinette Boyd 2nd Dominic Rollo Walker 3rd Fiona Leahy and Group C ,
1st Suzanne OSullivan 2nd Eileen Nagle 3rd Morna OHalloran . Well done all ! Thanks to John Edwards and The Kayakers for safety cover and thanks to the timers and everyone else that helped out . Round 2 of The World Series will Take place on Weds 8th June from the bathing slip at 7.30 . Distance c 1000 metres . This round is The Waterworld , Rock St , Tralee sponsored Paddy OSullivan Cup Swim . Paddy was one the founding members of the club . Prizes for Round 1 will be awarded before the swim . We would ask that you kindly stay around after the swim for Round 2 awards . All prizes not collected will be forfeited to next on the list .,

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