July and August 2012 Swim times

Planned swim times for Myrtleville Beach. NOTE: IF THE FORECAST IS BAD, WE MAY SWIM CROSSHAVEN-CAMDEN AND NOT AT MYRTLEVILLE (OTHER THAN MONDAY) SO PLEASE CHECK IN ADVANCE THROUGH THE GOOGLE GROUP. Although a group usually assembles at the listed times, this is not guaranteed.  Swim at your own risk. Don’t swim alone. Always swim in groups.

August:

  • Monday, August 6 : 18:00
  • Wednesday, August 8: 06:30
  • Thursday, August 9: 20:30
  • Saturday, August 11: 07:00
  • Monday, August 13: 18:00
  • Wednesday, August 15: 06:30
  • Thursday, August 16: 06:30 and also 20:30
  • Saturday, August 18: 07:00
  • Monday, August 20: 18:00
  • Wednesday, August 22: 06:30
  • Thursday, August 23: 06:30 and also 20:30
  • Saturday, August 25: 07:00
  • Monday, August 27: 18:00
  • Wednesday, August 29: 06:30
  • Thursday, August 30: 06:30 and also 20:30
  • Friday, August 31: Ballycotton Island swim
  • Saturday, September 1: Crosshaven Challenge

July:

  • Monday, July 2 : 18:00
  • Wednesday, July 4: 06:30
  • Thursday, July 5: 06:30 and also 20:30
  • Friday, July 6: 15:30
  • Saturday, July 7: 07:00
  • Monday, July 9: 18:00
  • Wednesday, July 11: 06:30
  • Thursday, July 12: 06:30 and also 20:30
  • Monday, July 16 18:00
  • Wednesday, July 18: 06.30
  • Thursday, July 19: 20:30
  • Monday, July 23: 18:00
  • Tuesday, July 24: 06.30
  • Wednesday, July 25: 06.30
  • Monday, July 30: 18:00
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RNLI Myrtleville-Church Bay swim: June 24, 2012

Chris Mintern and Carol Cashell made it three wins in three years at the third annual Myrtleville to Church Bay Swim, held last weekend in glorious Summer sunshine.

76 swimmers took part this year with various levels of open sea swimming, ranging from seasoned English Channel swimmers to relative novices.  The winner crossed the finish line in 28.20, over two minutes ahead of Ned Denison and Owen O’Keeffe in third with Carol Cashell the first lady home and fourth place overall on 32.25.

Conditions were described as ‘challenging’ as a North West blew into the faces of the swimmers as they turned the headland.  This became even more difficult for the slower swimmers who had to contend with the tide turning against them after an hour – so much so that only 50 completed the 2 kilometre course with 26 retiring, finding the swim a little too demanding this year.

Speaking at the prize giving ceremony which was held in the Crosshaven RNLI station afterwards, event organiser Bernard Lynch went on to congratulate all of the swimmers in taking part in the event, raising funds for the local RNLI. He thanked the co-operation and assistance from members of the RNLI, Coast Guard, committee members, supporters and members of Funkytown Kayaks at Myrtleville who followed the competitors along the course. Seventeen year old  Chris Mintern , an experienced swimmer and triathlon competitor, who won the Monkstown triathlon only last week, claimed his third title in a row, as did seasoned competitor Carol Cashell.

Click here for pictures, courtesy of Howard Crowdy:

Results

No.    Name         Time

58 Chris Mintern 28.20

6 Ned Denison 30.30

8 Owen O’Keeffe 32.05

60 Carol Cashell 32.25

62 Jen Schumacher 34.00

43 Ray McCardle 34.30

47 Padraic Casey 41.30

29 Lizzie Lee 42.30

63 Jonathan O’Reagan 42.52

51 James Cleary 45.05

32 Brian O’Shea 47.00

31 Paul Kelleher 48.40

68 Liam Maher 52.30

24 Alan McGuinness 54.00

9 Declan O’Keeffe 55.05

45 Tim Smith 55.08

61 Eleanor Courtney 55.40

17 Damian O’Neill 56.00

40 Fergus Galvin 56.10

67 John F. Walsh 56.25

30 Liadh Hourihane 56.55

76 Conor McCarthy 59.00

36 Niall Vaughan 1h 01.30

64 Orla                    1h 02.15

66 Niamh OConnor 1h 02.15

53 Tom McCarthy 1h 02.40

41 David Merriman 1h 04.00

21 Martin Bohane 1h 04.45

16 Noel Finegan 1h 04.50

28 Kevin Power 1h 05.25

13 Joanne Conroy 1h 06.30

23 Sally Kelly 1h 06.35

56 Frank Kelleher 1h 08.00

44 Rory Galvin 1h 08.00

37 James Collins 1h 08.20

5 Finbar Hedderman 1h 14.30

59 Pat O Reagan 1h 19.40

1 Imelda Lynch 1h 21.05

2 Oswald Schmidt 1h 21.10

15 Shane Finegan 1h 22.20

4 Tadhg Harrington 1h 23.19

27 Maeve Mulcahy 1h 24.25

57 Peter OMahony 1h 25.00

54 Ray Huxley 1h 25.40

74 James Brenan 1h 28.00

26 Robbie Rickson 1h 28.20

50 George Fuller 1h 31.00

20 Mairead O’Reilly 1h 34.00

35 Maire Marshall 1h 34.00

19 Aideann O’Leary 1h 34.10

Did not finish:

75 James McCullagh

71 Brian Murphy

22 Stephanie Mendell

65 Sara O’Riordan

42 Conor Coughlan

39 Brian Lenihan

49 Riana Parcells

72 Fiona Foley

34 Cornelius Marshell

33 Ita Kirwan

11 Kevin Lynch

12 Jane Kirrane

25 Eleanor Moore

52 David Keating

48 Conor Power

3 Declan O’Hanlon

46 Sam Russell

7 Colm O’Leary

18 Daithi O’Reilly

10 Dave Mulcahy

38 Andrea Newport

55 Paul Towhig

69 Rob Holland

70 Sean Foley

73 Nigel Carole

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Dolphins at the Dutchman

Swimming at 7am this morning with Bernard and doing laps to the Dutchman Rock in roughish water and low tide.  I was busy practicing my drafting!  I noticed a definite shadow under me, followed by another three.  After another few strokes I was delighted to see the dolphins reported by Carmel in May had reappeared, right in close to Myrtleville.  Amazing to see how moving through the water is supposed to be done.  They did a couple of laps around and under us, then decided to demonstrate how drafting really works.  The three smaller ones zoomed under us in a close formation and did a sharp turn, without breaking ranks. They then circled about two metres below and put on a bubble show.  Just beautiful. They stayed around us for about ten minutes until we had headed back in towards the beach.  Bernard reckons the bigger one is Carmel’s friend Myrte who has been hanging around a bit for the last few weeks so the other three must be Bunny, Conn and Ellen…..See you all at Myrtleville .   Damian O’Neill.

Picture taken by Eoin Barry a few hours later on Saturday:

Dolphins at Myrtleville

June 2012: Swim times

Planned swim times for Myrtleville Beach. NOTE: IF THE FORECAST IS BAD, WE MAY SWIM CROSSHAVEN-CAMDEN AND NOT AT MYRTLEVILLE (OTHER THAN MONDAY) SO PLEASE CHECK IN ADVANCE THROUGH THE GOOGLE GROUP. Although a group usually assembles at the listed times, this is not guaranteed.  Swim at your own risk. Don’t swim alone. Always swim in groups.

  • Friday June 1: 15.30
  • Saturday June 2: 07.00
  • Monday June 4: 18.00
  • Wednesday June 6: 06.30
  • Thursday June 7: 20.30
  • Friday June 8: 13.30
  • Monday June 11: 18.00
  • Wednesday June 13: 06.30
  • Thursday June 14: 20.30
  • Friday June 15: 15.30
  • Saturday June 16: 07:00
  • Monday June 18: 18.00
  • Wednesday June 20: 06.30
  • Thursday June 21: 20.30
  • Friday June 22: 15.30
  • Sunday June 24 RNLI Myrtleville – Church Bay: 10.30
  • Monday June 25: 18.00
  • Wednesday June 27: 06.30
  • Thursday June 28: 20.30
  • Friday June 29: 15.30
  • Saturday June 30: 07.00