“Lucky” Duck, the Myrtleville Swimmer

We had a special guest visit this Monday – Lucky normally swims on a Thursday night. He came down for a photo opportunity with James Slowey before his UltraMarathon in Dingle next weekend (that’s James doing the Ultra, not Lucky)………

UPDATE: James completed the 50 (Fifty!) mile Ultra marathon – including the Conor Pass in gale force winds – in 7 hours 12 minutes.  Fantastic performance.

Lucky Duck - regular Myrtleville Swimmer

Lucky Duck – regular Myrtleville Swimmer

August/September 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.

  • Monday, August 27: 18:00
  • Tuesday, August 28: 06:30
  • Wednesday, August 29: 06:30
  • Thursday, August 30: 06:30
  • Friday, August 31: Ballycotton Island swim
  • Saturday, September 1: Crosshaven Challenge
  • Monday, September 3: 18:00
  • Tuesday, September 4: 06:30
  • Wednesday, September 5: 06:30
  • Thursday, September 6: 06:30
  • Monday, September 10: 18:00
  • Tuesday, September 11: 06:30
  • Wednesday, September 12: 06:30
  • Thursday, September 13: 06:30
  • Saturday, September 15: 07:00
  • Monday, September 17: 18:00
  • Tuesday, September 18: 06:30
  • Wednesday, September 19: 06:30
  • Thursday, September 20: 06:30
  • Saturday, September 22: 07:30
  • Monday, September 24: 18:00
  • Saturday, September 29: 07:30

Congratulations to Carol Cashell

Myrtleville regular, Carol Cashell, showed how it’s done with a fantastic third place overall finish in the 25th International Tran Self-Transcendence Marathon Swim in Lake Zurich 2012.

She was 2nd lady home in a time of 7 hrs 39 for the 26km swim.  A truly amazing performance.  She might even be signing autographs at her Ballycotton Island swim on August 31, so get your entries in!  See the link for the swim above.

Well done Carol, inspirational!

Crosshaven Challenge 2012



Saturday September 01st sees the 10th annual Crosshaven Triathlon take place and by all accounts this year is expected to be the biggest and best yet with a large number of entries received by the organisers.

‘There’s going to be a real carnival atmosphere in Crosshaven during the triathlon’, remarked event chairman Bernard Lynch.

The event covers a 500 metre swim from Currabinny Pier to Hugh Coveney Pier in Crosshaven, a 10 kilometre cycle to Leary’s Cross and back and finally a 5 kilometre run around the centre of the village with the finish line situated at the Centra Supermarket along Strand Road.

Teams of three – one for each discipline – along with over 80 individual competitors will take part this year in what has become the largest sporting event in Crosshaven in recent years. Hundreds of spectators are expected to line the route cheering on the swimmers, cyclists and runners as they take part in each event, with a huge number expected in the centre of Crosshaven and towards the finish line.

Amongst those competing this year will be a number of Irish International swimmers, English Channel swimmers and local politicians with Minister Simon Coveney, a regular participant and supporter, scheduled to take part. Members of clubs, schools, groups and local organisations are also taking part, adding to the local aspect on the day – many hoping to improve on last years times and fulfilling a personal accomplishment in just taking part. Funds generated from the event will go towards the  Crosshaven Tidy Towns Committee, Crosshaven Development Committee, Crosshaven St  Vincent de Paul and the Crosshaven Camogie club. This will  bring the amount raised since its inception to well over €120,000.

Members of the Crosshaven Vintage Cycle and Classic Car Club will have a number of their vintage vehicles on show in the main car park in the centre of the village.

The 10th annual Crosshaven triathlon commences at 5pm sharp on Saturday 1st September. Traffic restrictions apply for the event duration.

For further information contact and entry on www.crosshavenchallenge.com or Bernard Lynch – 0862257058.