Winter Swimming – sunset

Sun setting by 4.30 as the cold closes in – thought this looked good: couldn’t quite capture how red it was in real life.  We are swimming Saturday mornings at 8am and a couple of afternoons about 4.00, if anyone is interested.

Myrtleville sunset - Winter swimming

Myrtleville sunset – Winter swimming

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Tom McCarthy honoured at ILDSA awards

Owen O’Keeffe, the Fermoy Fish, organised a great evening in the Grand Hotel Fermoy for Ned Denison’s annual celebration of marathon swimming in Cork and a combined event for the first time with the Irish Long Distance Swimmers Association (ILDSA) awards.  Several Myrtleville regulars got honourable mention and Tom McCarthy was presented with an award for his Channel Relay swim this Summer. Thanks to Donal Buckley for the picture.

Tom McCarthy and Ned Denison - ILDSA Awards 2012

Ned Denison & Tom McCarthy – ILDSA Awards 2012

Turkey swim in Myrtleville: Sunday December 2, 13:30.

Myrtleville Turkey Swim - Dec 2, 2012

Myrtleville Turkey Swim – Dec 2, 2012

Liz Buckley & others are organising the 2012 Turkey Series.  They have bowed to demand from the swimming public and scheduled a date for the jewel in Cork’s swimming crown….. see you at 13:30 on Myrtleville beach, Sunday, December 2.  Be there early, as we’re expecting a huge crowd……maybe our local Lucky Duck, might make an appearance, to support fowl friends. No comments please about who is the biggest turkey.

From Liz:

Format is the same as always, €2 per entry, you can swim, walk, paddle. Proceeds all go towards the prizes at the end. More times you enter, the better your chances!

  • 13.30 Sun 25, Nov – Sandycove – Lisa
  • 13:30 , Sunday December 2 – Myrtleville – Lisa
  • 12 noon, Sun 9 – Sandycove – Eoin
  • 11.00, Sun 9 – Loch Ine – Liz
  • 12 noon sat 22 – Sandycove – Craig
  • 12 noon sun 23 – Sandycove – Lisa

Still swimming on Saturdays….

Bernard Lynch and James Slowey recorded a -1C air temperature for their latest Saturday morning swim, but had the benefit of catching this great sight of the ferry arriving in at sunrise….

We’re still swimming most Saturday mornings, so get in touch if you want to join in. It’s much warmer in the water than on land……a balmy 11.8C last Saturday.

James Slowey took this with cold hands!

James Slowey took this with cold hands! Ferry arriving past Myrtleville.