RNLI Myrtleville to Church Bay Swim – Entries open

The RNLI Myrtleville to Church Bay 2km open water sea swim takes place on Sunday 16th June at 10:00am on an incoming tide.

Entries can be made here. Entry fee is €15, payable on the day and donated to Crosshaven RNLI.

All participants must be able to verify a minimum of one 1,500m open water swim in 2013. We strongly recommend you have done a longer distance – or several 1,500m swims. This is a fantastic, but challenging swim and not to be attempted without proper preparation.  If you want to practice, come to Myrtleville any Monday night at 6pm. Check the swim times on this site each month or join our google group for updates.

Open Water Sea Swimming in Cork, Ireland

2012 Myrtleville – Church Bay Swim participants (pic. Howard Crowdy)

Open Water Sea Swimming in Cork, Ireland

2012 Myrtleville – Church Bay Swim start (pic. Howard Crowdy)

Open water sea swimming in Cork, Ireland

Myrtleville to Church Bay Swim 2012 (pic. Howard Crowdy)

 

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The Penguins of Crosshaven

From Riana Parsons: These guys have been hanging around this area for some time now, I suspect since the cold weather began!  They are just on the Crosshaven side of the Yacht club.

Open water swimming Cork Ireland

Penguins in Crosshaven

No, it’s not April 1st.  Riana has been adding fantastic pictures on CodladhSnámh on Blipfoto each day, which are well worth a look.  The shot of the ships passing Roches Point yesterday is great.

Munster Open Water Swim Calendar 2013

From Finbarr Hedderman:

Hey Folks, the sun has come out so it must be sea swimming time…

The 2013 Munster Open Water Race Calendar is getting pretty full at this stage and all your favourites are included.

The calendar is available on the web here: bit.ly/2013MunsterOW

We’re still waiting for dates to be confirmed for some of our swims, but most organisers have confirmed their dates and they are included in the spreadsheet. So get your togs on (or wetsuits if you’re looking for something more comfortable) and get training for the open water season. There’s plenty of big ones from past years included and some new swims too; so sunscreen at the ready, it’s time to hit the sea!

Swim safely, swim in groups & be aware of the dangers of the sea, but mostly keep swimming Nemo!

Swimming at sunrise

No, we weren’t today.  Not in the sea anyway.  However, with the hour now changed, I wondered when it might be bright enough to go back to 06:30 swims – can’t match being in the sea before work.  I can’t say that about the pool.

gaisma.com gave me this helpful chart.

Date

Sunrise

Sunset

Length

Change

Dawn

Dusk

April 2

07:06

20:09

13:03

06:32

20:44

April 3

07:04

20:11

13:07

00:04 longer

06:30

20:46

April 9

06:50

20:21

13:31

00:28 longer

06:15

20:57

April 16

06:35

20:33

13:58

00:55 longer

05:59

21:09

May 2

06:02

21:00

14:58

01:55 longer

05:24

21:39

June 2

05:20

21:44

16:24

03:21 longer

04:34

22:30

July 2

05:19

21:56

16:37

03:34 longer

04:31

22:44

So we’re sorted any morning from April 16 onwards.  Now all we need is the land and sea temperatures to rise, so we can stay in longer than 30 minutes.  Wishful thinking.