Calm in Crosshaven

With strong South Westerly winds making Myrtleville a bit lumpy and foamy, we moved to Crosshaven and swam to Camden Pier and back this morning.  James went for resistance training to prepare for his Lanzarote Ironman next week and stayed out in the tide on the way back – into the full flow during the third hour of the tide fall.  Arms like Popeye on him when he got out 🙂

Open water sea swimming in Cork, Ireland

James Slowey and George Fuller in calm Crosshaven – 8 May, 2013

The sign behind them says “Triathletes are protected by law”.  Not a lot of people know that, but it’s true in Crosshaven.  Something to do with the Crosshaven Challenge Tri, I suppose.   Same time and place tomorrow.  06.30.

Lee Swim – Red Drive challengers

It’s getting busy around Myrtleville these days.  Several of the determined group preparing for the Lee Swim Red Drive Challenge were at the beach on Friday and Saturday. The water has gone back up over 10℃, so the pool to sea transition is going well. Aisling Barry sent this picture of some of the group.

Open water sea swimming in Cork, Ireland

Lee Swim Red Drive Challengers

First day of Summer

Beautiful swim this morning – if a bit chilly at just 8.6°c.  Water calm and very clear with fish visible around the rocks and kelp on the Dutchman, but it was still deep enough to take the inside channel. Four fast swimmers in today – and me ploughing along to make five 🙂 Great start to the day and the Summer!

Open water swimming in Cork, Ireland

Sunrise – first day of Summer, May 1, 2013