Myrtleville – Church Bay Swim

We’re at a healthy 47 entries to date for the swim next Sunday, June 16 at 10.00.  The forecast for the day looks to be in our favour so far, with winds swinging around to come from the North.  We will issue a further update on Friday next, June 14.

If you wish to enter click here.

Open Water Sea Swimming in Cork, Ireland

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

 

Saturday swimming

Lots of the regulars were away for various events but it was great to see a group of new and returning swimmers making the most of the fantastic weather.  A couple did their first swim to the Rock and back, three went to Fennell’s Bay and the others did some laps around the beach to get used to new wetsuits or the water being just a bit colder than in Malta 🙂 ..

Open water sea swimming in Cork, Ireland

New swimmers & cruise liner

Open water sea swimming in Cork, Ireland

Saturday, June 8

 

Update on June swim times

It’s sunny, which is good – but means the beach is absolutely mobbed every afternoon.  As a result, getting down there even to park isn’t very easy.  Except for Monday evenings, we’re going to change the afternoon sessions to mornings for anyone interested.

Planned swim times for Myrtleville Beach OR WE MAY SWIM FROM CHURCH BAY – OTHER THAN MONDAYS – SO CHECK IN ADVANCE. Email myrtlevilleswimmers@gmail.com if you’re interested any day.  Or tweet @Berlyn1966.  Times starting Friday, June 7.  These times can vary, so definitely check in advance if you’re coming on your own.

  • Monday: 18:00
  • Tuesday: 06:15
  • Wednesday: 06:15
  • Friday: 06:15
  • Saturday: 08:15

Swim at your own risk. Don’t swim alone. Always swim in groups.

Myrtleville Monday – June 3, 2013

Siobhan Russell captured all the action on a very crowded beach on the Bank Holiday. The regular swimmers had to share the beach with huge crowd of sun worshippers.

Open water sea swimming in Cork, Ireland

“A” Team – Alan and Anthony – no, not sure what he’s doing….

Tom McCarthy was on hand to give excellent advice on where to swim safely, as ever.

Open water sea swimming in Cork, Ireland

Tom McCarthy points the way.

Huge range of large and small craft on the water this evening.

Open water sea swimming in Cork, Ireland

Cruisers and Clunkers – view from the beach.

Lots of Triathletes in the water regularly now.  Also many swimmers working towards various Open Water swim races.  A reminder that there is a great range to choose from so get entering from the list here.  One to note is the Martin Duggan Memorial Swim in Fermoy on Friday evening, June 14 .  That will be a beautiful swim.

Open water sea swimming in Cork, Ireland

Open water sea swimming in Cork, Ireland

Getting ready to go.

Open water sea swimming in Cork, Ireland

Race to the Rock..

See all of the pictures from the evening and weekend here – provided by Siobhan Russell.

Lots of swimming now – water heading over 13°c

There’s been lots of activity on the beach in the past week and entries for the Church Bay swim reflect this – going over forty today – as people get their first 1,500m and 2km swims done for the year.  Siobhan, Keith, Rosaleen, Fiona and Bonnie did Myrtleville to Fountainstown on May 31.  Entries for Church Bay expected from all…..

Open water sea swimming in Cork, Ireland

Siobhan Russell, Keith and Rosaleen McKeown, Fiona Gough and Bonnie the Dog: 2km specialists

On a slightly longer note, Carol Cashell did her final, final, last swim in Myrtleville before heading off for the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim (45km) next Saturday.  If you want to track all the MIMS swimmers (Carol, Liam Maher and Lisa Cummins from Cork), then go to this page next Saturday.

Open water sea swimming in Cork, Ireland

Carol Cashell off to New York for the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim – going to fly there herself…

Open water sea swimming in Cork, Ireland

Bernard Lynch & Lynne Lynch – no relation! – with the ferry on Saturday June 1, for Carol’s last Myrtleville swim before MIMS

Open water sea swimming in Cork, Ireland

Headed into the Sun – June 1st – James Slowey, Damian O’Neill, Bernard Lynch, Tim Smyth

I will post some more great pictures from Siobhan Russell later in the week – taken at the Bank Holiday Monday evening swim.  Here’s one…

Open water sea swimming in Cork, Ireland

Myrtleville – Monday evening, June 3, 2013