The Safety Committee of the Myrtleville to Church Bay Swim have deferred tomorrow’s swim due to a South Easterly gale warning in place. This is an unfortunate decision to have to take, particularly in light of the nearly 100 swimmers who had entered the event, but it is the correct decision. The event will take place before Summer’s end and we will be in touch with details.
South East winds are making Myrtleville a little “textured” – as captured by Siobhan Russell at lunchtime yesterday. We swam Crosshaven to Camden this morning and it was flat calm for a perfect swim.
With the winds forecast to stay SE, we will be swimming from Crosshaven for the rest of this week at 6.15am on Wednesday and Friday. Meeting at the slip past Centra and Castlepoint boatyard. Hopefully the forecast will hold and move back Northerly for Sunday’s 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.
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 🙂 ..
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Swim at your own risk. Don’t swim alone. Always swim in groups.