Postponed: Myrtleville to Church Bay swim

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.
Bernard Lynch

Damian O’Neill

RNLI Myrtleville – Church Bay swim

We have a great 66 entries for the swim next Sunday, June 16 at 10.00.  Please be at the beach for 9.00am for registration and safety briefing.

A review based on the weather will be made tomorrow and an email update sent by 6.00pm and posted on this site.


Open water sea swimming in Cork, Ireland

Harry Casey, Sean Foley, Siobhan Russell, Annemarie Fegan & Michelle Smyth – with some of the weed from the waves: but still swimmable!

Crosshaven swimming this week

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.

Open water sea swimming in Cork, Ireland

Myrtleville – June 10, 2013

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 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.