It is just fantastic to see the crowds swimming in Myrtleville, with over seventy swimmers in the water last night at various stages. Carol Cashell was down after her pioneering Bere Island swim on Saturday (followed by Spike Island to Cobh on Sunday and she’s off to the pool this morning: “Slow down, Tommy (or Carol), Slow down!”).
Bernard Lynch and Damian O’Neill benefitted from Carol’s help in their marathon swims last week and presented her with some small tokens of appreciation.
The picture above looks very respectable, but things weren’t quite so nice earlier when poor Eleanor asked for some of the choccies based on all her hard work……
Rebeca Power was back after a few weeks away and James Slowey took time off the bike after his Haute Route adventures to get used to the water again.
Carol eventually agreed to share, so the sisters were friends again….
Siobhan Russell did a great job getting various groups together and managed to organise one large gang before they went in….
Michelle Glossop Smyth was giving tips on swimming in Myrtleville – she’s had lots of practice all Summer.
Two more Myrtleville regulars finishing their swims.
Cyril Walsh gave some much-appreciated kayaking support for the practice swim for Crosshaven Tri last Saturday and was down for some training himself tonight with his wife, Barbara Anne.
There’s a fantastic buzz around Myrtleville this Summer and it’s not over yet. Next up is Crosshaven Tri on Saturday, September 7th and – weather permitting – our own Myrtleville to Church Bay swim on the evening of September 21st. Keep swimming 🙂
Lots more great pictures from Siobhan Russell online here.