Turkey Swim on The Shortest Day

Thirty swimmers in the water on Saturday and Siobhan had moved heaven and earth to get off work to get in for a swim and – of course – take the pictures – what a star!  She arrived with seasonal props and her subjects were just told to pose..

Open water, sea swimming in Cork, Ireland

Tara & Rosaleen Reindeer

Open water, sea swimming in Cork, Ireland

Organiser and Birthday girl, Carol with sister, Eleanor – what’s that thing Eleanor’s wearing?

There’s a group of Triathletes swimming at the beach who just can’t go into the water at this stage without someone there to take their picture.  Seasoned professionals by now…

Open water, sea swimming in Cork, Ireland

They line up on land…..

Open water, sea swimming in Cork, Ireland

And they line up in the sea…..

Hats look good on some people – and then there are others…..

Open water, sea swimming in Cork, Ireland

There are no redeeming words for this picture. All we can say is Siobhan made us do it….

Open water, sea swimming in Cork, Ireland

And again, Siobhan made Dave Dowling do it….

Open water, sea swimming in Cork, Ireland

Striking a familiar, yet Festive pose…..the Crosshaven Ladies (with Tim and Keith)…

At one point for those into the water a bit early, it sounded like there might be a problem back on the beach – a tsunami or something – to justify the decibels of screeching as certain irregular swimmers entered the water….

Open water, sea swimming in Cork, Ireland

The screams could be heard in Ballycotton……

Open water, sea swimming in Cork, Ireland

Smile!! I’m Frozen!!! Me Too!!!!

More of Siobhan's endless supply of hats....Ger Venner and Joleen Cronin.

More of Siobhan’s endless supply of hats….Ger Venner and Joleen Cronin.

Reindeers and Penguins were on hand for the Turkey Swim.

Reindeers and Penguins were on hand for the Turkey Swim.

Caroline and helpers did a great job with the mulled wine and it was a really lovely morning.  There are some unclaimed prizes – contact Carol:

Turkey Prizes to be collected!
Joleen Cronin Large Scented Candle
Ros OBrien Thermal Socks +  Selection Box
Gabor Molnar Thermal Socks +  Selection Box
Jim Shaloo Mulled Wine
Eleanor  Courtney Presecco
Gary Frost Giant Wispa
Maria ORegan “Turkey”  (Butcher) Voucher
Denis Condon “Turkey”  (Butcher) Voucher
Aidan Mangan 2 Selection Boxes
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3 thoughts on “Turkey Swim on The Shortest Day

  1. Great turnout and many thanks to Carol for organising and Siobhan for photos (as always) and Caroline fegan for her cooking skills:-)

  2. Pingback: End of Turkey Swims 2013! | Sandycove Swimmers

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