Real December water – but not cold….

Mr. Lynch’s picture shows that it’s a bit frothy at the beach, but still swimmable out beyond the wave break in his famous “calm bit”.   Just a small few down swimming, but it’s still not cold.

Open water, sea swimming in Cork, Ireland

Myrtleville – 10 December, 2013

“Breaking the 5km Barrier” Seminar

Ned Denison, who knows a bit about breaking swimming barriers, is giving a seminar on Friday night in The Edge Sports, Kinsale Road Roundabout.  Details from Ned……

Friday 6th December…7pm at THE EDGE SPORTS…Kinsale Road Roundabout:

Many of the local swimmers seem to be (temporarily) topping out at 5k.

You have great swims like:

  • Around GaddinAbtGarnish Twice > 5k
  • Speckled Door to Sandycove > 5k
  • Myrtleville to Church Bay and Back > 4k

and then you go back to your normal 2k or 3k swims.

There is nothing wrong with this….BUT…if you dream of bigger swims, then you need to BREAK THROUGH THE 5K BARRIER.

The seminar will discuss:

  • Physical Training
  • Feeding
  • Mental Aspects
  • Goals

Come along if you are interested….No cost

Ned Denison

Logos etc.

Last week to get entries in for the Logo Competition!  Send them in, please!


Lots of swimming over the weekend, both in Myrtleville and down West around the Island.  The Turkey swims are going great this year.

Siobhan got a beautiful picture on the beach on Friday.

Open water sea swimming in Cork, Ireland

Myrtleville 29 November, 2013 – Friday morning swim.

Despite what people might think, Bernard doesn’t spend all his time swimming.  Sometimes he goes to the beach and doesn’t swim….

Open water, sea swimming in Cork, Ireland

Where does Bernard go on a day off from swimming?……..Sure, where else would you be? Bernard, Abby, Emily & Conor in – surprise, surprise – Myrtleville.

And sometimes (or once this year) he doesn’t swim in Myrtleville…..he goes around Sandycove.

Open water, sea swimming in Cork, Ireland

Mike Harris, Bernard Lynch & Emily Lynch in Sandycove.

It’s actually Bernard’s second time in Sandycove this year, but he drove home yesterday, rather than swim home like he did in August!

There were other swimmers around Cork this weekend, but some of them seemed to be taking a break from their training – at around midnight in The Shelbourne…..

Open water, sea swimming in Cork, Ireland

Is that a training plan in front of Finbarr….. 🙂