Water temp going back up again!

8.6°c on Wednesday and 8.7°c in the water on Thursday, plus it was calm enough to swim to the Dutchman.  Still a good mix of swimmers sticking with Winter sea swimming and enjoying it.  We also hear tell of sneaky extra training sessions in the pool in Douglas.  Some people are getting fierce serious 🙂

Usual 08.15 swim tomorrow, Saturday.  Forecast looks ok.

As ever, a couple of fantastic pictures from Siobhan Russell during the week.

Open water, sea swimming in Cork, Ireland

High tide at Fennell’s Bay.

Open water, sea swimming in Cork, Ireland

The Dutchman throws up some waves

See you in the sea!

Church Bay waves

Siobhan Russell got these great pictures just after her swim in Church Bay this morning…..

This was after the main waves had died down.  Jimmy Long in Myrtleville said the sea was taking chunks out of the cliffs there at high tide at 8.00 this morning – huge waves.

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Stormy Seas

Hopefully someone will take a picture of today’s seas (from a safe vantage point, well away from the waves!) and send it on.  In the meantime, I discovered today that Sarah Twomey had tweeted me this great picture on Christmas Eve, but it didn’t reach me.  Bloody phone…..

Open water, sea swimming in Cork, Ireland

Myrtleville on Christmas Eve 2013 – Sarah Twomey’s picture.

Looks like the storm is calming from Wednesday onwards, so we might get back in towards the middle or end of the week.

8.5c in the water on Saturday morning.  Two groups of five swimmers in – a big increase on the numbers who kept it going through the Winter last year.

Myrtleville on Tour

Siobhan Russell is a big fan of Steve Redmond.  Big fan.  Such a big fan that she went all the way to Lough Hyne yesterday for a swim with him and took a touring party with her in support.

Open water, sea swimming in Cork, Ireland

Plenty of swimmers in Lough Hyne.

Open water, sea swimming in Cork, Ireland

No swim is complete without the in-the-water line-up. Just ignore the water temp!

And so, to the big moment – “Just one quick snap, Steve……!”

Open water, sea swimming in Cork, Ireland

Siobhan ‘The Stalker’ Russell with the object of her attention – Steve ‘The Stalkee’ Redmond