An impending hanging….

Nothing focuses the mind like one.  In swimming terms, it’s having to do the first leg of that triathlon in June – the one you signed up for when June seemed a loooong way off.  Plenty of time to get some open water swimming done – right?  Now it’s a few weeks away 🙂

That’s a long-winded way of saying there’s lots of triathletes turning up now to get some practice in.  If you’re looking to get a race in warmer water temperatures,  Finbarr Hedderman is organising a perfectly-timed 1,500m swim on May 23 in Ballincollig: the Paddle in the Park – get your entries in now.

For those coming to the sea – and there were a lot over the weekend – it’s a pity the temp isn’t co-operating, dropping back to under 10c again. The sunshine made it beautiful on Saturday, though. For swimmers down early, this greeted us.

Open water, sea swimming in Cork, Ireland.

Myrtleville dawn – May 17, 2014

Siobhan inexcusably missed the morning session for photos – what’s the point in having a photographer-in-residence if she misses a swim every six months or so? To be fair, she was down for the afternoon sessions, when all the childminders in Crosshaven lost their business to the beach.

Open water, sea swimming in Cork, Ireland.

Swimming and crisps – childhood heaven.

Open water, sea swimming in Cork, Ireland.

Busy beach & shipping lanes.

Swimming as normal next week – Monday 6pm, Tuesday & Friday 06.15, Saturday at 08.15.  Swim Safe.

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