CPR / AED course

Led by Pat Lowry, with assistance from Sam, Victor Shine, Gary Heslin and Pat Hayes,  a group of twelve Myrtleville Swimmers gained a vital life skill on Wednesday night.

We were instructed in CPR and use of an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) and certified as trained responders .  As Pat said, we are on our way to making Myrtleville beach one of the safest in the country!  All of the instructors gave freely of their time and the only cost was €7 towards the certification and respiratory masks provided.Open water, sea swimming in Cork, Ireland.Good news was shared on the night by Conor Middleton and Bernard Lynch, that funds from the Centra Crosshaven Challenge will go towards the provision of a Defibrillator in Myrtleville.  This is planned to be in place in October.

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The venue for the course is provided by the Coastguard in Crosshaven and it is a state-of-the-art facility.  Thank you to them for allowing us to use it.

Open water, sea swimming in Cork, Ireland.

A second course is planned for October – date to be confirmed.  Contact myrtlevilleswimmers@gmail.com if you would like to get a place.  We already have eight names in for the twelve places.

Open water, sea swimming in Cork, Ireland.

Jamie O’Donnell getting the rhythm right!

Thanks to Denise Lowry who surprised us with two large trays of cakes.  Swimmers and cakes: can’t beat that combination!  Also to Siobhan Russell who came to record the event.

Open water, sea swimming in Cork, Ireland.

The course was really good – but the cakes were just brilliant!

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