More Turkey and Ducks.

Not a bad morning for the first Myrtleville Turkey swim and a good turnout as well.  As usual, Siobhan has loads of pictures on her facebook page.

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Carol Cashell was away so Angela Harris made one of her all too rare trips to Myrtleville to take charge of the money.  Fair dues to Angela, even though it’s only about once a year, she always gets into the Myrtleville Way and leaves a picture moment.  This time she opted to Do a Denis – the patented water-saving methodology created by Mr. Condon.  We’ll have a vote to see who does it best…

Angela vs Denis

Denis needs a duck.

CPR / AED course 2

From Pat Lowry:

Another successful night of CPR/AED training. Once again, a very keen and eager bunch. We  should once again thank Victor Shine for the use of the coast guard station which was a fantastic facility. Top notch nosh (say that fast) came from my lovely wife, Denise and thanks also to Adrian Bishop (other instructor) for giving me a big hand out.


Things are really taking shape now to make our little Myrtleville swimming community a safer place to be. 24 People in total now trained on CPR/AED and choking for both adult and child. This is in addition to the already local voluntary personnel in the area.

Depending on numbers I would hope to do one more training night before Xmas. By this I mean that if I don’t have enough to fill a full class I’d like to run a refresher night purely on the skills that were taught before we move on any further.  Because of the amount of questions and information passed on in both courses, I felt that those already trained up could do with a little more practice on skills alone.  This would consist of: I would set up in a room with a manikin and rescuers would come and practice under supervision. It would take no more than 20 minutes per person. 


If anyone is interested in a place on the next course and you have not already done so, let Damian know –  There are seven names down already.

Catch-up and more Turkey

A bit of a gap in postings over the mid-term – some people were dossing, out foreign.

Open water, sea swimming in Cork, Ireland.

The Hat on tour again. We were busy painting Myrtleville logos on all the yellow buoys.

Others were…well, they were….I’ve no idea, really, I don’t.

Open water, sea swimming in Cork, Ireland.

No words, just no words.

Breda Maguire continued her push to be “The most frequent swimmer in Myrtleville” and take Denis’ crown from last Winter.  Seen here with Brian O’Connor in Fount’na.

There were visitors from various locations, anxious to meet famous Myrtlevillains.

Open water, sea swimming in Cork, Ireland.

Some lucky guy from Dublin gets to meet Siobhan and Pat. Carmel said she met him before – somewhere cold.

Open water, sea swimming in Cork, Ireland.

Ailsa Russell must be wondering how she ended up surrounded by this crowd on her visit from Bath. The Lowrys demonstrate the family ability to suck it in – Denis just covers it up.

And there was a road trip down West for the first Turkey Swim in Sandycove.

Open water, sea swimming in Cork, Ireland.

Myrtlevillain Road Trip – just too much going on in this picture to comment on everyone but – Gary, seriously?

Second Turkey Swim this Saturday morning at 9.30am. Forecast is improving so hopefully we can get a good crowd there. For those with work and other commitments, the 08.15 Saturday swim is also still going ahead.