ILDSA Awards Night

Trophy & Hat. Winning an award is great, but accepting it and having to give a speech is nerve-wracking for anyone.  Siobhan Russell did a fantastic job on behalf of us all last Saturday night in Wicklow.  Her short, perfect speech is below.

“Thank you for awarding this honour to Myrtleville Swimmers for promoting Open Water Swimming in Ireland. We are thrilled to bits to accept this award on behalf of all Myrtleville Swimmers!

Swimming in Myrtleville has transitioned from small beginnings to one of the most popular Swimming Groups and places in Ireland.

Myrtleville Swimmers Philosophy is Inclusion – from the Newest Open Water Swimmer to the seasoned Long Distance Swimmer and from the Youngest, to the not so Young!

Myrtlevillains welcome you all to swim in the Real Capital of Ireland and enjoy coffee, cake and a chat with us and who knows your photo may even appear on Damians Blog – if I have anything to do with it!

We are looking forward to swimming with Ger, Alice and all of you tomorrow. Thanks so much again.


I’m delighted to see that all present responded appropriately to the last shout….

Open water, sea swimming in Cork, Ireland.

Rouse the Rebels!! Up Cork!!

Fantastic work by everyone.  The Trophy.

2 thoughts on “ILDSA Awards Night

  1. Hi Damian

    Is there a calendar for 2015 ow swims in Munster floating around anywhere ?

    Congrats on the ildsa award.


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