There’s always a few sub-plots going on at any event. You just have to look carefully.
All the top athletes know that it’s important to take a break from training every now and then. I think we can all safely assume Denis decided it was time for a break on Saturday night. I’m not 100% sure what Anne is reacting to, but I can’t see Denis’ other hand either.
In fairness to him, he still has all the moves, though – once he puts on that jacket, there’s no stopping him – irresistible charm.
The night went on, as they tend to do. One of the organisers thought the Myrtleville table was getting unruly so he tried to remove the source of celebration.
And so to the morning after the night before. Lots of big talk about the swim at 12.00. How many of our crowd showed up?
Still, the two who made it soon had reason to think the others might have got it right.
A night to remember. Just to be fair, here’s some really nice pictures of everyone in their finery – Mermaids et al.
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….