Myrtle news etc

Lots going on with dozens of people having realised that the OW season runs from Jan 1st to Dec 31st.  Swimmers in every day, morning and afternoon.

The Myrtle Turtles appear to have resolved all issues and recent press releases emphasise the sweetness and light surrounding the team, as they toil away in chlorine and occasional saline.

There have been suggestions that the latest PR photo of Eoin Lowry back in the Myrtle fold might suggest he has been drugged, but Manager Mulcahy was quick to rubbish this suggestion.  All is going to plan, says Maeve.  What could possibly go wrong?

Open water, sea swimming in Cork, Ireland.

Anne, Ros and Myrtle keep a close hold on Eoin.

Elsewhere, The Hat returned to the USA for a bit of cold water swimming at 5c with Barry Madden in Chicago.

Open water, sea swimming.

Barry Madden and The Hat after a swim in Lake Michigan.

Finally, Happy 70th to the legendary Mike Harris 🙂

Open water, sea swimming in Cork, Ireland.

A nice bunch of Myrtleville and Sandycove Swimmers helping Mike to celebrate his 70th at the Turkey Swim last weekend.

Extract from the Gospel according to Donal

It’s rare indeed that anything on this site can hold a candle to the weighty, erudite pronouncements of the Bible of Open Water Swimmers –  Today, however, we are of one mind, on the one page – twins, like.

Today’s Loneswimmering pronouncements from the mountaintops (or sea-caves, or somewhere biblical) concern the Surf Fur Parka and their Rebelish status .

Brother Donal of the Sea declaims that those who wear the Parka are blessed amongst swimmers and eons beyond the Bronze Age neanderthals in their Speedos and non-Parkas.

And behold, there came onto the beach at Myrtleville disciples of both creeds – which cult would you rather join on the 1st of December?

Open water, sea swimming in Cork, Ireland.

Brother Damo and Bronze Age Bernie – how cool is that Surf Fur? How cold is that guy in the Speedos?