From Ray McArdle:
The 6th Annual Courtmacsherry Lifeboat Swim takes place at Blind Strand, near the picturesque fishing village of Courtmacsherry at 1.00 pm on Saturday, August 13th. Courtmacsherry is a 45 minute drive from the Bandon Road roundabout. The swim will be well sign posted from the village. Please leave plenty of time for parking and registration (by 12.15 at the latest). The safety briefing will take place at 12.45pm.
The swim course starts on the beach at Blind Strand and proceeds anti-clockwise around 2 markers.
Participants can choose between 1 lap (1.5K) or 2 laps (3K). Swimmers who elect to do 2 laps will run/walk a short distance on the beach prior to starting lap 2.
The Courtmacsherry volunteers will provide soup and sandwiches for all participants and volunteers. This year I am delighted to announce that we have new sponsors for the event. IT@Cork Skillnet will be providing the first 100 swimmers registered with a generous goody bag. Really nice gift inside each one.
All proceeds from the swim go to the Courtmacsherry Lifeboat and Swim Ireland membership is not required.
Registration this year is again via Active. http://www.active.com/courtmacsherry-cork/water-sports/swimming/courtmacsherry-lifeboat-swim-2016
Registration closes on Thursday, August 11th. Online registration costs €15, or you can register on the day for €20, until the maximum number is reached.
If you know of anyone who would like to volunteer to kayak, please have them contact me directly. (Ray McArdle -087-754-6953).
Any further updates will be posted on the event web page and emailed to those registered.
I look forward to seeing you for a fun swim on August 13th.