2016 in pictures

Siobhan Russell is at the heart of everything happening in Myrtleville.  Her pictures give us all great reminders of the fun to be had swimming at the beach and we are so lucky that she is involved.

She’s put together her 2016 pictures into about 38 mins of fantastic memories.  Grab a coffee and take the time out to enjoy it.

Thanks again, Siobhan.  We really do appreciate you 🙂

Shower Envy

It’s always after Christmas that the new toys start appearing at the beach, leaving some of us feeling a bit left behind.  

There are, for example, many of us who thought the HarCon 1.75L Manual Shower was as good as it got.  It was, therefore, a bit of a shock on Saturday morning when Gary Frost produced his All-New, Just-Delivered-By-Santa, HarCon 2000 5L Pump Primed Shower.

Talk about an “I-Want-One-Of-Those” moment.

Open water sea swimming in Cork, Ireland.

Gary with his 5L Pump Primed HarCon model. Certainly left those of us on the old 1.75L Manual feeling a bit underwhelmed.

I did my best to hide the feelings of inadequacy and waffled about wanting to “keep it real” and “going back to vinyl”, “retro” etc.  It was all just a front, though.  

Fortunately for me, both Messrs. Harris and Condon were at the beach on Saturday.  I was able to stop in to the HarCon Mobile Yaris Sales Pod and get advice on how best to respond.  Amazingly, it involved me parting with loadsa cash.  The end justifies the means, though (as the salesmen kept telling me).

Let’s just say, I’m looking forward to next Saturday morning, post-swim…

Open water, sea swimming in Cork, Ireland.

Me with my all-new HarCon 2017 Power Shower Deluxe. Bring it on, Gary!!

Anyone have a loan of a generator, by the way?

22 Saturdays from tomorrow and it’s June 10th!

A mere five months and it’ll be time for the RNLI Myrtleville to Church Bay Swim, 2017 – at 5pm on Saturday, June 10th.

Here’s a lovely bit of work by Denis Condon and Anne Sheehy, to remind you why it’s worth training for this highlight of the swimming calendar.

Lots of info and reporting of previous events here: 


Entries will open in late March.  Keep training – it’s worth it.