Back Beach Boys – Beware

Some of you may recall the efforts to encourage swimmers away from the heaven that is Myrtleville and into “fresh” water.  These efforts were thwarted, but now a new challenge has emerged.  Under the guise of offering an opportunity to swim on those rare days that the SE winds make Myrtleville “challenging”, a number of bad hombres and mnás are seeking to lure unsuspecting swimmers to “the back beach” in a secret location (over in Fountainstown). 

They make ludicrous claims like “no swimming in Myrtleville until December” and issue the siren call of  “join us for a feed at the back beach”.  This is being done on a day when Myrtleville looks like this…….

Beautiful, swimmable Myrtleville. Just waiting for you to enjoy.

Don’t be fooled!  Don’t go down that “back beach” road.  The rogue splinter group appear to be led by a shadowy, anonymous figure known only as “Daniel Swagrzyk, formerly of Barnsley, now living in Fountainstown”.  How we’re supposed to identify him from that limited information, I just don’t know.

Be strong, Swimmers.  Resist the cake calls. Stay close to home in beautiful Myrtleville.  The “back beach”?  There be dragons.

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Jimmy Long R. I. P.

A great friend to everyone in Myrtleville, Jimmy Long passed away this morning. He was an absolute gentleman and will be sadly missed. Condolences to his family.

Open water, sea swimming in Cork, Ireland.

Bernard, Jimmy Long & Damian outside Jimmy's house : open water - sea swimming in Cork, Ireland

Bernard, Jimmy Long & Damian outside Jimmy’s house

Get the Vote out!

Eilis Burns has been nominated for the World Open Water Swimming Association Woman of the Year Award.  It’s an online vote, so you know what’s needed.

Get voting here now:  https://www.worldopenwaterswimmingassociation.com/

VOTE FOR EILIS!

Separately, we note that Ned Denison has been nominated for World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year.  The Begrudgers of Anyone Swimmy That Always Really Does Stuff (BASTARDS for short), fully supported by the Who Does He Think He Is Society strongly advocate not voting for that fecker.

NED – VOTE NO!

https://www.worldopenwaterswimmingassociation.com/2018-wowsa-awards/2018-wowsa-woman-of-the-year-nominees/

https://www.worldopenwaterswimmingassociation.com/2018-wowsa-awards/2018-wowsa-man-of-the-year-nominees/