Swim Safe – New Swimmers

All swimmers are responsible for their own safety.  Planned group swimming can help towards reducing the risks. 

Myrtleville is a busy place for swimmers – there are groups of swimmers going in every day – weather permitting.  While there isn’t an organised club, there are lots of people with a shared interest in enjoying the sea safely, whether for a quick dip or training to swim a marathon.

1. Don’t swim alone but if you’ve got another swimmer or swimmers with you and are aware of the tides and weather, just pick your own time: enjoy and be careful.  We’re a friendly bunch – come down and say hello, work out who you’ll swim with and get in!

2. To arrange to meet other swimmers, you could consider joining the Swim Times WhatsApp group – contact Marcus on zero eight six eight zero four seven seven six four. 

Alternatively, you can ask to join the Crosser Swimmers Facebook group – here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/166995470121163/

3. If you’re new to sea swimming, read this.

4. If you’re new to Myrtleville swimming (and even if you’re not!), read this.

Once more, with feeling: DON’T SWIM ALONE.  

Open water, sea swimming in Cork, Ireland.

Swim at your own risk.

You swim at your own risk.  Don’t swim alone.  Always swim in groups.

10 thoughts on “Swim Safe – New Swimmers

  1. Hello,
    I’m currently training for tri’s and came across yourselves, as I live in Monkstown myrtleville is ideal for me to do some open water swimming
    And was wondering about swim times,

  2. Hello

    What is the criteria to swim with one of these groups. I only swim in Pool but I want to start training for sea swimming. I would love to be welcomed along to one of these swims.

    Hope to hear from someone

  3. Pingback: RNLI Myrtleville to Church Bay Swim – Entries open | Myrtleville Swimmers

  4. Pingback: RNLI Myrtleville – Church Bay swim 2014: Entries Open | Myrtleville Swimmers

  5. Pingback: RNLI Myrtleville – Church Bay swim 2014: Entries Reminder | Myrtleville Swimmers

  6. Hi guys, I had a similar incident to that of your Rib owner, on Sunday evening but I was on a sailboat. My coarse was along a line between Ringabella and roaches point LH I came across a lone swimmer at a location approximately 90deg to Myrteville . Unknown to the swimmer in question I flagged 2 ribs ( returning from Ftown) away from his/her location. This type of behaviour by swimmers is extremely dangerous and needs to stop. I would suggest that a swimming zone be created in a triangle between Bunnies, the Dutchman and Myrtleville inside which boats have a max speed and swimers can Swim safely.

  7. Pingback: 8 stunning Cork spots for a sunrise sea swim this summer - Yay Cork

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s