June 13th, 6.30pm: Eilis Burns will be bringing a group of new open water swimmers to Myrtleville on Tuesday, June 13th at 18:30.
Any of the regular Myrtleville swimmers who can be around that evening to give any help would be appreciated. We need swimmers used to the sea to join the group for the swim and watch out for anyone who needs some support. Also, any kayakers or SUPs available would be very welcome.
Please come down if you can. Remember what your own first swim was like and help out
Some of the new swimmers in 2014 with Eilis and Mike Harris.
Well done and thanks to everyone who donated either online or in-person. All donations from €10 to the several €100s – and even a very generous €200 – will go to keeping the buoys and defibrillator in working order. Every cent is appreciated. Thanks to Crosshaven Tri Club (€500) and Sandycove Swimmers (€250) for their continued support. The generosity of all involved means we will have top-up funds for 2024 and maybe even 2025 – as long as we are successful in getting County Council grants for the bulk of the costs each year.
Thanks to Aisling, Marie and Nicola for catering a great event yesterday. Sincere apologies that some eejit in a self-styled swimmy-sarong crashed your picture. We’ll look into organising better security for the future.
Well done to everyone. Great to see that what we have in Myrtleville is valued by so many.
Buckets will be shaken for donations next Monday, April 10, from 10.30 – to make up our funding shortfall for 2023 and maybe 2024. Funds raised are to cover costs for the maintenance and replacement of buoys and the purchase and setup of the new defibrillator, which exceed the amount of County Council grants annually.
It was this weekend last year that we sold out the 300 places for the Myrtleville to Church Bay Swim. We added 50 places for 2023 but with 313 sold, we now have just 37 left. If you’re planning to swim on June 21st, entry is advised.
I’m glad we were able to add the extra fifty places this year, as demand remains high. We have 58 places left. The last fifty sold out very fast last year, but hopefully the extra places will allow anyone interested to get a spot for the swim this year. Having said that, if you’re planning to enter, it might be worth doing it soon.