Buoy Fundraiser – this is important

Everyone agrees that the buoys were a fantastic addition to Myrtleville this year.  We have learned, however, that the power of the waves near the Dutchman in particular need stronger buoys.   Spar buoys have been identified as the most likely to work for us.  They are marketed as “almost indestructible” in surf.

The intention would be that these buoys would be in all year-round.  The total cost of six of these buoys will be €3,412.   We have secured €1,000 in funding already.  We now plan to raise the rest by getting €10 a head from up to 250 swimmers on a weekend morning in Myrtleville in December.  We’ll watch the forecast and confirm the date on the Thursday beforehand.   It’s not going to be an organised swim or race, just lots and lots of us on the beach, committed to raising the funds needed for all of our benefit.

Bring coffee, bring cakes – or not.  If anyone wants to give more than €10, feel free- there are bound to be some maintenance costs in the years to come.  More details to follow, but be aware it’s going to happen.  It has to – we’ve already ordered them and they’re being manufactured for installation in February.  We know we’ll get the support, so why wait?

Bernard Lynch & Damian O’Neill

Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Munster

FROM JEN MARSHALL:

Dear Friends,

My name is Jen Marshall and I am contacting you on behalf of Special Olympics Munster.

For the past 2 years Special Olympics has organised a fundraising event in Kinsale called the Polar plunge where we ask people to bravely jump into icy waters whilst raising money for Special Olympics Munster.  

This year’s plunge is being organised by a group of 10 enthusiastic Special Olympic athletes and volunteers and we hope to have family, friends and supporters all jump off the main pier in Kinsale town centre for charity.

I know that the Myrtleville Swimmers have been extremely kind over the years with your support and we would be extremely grateful members might consider supporting our Athletes once again by taking part in the event on the day.

The event takes place on the main pier in Kinsale (beside the Trident Hotel) on the Saturday 30th of November from 10.30. We would be honoured if people might consider taking part after their Saturday morning swim at 9 or even as an alternative to it, we would welcome all with open arms. There is an early bird registration for which I have embedded a link below – or people can turn up and register on the day.

http://www.specialolympics.ie/FundraisingEvents/PolarPlunge2019.aspx

It should be a fun local event with singers from the Kinsale choir, members of the local Gardai and most importantly our Athletes who will be there leading the mornings jump.

Hoping to hear from you soon.

Best wishes,

Jen

Vampire Swim – Saturday, October 26th at 2pm

FROM AISLING BARRY AND MARIE WATSON:

The Vampire Swim will take place next Saturday at 14.00 in Myrtleville.   

Registration is via email to vampireswimcork@gmail.com and there are hats for the first 50 registered.  No registration number, no swim.  The Donation for the swim is €5 for those who have given a blood donation and €10 for non-donors. 

Please GIVE BLOOD.

Make an appointment at St. Finbarr’s and you’ll be prioritised over walk-ins.  

This year all funds raised will go to support Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre Program & Cork Lions Club.

Vampire Swim, Open water, sea swimming in Cork, Ireland.

Wedding day swim

It’s nice to post something that’s just – nice, for once.  No slagging – just nice.  Alan O’Flaherty got married yesterday and set himself up for a new life with a swim in Myrtleville in the morning and Siobhan – as ever – was there.  No nerves on show.  Well, maybe a little….

He was joined by Laurence, Anne, Denis (he’s back) and Bernard.

and he scrubbed up well later!  Congratulations to Alan and Aileen.

Results – 2019 RNLI Myrtleville to Church Bay Swim

The results are now online with Sportstiming for the 10th Annual RNLI Myrtleville to Church Bay Swim.

Click here:   https://www.sportsplits.com/races/15595

Thanks to all of the volunteers and sponsors who helped to make the event possible – the RNLI, Coast Guard, Gardai, Order of Malta, Funkytown, Sports Timing, Centra Crosshaven, Port of Cork, Cronin’s Pub, The Edge Sports and numerous fantastic individuals without whom nothing could run.  All of your time and efforts are greatly appreciated.  Thanks again to you all.

RNLI Myrtleville to Church Bay Swim – participant information

Thanks to the 210 entrants.

Each of you will receive an email with participant information and a waiver form for completion.  For convenience, these are here also:

RNLI Myrtleville to Church Bay Swim 2019 – Participant Information

Waiver form for RNLI Myrtleville to Church Bay 2019

It would help at registration if you had this waiver form printed and completed.  

Registration from 17.00 to 18.30 tomorrow.  Safety briefing at 18.30.

See you there.