Turkey Swims 2017

Mark your diaries for the Turkey Swim Dates 2017! Times, Locations & Dates below…

Remember this is open to everyone who swims regularly in the Sea, no matter where they normally swim.  This is not exclusive to any club or group of swimmers, If you want to swim on a date, come along, find a swim buddy and join in, no matter where the swim is on! The Sandycove times are based on tides and at Myrtleville we can swim on any tide so there is a mix of Morning/afternoon times to try and suit all people over both days of the weekend.  Wetsuit, Skins, Fins, all welcome!
How the ‘Turkey Swims’ work:
** Swimmers Sign In and pay €2 on the day of Swim. (someone will have a money box and sign-in sheet – probably Carol, Angela or Eoin).
** Money Collected goes towards Prizes drawn on 23rd Dec at Fountainstown, These include Butcher Vouchers (instead of an actual Turkey) and many other spot prizes (The Edge Vouchers / wine / chocolates / selection boxes etc!). We had over 30 prizes last year.
** Don’t Forget to Pay and Sign In, if you don’t you are not in the draw!
** Make however many swims you can.
** The more you swim, the more times you are entered for the ‘draw’.
** A Swim doesn’t have to be 30mins, no min/max time or distance, turn up and do what you feel comfortable with on the day. Togs or Wetsuit, up to you, swim safe, stay warm, swim with similar speed buddies. Turning Up for Fresh Air and a chat also counts, sometimes that’s what we need.
** The Swimmers Turkey Series is a Social Event for Cork OW swimming in the Winter.
Remember to bring your Flasks for after the swims for hot drinks to help you warm up, Nibbles are always welcome too!, there is talk of some people bringing cake! ideal way to practice for the Great Turkey Bake Off on Sat 23rd Dec! (See the Facebook event for more info)
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East Cork Open Water Swimmers

MEETING NOTIFICATION:

East Cork Open Water Swimmers

Are meeting 11th October 8pm Midleton Park Hotel.

Wear swimming shirts if you have them.

Meet in the main bar.

Agenda – trying to establish regular swim times in East Cork.

Please spread the word to anyone who might be interested.

Mabon Eve Swim – Thursday, September 21st @ 06.30

Unfortunately, due to a forecast Gale Force 8 on next Friday morning, the Second Annual Myrtleville Mabon Swim to welcome the Autumn Equinox has been cancelled.

We herewith announce The First Annual Myrtleville Mabon Eve Swim, which will take place at 6.30am on Thursday, September 21st.  

21st of the month would be the equinox date for Spring, Summer and Winter so really the 22nd is a bit off – astronomically, I’d say, maybe.  I’ll ask Jim Shalloo.  He’s the man for that astronomical stuff.  You should have heard him this morning out by Bunny’s – “Do you know your apogees and perigees?”, says he.  Genius, boy, genius.

Anyway, back to the Swim.  Thursday morning next the forecast looks OK for a bit of sunrise.  6.30am.  Arrive quietly, in droves.

The Moon, Venus and Roches Point all shining on  Myrtleville this Monday morning. Hopefully it will be like this on Thursday.

Dawn & Mabon

This man was on the beach with a drone last week and captured a lovely sunrise. 

It’s a timely reminder for the world famous annual (for the second time) Myrtleville Mabon Dawn Swim at 6.30am on Friday, September 22nd.  

What’s Mabon?  The Autumn Equinox.

Who can forget the massive crowds attending last year’s inaugural event?

Open water, sea swimming in Cork, Ireland.

Massive crowd of six (plus the photographer) at last year’s swim.  Still, the photo is now famous on the window of Centra Crosshaven.

Start practicing setting your alarm clocks.  This year is going to be huge.