From Ray McArdle:
The 8th Annual Courtmacsherry Lifeboat Swim takes place at Blind Strand, near the picturesque fishing village of Courtmacsherry at 2.00pm on Saturday, July 21st. Courtmacsherry is a 45 minute drive from the Bandon Road roundabout. The swim will be well sign posted from the village. Please leave plenty of time for parking and registration. The safety briefing will take place at 1.30pm.
The swim course starts on the beach at Blind Strand and proceeds anti-clockwise around 2 markers.
Participants can choose between 1 lap(1.5K) or 2 laps(3K). Swimmers who elect to do 2 laps will run/walk a short distance on the beach prior to starting lap 2.
The Courtmacsherry volunteers will provide soup and sandwiches for all participants and volunteers. This year I am delighted to announce that IT@Cork Skillnet will continue to be our sponsors for the event. IT@Cork Skillnet will be providing the first 200 swimmers registered with a generous goody bag. Really nice gifts inside each one.
We have also secured the improved parking again this year.
Registration this year is again via Active – just click here – and closes on Thursday, July 19th at 11.00pm. Entry fee is €15 online. If the event maximum of 250 swimmers is not met, I will accept some entries on the day. On the day fee will be €25 and all proceeds go to the Courtmacsherry Lifeboat. Swim Ireland membership is not mandatory for this swim.
If you know of anyone who would like to volunteer to kayak, please have them contact me directly.
Any further updates will be posted on the event web page on Facebook and emailed to those registered.
I look forward to seeing you for a fun swim on July 21st.
All entries from Tuesday’s swim still stand. Thanks to those who have advised they can’t make the rescheduled event tonight. We hope to see you next year!
All entrants will receive an email this morning with the participant information. It is posted here also for convenience – just click the link.
Rescheduled RNLI Myrtleville to Church Bay Swim 2018 – Participant Information
Green for Go – Registration from 18.00 this evening, Thursday, July 5th.
Rescheduled swim on Thursday, July 5th at 8pm.
The Easterly wind is too strong and not forecast to calm in time for tonight’s swim. The Safety Committee have cancelled tonight’s swim. We are going to reschedule for this week on Thursday at 20.00. Registration from 18.00.
All entries still valid.
A final decision on the swim proceeding will be made by 13.30 tomorrow, Tuesday, July 3rd. The Easterly wind looks like it will ease in time for the swim route to be swimmable for all participants.
The forecast is looking good. Time to make sure you’re in. There are about 40 places left and they’re moving fast.
Get in now: enter now online on Active.
Don’t end up loitering on the beach shouting “anyone selling a ticket???” or with one of those “genuine swimmer seeks ticket” signs. They’re really sad. Get entered. Don’t be at the mercy of the touts. Especially since there are NO entries on the night and NO transferring places. Don’t be fooled 🙂
Entries close at 13.00 on MONDAY, JULY 2nd OR WHEN WE REACH 300 IF THAT’S SOONER.
Trendsetters, that’s what we are down Myrtleville way. I read Karl Henry in the Indo today…..“Get your togs on and jump in. Swimming in the sea is back in vogue”.
Just what we dreamed of – to be “in vogue”. Often we’ve marvelled as our style influencers
shiver down the slip sashay down the catwalk in Myrtleville on a February morning with the crowds ooohing and aaahing about the latest look and how to “work it” – all the mnás gasping “oh, Denis/Daniel/Pat, you’re sooooo voguey with your big, BIG, orange float”. Swoon, like – swoon. Style and In-Vogue-ness, that’s what sea swimming is all about for us.
All vogued-up activities have to have a Season of course – Henley, Ascot, that kind of thing. We’ve got the RNLI Myrtleville to Church Bay Swim on July 3rd, where fashions will be flaunted, style icons will point the way to the latest trends in togs and goggles and there’ll be a general level of vogueidity that even Anna Wintour couldn’t keep up with.
Influencers worth following – two men who never realised what trendsetters they were- or how much they were “in vogue”. Will be signing autographs at the RNLI swim.
Don’t miss the most voguey event of the year – enter now on Active. It’ll be very much like this video, I’d say. Any chance of a flash-mob, Joanne?