It’s just a week until the big event and the sea is colder than other years. If you are swimming in the RNLI Myrtleville to Church Bay swim on June 20th, you need to be in the sea a few times in the next week. The sea temperature next Thursday may be around 12C. It’s not likely to be much more, although the forecast for next week is warming up.
If you have not been swimming much, think about wearing a wetsuit on the night or get in every day until the swim! Think of safety first and last. Don’t take a chance.
June 11th, 7.30pm: Eilis Burns will be bringing a group of new open water swimmers to Myrtleville on Tuesday, June 11th at 19:30.
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.
Entries flowing in nicely for June 20th. Be part of this fantastic swim. If you haven’t done 1500m in the sea yet this year, get it done over the long weekend and get your entry in.
Here’s a memory from 2016 courtesy of Nomah and Skully.
When the SIGN says it – it must be done. All hail the SIGN.
With thanks to Carol Cashell, the latest version of the calendar is here:
Munster Open Water Event Calendar V.04 May 2019
As long as you’re entered on June 20th, you’re grand 🙂
Anyone available to assist with safety support for the RNLI swim on Thursday June 20th at 7pm, please contact Bernard Lynch on zero eight six, two two five seven zero five eight. We would appreciate help from RIBs, kayaks, SUPs etc. We have a great reputation for our safety flotilla and with a large entry expected again this year, all help is very welcome.
Just some of the Safety Armada waiting for the start in 2014
Entries are now open for the RNLI swim on Thursday, June 20th at 7.00PM.