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.

24 hours to enter

“There are only 24 hours to enter”…..(sing that to the tune of “24 hours to Tulsa” – go on: sing that while you enter). See below for the tune.  Gene Pitney – de berries.

No late entries.  No transfers.  No changes.  Enter before 14.00 on Wednesday 19th or you won’t be swimming. 

ENTER NOW – THE 10TH ANNUAL RNLI MYRTLEVILLE TO CHURCH BAY SWIM.

Waiver form for RNLI Myrtleville to Church Bay 2019

RNLI Myrtleville to Church Bay Swim 2019 – Participant Information

Entries closing at 2pm (14.00 hours) on Wednesday

Entries are open – here: https://myrtlevilleswimmers.niftyentries.com/RNLI-Swim and will close at 14.00 on Wednesday, June 19th, 2019.  There are NO entries on the night, no swaps, no transfers – insurance doesn’t allow it.

The forecast is looking good.  If you want to swim, enter on time.

If you have entered and want to save some time at registration, please download and complete the Waiver form for RNLI Myrtleville to Church Bay 2019 and bring it with you on the night.  All swimmers will have to have one completed.

It’s going to be a great night, so please enter now to be part of it.

RNLI Swim participants – prepare

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.

New Swimmers evening – June 11th: 19:30 – Help wanted

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.

Some of the new swimmers in 2014 with Eilis and Mike Harris.