Please keep the noise down

Please remember in the morning that just because you are up, you don’t have to wake the Myrtleville residents. Please keep the noise down. You can enjoy your swim without making excessive noise. Here’s a polite reminder from one resident. To be blunt, they shouldn’t have to remind us – politely or not. 

Hi swimmers, since early morning swimming has commenced again. I would like to remind you that because of the physical features of our beloved Myrtleville noise such as voices in conversation and car doors banging is very amplified. We frequently have noise late into the night from cars, their occupants and their music so the sleep window for residents can be quite brief. I would be most grateful to you if you could take these realities into consideration and I wish you continued enjoyment and benefit from your swimming 🏊🏻‍♀🏊‍♂

Let The Season begin

Myrtleville Mondays are back.  Tomorrow, April 1st (No, I’m not joking.  Not this time) is the first Monday with the longer evenings, so 6.00pm it is.  Start your engines and get going into the sea for another fantastic Summer of swimming.  

AA Roadwatch advise departing at least twelve hours in advance as huge traffic volumes are expected.

Normal traffic for the world-famous Myrtleville Monday swims.

10.3c in the water today in Myrtleville.  Still cold, so stick with the wetsuits for a while as you get back into the sea.  Plenty of time to go in your togs when it warms up a bit.

It’s never any harm to remind ourselves about safe swimming around Myrtleville.

Always Swim Safely and remember, you swim at your own risk and you are responsible for your own safety.

Mondays are back

The world-famous 6 pm Myrtleville Monday swims are recommencing on Monday, March 26th, once the clocks have sprung forward.

If you’re going to join the fun for the first time, read this post so that you’re clear on personal responsibility:

https://myrtlevilleswimmers.com/2017/05/26/who-is-responsible-for-your-safety/

If you’re an experienced open water swimmer – read it anyway.  No harm reminding ourselves that it’s ALL ABOUT SWIMMING SAFELY.

Let’s get the Summer started 🙂

Selkies, Open Water Swimming in Cork, Ireland

Saturday Swim time change – 09.00

Heading into the Winter and after five years of 08.15 swims every Saturday morning, we’re going to move the regular time to 09.00.  This will give people a little longer in bed, if they want it!

Of course some swimmers will still be going earlier for work reasons etc. but the main group swim will be at 09.00 from now on.

Myrtleville Mondays – We’re Back!

The world-famous 6 pm Myrtleville Monday swims are recommencing on Monday, March 28th, once the clocks have sprung forward.

As Monday 28th is Easter Monday, there will probably be some other swims earlier in the day, but tradition is tradition so 6 pm it is – for anyone who is around. 

Open water, sea swimming in Cork, Ireland.

Last Monday swim, October 2015.

If you’re new to Myrtleville or returning after being out for a bit – please read this.

Never swim alone.  Always swim in groups. 

Open water, sea swimming in Cork, Ireland.

Swimming times – all year.

Myrtleville is a busy place for swimmers.  Some days – even weekdays – there are shifts of swimmers going in all day.  For newcomers, this post is an attempt to put some structure on when there are swims they can join.

We will not be publishing swim times weekly or monthly on this site.  This is the information for year-round swimming. See below for where you can see more regularly updated swim times.

1. Don’t swim alone but if you’ve got another swimmer or swimmers with you and are aware of the tides and weather, just pick your own time: enjoy and be careful.

2. Set Times:

There are two set swim times for the Summer and one for Winter.  If in doubt about when people will be swimming, these are the best bet, weather permitting:

Monday at 6.00 PM (From March to October) and Saturday at 8.15 AM (all year).

We’re a friendly bunch – come down and say hello, work out who you’ll swim with and get in!

3. Other Times:

To find out when other swims are going ahead during the week, you need to do one – or a few – of the following:

  • Join the WhatsApp group which a lot of swimmers use.  Get WhatsApp on your phone, then text your details to Aisling Barry and she’ll set you up – her number is zero eight six eight seven eight one seven two six.
  • Connect on Facebook with the Crosser Swimmers – Edging Insanity Group.  If that doesn’t work connect on FaceBook with Siobhan Russell –  Siobhan updates on swim times most days!
  • Follow @MyrtlevilleS on Twitter.
  • Email myrtlevilleswimmers@gmail.com – but don’t expect instant replies.

Your best plan is to get down on Monday or Saturday and ask around for who’s swimming when.  For instance, Denis Condon and a varying crew swim almost every day at 10.00am.  There are regularly 06.30 swims and so on….

 4. If you’re new to sea swimming, read this.

5. If you’re new to Myrtleville swimming (and even if you’re not!), read this.

Once more, with feeling: DON’T SWIM ALONE.  You’ve got lots of ways to find someone to swim with listed above.  Please use them.

Open water, sea swimming in Cork, Ireland.

Swim at your own risk.