Swim times – August / September

Lots of emails asking about swim times.  While there are many regulars on holidays, swims on Mondays at 6.00pm and Saturdays at 08.15 are the most likely ones to have groups assembling for anyone to join.

From August 13th, we’ll be back to normal 06.15 swims during the week as well.  So, from then to when the clocks change, we will aim for the following at least:

  • Monday: 18:00
  • Tuesday: 06:15
  • Friday: 06:15
  • Saturday: 08:15

These times can vary and are weather dependent, so definitely check in advance if you’re coming on your own.  Swim at your own risk. Don’t swim alone. Always swim in groups.

Always remember – swim safe.  Good information here for anyone swimming in Myrtleville.

Saturday swims

As well as the usual 08.15 swim tomorrow, there’s a group going at 07.15 to do two hours, if anyone is interested in joining.  Forecast is for light NW winds, so it should be very swimmable.

Swim Safe and if someone needs help, don’t fall in to the trap of the modern era.

Over 12c in the sea.

We’re finally seeing some rise in the temperatures.  It’s over 12c and heading up.  Normal times this week with 6pm today, 06.15 Tuesday and Friday and 08.15 Saturday.

Not sure what year this picture was taken, but it’s a bit rough for going past the Dutchman and the shop is open for an ice-cream after the swim.

Open water, sea swimming in Cork, Ireland

That guy in the cool white & black car has parked in my space.

Swim Safe and get your entries in for June 28.

Swim times for April & May

Planned swim times for Myrtleville Beach. These are the times most likely that a group will assemble. Email myrtlevilleswimmers@gmail.com if you’re interested any day.  Or tweet @MyrtlevilleS.

These times can vary and are weather dependent, so definitely check in advance if you’re coming on your own.  Swim at your own risk. Don’t swim alone. Always swim in groups.

  • Monday: 18:00
  • Tuesday: 06:15
  • Friday: 06:15
  • Saturday: 08:15

Always remember – swim safe.  Good information here for anyone swimming in Myrtleville.

Open water, sea swimming in Cork, Ireland.

Swim at your own risk.

Weekend swims

Lots of swimming at the weekend, with groups in right through Friday to Sunday.  It was slightly chillier in the morning at 8.5c, but a nice warm 11c on land made up for it.  Afternoon swimmers found it over 10c in the water – very nice for April.

We had a new swimmer, Sean, down on Saturday morning for the first time in Myrtleville.  I was helpfully explaining where we’d be going and what to do if he wanted to turn back etc.  What I should have been doing was asking him how fast he was.  I knew pretty soon as he disappeared over the horizon ahead of me with the likes of Eddie and Eoin.  I could almost hear him laughing – but he was too far ahead. No need to worry there, then 🙂

Open water, sea swimming in Cork, Ireland.

Lots of new hat wearers on Saturday morning.

Blackwater Tri continued their OW sessions.

Open water, sea swimming in Cork, Ireland.

Blackwater Tri – Saturday lunchtime swim.

A sure sign of Summer is the ferry bringing in the tourists.  Always good to see.

Open water, sea swimming in Cork, Ireland.

Joleen races the ferry home.

Swimming tonight at 6.00pm, then Tuesday at 4.30pm, Thursday morning in the water at 6.30AM, Friday morning 8.15am (I know not everyone is off, but some are so why not go swimming!) and Saturday 8.15am, as usual.

Swims & Selfies

Lots of swims this weekend with groups in on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  Denis Condon was at all of them, of course!  The water was between 8.4c and 9.2c – not bad at all for March.

Open water, sea swimming in Cork, Ireland.

A bit chilly after Sunday’s swim – need a hot water bottle.

It’s great to see all the celebs encouraging no-make-up selfies in the fashion press.  Here’s local celebrity, B. Lynch, with his contribution.

I think I better avoid Crosshaven for a few days after publishing this one 🙂

Open water, sea swimming in Cork, Ireland.

Bernard Lynch’s no make-up selfie.

Swims this week on Wednesday, March 26 @ 06.30 (in the morning!); Thursday, March 27 at 4.30pm & Saturday, March 29 at 08.15.

Myrtleville Mondays at 6pm are back next week, starting on 31 March 🙂