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?
A maximum of 300 entries are going to be accepted for the swim on July 3rd.
We are currently heading past 200 (lots of people were busy at the weekend 🙂 ) so while there’s still space, it will disappear as the weather improves. If you’re planning to swim – enter early.
Entries online via Active only. Enter here.
We can’t promise there will be dolphins that evening, but they’re available as training partners in Myrtleville at the moment – as caught by Siobhan Russell yesterday.
The Myrtleville Showers barbershop quartet, led by Antoinette “Madonna” Wilson will also be performing on the evening. Not to be missed.
Get entered if you don’t want to miss out.
Latest updates, thanks to Carol Cashell:
Don’t forget to enter for July 3rd, on Active now.
Entries are now open on Active. Just click here.
The first 120 entries will receive unique, one-of-a-kind (or 120 of a kind) event swim hats. Get your entries in now!
If I’m asked – and I often am – why so many people have taken to swimming in Myrtleville I say, “Siobhan Russell”. In this digital age, having an in-beach photographer who captures the fun of sea swimming is fantastic. People trying to decide if they should take the plunge and try getting in to the sea can browse online and clearly see others who may look a bit mad (we do), but who definitely are having fun. Siobhan captures that and it’s easy to forget how lucky we are to have her.
Here’s this year’s labour of love showing us all in all our glory! Have a coffee and a relax. It’s worth it. Thanks, Siobhan. You are a star.
The 2018 RNLI Myrtleville to Church Bay 2km open water sea swim will take place on Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018 at 7.00 pm.
Book your holidays some other week 🙂
Entries will open in February.
Thanks to the over 300 entrants for tomorrow’s swim. Entries will close at 1.00pm today. Please read/download the participant instructions from below, or they are also being emailed to each of you this afternoon, once entries are finalised.
RNLI Myrtleville to Church Bay Swim 2017 – Participant Information
Registration is open from 17.00 to 18.30 in Myrtleville. Participant numbers are high. Come early.
Entries are not accepted on the day.
The briefing will take place at 18.30 on the steps at Myrtleville beach. All participants MUST be present for the briefing.
The swim will start at 19.00. All participants enter the water at the same time. High tide is at 21.00.
Transportation & Gear:
Participants should car pool to get some cars to Church Bay and then return to Myrtleville for the safety briefing at 18.30.
In Myrtleville, park well up the hill. There will be no parking near the beach. In Church Bay, there will be three volunteers from the local community group guiding traffic to available parking. Listen to the volunteers. Work with them. If you have to walk a bit further, just do it. You’re fit and you’ll enjoy it 🙂
Enjoy the event. Please assist the volunteers on the day by following instructions and being on time at each stage.