2018 RNLI Myrtleville to Church Bay Swim

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 ūüôā

Entries will open in April.


RNLI Myrtleville-Church Bay Swim 2017

With 311 entries, this was by far the largest entry we have ever had for the swim.   Thanks again to everyone involved Рto all of the volunteers, the RNLI, Coast Guard, Order of Malta, Funkytown, Gardai, Centra staff, Sea Scouts, Jimmy Long and local residents in Myrtleville and Church Bay.

Conditions were excellent and every swimmer completed the course in under an hour, which was fantastic. ¬†Antoinette Wilson and Mark Neaves battled it out for the honour of getting first mention on this report but they were so nice to each other, we’ll give them both equal billing.

At the other end of the field, Amy Wolfe was determined to show Bernard Lynch she was actually doing some training, despite what he told her during the week.  Leading the field home shut him up on that one.  Well done, Ms. Wolfe.  

Lizzie Lee was the second lady home, transitioning back from Olympic marathon running!  Jenny Smith was the first lady home on togs.

Brian Desmond from Galway in a wetsuit led the men home with Trevor Malone and Ned Denison behind him knocking lumps off each other all the way to the finish. ¬†There was no way to separate them, so they’re going to try again in the Lee Swim next Saturday ūüôā

The youngest competitor was Mae Irwin, who swam with Angela Harris.  Well done, Mae!

Not be outdone by Angela, the oldest participant was Mr. Harris. ¬†It wouldn’t be the same without him ūüôā

Full results are available at this link

Siobhan Russell once again produced a brilliant photo record of the evening.

This year was our first chip timing and a floating finish.  Anne Sheehy gave us a new perspective on the swim with lots of pictures as swimmers hit the finish.  Well worth having a look through here.

Thanks again to everyone involved.

RNLI Myrtleville-Church Bay Swim results

Thanks to all of the volunteers who helped to make this evening’s swim a success – the RNLI, Coast Guard, Order of Malta, Funkytown, Gardai, Centra staff, Sea Scouts, Jimmy Long and local residents in Myrtleville and Church Bay.

Results are online on http://www.sportstiming.ie at this link .

Lots of pictures to follow on Facebook and from our always fabulous photographer, Siobh√°n Russell.

Parking in Crosshaven Rugby Club today

Crosshaven RC have very kindly offered to allow swimmers to park at their grounds this evening.  The club is on the left at the top of the hill turning down into Myrtleville.

It’s 1km down the hill – a pleasant stroll! ¬†Please consider leaving some cars there and car pooling to the beach and to Church Bay after registration.

It’s going to be very busy at the beach – the sunshine will bring lots of non-swimmers down there and parking will be at a premium.

Come early to register from 5pm or even a bit before.

RNLI Myrtleville-Church Bay Swim 2017: Participant Information

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.

Safety Briefing:

The briefing will take place at 18.30 on the steps at Myrtleville beach.  All participants MUST be present for the briefing.

Swim start:

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 ūüôā ¬†

Enjoy the event.  Please assist the volunteers on the day by following instructions and being on time at each stage.

Hey! Ho! Let’s Go!

The weather is looking kinder for the rescheduled RNLI Myrtleville-Church Bay Swim on Thursday, July 13th at 7.00pm. ¬†While we don’t want to tempt fate, we will anyway… This time, looks like it’ll be a Go.

Enter now on Active.  Click here.


Blitzkrieg Bop, courtesy of Johnny, Tommy, Dee Dee and Joey (and no, they didn’t write this song for a fridge ad). ¬† http://www.ramones.com.