RNLI Swim – Going One Step Beyond

This year is going to be bigger and better than ever.  If you’re going to be ready, get entered now on Active. 

I can Absolutely say that we’re going One Step Beyond this year, with our evening swim at 7.  Despite The Rise and Fall of the tide and The Madness of cold water swimming, we Keep Moving with our Wonderful event.  Oui, Oui, Si, Si, Ja, Ja, Da, Da it is true – the other swims just Can’t Touch Us Now. We may be Mad (or) Not Mad but Myrtleville is definitely the place to be on July 3rd.  Get your qualifying swims done – we don’t want any of The Dangermen taking a chance.  As ever, there will be fun and spot prizes – but I don’t think we’ll be able to offer The Liberty of Norton Folgate as one of them.

I know, I’m really reaching with that last line, but seriously – you try to fit that into any ordinary sentence.  It was hard enough to put in the other 11 albums.

With almost 40 years of thanks to Mike, Suggs, Lee, Mark, Chas, Woodie, Chris and – of course – Prince Buster.  http://www.madness.co.uk/

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RNLI Myrtleville-Church Bay Swim 2018

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!

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 – to 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 🙂

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 🙂

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, Siobhán 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.