Half Way on the Turkey Series Swims

Turkey Swim no5 done and dusted.. We have been so lucky with weather for the swims this year, our numbers are much bigger than normal = better / bigger Turkey Draw prizes! :) Another great day in Myrtleville this time, nearly 60 in the water.

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Some of the ~60 swimmers enjoying a Sunday swim… in cloudless skies and 11deg sea temps :)

Just beware of temps, water was 11deg today, and only 8deg air (with really cold sand after overnight frost), the cold is setting in with lots of shakes about the place afterwards. Bring flipflops to save you walking on the cold ground, get changed quick, chat later with a warm cuppa of choice. Any clothing that keeps you warm is fine!, layer up, wear whatever gets the heat back to the core of the body, these are the people you can be whacky about – sure aren’t we swimming in the sea in the winter, wearing what we want must go hand in hand!

It's starting to feel a lot like Christmas...

It’s starting to feel a lot like Christmas…

For lots more photos, keep an eye on the Sandycove Group Facebook page, Siobhan and Gordon and always lurking with cameras and are getting some super shots of the Turkey Swims this year :)

5 more Turkey swims to go… next Sunday (30th) is #6 Sandycove at 12:00 noon.

#7 – Sun 7th Dec – Myrtleville – 11:00

#8 – Sat 13th Dec – Sandycove – 10:30

#9 – Sat 20th Dec – Myrtleville – 15:00 (half the Draw will take place)

#10 – Sun 21st Dec – Sandycove – 15:00 (other half of Draw will take place)

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Turkey Swims – started with a bang!

Sunday 2nd Nov saw the first of the 10 ‘Turkey Swims’, and what a start. Over 50 swimmers out for a Sunday dip, in watery sunshine and with the sea temps holding at 13 degrees it made for a great start to the ‘winter swim series’.

Roll on next Saturday (8th), Swim is at 9:30am in Myrtleville, sign in with Angela to be included for the ‘Turkey’ Draw in December. Plenty of photos from today are on social media… beware, there are always cameras about! :)

The 2 lappers... setting out first!

The 2 lappers… setting out first!

The Crowd starts to gather... plenty of first timers to Sandycove.. that's what it's all about.

The Crowd starts to gather… plenty of first timers to Sandycove.. that’s what it’s all about.

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Cameras… everywhere… in and out of the water!

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and plenty of opportunities to ‘photobomb’.!

See you all next weekend for Turkey 2 :)

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Turkey Swims 2014 Dates & Locations!

It’s that time of year again, mark your Calendars for the Turkey Swim Dates 2014! Details & Dates below…

Remember this is open to everyone who swims regularly in the Sea, no matter where they normally swim! This is not exclusive to any club or group of swimmers, If you want to swim on a date, come along and join in, no matter where the swim is on! The Sandycove times are based on tides and are the same as the Sandycove swim calendar. At Myrtleville we can swim on any tide so there is a mix of Morning/afternoon times to try and suit all people days. There is a swim on every weekend to give people options.
How the ‘Turkey Swims’ work:
** Swimmers Sign In and pay €2 on the day of Swim. (someone will have a money box and signIn sheet).
** Money Collected goes towards Prizes drawn on 21st Dec at Sandycove, These include Butcher Vouchers (instead of an actual Turkey) and many other spot prizes (wine / chocolates / selection boxes etc!). We had over 20 prizes last year.
** Don’t Forget to Pay and Sign In, if you don’t you are not in the draw!
** Make however many swims you can, 1 – 10.
** The more you swim, the more times you are entered for the ‘draw’.
** A Swim Dosn’t have to be a full lap of Sandycove, or 30mins, no min/max time or distance, turn up and do what you feel comfortable with on the day. Togs or Wetsuit, up to you, swim safe, stay warm, swim with similar speed buddies.
** The Swimmers Turkey Series is a Social Event for Cork OW swimming in the Winter. Remember to bring your Flasks for after the swims, Nibbles are always welcome too!. Have Fun and Enjoy :)
Turkey SWIM Time
SAT 01-Nov
SUN 02-Nov 12:00 Sandycove
SAT 08-Nov 09:30 Myrtleville
SUN 09-Nov
SAT 15-Nov 12:00 Sandycove
SUN 16-Nov 12:00 Sandycove
SAT 22-Nov
SUN 23-Nov 15:00 Myrtleville
SAT 29-Nov
SUN 30-Nov 12:00 Sandycove
SAT 06-Dec
SUN 07-Dec 11:00 Myrtleville
SAT 13-Dec 10:30 Sandycove
SUN 14-Dec
SAT 20-Dec 15:00 Myrtleville
SUN 21-Dec 15:00 Sandycove
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Membership 2014-15

It’s that time of year again. Membership renewal time..

Swim Ireland Membership runs Oct-Oct, so any 2013-14 members – you are about to expire!.

In order for you to keep your Swim Ireland membership number and compete at any pool competitions or Open Water Events between 31Oct 2014 – 30Oct 2015 you will need to re-apply and pay €50 for the Annual Membership to Sandycove Island Swimming Club.

Please do so now, before you forget! HERE  is the link to apply for membership online via Active.

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Annual AGM Notice

Notice to all Paid Members 2013-2014-2015:

Annual AGM is on Saturday 2nd November at 2pm in Hamlets in Kinsale.

More details to follow soon.

Regards

Angela Harris

SISC Club Secretary 2013-14

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4th Annual Courtmacsherry Lifeboat swim

Write-up by Ray McArdle

1Blind Strand

On Saturday, August 23rd at 4.00pm, 93 swimmers took to the water for the 4th annual Courtmacsherry Lifeboat swim.  53 of these completed the longer 3K swim with the other 40 completing 1.5K.

The swim was supported by 9 kayakers, 3 support boats and the Lifeboat.  We also had volunteers assist with registration, time keeping, photographs, markers, support boats, liaising with the Lifeboat team and parking.  Thanks to everyone who volunteered.  The swim could not happen without them.

All 960 photos are available here.

And they're off!And they’re off!

After the swim the RNLI volunteers had prepared warm welcoming soup and sandwiches for the swimmers (which they devoured).  The ‘Great Courtmac Bake Off’ also took place with some delicious treats, which lasted less than 60 seconds.

Cake time!Yummy!

The 3K swim was dominated, again, by the ladies.  Charlotte Reid from Aer Lingus S.C. was first home in togs and Nancy Edmead from Clonakilty Penguins dominating the wetsuit category in a new course record.

WinnerCharlotte beating all comers

 

Finally, big thank you to our sponsors Trend Micro, for the hats, which were appreciated by all.
Swim hats

Category Winners

Men Women Men Suits Women Suits
1.5K Owen O’Keefe Bronwyn Cummins Gary Quinn Beibhinn Crowley
3K Ned Dennison Charlotte Reid Pat Treacy Nancy Edmead

1.5K results

Number Name M/F Togs/Suit Time Category position Overall Position
125 Owen O’Keefe M T 18.57 1 1
115 Brendan O’Brien M T 21.02 2 2
308 Bebhinn Crowley F W 22.13 1 3
120 Bonwyn Cummins F T 22.35 1 4
117 Gary Quinn M W 22.39 1 5
105 Jane O’Halloran F W 22.49 2 6
124 Fiona Ross F W 23.56 3 7
114 Sean Flood M W 24.07 2 8
101 Mick Harkin M W 24.17 3 9
106 Donal O’Halloran M W 24.29 4 10
102 Eoghan Cudmore M W 24.47 5 11
133 Carl Richards M T 24.54 3 12
130 Aideen O’Riordan F W 25.45 4 13
352 Ruth Deane F W 26.29 5 14
135 James Naughton M W 26.33 6 15
136 Jacek Jabkiewicz M W 27.48 7 16
327 Erik Burhn M W 28.04 8 17
119 Jeanne Dennehy F T 28.47 2 18
347 Peter O’Mahony M W 29.01 9 19
134 Ken Cashman M T 29.49 4 20
116 Frank Buckley M W 29.58 10 21
113 Mary Collins F W 30.08 6 22
351 Rob McFadden M T 30.15 5 23
111 Laurent Dikous M W 31.05 11 24
131 Luis Caceras M W 31.11 12 25
128 John Dunne M T 31.37 6 26
107 Maria Foley F W 31.58 7 27
137 Niall Crowley M W 32.01 13 28
109 Anne Hennessy F W 32.43 8 29
121 Kieran Burns M W 32.51 14 30
103 Mike Harris M T 32.59 7 31
127 Mary Cotter F W 33.05 9 32
108 Tina Hayes F W 33.16 10 33
129 Angela Harris F W 34.14 11 34
132 Brenda Sisk F T 35.17 3 35
122 Catalina Gonzalea F W 37.52 12 36
118 Joe Cashman M T 42.29 8 37
110 Aisling Barry F T 42.52 4 38
123 Catherine Stanton F T DNF 5 39

3K Results

Numer Name M/F Togs/Suit Time Cat position Overall Position
304 Nancy Edmead F W 36.38 1 1
324 Charlotte Reid F T 38.47 1 2
301 Ned Dennison M T 38.58 1 3
126 Pat Treacy M W 40.33 1 4
307 Eoin Keane M T 41.01 2 5
339 Eddie Irwin M T 41.24 3 6
323 John McCarthy M T 41.35 4 7
325 Sarah Farrelly F T 41.43 2 8
314 David Hodge M W 41.55 2 9
311 Sean Keohane M W 42.18 3 10
340 Neddie Irwin M W 42.24 4 11
337 Eoin O’Riordan M T 42.35 5 12
305 Thomas Kenefick M W 42.37 5 13
309 Caimin Crowley M W 42.39 6 14
104 Gavin O’Halloran M W 44.16 7 15
306 Eleanor Courtney F W 44.33 2 16
319 Adrian Healey M T 45.16 6 17
332 Finbarr Headerman M T 45.17 7 18
328 Rob Bohane M T 45.22 8 19
315 Declan O’Keefe M T 45.29 9 20
353 Eilish Wilcox F W 47.17 3 21
333 Cian Harley M T 47.34 10 22
334 May Harley F T 47.51 3 23
326 Colin Wilson M W 48.24 8 24
338 David Dineen M W 50.08 9 25
348 Conor McCarthy M W 50.56 10 26
317 Geoffroy Renet M W 51.13 11 27
349 Cyril Desmond M W 51.48 12 28
312 Sean O’Neill M W 51.59 13 29
318 Enda Boyle M W 52.54 14 30
335 Sally Cudmore F W 53.15 4 31
321 Sandra Howard F T 53.25 4 32
344 Fergus Galvin M T 53.26 11 33
320 Dave Mulcahy M T 53.52 12 34
336 Wendy Leary F W 53.58 5 35
331 Peter Walsh M T 54.07 13 36
350 Sean Munley M W 54.29 15 37
322 Alex Jeffers M W 55.07 16 38
303 Gordon Adair M T 55.08 14 39
346 Mark McGarry M W 55.18 17 40
310 Kristen Jeffers F W 55.22 6 41
352 Roisin Lewis F T 55.27 5 42
355 Woyciech Lange M W 55.59 18 43
330 Manu Nadal M W 56.07 19 44
345 Karine Regazzoni F T 56.24 6 45
316 Angela Larkin F T 57.31 7 46
313 Audrey Burkley F W 61.26 7 47
343 Simon Moynihan M T 61.51 15 48
354 Frank Kennedy M W 64.27 20 49
342 Karen McEvoy F W 65.38 8 50
341 Nora Irwin F T 65.39 8 51
302 James Mullins M W 68.19 21 52
329 Noel Quinn M W 73.09 22 53
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Páraic Casey Celebratory Event

On this Saturday, June 21st, we will hold our second annual summer solstice event at Sandycove to celebrate the life of our dear friend Páraic Casey. It will kick off around 12:30pm with a swim at 1:00pm for whoever wants to get in. There is no distance requirement – even if you just want to dip your big toe you are more than welcome!

After the swim we will stay around Sandycove and spend some time eating and chatting and remembering Páraic. If you want to bring a picnic then please do as we will not be providing food this year.

Traffic at Sandycove will be busy on the day. Please try to carpool if you can and be considerate of the locals when you are parking your car – no blocking of driveways please!

Fingers crossed that the weather will be better than last year! Here’s to an afternoon where we celebrate Páraic’s life and the life we shared with him. Please pass on the message to anyone that you know that might like to come along. Hope to see you all there :)

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