Category Archives: Sandycove Swim Club

The OW Season has begun!

Last night kicked off our open water season with our start of season dinner at Market Lane (huge thanks to Angela Harris for organising!). It was a great night for catching up with people that we haven’t seen all winter … Continue reading

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2014 Spring Dinner

For the past few years we have been officially starting the real OW season with a Spring Dinner. It’s an ideal opportunity to catch up with others and to plan and chat about whats ahead for the season. There is … Continue reading

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Mid February News!

  1- Well Done to Ned on completing the Hong Kong Cold Half (15km) swim last Saturday. A Great swim in sometimes challenging conditions.!  There is a nice report here :) 2- Good Luck to Swimmers in Perth this Saturday taking … Continue reading

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Winter Dips

Don’t Forget, swimming at Sandycove is year Round. There may not be a problem with parking, and you may not bump into many people while out in the water, but still, people are meeting up. Have a look at the … Continue reading

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Some Pool Events to think about!

  As promised here are some details of upcoming Masters Swimming galas in Feb/Mar. Nothing like setting yourself a short term target. To Enter these competitions you must be a Swim Ireland Member of any Club. First up on Saturday … Continue reading

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End of Turkey Swims 2013!

  Last weekend (21/22nd Dec) saw the end of the Turkey Series of swims for 2013. On Saturday there were about 30 swimmers in Myrtleville, who were all warmed up by Mulled Wine after the swim!. Click to see more … Continue reading

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One More Weekend for Turkey Swims 2013

  Another Weekend of Turkey Swimming done, Well I say weekend, Saturday was a complete washout, but Sunday was a bit more swimable!. 10 brave swimmers took to the ‘lumpy’ waters on Sunday for a dip, water temps still reading … Continue reading

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Mallow Masters Gala

It’s not always all about the Sea. To keep ourselves busy in the Winter months, we swim in the pool. This past weekend was the Annual Mallow Masters Gala. And what a day!, some swimmers were back on the starting … Continue reading

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Turkey Swims — more to come!

We’ve had two weekends of Turkey swims so far, the turnout has been super, over 50 people in Myrtleville this past weekend, Sunday proving the more popular day (Air temps might have had something to do with it!). Next Weekend … Continue reading

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Did You Know!

Did you know that the RNLI Lifeboat Stations in Cork received nearly €6000 from swims this past summer. From Ballycotton, to Crosshaven, to Kinsale, to Courtmacsherry, to Baltimore, to Castletownbere, they all received donations from swims. Adding to that, many … Continue reading

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2013 Turkey Swim Dates

Its that time of year again, mark your Calendars for the Turkey Swim Dates! 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 … Continue reading

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AGM – reschedule to the 20th Oct, 3.30 pm @ Hamlets, Kinsale

    To all Sandycove Island Club members. Due to some members having not received notification of the AGM for last Sunday, 6th Oct, the meeting has been rescheduled to Sunday, 20th Oct at 3.30 pm in Hamlets, Kinsale. Look … Continue reading

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RNLI Courtmacsherry Open Water Swim 2013

RNLI Courtmacsherry Open Water Swim 2013 Write-up by Ray McArdle, Swim Organiser The third annual Courtmacsherry swim took place on September 28th outside Courtmacsherry hotel.  This was due to adverse weather conditions on Blind Strand. Swimmers before start The swim … Continue reading

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Global Open Water Swimming Conference Cork 2013

Hi all, Message from Ossi re the Global Open Water Swimming Conference, 2013: We would like to invite you, all members and followers of Sandycove Island Swimming Club to the Global Open Water Swimming Conference Cork 2013 to be held … Continue reading

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Our Irish Trio in Manhattan June 2013

Fantastic result from our Trio in Manattan as all 3 completed the 28.5 monster marathon swim in less than ideal conditions. Weather conditions were foggy, wet and cold for this swim..in fact it was described as very Irish weather! Due … Continue reading

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