October Sea Swim News

I will link all these points to various Posts, as there is a lot going on, even in winter:

1 – Turkey swims are back for 2016 – Read post with dates HERE

2 – Sat 29th Oct sees the Return of the Vampire Swim for Charity – Read more HERE

3 – Spanish Island 4km is also on Sat 29th Oct – No sign up link available, just a Facebook page with some details click HERE

4 – Sandycove SISC Club membership is due for renewal – Link with post HERE

5 – SISC AGM is on Sunday 13th November @ 4pm in Kinsale, Venue TBC (Notice)

6 – An interesting read, if you have 10mins and a cuppa, Bernard Lynch did a lovely write up on his English Channel swim this summer, read it HERE from the Myrtleville website.

7 – Masters swimming galas are kicking off, the Celtic Masters in the NAC in Dublin is on 22nd Oct, and then the Mallow Masters gala is on SAT 26th NOV. Sandycove Island SC will be entering relays, Carol will be in touch soon, send in your own individual entries to Mallow, Relays will be entered when we know that we have enough swimmers for teams. Document for entering are HERE

That’s it for now, that’s enough to keep you all distracted for a good 20mins.!🙂

More soon. Thanks, CAROL



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Turkey Swims 2016

It’s that time of year again, mark your Calendars for the Turkey Swim Dates 2016! 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.  There is nothing too early, swimming after a party night out is not pleasant!.Tradition continues with last Swim in Sandycove, it’s where this all started many years ago, we’ve just expanded it to every weekend now.
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 – probably Carol, Angela or Eoin).
** Money Collected goes towards Prizes drawn on 17th/18th Dec at both locations, These include Butcher Vouchers (instead of an actual Turkey) and many other spot prizes (The Edge Vouchers / wine / chocolates / selection boxes etc!). We had over 30 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.
** 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. Turning Up for Fresh Air and a chat also counts, sometimes that’s what we need.
** 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!, there is talk of some people bringing cake! Have Fun and Enjoy 🙂
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Notice of SISC AGM

Sandycove Island SC will have it’s AGM on Sunday 13th November @ 4pm.

It will be in Kinsale (After a Turkey Swim) the Venue TBC.

If any paid up member of the club wishes to be included for a committee position, please email your details to Angela:    clubsec.sandycove@gmail.com


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Autumn Swims

Hello…. So the summer is gone (too fast again), and we head into the last of the organized events of the season. We will soon be switching to weekend only swims (for those 9-5er’s!) and the Turkey swim will kick in within a few weeks.

In the meantime, Angela has sent an email and posted to Facebook about Membership renewal, it is due for the 2016-2017 swim season.

This will cover any pool (Masters) galas you may wish to enter, and any open water events that require a club membership/Swim Ireland Membership number. Please oblige Angela by signing up sooner rather than later, so you don’t forget (Especially with the Mallow Masters gala coming up on Saturday November 26th).


More Details coming soon, on AGM date, Turkey Swim dates, upcoming gala details etc. Continue to check the FB page as everything I post here, goes there too!, we have to cover all aspects of Social Media.!

Hope you all had a swimmingly good summer🙂



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September Events

Quick Links to September Events in Munster below. Full details on the Calendar page:

Sat 3rd Sept –  Jeanie Johnson Swim, Fenit, Kerry

Sat 3rd Sept – Gougane Barra Swim, Cork

Sat 17th Sept – Sandycove Island Challenge, Cork




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August Updates

Hi All –
Just a reminder that the Event Calendar is online and up to date.

MOST swims need you to sign up BEFORE the event, please use the links to sign up online.


Sun 7th Aug – Cork Surf Lifesaving Swim

Sat 13th Aug – Courtmacsherry Swim

Sat 20th Aug – Garnish Island, Glengarrif


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Calendar Updated – V3

I have added extra swims and links to enter events to this updated version (3) of the Swim Calendar for 2016.

Pencil the dates in your Diary, and where it asks for online entry, commit and book in!

July is here, swims on nearly every weekend!



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