It’s that time of year again, mark your Calendars for the Turkey Swim Dates 2018! Times, Locations & Dates below…
See link below to the 2018 Open Water Calendar for Events in Munster.
Organisers have sent on their top line detail of their event and I have put them all on one sheet to keep.
There may be updates throughout the summer, keep an eye on the Calendar page on the top menu.
Note – First swim is June this year, no events in May planned (water temps still too low). Drop a note to the organisers if you have a question, or most of them have Facebook Event pages sets up too, you’ll find more info there.
SAVE THE DATES
The ILDSA (Irish Long Distance Swimming Association), held their annual awards last week. The association asks for nominations and then sets up an expert panel to mull over the submissions.
This year we had MANY Cork swimmers (Cork based, or Cork by association!), who were either nominated or winners or acknowledged on the day.
WELL DONE TO ALL SWIMMERS for making it on the list, as a nominee or winner, you were in great company with other swimmers around the country.
Here’s to a great season of Open Water Swimming in 2018.
List from the ILDSA is below:
- Senior Best Newcomer Winner: Brendan O’Brien
Nominees: Donna Galvin, Lisa McDaniel, Elaine Burrows-Dillane
- Best Organised Open Water Swim Winner: Rebel Plunge (Liam Maher, Paschal Horgan, Carol Cashell)
Nominees: Lee Swim, Grand Dublin Swim, Tralee Bay Swim, Lough Gill
- Munster Open Water Swimmer of the Year Winner: Carol Cashell
Nominees: Aidan O’Herlihy, Anthony Sloman, Carmel Collins, Elaine Burrows- Dillane, Maeve Ryan
- Sheena Patterson Spirit of Open Water Swimming Winner: Ned Denison
Nominees: Audrey Joyce
- Margaret Smith Award Winner: Ned Denison
Nominees: Fergal Somerville
- Best Open Water Swim Performance of the Year Winner: Ion Lazarenco Tiron
Nominees: Carmel Collins, Carol Cashell, Tralee Bay Masters EC Relay Team
- Male Swimmer of the Year Winner: Ion Lazarenco Tiron
Nominees: Anthony Sloman, Christopher Judge, Ned Denison
- Female Swimmer of the Year Winner: Carol Cashell
Nominees: Carmel Collins, Maeve Ryan, Roisin Kelly
Commemorative Medals were also awarded for all solo and relay North and English Channel swims from 2017.
North Channel Solo Swim 2017: Carmel Collins
English Channel Solo Swim 2017: Carol Cashell and Nathan Timmins
English Channel Relay Teams 2017:
Two Way Relay: Myrtle Selkies – Laurence Courtney, John Kiely, Harry Casey, Ann Smyth, Brenda Sisk, Marie Watson
One way Relay: LastMinute.com (part of UK Team) – Audrey Burkley
Finally, a number of honour swimmers and contributors were inducted into the newly-formed Hall of Fame-Marathon Swimming Ireland.
Hall of Fame – Marathon Swimming Ireland Inductees: Lisa Cummins, Eilis Burns
For those of you asking, this is the link to the 2018 Sandycove Island Club membership.
Full rules (T&Cs) are in the Membership tab up top of page.
our Annual AGM is on Sunday 10th December at 1.30pm in the Trident Hotel, Kinsale. All members welcome.
It’s that time of year again, mark your Calendars for the Turkey Swim Dates 2017! Times, Locations & Dates below…
We are receiving a large number of enquiries about this Saturday’s Sandycove Island Challenge. Please see the above message from the organisers of the swim, Cork Masters. The swim is full, entries are closed, and no amount of begging or pleading or knowing the right person will get you in at this stage. You need to enter early for these events, a couple of days before is not the time to be thinking about signing up.
If you are already registered and you have questions about the swim please direct them to Cork Masters on their Facebook page.
There are still some more events planned over the next few weeks, these have been listed on the calendar (Munster_Open_Water_Event_Calendar_V.9_September2017), but here is the quick links below:
Sat 9th Sept – Gouganne Barra – Cork – 2.5k/4k – Entry LINK
Sun 10th Sept – Sean O’Sullivan Swim – Clare – 1.5k/3k/5k – Entry LINK
Sun 10th Sept – Blennerville to Fenit – Kerry – 3k/8k – Entry LINK
Sat 16th Sept – Sandycove Challenge – Cork – 1.8k – Entry LINK
Sat 30th Sept – Skerking to Baltimore – West Cork – 2k – Entry LINK
Sat 14th Oct – Spanish Island – West Cork
Sat 28th Oct – Vampire Swim – Myrtleville
By the Way, YES, there will be Turkey Swims on each of the weekends in November and December, start practicing your Baking!! 🙂 Dates to follow soon…