Monthly Archives: August 2011

Swimming Around Sherkin

The start of the swim was beautiful…pity that didn’t last long! Congratulations to Owen O’Keefe, who swam around Sherkin Island today, beginning and finishing in Baltimore, in a time of 3 hours, 58 minutes and 58 seconds. It was a … Continue reading

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‘The Edge Sports’ Sandycove Island Challenge 2011

This is just a reminder that entries will close for the 2011 ‘The Edge Sports’ Sandycove Island Challenge on Friday, September 9th. Click here to enter online. The swim itself takes place on Saturday, September 24th at 3pm. We welcome all … Continue reading

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Stephen Redmond & Steven Black

Huge Congrats to Stephen Redmond who swam Baltimore – Fastnet – Schull on the 17th August, covering 26 miles in 13 hrs 20 mins. An incredible swim, more details you will find here: http://www.dailynewsofopenwaterswimming.com/2011/08/fastnetthe-swim-that-couldnt-be-donewas.html Congrats also to Steven Black who … Continue reading

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Ballycotton Swim 2011

Ballycotton Swim, 19th August, 2011 Write-up by Carol Cashell, Swim Organiser The RNLI boat in choppy water during the first half of the swim (photo by Kevin Dwyer) The annual Ballycotton swim (in aid of the Ballycotton RNLI) took place … Continue reading

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Escape from Spike 2011

Escape from Spike Swim, 7th August, 2011 Write-up by Niall O’Crualaoich, Swim Organiser Many thanks to those who came to the 2011 Escape from Spike Island swim. What a day, we managed to the the only bit of calm water … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Foireann Snamh Garibaldi

The guys and gals of Foireann Snamh Garibaldi finished their relay this evening in a time of 13hours, 52minutes, with our own Kevin Williams leading them into France. Huge congratulations guys, it was a tough day out there but ye … Continue reading

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Foireann Snamh Garibaldi

At 8:30am this morning, Foireann Snamh Garibaldi began their relay English Channel swim. The team is made up of three Americans and three of our own swimmers: Catherine Sheridan from Cork, Fionnuala Walsh from Clare and Kevin Williams from Kerry. … Continue reading

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RNLI Courtmacsherry Open Water Swim 2011

RNLI Courtmacsherry Open Water Swim 2011 Inaugural swim a big success (Write-up by Ray McArdle, Event Director) The first annual Courtmacsherry swim took place on July 23rd on Blind Strand (Coolbawn) just outside Courtmacsherry. Blind Strand The swim had a … Continue reading

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Lough Derg Open Water Swim (5k or 1mile) – 17/18th Sept

This is a 2 day open water event taking place in Lough Derg on Sat 17th & Sun 18th Sept. The event is the first mass participation swim of its kind inIreland. There are three races, 1/2 mile, 1 mile … Continue reading

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Lake Zurich Marathon Swim 2011

Hi folks, The Lake Zurich Marathon swim takes place on the 7th August 2011. Its a 26 km swim in one of the most beautiful parts of the world, truly magestic: fabulous scenery, sunny weather, 20 Deg C water and … Continue reading

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‘The Edge Sports’ Sandycove Island Challenge 2011

Now that the ‘Vibes and Scribes’ Lee Swim is over for another year, we look forward to our second big event of the Sandycove calendar: ‘The Edge Sports’ Sandycove Island Challenge. This year the swim will take place on September … Continue reading

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