The Adam’s Island swim this year managed to fall on yet another glorious sunny day.
The water temperature was approx 15 / 16 degC and looked very welcoming from Glandore. Swimmers piled into the boats to be dropped off at the Island for 3.30 pm, right on schedule. The sea was slightly ‘lumpier’ out there and swimmers found it tough to get through the first part of the swim.
This was not helped by an intrusion of small sailing craft (despite being advised about the swim) crossing the swimmers’ paths … due to the diligence of the swimmers, there were no collisions. A note has been made for next year.
All but one of the 39 swimmers who started, finished safely and enjoyed a tough 3 / 3.3 km swim (up for debate, depends which version of google earth you use 😉
Thanks to everyone: helpers, swimmers and families, friends etc who came along to cheer and enjoy the fabulous day.
Special thanks to Dee and Kieran Sheehan for the fantastic boat support. Lisa Cummins for time keeping, Dieter’s daughters and Jane for kayaking. And of course the Glandore Inn for the well earned dinner afterwards!
We raised another €200 for the RNLI, for which they are extremely grateful.
Honestly, for me these are astonishing achievements: About 3 km in water with 15 to 16 degC, that’s more than tough and brave, it’s just great. Everyone can be proud.
I haven’t done something similar yet (no swim below 18degC), although a long distance mastersswimmer myself and congratulate you.
Greetings from Germany.