February News

For a cold wintery month, plenty has been going on so far.

1 – A group of swimmers set off to tackle the Ice Mile (a mile in less than 5deg water).. madness I know, but there is a bunch of them mad together. Well done to those brave enough to even take on the challenge in what sounds like a well organised event.

2 – We had some local winners at the annual ILDSA (Irish Long Distance Swimming Association) Awards. Well Done to Finbarr Hedderman, Ciaran Byrne, Munster Mermaids and to Myrtleville swimmers on their achievements.

3 – The first Masters Gala of the year took place in Douglas, plenty of first timers joining some seasoned pool swimmers to show the growing popularity of masters swimming. Sandycove Island were well represented as a club, picking up plenty of medals including some strong relays and a BIG win with the cannon relay at the end of the day.! Again well done to those who stepped up for the first time, for first time in years, or out to set down their marker for the year.

4 – Check your emails for a message from our Secretary, Angela, on news of the upcoming spring Dinner (Sat 21st March).

5 – Note to Open Water Event Organisers, make sure you have given Finbarr your date for your 2015 Swim Event, he wants to get the calendar out soon. Thanks.

6 – There is a Swim Ireland masters Clinic on in UL on Sat 28th February, on Nutrition, diving, turns etc. details to sign up are HERE.

7 – Details of the Kingdom Masters Gala in Tralee on Saturday March 28th have been emailed, but can be found HERE if needed again. If you are available to swim on a relay in the morning/afternoon session, please let Carol know. thanks.

8 – Finally, if you still need to sign up for your 2015 Membership, please do so through this link, you must be a Club member to swim in masters galas, and in some of the OW events during the summer. (Any Swim Irl Club will do, this is the link to Sandycove Island Membership).

See you soon for the March News update 🙂

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