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Sherkin to Baltimore

The final swim of the 2012 Munster open water swimming calendar, from Sherkin Island to Baltimore, took place on Sunday, October 14th. 50 swimmers took part in the swim, organised by Steven Black. The sun was out, providing some bit … Continue reading

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Another Sandycove Triple Crown!

Sunrise in the Catalina Channel, with some dolphins for company! Huge congratulations to Gábor Molnar on his successful Catalina swim yesterday in an unofficial time of 9hours, 0 minutes and 48 seconds. In completing the swim, he became the first Hungarian to … Continue reading

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And more congratulations for Ned…

After his speedy Catalina swim only a few days ago, congratulations are again due to Ned Denison, who was inducted into the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame yesterday as an Honour Administrator. This is a really big deal-he was one … Continue reading

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Congratulations Ned!

Ned after finishing his Catalina Channel swim Big congratulations to Ned Denison on completing his Catalina Channel swim today in an unofficial time of 8 hours and 50 minutes. In completing this swim he became the second Irish person to … Continue reading

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‘The Edge Sports’ Sandycove Island Challenge 2012

On Saturday last, September 15th, 265 swimmers took to the water for ‘The Edge Sports’ Sandycove Island Challenge 2012. Thankfully the sun shone for most of the day, and the water was calm with a pleasant temperature of about 14degrees Celsius. … Continue reading

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Gougane Barra Swim, 18th August, 2012

Thanks to Carol Cashell for these ‘on the water’ photos! On Saturday, August 18th, over 50 swimmers travelled to Gougane Barra for Tadhg Harrington’s annual swim. It is always a great swim, ideal for those who are new to open water swimming … Continue reading

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Sandycove Island Challenge 2012

A reminder to everyone that the 2012 ‘The Edge Sports’ Sandycove Island Challenge will take place on Saturday, September 15th at 4pm. Entries are open on Active.com here: http://bit.ly/SIC2012. We would ask that if you are planning to enter please do it as soon as possible because we … Continue reading

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Summer is Here!

So the 1st of May has arrived, the first day of our summer (not that we’d necessarily know it by looking out the window!). For those of you who haven’t started their open water season yet, what are you waiting … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Jen Hurley!

Update: A write-up on Jen’s swim can be found here on The Daily News of Open Water Swimming. A big congratulations to Jen Hurley, who swam around Halls Head Island, Mandurah, Western Australia, yesterday. The following is a description of the … Continue reading

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Rottnest Channel Swim 2012

Congratulations to Ned Denison and Jen Hurley for competing the Rottnest Channel Swim today. The swim takes place in February each year in Perth, Australia. It is a 19.7km swim from Cottesloe Beach out to Rottnest Island. Ned completed the swim … Continue reading

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Cook Strait is next on Steve’s List

Steve Redmond is off again, hoping to cross off the fifth swim on his Ocean’s Seven list: the Cook Strait. The Cook Strait is the body of water that separates New Zealand’s North and South Islands. The 16-mile swim is known … Continue reading

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Sandycove Schedule 2012

The Sandycove swim schedule for 2012 is now available on our Calendar page. This schedule lists suggested swim times for the year, based around high tide and sunset times. It is not guaranteed that a group will turn up to … Continue reading

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Double or Nothing

Yesterday marked the first double lap of the year, with Finbarr Hedderman and Eoin O’Riordan deciding that one lap wasn’t enough for them! Congratulations guys 🙂 It was a beautiful day for a swim, with the air temperature at about … Continue reading

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New Year, New Goals – What Now?

So you’ve made your new open water swimming goal for 2012 and now it’s time to think about training. Where do you start? The article below, written by Ned Denison in answer to a question that he regularly gets asked, … Continue reading

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New Year, New Goals – Setting a Lap Target

Another way to increase your distance in 2012 if you are a Sandycove swimmer is to set yourself a target number of laps of the island for the year. If you’ve never done a lap, why not aim to do … Continue reading

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