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Dawn at Sandycove

I came across this great photo on Flickr last week and the photographer, Kevin Grace, kindly gave me permission to post it here. Here is his Flickr page and here is the original link. For those of you who have … Continue reading

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Support the RNLI … for nothing this time

Most of our swims have a charity fundraising element. eBay are giving grants for the Top 3 voted charities at the end of the summer. All you have to do is visit http://bit.ly/duUibX and vote! For once this costs nothing and us … Continue reading

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Second & Third corners & Pil river

Took these images on the May bank holiday weekend, just stitched them together yesterday. – Donal

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Moonlight over Sandycove

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I thought I’d share this beautiful image of Sandycove under moonlight back in early February. It was taken by Mike from Oregon who some of you met on his swimming tour around the UK, Scotland and Ireland, (where he swam … Continue reading

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Vote for Anne-Marie Ward – World Open-Water Swimming Woman of the Year

This is from Owen (O’ Keefe), and many of you will already have seen it on the Sandycove email list. “Hi Everyone, As you most of you surely know at this stage, one of our own, Anne-Marie Ward is in … Continue reading

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Postal Swim Trophies now available

In our tradition of making up new awards, the Sandycove Island Swimmers have spared no expense, (really, there was no expense) and allocated a beautiful gold coloured trophy for each participant of the inaugural postal swim. Please click here to … Continue reading

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First (November) Monthly Postal Swim Results

We had 13, 14, 15 entries. Swimmers in Ireland, UK, Sweden, France & Canada. (These results are surprising.) Joint First places… Joint Second places… Joint Third places… And joint Fourth places! Well done one and all and especially Colm & … Continue reading

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First Postal swim month is over – send in your results

If you haven’t already done so, email me your results. So far I have 13 entries (and a few more online), not bad for the first run. Send me the distance FROM EACH of your attempts if you did more … Continue reading

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Sylvain on Daily News Of OW Swimming

http://www.dailynewsofopenwaterswimming.com/2010/11/frenchman-in-sweden-for-british-cold.html?spref= 2C in Sweden! Well done Sylvain. Still a balmy 9C here. It’s looking less & less like we’re going to able to get out of this. We’re still looking for another lady to join Liz & Lisa to form … Continue reading

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Great start adding Swim Locations to the Google Map

A great list of locations all across the South of the country from Kerry to Waterford, as seen on GoogleEarth. Still not seeing any additions from our international Sandycove friends.

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First Postal Swim month starts today (Nov. 1st)

If we can make this a success we are going to try a monthly winter league. So email me your name before you start. And you don’t have to be in Ireland. Sandycove is worldwide. Join in.. Just a reminder … Continue reading

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Sandycove Swimmer’s achievements now stored on Google docs

We’ll be using Google docs to store some documents like Ned’s list of Sandycove Swimmers achievements which is now uploaded and available at http://bit.ly/cbEgrK. Next year we’ll also put the 3/5/9k qualification list up there, and other relevant documents. Right … Continue reading

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Send us some pictures and vids for the Gallery

Hey Sandycove Swimmers, One advantage of the site over the email list (which will remain by the way) is the ability to store and display some media. Send us (the Admins) some content, photos or video at sandycoveswimmers@gmail.com. (Though we … Continue reading

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Reminder – Postal Swim Series – Join Up

As you saw on the Sandycove list recently, we are going to try an inaugural Postal Swim in November and if it goes okay,  start a winter league. The basic idea is; you swim as far as you can in … Continue reading

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Sandycove Swimmers (Worldwide) Swim Locations – Add Your Spot

Use the Google Map, previewed below, to add your swim location, with a bit of safety detail for the visitors. To add click on the link and add a Location Tag with the name and detail. Add you name also … Continue reading

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