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Carmel Collin’s AIS tracker for her EC crossing @ 1 am tomorrow!

Hi all, Carmel Collins is due to start her EC crossing at 1 am in the morning, Sunday the 9th Sept She is on Gallivant, AIS tracker is here: http://share.findmespot.com/shared/faces/viewspots.jspglId=0RsLqd0OfljkLGCkqOSpPqE8DLAaEKhMc She cannot update via twitter but will update by text … Continue reading

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Carmel Collins heading to Dover today!

  Carmel Collins, Channel Aspirant extraordinaire, is heading off to Dover tonight to wait for her window to cross the English Channel. Please join me in wishing her all the best ! She will be updating Facebook with her progress … Continue reading

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Courtmacsherry Swim 2012 – Saturday, September 8th @ 11.00am

Hi all, this is a super fun swim! Message from Ray: Welcome to the second annual Courtmacsherry swim which will take place in Blind Strand (Coolbawn), Courtmacsherry, County Cork on Saturday, September 8th at 11.00am(need to register by 10.30am). This swim … Continue reading

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Channel Aspirants heading to Dover for August window

Roisin Lewis, Catherine Sheridan, Colm Breathnach and Fionnuala Walsh are heading off to Dover this week to await their chance to swim the English Channel. Trackers: Colm: Due to go @2 am Weds 8th Aug http://www.shipais.com/shiptrail.php?mmsi=235018589 Catherine: Due to go … Continue reading

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Well done in Zurich!

Huge congrats to Carol Cashell who came 3rd overall in the 25th International Tran Self-Transcendence Marathon Swim in Lake Zurich 2012!! She was 2nd lady home in a time of 7 hrs 39 for the 26km swim! Well done Carol, … Continue reading

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Carol Cashell is off to Lake Zurich – 5th August 2012

Carol is off to Rapperswil to enjoy the beautiful 26 km swim down Lake Zurich. The race takes place this coming Sunday @ 6 am Irish time and promises, as always, to be a spectacular event with participants from all … Continue reading

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Tragic Loss in the English Channel Today

Dear Swimmers, It is with great sadness the Channel Swimming and Piloting Federation confirms the death an Irish swimmer whist attempting a solo crossing of the English Channel early this morning. Páraic Casey from Cork, Ireland began his swim at 9.13am … Continue reading

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14th – 15th July 2012 – what a weekend!!

Incredible weekend for Open Water Swimming for Cork. Steve Redmond nailed the 7 Ocean’s challenge on Saturday while so many were slogging it out in the Lee Swim. Sandycove Island Swim Club won the Tadgh Philpott cup !! Well done all … Continue reading

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Stephen Redmond – 1st in the World to achieve the 7 Oceans Challenge

The article below was taken from the Cork Examiner – speaks for itself!!  Steve is due home to Cork airport tonight at 7.30 pm, please come along and welcome this heroic Ambassador for Open Water Swimming home!! Steve set for … Continue reading

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4 English Channel Aspirants heading off to Dover

Páraic Casey, Craig Morrison, Jennifer Lane and Rob Bohane are heading off to Dover this weekend to await their window to swim the English Channel next week. In the photo above are 7 of this years aspirants: Roisin Lewis, Carmel … Continue reading

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Marathon swims this year…..just to mention a few….

Congrats once more to Ciaran Byrne and Donal Buckley on a fantastic MIMS swim! 28.5 miles around Manhattan Island, New York in 8 hr 39 and 8 hrs 32 respectively. Well done lads!! This week (hopefully tomorrow), Owen O’Keefe will … Continue reading

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Carmel Collins’ Pub Quiz night 27th June – this Weds!!

  Carmel Collins, Channel Swimmer Aspirant 2012,  is hosting a Pub Quiz on Wed, 27th of June at the Redcove Inn in Mahon at 9.30pm. Proceeds are in aid of MAOS which stands for Mayfield Action On Suicide. It’s 20 … Continue reading

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MIMS Update: Our boys are ready to go – Tracker details….

Donal’s and Ciaran’s tracker Go to page http://nycswim.org/Event/Event.aspx?event_id=2202&from=gps Donal is wave 2, swimmer 31, Ciaran is wave 3, swimmer 22. Start time 10.20 new york time, 3.20 gmt Go Swim Swim Swim!!!

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Fundraiser as Thank you for Phoenix Kayak Club – 28th June, Inniscarra from 3 pm till late ….

Just fowarding on a reminder about the Phoenix Club Fundraiser on the 28th June @ Inniscarra lake from 3 pm onwards. Swims as long or as short as you like. Its a super venue and promise of great weather and … Continue reading

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Manhattan to welcome Loneswimmer and Ciaran Byrne for the epic MIMS 2012

On behalf of the Sandycove Island Swimming Club, I’d like to wish Donal Buckley and Ciaran Byrne every success with their Mahattan Island Marathon Swim this coming Saturday, the 23rd June. The swim is 28.5 miles, but our boys have … Continue reading

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