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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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The Future of our Swims

Its April already and our evenings are bright and sunny! Swim season is coming upon us fast and everyone will be thinking of the events they want to sign up to over the summer months.  It’s a wonderful time to … Continue reading

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Entries are open for Steve Redmond’s fun fundraising Aquathon!

Entries are open for Stephen M. Redmond‘s fundraising Aquathon: http://www.activeglobal.com/aquathlon/garretstown-ireland/redman-aquathon-2012 It promises to be a fun day out!! Food is included and will be served at the Speckled Door bar and restaurant Look forward to seeing you there!

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Stephen Redmond’s fund raiser for his last 7 Ocean’s Swim – Tsugaru Channel

Fundraising event: Redman Aquathon This event is a fund raiser for Stephen Redmond’s 7th Great Ocean swim ! He hopes to be the first swimmer in the world to complete the Ocean 7 Swim Challenge. If you’d like to support … Continue reading

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Start of Season Dinner – 24th March 2012

To celebrate our start of season (did it ever end??), we would like to invite you to a dinner party on the 24th March 2012… The dinner will be €30 per head and the venue Isaacs on McCurtain St in … 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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Fourth Turkey Leg – Loch Hyne, 27th November 2011

Report by Steven Black Wow, what a glorious November day for a swim! We had 10 brave souls, air temp was a mild 14 degrees and water a tropical 11 degrees-better than July! Alas the dolphins had already departed though-so … Continue reading

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Loch Hyne Swim Results and Photos

The final official swim of our 2011 Munster OW season took place on Sunday, October 23rd. It was due to be a swim from Sherkin Island into Baltimore, but due to weather conditions on the day, it had to be … Continue reading

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Third Turkey Leg – 19th November 2011

Well,  once more folks, we had a glorious sunny day, whats more is we had a water temp of 13 degC, warmer than July of this year! Owen, that West Cork sun dance is working wonders, keep it up!! Thanks … Continue reading

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Another Turkey Leg – Loch Hyne 12th Nov

Yet another glorious day for the Turkey Series! Long may it last! Thirteen swimmers arrived with family and friends at Loch Hyne last Sat to be greeted by sunshine and flat calm water.  Water temp was approx 10 degC but … Continue reading

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First Turkey Leg – 6th November 2011

What a glorious day it was on Sunday – Air temp was about 12 degC, water temp 11 degC – sunshine was well received medicine for everyone this weekend! We had a fantastic turnout for the 1st of the Turkey … Continue reading

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Turkey Series 2011

Hi folks, Its that time of year again! For those of you who are not familiar with the Turkey Series (otherwise fondly known as the Sprout Sprints), these are a series of social swims for anyone who enjoys a dip … Continue reading

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Sherkin to Baltimore Swim

The final swim of our 2011 OW season, from Sherkin Island into Baltimore, will take place on October 23rd. The swim is approximately 2km. The link for entry is here: http://bit.ly/Sherkin2011. Swim Ireland membership for 2011/2012 is required for entry … Continue reading

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‘The Edge Sports’ Sandycove Island Challenge 2011 – Entries Closing

Last chance to get your entries in for the Sandycove Island Challenge! Entries close tonight and there are currently only 13 left. You can enter here: http://www.activeglobal.com/ie/swimming/kinsale-ireland/the-edge-sports-sandycove-island-challenge-2011. We’re in the final stages of organising and it promises to be another … Continue reading

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Loch Allua Swim

Loch Allua Swim, Sept 10th, 2011 Write-up by Diarmuid Herlihy, Swim Organiser We had a great day for the swim with very strong winds down the lake. 18 swimmers took part, beginning from a new start point 1km further back … Continue reading

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