Club News

Fly Shannon Thomond Swim 2017 Results

Posted on 9, July 2017

in Category Club News, Open Water, Thomond Swim

King Johns Castle Thomond Swim

Well done to all the swimmers who took part in a fantastic swim through the heart of Limerick City. A bg thank you to our sponsorts Fly Shannon group. A huge thanks to our volunteers from the club who helped on the day and especially to the Limerick Marine Search & Rescue, Civil Defence, Limerick Kayak Club and St. Michaels Rowing Club for their support. This was our 10th year running the event and each year the numbers continue to grow. We had 95 swimmers in the water of 97 that registered. Results can be found on the links below: [&hellip

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Summer Solstice Castleconnell 2017

Posted on 21, June 2017

in Category Club News, Open Water

We had almost 60 swimmers take part in the now annual Summer Solstice Swim in Castleconnell. The swim is run as a fundraiser for Castleconnell Boat Club. Tonight we raised a total of 630€ for the club and we could see one year on from last year the terrific progress that has been made at the site. We had 3 female junior swimmers tonight Sophie Keane, Julie Lyons & Edie Reynolds. Fantastic swimming over a distance of approximately 1,150m. The ladies started 2 minutes before the men. Results can be found here. Results Limerick Masters Castleconnell Boat Club Summer Solstice Swim 2017 [&hellip

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Castleconnell Summer Solstice Dip

Posted on 22, June 2016

in Category Club News, Open Water

Well done to all those swimmers who took part in our fundraiser 1km dip in aid of Castleconnell boat club last Tuesday 21st June. Prior to the adults entering the kids had a splash and dash that was well rewarded with medals & mars bars! We had 40 swimmers take part and with voluntary donations we were delighted to hand over almost 500€ to Castleconnell Boat Club. The club as many of you know was badly affected by the Winter flooding. The timing of the event meant it was a perfect warm up for those heading to Kilkee this weekend [&hellip

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Thomond Swim 2016 Online Entry

Posted on 7, June 2016

in Category Club News, Open Water, Thomond Swim

This years Thomond Swim is taking place on Saturday July 2nd. Start time 16:45. YOU CAN ENTER ONLINE HERE: https://em.eventmaster.ie/client/order_step1.html?eventId=947&showHeader=true Please note that timing will not be electronic this year. Also please note that in order to be in with a chance of winning a prize we need your online entry in by Wednesday 29th June midnight. Otherwise you will not be given a handicap to be considered for a prize. Looking forward to seeing you in Limerick again

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85th Dun Laoghaire Harbour Race – Sunday 10th August

Posted on 5, August 2014

in Category Club News, Open Water

The 85th Dun Laoghaire Harbour Race takes place on Sunday August 10th 2014. The men’s race is at 11am and the ladies’ race at 12pm. Last year, over 250 men and women qualified to enter the Dun Laoghaire Harbour Race and it is anticipated that there will be 300 swimmers this year. Each weekend from June to September the swimming club of Leinster run open sea swimming races along the coast of Leinster. Theses are held at well known swimming locations such as Malahide, Portmarnock, Howth, Clontarf, South Wall, Seapoint, Dun Laoghaire, Sandycove, Killiney and Bray. These form the Leinster [&hellip

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Planned Open Water Swims

Posted on 15, July 2014

in Category Club News, Open Water

For those of you interested it’s still not too late to try and get those open water dips in to qualify for the Harbour & Liffey swims in Dublin. Already a number of the group from the weekly Castleconnell dip are participating and planning on making it an overnight affair for the Liffey in Dublin. A handy qualifier is the Thomond Swim on Saturday 26th July. Information and online entry details can be found on : Thomond Swim 2014 Another swim that might interest others is a longer swim in Lough Dan with a choice of 5km & 10km. This swim takes [&hellip

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Castleconnell Sunshine & Open Water

Posted on 23, June 2014

in Category Club News, Open Water

A good crowd 11 off swimmers assembled at Worrells End, Castleconnell. This week was a first time swim for Philip Brady, Brian Murray and Rebecca Austin. The weather was perfect and the water warmer compared with the week before. To swimmers like John Ryan, this does not present a problem as they have been taking regular dips at Castleconnell since April. The swim took the now well worn route, up the right, keeping close to the reeds to avoid the boats, past the bend and upto the first tree line, a total of 900m. We were joined by a group [&hellip

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Garnish Island Swim

Posted on 18, June 2014

in Category Club News, Open Water

Just one week later and the water had warmed up considerably! Three masters club members took full advantage of the blue skies to travel to Glengarriff and participate in the Gaddin AbtGarnish 2014 swim. It is an ideal swim event for newcomers to OW swimming, as the island is in a very secluded spot and the organiser Ossi Schmidt promotes the event as a swim, rather than a competition. Three distances were held: 1km, 3km, 5km. Kevin braved up for the 5km while Linda and Diarmuid completed the 3km. Well done all. &nbsp

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