Club News

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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Pat Lawless Sail and Oar Festival

Posted on 17, June 2014

in Category Club News, Open Water

  On Sunday June 8th a group of 20 swimmers took to the water in Limerick City Centre in support of the Pat Lawless Sail and Oar Festival. The swim took place from St Michael’s slipway to Sarsfield Bridge and back to St Michaels. The swim was coordinated with the rowing regatta between Sarsfield and Shannon Bridges and sailing events between Sarsfield and Thomond Bridges. The weather was very “polite” and a good day was had by everyone and it really demonstrated the amenity value of the river in Limerick. Events of this kind should be run more regularly during the [&hellip

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Martin Duggan Memorial Swim

Posted on 17, June 2014

in Category Club News, Open Water

On Friday 6th June the Limerick Masters Open Water road trips began with a short jaunt to Fermoy Co. Cork. 7 members headed off into the mist with what we hoped was not going to be a regular feature on our future road trips…rain! Most of us were happy to settle for a lift in Tommys comfortable temperature controlled vehicle! Thanks again Tommy! The swim was run by Owen O’Keefe with the support of Fermoy rowing Club & the Blackwater Search & recovery Unit. 55 swimmers took part in the swim with 2 waves starting from the slip before the [&hellip

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Open Water Swimming

Posted on 19, May 2014

in Category Club News, Open Water

Hi all, As we are now approaching those long balmy summer days we are starting the open water swimming season. Reports from the early starters tell us that conditions in the river Shannon are very comfortable!  – whatever that means. For the next number of weeks we will be swimming in Castleconnell at Worlds End on Tuesday evenings at 6.30pm. All are welcome including those who would like to try out open water. For any information on the location and time or you want to come along and give it a try contact Harry Harbison (087 8396828) or Diarmuid O’Hanrahan [&hellip

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Christmas day swim

Posted on 22, January 2014

in Category Club News, Open Water

As it was Christmas day and forgiveness was in the air there was a brief interlude in the stormy weather and we were granted a sunny spell as 12 repentant souls – male and female took to the calm chilly waters of the Shannon at UL boat Club for the Christmas Day Masters dash. The competition as always was tough with a beady eye on winning the race but a much more focussed eye on the mince pies, hot tea, coffee and added extras which were readily available at the finish line. Brian Dillon displayed an air of confidence that [&hellip

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