Club News

Christmas party Thursday 19th Dec

Posted on 19, December 2013

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The beautiful Curragower falls … well at this time of year we won’t be swimming over them but we will be close by.  All members are welcome to join the festive end of year pool frolics in UL at the earlier time of 8 pm. We will retire after to the Curragower Bar on Clancys Strand for Club awards, finger food and craic. Rumour has it there is a Bluegrass band in residence that night so take it easy on the sprints in the pool

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Gala diary

Posted on 18, December 2013

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Our next gala focus will be our own Limerick Masters Long Course event. The event will take place over 2 days in the pool in UL March the 1st & 2nd. The 1500m event will take place on the Sunday. We expect full attendance by all club members. We will be looking for volunteers to assist the sub-committee on the day. Marcus has already had some keen interest from abroad … the UK, our Italian friends in Rarinantes Valsugana look like they will be back and it seems we have Russian interest

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Christmas holiday swimming

Posted on 18, December 2013

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For anyone interested in having a few swims as a group over the festive season drop an email to Andrea (andrea_newport@hotmail.com). We would propose to swim when UL pool opens at 11am over the holidays. Needless to say if the pool doesn’t take your fancy Rosie Foley would be delighted to buddy up with anyone feeling extra brave with a dip in Killaloe

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Results from Mallow Masters

Posted on 18, December 2013

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Congrats to all the Limerick swimmers who took part in the Mallow Master gala recently. Total medal count: 26 Gold, 31 Silver, 17 Bronze in individual events. 8 Gold, 20 Silver, 4 Bronze in relay events. Total record count: 1 Irish Record, 14 Munster Records subject to ratification. Limerick also retained the Overall Best Performing Club trophy with a great team effort from both men and women. Congratulations to Limerick swimmers of the Gala – Edmeia Oneda Khan and Craig Storan Official results to follow shortly on the Results page. Great team work all

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Mallow the real story

Posted on 18, December 2013

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Ho ho ho and so to Mallow we went, all packed in, 18 of us in a 12 seater single decker and oh what fun it was on the Bus na nÓg to Mallow town! First of all fair play to the seriously sound Corkonians who rolled out the red carpet to welcome us to their town. The gala was great not to mention the amazing grub. The brownies, scones, flapjacks, cup cakes, tarts, Mallow marsh mallows and hang sangwiges were to die for and the wonderful warmth of the Mallow Masters made this a damn fine gala! Under Coach [&hellip

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Welcome new members

Posted on 18, December 2013

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You might have seen some new faces in the lanes. Limerick Masters are delighted to welcome the following new members to the Club. Martin Ferland Maria Ryan Colm Carty Patrick O’Donnell Eoin Keane Derek Dillon Brenda Cosgrove Great to have ye on board. Happy swimming

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Who are your new Committee

Posted on 18, December 2013

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Chairperson   Harry Harbison   Vice Chair   Andrea Newport Treasurer       Mary Ryan            Secretary   Breda Mcnamara Committee Members Paddy Healy      Gina O’Conor   Marcus Austin             John Reilly Shona Lynch     Brian Murray     Mairead Coughlan     John Garrett The Committee have been busy with 2 meetings already held since formation. There are small groups working on various sub-committees such as Social Committee, Recruitment, Club Website, Club Gear, Limerick Gala & Open Water Swimming. If there are any ideas or topics you would like raised with the Committee please feel free to contact any member. On a more lighter note here are some interesting “swim club” facts about your Committee, but who are we referring to … answers to follow [&hellip

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Wednesday morning swim session – continues into 2014

Posted on 27, November 2013

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The Wednesday morning swims will continue in 2014.  In case you didn’t know the Club swims 7 – 8 am on Wednesdays in Grove Island.  The cost is currently subsidised by the club so it’s a bargain at €30 for 12 weeks!!  Sessions are coached by John Dempsey.  There are limited spaces available so if you are interested please give your name to Breda Mcnamara

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Thomond Swim – Saturday – 20th July – Limerick City

Posted on 22, July 2013

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What a day – what a swim – air temperature 31 – water temperature 25 – 72 swimmers. The Thomond Swim was, by common consent, a most enjoyable swim and with the low volume of water in the Shannon times were fast.  The river was alive with swimmers and boats, 15no. for the event. With the boardwalk along the riverbank spectators were able to follow the swim at their ease. The race started and finished this year in St. Michael’s Rowing Club. This made the course 100m longer than normal due to the fact that the normal finish area on [&hellip

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Thomond Swim History

Posted on 25, June 2013

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Thomond Swim (Thomond is the Gaelic for North Munster) The Thomond Swim starts from the slipway at St Michael’s Boat Club on the north shore of the river Shannon and then the route takes the swimmers along by O’Callaghan Strand under Sarsfield Bridge along by the side of Clancy Strand past the Old Barracks (O’Callaghan and Clancy were two former Mayors of Limerick who were executed by the Black and Tans during the War of Independence). The swim then passes where the Curragower Salmon Fishermen used to moor their angling cots and dry their nets. Some of their cottages are still [&hellip

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