Club News

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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Take Your Culture, Go!

Posted on 20, January 2014

in Category Club News

Our committee have been wracking our artistic and creative minds to make this a gala to remember. Limerick is the 2014 City of Culture and this year we guarantee our gala will be awash with buckets of culture, talent and genius cos everyone knows there’s tons of culture in Limerick Citaaaay! Sooooo to celebrate the committee have decided to award marks and medals for all forms of cultural expression exhibited in the gala. To set the standard our captains Brian and Gina will be making exhibitions of themselves throughout the gala (no change there!), and under the leadership of our [&hellip

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Are you a former competitive swimmer?

Posted on 7, January 2014

in Category Club News

Would you like to return to swimming? Limerick Masters swimming club is a competitive masters club that has a passion for swimming, healthy lifestyle, quality coaching in top class pools and fun. In March each year at the Sports Campus at UL, Limerick Masters host the Irish Open Long Course Championships. The club also organise the Thomond Swim, an open water swim, which takes place during the summer months in the heart of Limerick city. We compete nationally and internationally in indoor galas and open water swims during the summer months. The club trains four times a week at UL [&hellip

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Early bird wednesday training

Posted on 6, January 2014

in Category Club News

Hi Members, The next term of early – bird training will start on this Wednesday, 8th Jan. (7 – 7:50am) & will run until Wed.16th April (15 sessions) The fee for the term is 50 euro or 5 euro per session – pay as you go. Can those who are doing the full term please confirm same with Breda by email at turmack@eircom.net Just to let you know: our members at this session have not experienced any difficulty with traffic exiting the pool area at this time. Thanks. Breda, Sec

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Launching the new Limerick Masters website

Posted on 19, December 2013

in Category Club News

A subcommittee of Mary Ryan, Deirdre Kearney & Conal Nolan have been working very hard in the background on the development of a new website for the club. This website was developed for our members and for those wishing to find out more about our club. The website will be a means of keeping members informed of activities and events that involve the club, its members and where relevant activities in the wider swimming world. It will keep us all up to date with upcoming galas, open water swims, training events, social events and any other activities that are of [&hellip

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Message from the Chair

Posted on 19, December 2013

in Category Club News

“Welcome to the launch of The Limerick Masters newsletter. The idea behind introducing a club newsletter is as a means of keeping members informed of activities and events that involve the club, its members and where relevant activities in the wider swimming world. It will keep us all up to date with upcoming galas, open water swims, training events, social events and any other activities that are of interest. At present there is much to talk about the superb attendance at the Mallow gala and the Christmas night out in the Curragower. We also have the upcoming launch of our [&hellip

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Coaches Corner Issue 1

Posted on 19, December 2013

in Category Club News, Coaches Corner

We are introducing an item called Coaches Corner and hope that you will find it to your benefit. The topic  is about training specifics. We train to a system to suit our needs and sport. Explanations will be as user friendly as possible. In modern swimming set-up we use 6 different types, primarily to cover all distances and types of individual. They are Endurance 1 Endurance 2 Endurance 3 Sprint 1 Sprint 2 Sprint 3 Obviously all this is relative to the amount of time you can spend in training.  The above is all about the intensity of the swim i.e. [&hellip

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Christmas day swim

Posted on 19, December 2013

in Category Club News

Don’t they look like they are enjoying themselves.  Our annual 25m splash and dash into the “inviting” waters of the Shannon will take place at 12 noon at the Boat Club in UL.  All hardy swimmers will be rewarded by some mince pies and a tipple if you are of age of course. No doubt Brian Dillon & Rosin Harbison will be back in action to defend their titles

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