Thomond Swim 2019

Posted on 15, June 2019

in Category Club News, Thomond Swim, Uncategorized

We are now into our 12th annual Thomond Swim. Each year the numbers continue to grow as does open water participation. This year we didn’t have the hot weather but over 91swimmers took to the 14.5 degree water and swam through our historic city.  A big thank you as always to Limerick Marine Seach & Rescue for the boat cover alongwith the support of Limerick Kayak Club. The Civil Defence provided the welcome shower & finishing tents. Again we had the support of St Michaels Boat Club for the event  we are very grateful for their support each year in opening up their club to the swimmers. 

We remember our former Coach John Dempsey RIP today who now doubt is now analysing those results with some of the former great coaches who have gone before us. John was instrumental in driving the revival of the Thomond Swim having swam many times in the original and then took on the challenge of the new route so many years later.

We had plenty of food to recharge the batteries afterwards at Shannon Boat Club, with it’s stunning vista of the route.

We will share any photos of the event on our facebook page: 

The results can be found here :

The main prizes were:
Fastest Female Skins : Jackie O’Conor NAC Masters in a net time of 29:42
Fastest Male Skins : Ross Church Templeogue Swimming Club in a net time of 27:30
1st Female Maria Ryan Limerick Masters
2nd Female Natalie Clooney Limerick Masters
3rd Female Mary O’Donoghue Askeaton Swimming Club
1st Male Joe McCarthy Deel Swimmers
2nd Male Kieran Kennedy 
3rd Male Greg Scanlon Limerick Masters

1st Female Aoife McGuinness  Limerick Masters
2nd Female Jean Sparling  Limerick Masters
3rd Female Jackie O’Conor NAC Masters
1st Male Ross Church  Templeougue Swimming Club
2nd Male Brian Swift Limerick Masters
3rd Male Johan Ryan  Limerick Masters