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Tralee Bay Swimming ClubWinter Swimming:

The Winter Swims have proven to be very successful this year with no less than 8 swimmers currently in the running for Winter Swimmer of the Year. The weather has been atrocious for all but a couple of swims but the temps have remained well above average with the lowest water temperature recorded 3 weeks ago at 5.9c.

Last Sunday the temp was 8.8c and we would expect to see it continuing to rise as Easter approaches . Well done to the 30 or so swimmers who continue to make these swims fun and successful. We will finish this years Winter Swimming on the 20th March with The Easter Raffle.

2016 Season Swimming:

The 2016 season kicks off on St. Patrick’s Day and Late starters can join us on Easter Sunday . The first race will be on May 24th . Our tide tables will be ready next week and just a reminder that membership is now due. We are looking forward to a very busy season.

The membership this year will be 55 euro for a competitive swimmer or 75 euro for a family of two. This includes a new club hat (which must be worn for all races ), 8 timed races and entry to Swimmer of the Year and 4 bbq’s. Non competitor membership remains at 20 euro.

New to the list this year will be a Cross the Bay Challenge for Club Members from Derrymore to Fenit. We will also have a new group in the races to cater for new , nervous and complete beginners. This group will swim to the first buoy and back only.

Of course the Blennerville to Fenit Swim will take place as well and there are some exciting new changes to this swim. Stay tuned ! In the meantime, set your goals and get training! The Cross Bay Challenge will be c3 miles.

Darkness into Light Swim:

This swim will take place at 4.15 am on May 7th. It is open to all proven open water swimmers but requires prior approval from me, Kevin, or John Edwards. The swim is aid of Pieta House and a Minimum donation of 20 euro is suggested.

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