Tralee Bay Swimming Club News

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Darkness into Light Swim

51 brave swimmers showed up in Fenit at 4 am Saturday morning to help raise funds for Pieta House.

All swimmers had been briefed beforehand and arrived ready to go at 4.15am. Complete with 2 glow sticks each, it made for a spectacular sight as they entered the cold water in pitch blackness and proceeded to swim the length of the shore and back.

With help from Wild Water Adventures, safety kayaks, Fenit RNLI and the Gardai, The swim went off without a hitch and will certainly remain in the memory for a long time to come.

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The swimmers light up the water with their glowsticks.

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Club Membership

Club Membership is now due . It is €55 for a competitive swimmer or €20 for standard membership.

We will have a registration night on Tuesday 10th May from 5.30 to 7 . Alternatively you can call into Graham in Surf n Sail.

With less than 3 weeks to go to the first swim in The World Series, we hope that you are all enjoying getting acclimatised to the sea. The first race will be a nice short 500 metres. A few things for you to know first.

May 28th and 29th are the club flag days and we need everyone on board to help out . As always there is 1 VALUABLE point for everyone who helps out.

This point has come into play more than once when Deciding Swimmer of The Year.

Again, the same as last year, everybody taking part in The World Series is required to give one night to Club Duty.

I will have the list at registration night in The Meadowlands. In the meantime you can email me your preference

New swimmers to the club will swim in Group D twice until they set a handicap time .
There will be a new group this year “E”.

This is for beginner or nervous swimmers or if you just want to take part. This group will swim to the first buoy and back only.

There will be a prize for this Group at the end of the year and it will be based on participation and enjoyment.

New Club Hats will be given at registration and they Must be worn at all club swims.

Another change this year will be The Finish. There will be NO numbered hats this year. You MUST finish at a designated area.

You will then exit the water in order of touch finish and give your name to the timekeeper.

The designated finish area will be c1 metre wide and anyone who finishes outside this area will not receive a time and will get a DQ.

This is in order to streamline the finish.

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