Tralee Bay Swimming Club News 08/09/14

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Tralee Bayb SwimmingThe Gerald Walsh Memorial Swim

The final round of our 8 swim World Series took place Sunday evening in blazing sunshine and smooth water . The c1100 metre race took off and finished at a blistering place as vital points had to be won for Swimmer of the Year .

The fastest time was set by Michael OConnell Jnr at an incredible 13m40s and was closely followed by James Slade and David Smith . After handicaps were applied , the winner of Group A and The Gerald Walsh Memorial Cup was Daniel Doyle , Winner of Group B was Rosarie Quilter and Winner of Group C was Bob Fitzsimons .

This makes things very tight at the top of the points table ! Congratulations to all . A big thanks to John And Michaela Edwards and family for looking after the delicious BBQ afterwards !


We would like to extend a huge thank you to all of the Kayakers and support crews who helped out over the World Series . Our swims are dependent on your generous participation .

Special Olympics

A massive congratulations to Brendan O Connell , who has qualified to compete for Ireland in The Special Games in Los Angeles next year . Brendan is an amazing swimmer and never misses a race . He will compete in the 1500 metre open water race .

Blennerville to Fenit

The postponed Blennerville to Fenit 8km swim takes place this Saturday morning from The Lock Gates . The first swimmers will start at c9.30 am . Fingers crossed for the weather !

Water Safety

Josephine Cahill

Who has been in charge of the annual swimming lessons and water safety courses in Fenit has stepped down after a long number of years of dedicated organisation . On Behalf of all participants and the club. Thanks Josephine! A hard act to follow!


The club would like to extend its condolences to The O’Carroll Family on the recent death of Sean. RIP.

Awards Night

Our annual night out takes place on Saturday the 27th September in The Meadowlands Hotel . Craic agus Ceol with music from Celebration . The Swimmer of the Year and all group winners will be presented on the night along with the perpetual cups and spot prizes . Come along and support the winners and celebrate a fantastic year of swimming with your family and friends . Tickets from Kevin , Cathy , Mike , Denis or call into Graham in Surf nSail .

Swimmer of the Year

To be announced!

English Channel

There will be no notes for the next week or two as I head off to Dover for my long awaited English Channel Solo Swim . My tide window opens on. Monday the 15th and goes to the 22nd . Fingers crossed for the weather .

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