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Some of the winter swimmers post swim.

Some of the winter swimmers after a swim.

St Patrick’s Day Swim

The traditional start to the 2016 Swimming Season took place on St Patrick’s Morning . 16 swimmers showed up for the opener and all had a great swim .

The water temp was 8.5c and Air temp was 8c , but a bitter cold wind made it feel more like 2c !

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Bernadette White after the St Patrick’s Day Swim.

Late Starters will get the chance to join the fun on Easter Sunday at 11 am in Fenit . Everyone is welcome . Now is the time to start getting used to the sea again as the race evenings are approaching quickly . Membership details for 2016 will be announced shortly .

Winter Swimming

The Winter Swims came to and end last Sunday for this year . It was a very successful season with an average of 25 swimmers every Sunday and up as far as 40 swimmers one Sunday .

The popularity of cold water swimming is growing globally and we hope to see more of you join in for next year . It’s also a great social morning with raffles for Christmas and Easter goodies.

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Paul Prendergast , Michael Slattery , Declan Crowe on St Patrick’s Day.

There are 10 swimmers now in the running for the esteemed title of Winter Swimmer of The Year .

The winner will be announced at our awards night in September . The criteria to win is based on attendance , distance / time in the water , baked goods and best shivering ! Good luck to all !

We also held our Easter Raffle last Sunday where there were some lovely hampers up for grabs . Winners were Noel Ryan and John Fox . There were loads of other goodies and plenty of Easter eggs for the kids .

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Paul Prendergast , Kevin Williams , Declan Crowe after the St Patrick’s Day swim.

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