Tralee Bay Swimming Club News 24/11/14

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Tralee Bay swim 2Winter Swimming

Our Turkey Series on Sunday Mornings has turned out to be a huge success. Round 1 had 9 swimmers taking part and Round 4 last Sunday had 27 swimmers. The beautiful calm weather and blue skies were a help , but with an air temperature of 6c and water temperature of 7.2c it was a huge challenge to all swimmers. Everyone was smiling afterwards which is a great sign of an enjoyable morning.

As usual there was plenty of hot drinks and goodies available afterwards. Every Sunday sees a couple more newcomers and a big welcome to Willie Kelly , Bernard McElligot and Maureen Molyneaux who joined us. Tommy OConnor even flew in from San Francisco for a swim ! Well done to Bob Fitzsimons who completed his 150th swim to the diving boards and back this year.

A huge well done to all of the regulars as well who have all abandoned their wetsuits for the winter swims. 4 swimmers have now completed all 4 rounds , Nicola Moore , John OSullivan , Declan Crowe and myself . The 7 Rounds of the Turkey Series will continue until the 14th of December when all the swimmers names will go in a hat for a draw for a Fresh Free Range Turkey and loads of consolation prizes . Everyone is welcome and it truly has turned into a great social morning out .

Christmas Day Swim

Preparations are well under way for the annual Christmas Day Swim at Lockes Beach In Fenit at 12 o’clock . Santa and Mrs Claus will be there at 11 getting everyone in the mood . make sure and get there early ! Club members will be swimming every day from Christmas Eve right through to New Year’s Day . Keep an eye on Facebook for the schedule.

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