Thursday 13th July 2017
Myrtleville: Myrtleville Beach, Cork, Ireland
The RESCHEDULED 2017 RNLI Myrtleville to Church Bay (entrance to Cork Harbour) 2km open water sea swim will take place on Thursday, July 13th at 7.00pm.
Participants must have submitted their entry online. We can’t accept entries on the day. If you entered the original event planned for June 10, your entry has been carried over to July 13th. No need to enter again.
This is a challenging 2km swim in open water conditions from Myrtleville Beach to Church Bay, with majestic views of Roches Point lighthouse, the entrance to Cork Harbour and the odd cruise liner, oil tanker or navy vessel passing by.
All participants must be able to verify a minimum of one 1,500m open water swim in 2017. We strongly recommend you have done a longer distance – or several 1,500m swims. This is a fantastic, but challenging swim and not to be attempted without proper preparation. If you want to practice, come to Myrtleville any Monday night at 6pm (from Monday March 27, 2017) or Saturday mornings at 09.00 – all year round. There’s no excuse not to get some practice sessions in!
IMPORTANT NOTE: THERE WILL BE NO REFUNDS OF ENTRY FEES. CONSIDER THEM DONATIONS TO THE RNLI.IF THE EVENT IS POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER, A THIRD PLANNED DATE WILL NOT BE ATTEMPTED. ENTRY FEES FOR THE FIRST EVENT HAVE BEEN TRANSFERRED TO THE SECOND EVENT.IF THE SECOND DATE DOES NOT PROCEED ALL FEES WILL BE PAID OVER TO THE RNLI AS A DONATION. THERE WILL BE NO REFUNDS MADE.
Open from 16.30 to 18.00 at the top of the slip in Myrtleville.
The briefing will take place at 18.30 on the steps at Myrtleville beach. All participants MUST be present for the briefing.
The swim will start at 19.00. All participants enter the water at the same time.
Participants should carpool to get some cars to Church Bay and then return to Myrtleville for the safety briefing at 18.30. Gear will be transported by van to the finish for participants.