River Temperatures Rising!

Yesterday evening, Dave Mulcahy and Owen O’Keefe swam in the river for the first time in a month. The water temperature was about 6ºC when they were in on St. Patrick’s Day and the weren’t expecting any improvement on that temperature yesterday. They were pleasantly surprised, however, when there was a temperature rise of 2ºC or so. Sure, it helped that it was a beautiful sunny afternoon, but still, that 2ºC was a great improvement on the cold that was to be felt just a month ago.

As well as the rise in temperature, great progress is being made on the new slipway next to the Rowing Club. A lot of silt has settled on the slipway but that’s easily gotten rid of. We hope that this new slipway will be finished in time for this year’s event and, if it is, it’ll make it a lot easier and safer for people to get in and out of the river, especially during events.

Don’t forget that entries are open for the Martin Duggan Memorial Swim 2013 and that all you have to do to find out all information about entries is to go to our Entry page and see for yourself…

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Entries open for MDMS 2013

We are very happy to announce that entries are now open for this year’s Martin Duggan Memorial Swim which will take place on Friday, 14 June. The swim will take place at the usual location, Fermoy Rowing Club on the River Blackwater, and will be 2 km in length. If you want to enter you can do so by following the instructions below (more information is available on our Entry page). Registration will be open from 17:30 to 18:30 on the day and the swim will start at 19:30. Keep an eye on this blog for updates…

How to Enter:

You can enter online or, if you prefer, on paper. If you would prefer to enter online, just click on the link below and you will be taken straight to our Active.com event page where you can enter on the spot.

Button – Owen O'Keefe

If you would prefer to enter on paper, you can download the Entry Form, fill it out and post it (with the appropriate entry fee) to Mr. Owen O’Keefe, 3 Springfield, Fermoy, County Cork, Ireland or scan it and email it to blackwaterswim@gmail.com – don’t forget to include the Parental Consent Form if you will be aged 17 years or younger on the day of the swim! You will receive an email confirming your entry.

Munster Swimming Calendar 2013

The provisional calendar of open water swimming events in Munster for 2013 was released by Finbarr Hedderman this week. You can download this first draft of the calendar by clicking on the following link: Munster Swimming Calendar 2013

Note that all dates, etc., on this calendar are given for information purposes only and that all details are to be confirmed with the organisers of the various events. More dates will be added to the calendar soon…