Entries open!

Hello, everyone! At last, entries for this year’s race are now open. Unfortunately, however, Active.com are a little slow in listing our event this year and, as a result, we are only accepting paper entries for the moment. All information about how to enter for the swim can be found on our Entry page and the entry form and parental consent form can be found there also.

While we’re waiting for this year’s event, why not take a look at our Results Archive, where you can look back at the results of previous year’s swims? Also, don’t forget that we’re always on the look-out for volunteers to give a hand on the day. If you have any interest at all in helping out, please send an email to blackwaterswim@gmail.com whenever you get a chance…

That’s it from us for now, keep an eye on the site for further information!

Closing date for entries!

Today is the final day for entries for this year’s Martin Duggan Memorial Swim. The entry system will close at midnight tonight and we will not be able to accept any late entries or any entries on the day. This policy is adhered to for safety reasons.

Logo – The Edge Sports

The swim is open to swimmers who are members of Swim Ireland-affiliated clubs and to swimmers from overseas who are affiliated to the governing bodies for swimming in their respective countries. The entry fee is €25 for those who will be aged 18 years or older and €15 for those who will be aged 12 to 17 years (inclusive). There are four vouchers, each worth €25, for The Edge Sports in Cork to be won on the day and a perpetual shield for the youngest swimmer. You can enter by clicking on this button:

by The Active Network

Tomorrow, the starting list will be published on this website and you’ll be able to have a good look at the range of participants for Friday, especially those in your own speed bracket! Instructions for swimmers and volunteers will also be issued. We’re looking forward to seeing you all on Friday!

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…