The 2016 RNLI Myrtleville to Church Bay (entrance to Cork Harbour) 2km open water sea swim will take place on Saturday, June 18th at 3.00pm.
Participants must have submitted their entry online. We can’t accept entries on the day.
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 2016. 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 28, 2016) or Saturday mornings at 08.15 – 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, THE SECOND PLANNED DATE TO ATTEMPT TO RUN IT IS SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3RD AT 6PM. ENTRY FEES FOR THE FIRST EVENT WILL BE 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.
Event details and schedule
Open from 12.45 to 14.15 at the top of the slip in Myrtleville.
The briefing will take place at 14.30 on the steps at Myrtleville beach. All participants MUST be present for the briefing.Swim start:
The swim will start at 15.00. All participants enter the water at the same time.Transportation & Gear:
Participants should carpool to get some cars to Church Bay and then return to Myrtleville for the safety briefing at 14.30.