Aquathons and Open Water Swim Sessions

Dock-Beach-KinsaleNow that summer is now officially here we will be starting our open water swim sessions and our Aquathon series.  For the most part on the weeks where there is no aquathon we will have an open water swim at the Dock beach.  The swims/aquathons will be on Thursday evenings at 7:30pm.  We are hoping to start with an open water swim on Thursday week June 9th at 7:30pm.  The following week June 16th there will be a special aquathon in aid of Down’s Syndrome Ireland organised by Jason Pierce who is doing Tour de Munster this year. There will be a BBQ in conjunction with this special event.  More details on this aquathon in later postings!  The aquathon series proper will then start on June 23rd.  Almost all of the events will be at the Dock Beach any variations to this will be posted in advance.

Date Event
June 9th Open Water Swim
June 16th Down’s Syndrome Aquathon
June 23rd Aquathon Series
June 30th Aquathon Series
July 7th Aquathon Series
July 14th Open Water Swim
July 21st Aquathon Series
July 28th Open Water Swim
Aug 4th Aquathon Series (TBC)
Aug 11th Open Water Swim
Aug 18th Aquathon Series
Aug 25th Aquathon Series with Final Event BBQ

Video of previous aquathon can be seen here.

More details about each event will be posted on the week of each event.  The aquathons will follow the format of recent years with the option of either a 1 lap or 2 lap swim then a run out and back from the beach to the bridge, twice (3.4km).  The aquathon coordinators are John O’Shaughnessy and Tadhg O’Leary, Andrew O’Leary is coordinating the open water swims.