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THE ISLAND SWIM – SATURDAY 25th JULY, 2015

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL SWIMMERS WHO WISH TO PARTICIPATE

TIME CHANGE – BOAT LEAVES HOWTH 2.00 PM SHARP – NEW LOCATION

 

FACILITY NOW TO TAKE 80 SWIMMERS

 

REGISTRATION:                     12.30PM

SAFETY BRIEFING:                 1.30PM

BOATS LEAVE:                       2.00PM

RACE STARTS:                        2.30PM

 

WE ARE DELIGHTED TO ANNOUNCE THAT DUBLIN BAY CRUISES HAVE FACILITATED CLONTARF SWIMMING CLUB WITH BRINGING SWIMMERS TO THE ISLAND.

ALL SWIMMERS MUST REGISTER AT THE TIME LISTED ABOVE.

THE NEW LOCATION FOR REGISTRATION IS THE WEST PIER HOWTH, BESIDE THE ICE PLANT AND OPPOSITE THE BRASS MONKEY AND THE OAR HOUSE RESTAURANTS.

 

THE ST. BRIDGET BOAT IS ON A TIGHT SCHEDULE AND IT WILL BE LEAVING THE WEST PIER IN HOWTH SHARP AT 2.00PM.

PLEASE ALLOW YOURSELF PLENTY OF TIME TO REGISTER, GET CHANGED AND BE SWIM READY.

 

YOURS IN SPORT

 

Brian Nolan

 

Mobile: 086-2661981

E-Mail: conquer@indigo.ie

Leinster Open Sea Rules and Declaration

All swimmers competing this year in any Leinster Open Sea races are required to complete Rules and Swimmers’s Declaration. Swimmers can do this via the Fit magazine website.  See attached link for instructions and link to Fit Magazine Web site,

https://www.fitmagazine.ie/events/race/leinster-open-sea-rules-and-declaration

Please complete the

LEINSTER OPEN SEA RULES AND DECLARATION

Note: When you link into the above, please press enter as if you are going to purchase the rules and declaration but there is no charge for same. When complete you will get an acknowledgement number that you accept the rules and regulations.

Clontarf SC Family Day Sea Swim Results

Well done to all our swimmers who competed in our yearly internal Club sea races at the Bull Wall on Saturday 4th July. The age of the swimmers was between 8 and 60 and we held four races in total. The results were as follows, Girls – 1st Lana Nolan, 2nd Robyn Joyce, 3rd Iris Reddington, 4th Elle Joyce. Boys (U13) – 1st James Tracey, 2nd Philippe Tracey, 3rd Aaron Walsh, 4th Conor McGrath, 5th Sam Joyce, Boys (Over 13) – 1st Pierre Tracey, 2nd Shane Gannon, 3rd Sean Nolan. Senior Mens – 1st  Joe Kearns, 2nd Colm Walsh, 3rd Martin Reddington. Finally well done to our two Senior Women swimmers who swam also in the Senior race – 1st Mary Tracey, 2nd Catherine Leavy. Afterwards we were back to Clontarf GAA Club for a barbecue, thanks to Darren Joyce for taking care of Chef duties and Bobby Nolan for organising the food, also thanks to everyone who helped and contributed to the running of the event, this was very much appreciated. Thanks to Clontarf GAA Club for the hiring of the pitch and allowing us to use the Club house. Don’t forget our two Club Open Sea races this summer, the Island Swim in Howth is on the 25th of July and the Bobby Nolan Swim is on the 26th of July at the Bull Wall, we need Volunteers to help out with both of these races.

Swim Ireland Child Protection Course

Swim Ireland are running a Child protection course on the 29th of July 2015, the cost of the course is 20 Euro and is on between 18.30 and 21.30. If you have not done a course or if your course is out of date it would be worth attending. Contact Swim Ireland directly if you wish to attend. The course is held in Irish Sports HQ in Blanchardstown. See Swim Ireland website in the links section for more details.

 

 

 

Reminder Family Day Out 4th July Next Saturday

A reminder that the club internal sea swim will take place next saturday 4th of July for all Juniors and Seniors. The Junior race will start at 3pm followed by a Senior race, meeting at the Bull Wall Dollymount Men’s Shelter 2.30pm sharp. Please bring back any Cups won last year for the Junior and Senior Races. Then back to Clontarf GAA Club after the Swims for a barbecue and presentation of medals and cups, including the U12 Celtic team Leinster League winning medals.

Manchester Festival of Waterpolo Trip

The U14 (2001) and the U12 (2003) players traveled to Manchester this weekend to take part in the City Of Manchester Water Polo Festival 2015 for 2001 and 2003 born players on the 27th June. The U14 team came up against very tough opposition and worked very hard to get a win during the day, the standard was very good and a great experience for the players. With only two subs on the bench the team had to dig deep playing 6 matches in one day. The U12 team again had to work hard after loosing their first game to Bridgefield, then coming back to win their second game against St. Andrews which secured 2nd place in the group. Then winning against Lancaster to earn a place in the Semi Final. The team lost the semi final to Sedgefield eventually coming 4th overall. Finishing 4th was a great placement for this team after winning the Irish Cup this year. The teams gained valuable experience with a total of 11 matches played, a special mention to our goal keeper Jack Dolan who played for both teams over the day, Jack put in a fantastic performance as did all the players from both teams. Thanks to the City of Manchester Waterpolo Club who organised the festival with 30 teams from all over the UK and with Clontarf the only club from Ireland, a brilliant event organised by the Manchester Club, a great day for all the kids. We will be back next year.

Clontarf U12 Team in Northside People

Be sure to pick up the current issue of the Northside People (24th June) to see a write up about the U12 (2003) team winning the Irish Cup in May. See the Sports section page 24. A big thanks to the Northside people for the article.

Clontarf Swimmers raise €690 in the Lough Key Swims

On Saturday the 20th June, three Clontarf Senior Players took part in two Open Water Races in Lough Key (Boyle). The first race was over 750 meters with Dario Fernandez coming 3rd in a time of 10.34, followed by Mike McNieve who came in 20th in a time of 12.17. Later that day they took part in a 1500 meter open water race, Dario again was up at the front coming in 8th with a time of 19.52 followed by Martin Reddington who came 15th in a time of 22.44 and then Mike McNieve came in 24th with a time of 24.09. For swimming this event a total of 690 Euros was raised for the Irish Cancer Association. Thanks to all who donated to this worthy cause and well done to all our Swimmers. Another set of great results for our Open Water Swimmers. If you wish to take part in Opens Sea Races during the summer for more information visit leinsteropensea.ie for the Leinster Open Sea swimming schedule.

Coaching Clinic by Gary O’Brien

Swim Ireland and Leinster Waterpolo have organised a coaching clinic taking Place on the 10th to the 12 of July. If interested contact Swim Ireland directly. See information on Swim Ireland website at http://www.swimireland.ie/other-water-sports/water-polo/ . Note: This course does not award a coaching qualification it is designed as a Coaching Clinic.