23rd May 2019 at 9:23 am #14297
DO YOU WANT TO SWIM IN OPEN WATER EVENTS BUT ARE NOT PART OF A SWIM CLUB?
Anyone with Swim Ireland Special Membership can now attend a NUMBER of great open water races this summer. The list is found at the link below:
If you do not have Special Membership as part of the Triathlon Ireland package, you can sign up for Special Membership at the below site:
ONCE I HAVE SPECIAL MEMBERSHIP – WHAT DO I NEED TO DO NEXT?
Swimmers have to register with Leinster Open Sea database before attending races. All swimmers must register on this database first in order to get your Leinster Open Sea Race Number.
Registration is found at the below link for new swimmers:
Registration procedure and rules are found here:
You will then be required to:
1. Complete form (Swim Ireland have noted to use “Swim Ireland as the club” when completing the form)
2. Pay fee of €21
3. Upload a beautiful photo
4. Enter an estimate time for 1,600 metres (pool based)
I understand that once this is complete, you will be issued with a race number (online) and a timing chip (at their first race).
Leinster Open Sea will issue announcements and updates on Facebook and Instagram if you want to keep up-to-date.
While not confirmed, it is most likely the case that if you wear a wetsuit at such races, you will not be eligible for prizes. So toughen up!!
Thanks LINDA CLARKE (our OWS champion) for bringing this to my attention!
SWIM IRELAND – OWS CLINIC
Swim Ireland are also holding an OWS clinic at the NAC with National Senior Team Head Coach, Ben Higson. This will be held on Tuesday 25th June from 17:30-20:30.
For more info, please click on the below link:
PIRANHA FIRST OWS RACE
For the past few years, our first main OWS race / event has been the Escape from Ireland Swim. This is a great race, so make sure to sign up before it sells out. Last year it sold out weeks before the event. See below link:
Finally, our Friday evening sessions (member led) continue for the next few weeks at Clontarf Baths, while the water temperatures heat up. No need to be concerned about tidal issues. Just rock up and swim.
Lane reserved between 18:30 – 19:30.
Bobby Nolan (Clontarf Baths) has asked that Piranha members keep to their allotted time, as it is easier to manage. Parking is across at the GAA club.
As always – happy swimming.
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