An Introduction to Sea Swimming in Dublin / Leinster
When: Tuesday, April 12 @ 6.30pm
Where: Run Logic, 3-4 Smock Alley Court, Essex St West, Temple Bar, Dublin 2. Map is here
If you swam competitively in years past, do triathlons or have an ambition to do the Liffey Swim, this event is for you! Topics covered include training, dealing with the cold, the joys of open water swimming, how the season works and background on Dublin SC.
Our line up includes:
Roisin Kelly: Galway Bay Swimmer 2016
Niall O’Sullivan: Leinster Open Sea Champion 2016
Jody Clarke: 17km Lough Erne Swimmer 2016
Other experienced swimmers from the club will also contribute during a Q&A session.
New Committee for 2015 - 2016
We had a very successful club AGM on November 18 2015. Over 20 members were present. The club Secretary, treasurer, the two captains and the president all presented reports. It was a remarkable year for the club with increased levels of participation and lots of success for all. Awards were also presented (see photo below) by the captains to Claire O'Dwyer as the club's female swimmer of the year and to Keith Butler as the men's swimmer of the year. A new committee was also elected as follows:
President: Ceall O'Dunlaing
Vice President: Niall O'Sullivan
Secretary: Roisin Kelly
Treasurer: Una Ryan
Men's Captain: Yves Michalet
Ladies' Captain: Mairead Cashman (returning to the committee)
Men's Vice Captain: Ron Hardie
Ladies' Vice Captain: Elena Green (new to the committee)
and the committee is further complimented with
Jody Clarke (new to the committee)
Phelim May (new to the committee)
Tiffiny Quinn (new to the committee)
Dublin Swimmer is Leinster Open Sea Swimmer of the Year 2015
Niall O'Sullivan of Dublin SC was on Sept 19 announced as the 2015 Leinster Open Sea Swimmer of the Year.Trailing by 5 points going into the final swim - the Liffey Swim - he claimed 17th place and 8 points to leapfrog into the lead. His final tally was 142 points, with Barry Dunne of Phoenix second on 140 points and Neil Murphy of ESB third on 130. Niall had previously won the Vets category in 2013 - when finishing fourth overall.
It was a great season for Dublin with the ladies team claiming the team of the year with 254 points while Claire O'Dwyer had a superb season and ended up with the Super Master title and third overall with 122 points.