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The Lakeside Hotel and Leisure Centre

The Jetty (below tennis courts)

V94E2D6 Ballina, Killaloe

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Boru Tri Club and some fellow swimmers will be participating in the Swim version of Hansel and Gretel with boats on Sunday 3rd September.

A group of strong swimmers with good arms, big feet and absolutely no sense will be taken upstream approx. 3km in boats, then they will dive into the Shannon and swim back down the 3km to the Lakeside hotel exiting at the pontoon below the tennis courts below the hotel in Ballina, Co. Tipperary. Wetsuits are optional if you are hardy enough and have previously done the distance in skins at the current water temp. Please note that most swimmers will be in wetsuits for buoyancy and the water temp will be cooling down by Sept. Why are we doing it? Purely for the love of the Long Swim and its time for our annual wash.

Pre-Registration for this swim must be logged here and will be strictly limited to 45 people who are strong enough swimmers for the distance and either licenced Triathlon Ireland or Swim Ireland members. All swimmers must be over 16years of age to participate.

    • Sign-in shall be from 10am Sun 3rd Sept from the Pontoon/ jetty in front of tennis court at Lakeside Hotel – follow steps down from Lakeside front car park. Each swimmer getting individual ID

    • Only those signed-up and pre-registered are covered under Boru Tri Club insurance and only those can be allowed into boats

    • Boats will bring swimmers up the lake leaving The Lakeside Hotel Jetty from 11am with the first big toe in the water at 11:15am

    • The first swimmer expected back down at The Lakeside Hotel by 12 noon if not sooner so please come down to watch.

    • Participants to be marshalled down the river with kayaks and boat coverage.

    • Exit shall be outside The Lakeside Hotel at the Jetty

    • Changing/showering facilities will be available for use at the Leisure Centre if desired

There is no entry fee but YES there is actually a prize for the first local swimmer home! Boru Tri Club will presenting the first LOCAL SWIMMER home with our own Peter Lacy Memorial Perpetual Cup- for the 3k Swim. 2016 it was Geno Quinlan...2017 who will it be??

For everyone taking part - the true reward for all swimming is the joy of the Long Swim in a stunning location and of course pride of having completed. Bragging rights reserved! Hang sangwiches and tae for afters for the hardy. This will be laid on in the gardens of the Lakeside Hotel (weather permitting - indoors in The Oak Room if not)

Thankyou to Lakeside Hotel for their very kind support in this event.

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V94E2D6 Ballina, Killaloe

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