Wicklow swimming club’s third and final Open sea event was held on Sunday 26th August, when One hundred and forty five swimmers from clubs all over the east coast raced for the Healy-O’Kane cups.
Ladies section:1st Anne McAdam (Phoenix), 2nd Heike Connors (Wexford Masters), 3rd Nicola Gillilano (Eastern Bay)
4th Jenny Hickey (NAC Masters) and 5th Cathroina Carey Wicklow.
Men’s section: 1st Eamon Dempsey, 2nd Frank Carroll, 3rd Simon McLean, 4th Andriu McGuigan and 5th Aidan Robertson.
These races were kindly sponsored by the Healy- O’Kane families.
The Black Castle Swim, for the Cullen and PV Reilly cups, was held on Tuesday 28th August. Eighty one swimmers braved tough conditions, to swim from Travellahawk beech to the Lifeboat slip. Men’s result for the Cullen cup: 1st Sean Fitzpatrick, 2nd Cormac Murnane, 3rd Dermot Hickey. Ladies results for the PV Reilly cup result: 1st Katie Sreenan, 2nd Mary Burbage, and 3rd Linda O’Neill. Prizes kindly sponsored by the Cullen Family.
The last two races of the club calendar were held on Thursday 30th August. The intermediates swam for the captain’s cup, 1st Aoife Marie Sheeky, 2nd Laura Whitty, 3rd Christopher Hudson. The last race of the year was the Lighthouse race for the McAulay Shield. Seventy four swimmers took to the water, in what turned out to be a very tough race. The strong tide didn’t bother Aimee Armstrong as she won her second race of the year, 2nd Joanna Hamilton, 3rd Simon McLean and 4th Thomas Keogh.
The full set of Senior results and league table for the year can be found on via the links on the left side bar. Those for the Intermediate and Youths sections can be found via the INTERMEDIATE and YOUTHS links above. In addition, there are lots of really nice photographs taken during the season which can be found via the GALLERY link above.
Wicklow Swimming club would like to thank all its sponsors, volunteers and safety boat people, who supported the club throughout the year.
Peter ‘Bip’ O’Reilly (PRO)
Note: the update forwarded to the Wicklow People incorrectly reported the Black Castle results. The above is the correct results for this race and apologies for any confusion.