Limerick Social Swims make a splash in the Shannon

first_imgLimerick City Swimming members jump into the weekly swim from the Curraghgour Boat Club. Picture: Cian ReinhardtLimerick Social Swims make a splash in the Shannon. Limerick City Swimming members jump into the weekly swim from the Curraghgour Boat Club. Picture: Cian ReinhardtLIMERICK swimming enthusiasts made a splash this August as members of Limerick City Social Swims dived in from the Curraghgour Boat Club for a day of relaxed swimming.This Saturday, August 26 will be the final date of Limerick Social Swims. Participants will set off at 9.30 am making their way up beside King John’s Castle before reaching Thomond Bridge.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Organisers of the swim said the events were a “magnificent success” seeing more than 70 people take on the scenic swim in their Speedos, swimming togs and wetsuits. After making their way to Thomond Bridge, swimmers splash about before turning back to the boat club, where a feast awaits the hungry athletes.Speaking of the event’s success, Elisa O’Donovan of Limerick Social Swims said, “Participants traveled from all over the country to take part in an incredibly scenic and social swim.”“For those who don’t fancy a dip, encouragement, and support from the shore is welcome.”The social swim is open to swimmers of all abilities and ages, with the event being the first time many swimmers will paddle into the River Shannon. Participants are asked to meet at the Curraghgour Boat Club, Merchants Quay, Limerick, equipped with a brightly coloured swimming cap, a swimsuit, goggles, towel and a sense of fun, curiosity and a willingness to try new experiences.Read more Limerick community stories  by visiting the Limerick Post Community section. Twitter Email Advertisement Previous articlenew music: Kathleen Turner – The Lines Between UsNext articleLimerick people want advice in person Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] WhatsAppcenter_img Linkedin NewsCommunityLimerick Social Swims make a splash in the ShannonBy Cian Reinhardt – August 25, 2017 2954 Print Facebooklast_img read more