Sandycove Island Challenge 2014

Posted on: 8th September, 2014

Category: News

Contributor: West Cork People

The 2014 Sandycove Island Challenge takes place on Saturday, September 20 at 3.30pm. Sandycove is a small island, populated by a herd of wild goats, sitting in the estuary of the Pil River just over the headland from the Kinsale Estuary, less than 10 minutes drive from Kinsale. 

The Sandycove Island Challenge, organised by Cork Masters Swimming Club and Cork Lions Club as a joint charity event, was first held in 1994, so this year will be the 20th anniversary. It is promoted as a mass-participation and fun event, but with a serious competitive element for those so inclined. The swim is approx 1,600m around Sandycove Island.

Wetsuited swimmers are typically in the majority at Sandycove, and are very welcome.

Prizes will be awarded for First, Second and Third place for both men and women in the various age groups (wetsuit and non-wetsuit) with the perpetual Sandycove Island trophy awarded to the fastest non wetsuit swimmer.

Entries are now open at http://bit.ly/Sandycove2014. If you are planning to enter, please do so as early as you can. Find out more about the Sandycove Swimmers Club and their regular swims at sandycoveswimmers.com.

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