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Cork Rebel Swim Launch

Wednesday 29 November 2017

Creating Waves – Cork Sports Partnership and Swim Ireland launch Cork Rebel Swim

- Inaugural Cork Rebel Swim takes place in 5 Cork Swimming Pools on December 3rd -

Caption: Niall Kelly, LeisureWorld Bishopstown Couch to Rebel Swim Instructor, Stephen Scully, Administrative Officer, Recreation & Sport, Cork City Council, Grainne Murphy, Swim Ireland Get Ireland Swimming National Coordinator, Eleanor Dargan, KBC Bank, James Cleary, Manager Mayfield Sport Complex, Maurice O’Sullivan,  Cork Sports Partnership Senior Development and Marketing Officer, Mark Smith, Duty Manager LeisureWorld Douglas/Churchfield, Carol Finlay, Swim Ireland Participation Officer, Cathal Geraghty, Cork Sports Partnership Community Sports Development Officer & Karen Buckley, Senior Manager LeisureWorld

Wednesday 29th November

The inaugural Cork Rebel Swim will take place on Sunday 3rd December in 5 Cork swimming venues. The events are being coordinated by Cork Sports Partnership and a number of Cork Swimming Pools to promote Swimming as a Physical Activity for all.

Would-be participants can choose to take part in either a timed 500m or 1km distance as part of the event. This year’s venues include; LeisureWorld Bishopstown, Dunmanway Municipal Pool, Fermoy Leisure Centre, Mallow Swimming Pool and Mayfield Sports Complex.

Speaking recently at the launch of the event in Leisureworld Bishopstown, Cathal Geraghty, Cork Rebel Swim Coordinator said “Cork Sports Partnership is delighted to bring this new initiative to Cork. We are thrilled by the response and support we have received to date to get the events off the ground and we look forward to welcoming over 300 swimmers to our Cork venues on 3rd December”.

He added “Events like the Cork Rebel Swim would not be possible without the support of local swimming venues and all our partner agencies. This is the start of what we hope will be a very long relationship with Swim Ireland and local swimming facilities to develop participation in aquatics here in Cork”.

Caption: Cathal Geraghty, Cork Sports Partnership & Grainne Murphy Swim Ireland pictured with Cork Rebel Swim participants.

A recipient of this year’s KBC Bright Idea’s Fund and supported by Cork City Council and Cork County Council, the Cork Rebel Swim aims to promote swimming as form of physical activity and is the first in a number of new aquatics initiatives planned by Cork Sports Partnership and Swim Ireland which also include Learn to Swim programmes, Education workshops and a Social Swimming programme for people with disabilities.

Also present at the launch in LeisureWorld was Carol Finley, Participation Officer with Swim Ireland who welcomed the announcement. “Swim Ireland welcome the opportunity to collaborate with Cork Sports Partnership to develop participation in Aquatics here in Cork. In particular, the Cork Rebel Swim will be ideal preparation for Swim Ireland’s National Swim For A Mile programme in early 2018 and together we will look forwarding to increasing participation levels on all of these initiatives in Cork’.   

Entry for the Cork Rebel Swim is €15 with all 2017 participants receiving a timed swim, T-Shirt, Swimming Hat and draw string bag as part of their Entry fee.

Closing date for receipt of registrations is midnight on Thursday 30th November.

Places Remaining 2017:

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About the Cork Rebel Swim:

The Cork Rebel Swim will take place on Sunday 3rd December in a number of Cork Locations. The events are being coordinated by Cork Sports Partnership and a number of Cork Swimming Pools to promote Swimming as a Physical Activity for all.

The Cork Rebel Swim is supported by KBC BANK Bright Ideas, Swim Ireland, Sport Ireland, Cork City Council and Cork County Council and is open to swimmers of all fitness levels.

The aim of the Cork Rebel Swim is to encourage communities and people of all abilities to get physically active through swimming. The participants of the Cork Rebel Swim will sign up to take part in either a timed 500m or 1KM swim.

This year's venues include:
  • LeisureWorld Bishopstown
  • Dunmanway Municipal Pool
  • Fermoy Leisure Centre
  • Mallow Swimming Pool
  • Mayfield Sports Complex
About Swimming:

Source: Irish Sports Monitor 2015 – Sport Ireland and Ipsos MRBI

  • 8% of Irish adults aged 16 years and older take part in swimming for sport or recreation at least once a week. This is the equivalent of approximately 128,000 adults regularly taking part in swimming in their leisure time.

 

 

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