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MLS 2017 - IMPORTANT NOTE - Moville Lighthouse Swim 2017

MLS 2017 - IMPORTANT NOTE - Moville Lighthouse Swim 2017

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As you will be aware, the Moville Lighthouse Swim has run successfully over the past number of years as a community based 1.2km swim, growing from 1 swimmer in 2011 to over 100 by 2016. Over the years we have had 243 swimmers swim a total distance over 300km, and raise much needed funding for a variety of charities - all organized by a small but dedicated team, with the help and assistance of a number of support organizations*.

With all the indications that a 2017 swim would have 150+ swimmers, the organizing team realizes that the insurance requirements and organizational capability required, far exceeds what we currently have in place to guarantee the safety of all swimmers. Thus we reach out for your assistance to identify a suitably experienced organization that you think would be capable of organizing the 2017 swim & ask you to pass this message along to see who would be interested in managing the 2017 event.

If we can identify an organization, then the 2017 swim will proceed - but if not, then regrettably, we will not have a Moville Lighthouse Swim 2017 - and foreseeable into the future. While this would not be the preferred outcome, the No.1 priority of the current organizing team is the safety and well-being of all swimmers - and we feel that this can only be achieved through the involvement of an suitable experienced organization with the capabilities required to oversee an event of the scale that the Moville Lighthouse Swim has become.

On behalf of the organizing team, I would like to thank again all the Swimmers/Supporters/Spectators from over the years - what we have managed to achieve in a short time, has far surpassed our initial plans - and as we now seek for successful and safe swims into the future, we need to put into place the correct organization to enable this.

Finally, on a personal note - regardless of the status of the Moville Lighthouse Swim - I will undertake a personal swim around the lighthouse during July 2017 to honour those dedicated to the saving of others on the water - please feel free to sponsor or drop a few words of encouragement via the links below.

Moville Lighthouse Swim 2017 - RNLI EURO fundraising page ---
Moville Lighthouse Swim 2017 - RNLI GBP fundraising page ---

See you all again soon on the water... and swim on! :-)
Moville Lighthouse Swim, Moville, Donegal, Ireland

* Supporters
Inish Adventures
Irish Coast Guard, Greencastle Unit
The Loughs Agency
RNLI Portrush & Buncrana
Camlough Lake Water Festival (CLWF)
Infinity Channel Swimming
Wild Water Armagh
Foyle Maritime Festival
Foyle Rowing Club
Caiseal Mara Hotel
Eamon Gillen & Sons Ltd
Finbarr McCallion, The Coffee Tree
Caoimhne Barr, Inishowen Independent
Gerry McLaughlin, CraicOn
ILDSA - Irish Long Distance Swimming Association
Northern Velocity

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