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Support Charlestown Swimming Pool

€1,770 of €50,000 goal

Raised by 57 people in 4 months
Created June 20, 2018
Please support us today to improve Charlestown Swimming Pool by donating or sponsoring our swimmers for the 50th Anniversary 50KM Swim Challenge.

Charlestown Outdoor Swimming Pool was built in 1968 and has served thousands of people over the years as a fun, safe and healthy swimming facility as well as a training ground for lifeguards and Irish Water Safety Swim Instructors. In 2017, the pool underwent a major refurbishment that provided a heated and refinished pool basin and deck along with disabled access facilities. The pool is run by a voluntary committee who provide for open swimming along with Swimming Lessons and Water Safety Instruction. Additional phases of development are required to provide a retractable cover for the pool so the season can be extended and also ancillary works such as solutions to reduce the high costs of electricity, a paved driveway, parking spaces and footpaths. As we approach our 50th Anniversary, we'd like to thank everyone that supports Charlestown Swimming Pool in any way.  

Our 50th Anniversary celebration will take place throughout the weekend of the 17-19 August, 2018. To mark this milestone, we will be holding a Family BBQ Pool Party on the 19th, which is gearing up to be a fun filled day. Part of the celebrations include a sponsored 50KM Swim Challenge to help raise funds for enhancements to the pool. We would like to invite everyone to participate, be it 1 width, 10 lengths or more, with or without armbands.  Every participant distance will be recorded to help us smash this challenge.   This is about taking part  and encouraging everyone to swim.  The grand finale will be a family BBQ and pool party on the Sunday. 
If you are away that weekend but would still like to participate, we'd love to share any pictures or videos of your swim on our social media accounts! Please share this link far and wide and encourage or challenge everyone you know to help. 

Here is a picture of the proposed cover. It would allow us to extend the season and reduce running costs. It comes with an estimated cost  of approx. €200,000 so all donations greatly appreciated. 

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Thanks to everyone who has donated so far. We had a brilliant day today, despite the rain. 81 Swimmers, 70.68 KM. Our new challenge is 100KM! Will we be increasing it by Sunday??? Two more superstars join us tomorrow to swim at 2 P.M. Come cheer on Sarah English from Team Ireland Swim Team and Liam McHale, former Mayo GAA and Basketball star.. we're very excited to welcome them to swim in our outdoor heated pool at 2 P.M. tomorrow (Saturday).
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Hours for Smashing the 50K Swim:
Friday: 7 a.m. to 10 am. Lengths
2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Widths
3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Lengths
6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Widths
7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Lengths

Saturday:
7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lengths
2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Widths
3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Lengths
6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Widths
7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Lengths

Sunday:7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lengths
2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Widths
3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Lengths
5:30 p.m. Novelty Races
followed by BBQ
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