Well done to all the swimmers who swam in the Tracie Lawlor Memorial Cup races on Sunday, 22nd June in Curracloe. The results are here.
Thanks very much to the Lawlors for taking over 100 fab pics of the event. Pics are here.
Well done, Team Wicklow! Thanks for your continued support of the event.
Amy O'Brien: 1st Place
Hannah Blake: 2nd Place
Joanna Hamilton: 6th Place
Emma O'Brien: 11th Place
Hannah Blake: Fastest Time
The weather co-operated with us on Sat, 14th Sept to give us a calm, sunny day with great visibility so it was full steam ahead for the event! Well done to all the swimmers who competed. It was great to see ye all in the water.
Thank you sincerely for supporting such a worthwhile charity (Tracie Lawlor Trust).
The prize-giving ceremony took place in Hotel Curracloe following refreshments. The first man (Gary Bedford, NAC) and woman (Julie Roche, Wicklow SC) received perpetual cups and numerous prizes such as wholesome hampers supplied by Karoo Farm Shop in Killinick were awarded.
We would like to warmly thank all those who made this day a success: the numerous sponsors, our dedicated club members especially Pat (for his great organisational skills and energy) and Heike (as safety officer and bringing in a very generous sponsor), Swim Ireland, the fab 120 swimmers, Skipper Stephen Kelly, First Mate, Shane and deck-hand Pat Dobbs for helping out as lead safety boat and Skipper Mick McGinley in second safety boat, the safety personnel, the RNLI, Red Cross, Coastguard and boats, JP from Hotel Curracloe and Jim Underwood for the great venue and refreshments after the races.
We would also like to sincerely thank the swimmers and sponsors who donated so generously to the Tracie Lawlor Trust, which is a local, non-waged charity set up in 2008 after the sad death of Tracie Lawlor (24) following a life-long battle with Cystic Fibrosis (CF).
Ireland has the highest number of CF cases in Europe and the Tracie Lawlor Trust is currently conducting a massive research project into integrative health care options for CF patients throughout Ireland.
2012 Race Poster.pdf
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article pre event 2012.pdf
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article post event 2012.pdf
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Back in July 2011, a swim event was organised by Pat Whitney in Curracloe, Wexford in aid of the local charity, the Tracie Lawlor Trust for Cystic Fibrosis (www.tracielawlortrust.com). About 30 men and women took to the water for the 1.5 km swim. This was both a fundraiser and training exercise for a future, more ambitious international event for the same charity which took place later on that same year. In September 2011, 12 Wexford swimmers flew transatlantic to San Francisco in the US to swim in the tough Alcatraz classic (2 km). They all successfully completed the swim, were awarded the club prize and raised a fantastic €10,619 which was gratefully accepted by the Tracie Lawlor Trust back on Irish soil.
These events marked the beginnings of what has now become a highly-anticipated annual charity event. On 14/07/2012, 120 swimmers took to the water in Curracloe: many of whom had travelled from Wicklow/Dublin to partake. The swim is now on the Swim Ireland annual calendar and we look forward to another great fundraising event in the Sunny South East on 14/09/2013. Please check out our poster on our home page for more details.
2011 Race Poster.pdf
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A little bit about the Tracie Lawlor Trust for Cystic Fibrosis