Thanks to all who contributed to the €1,593.99 collected at Traught. This was supplemented from Swimming Club funds and €2,000 was sent to Galway Hospice. In his own inimitable way, John Conneely marshaled the swimmers soon after 1p.m. and on his signal there was a great race to the ocean. Special thanks to Michael Bermingham, from Arrabawn who supplied the milk, Peter Kidd for the hot chocolate and Nico Lascar for the mulled wine. Cadhla Murray and Dara Hopwood of Kinvara Water Safety were vigilant lifeguards. Sincere thanks to Kinvara Swimming Club who organised the event. The work of the many helpers on the day is much appreciated.