Chemical lightsticks

Review: Adventure Lights; Lazer Stik and Guardian

The first time I ever swam at night was a Sandycove night swim in 2008, organised by SISC member John Conroy. Everyone had to have their own chemical lightsticks for safety and identification. Chemical lightsticks are plastic tubes with a mix of chemicals inside, available in red/orange, blue, green. You bend or snap the plastic…

Nightswimming II

It was my first night swim since the EC. Like many sea swimmers I love night-swimming. Just after midnight on Sunday morning, 16 experienced Sandycove Island swimmers took to the water in three groups to do a full lap of the island. The water had been cold in Waterford all week, from 9.5C to 11C. The…

Night swimming

So we’re having another night swim this week in Dungarvan, principally for the Stiletto Swimmers, the Dungarvan’s Ladies Channel Relay Team. I’m tagging along, because I LOVE NIGHT SWIMMING. My first experience of it was few years ago at Sandy Cove, organised, as always, by John Conroy of Cork Masters. And, of course, we had…