Ned Denison's Cork Camp

nvr2latenvr2late Member
edited October 2012 in General Discussion
I have been trying to find out if there will be a Ned Denison swimming camp in Cork, Ireland in 2013. And I would enjoy any reports from previous participants.
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  • loneswimmerloneswimmer Admin
    edited October 2012
    It will definitely be held. It's scheduled for July. I'll post the Active Link form later when I have a chance. I've either swam or been a volunteer torturer, at a few. It's a tough week of open water swimming and highly recommended. What do you want to know?

    Edit: Ok, it's July 6th to 13th. The Active.com registration link isn't up yet that I can see.
  • I thought that it was a sort of boot camp for Channel Aspirants or other crazed swimmers. I will be heading to Dover on July 21st, so it would not work for me this year.
  • It is, if you can survive Distance Week, you are ready for the Channel. It was held in early June this year and last year, but since it's run by Ned and a whole bunch of volunteers, particularly the second weekend with the TBBC on Saturday and Qualification swims on Sunday and involves swims all over the south of the country during the week, it has to fit with their/our schedules also.
  • Yes, I have been in communication with a woman who did Ned's camp last spring and also was a successful Channel Swimmer this summer - that is why I was inquiring - so my next question will be - who may be going to Mallorca with Swim Trek in April? (It has been changed from Gozo - due to jellyfish)
  • Putting this here for future searches.:

    Active.com link for Cork Distance Week 2013:

    http://www.activeglobal.com/ie/swimming/kinsale-ireland/cork-open-water-distance-week-2013
  • nvr2late - I'll be at Swimtrek's distance training in April - 20th to 25th April event. I did Ned's camp in 2009; and went last year, but only participated marginally because of an injury. I can highly recommend it for cold water acclimatisation, distance covered, variety of swim conditions, and the wonderfully friendly co-participants and local swimmers.
  • @Carlse6 - I will also be in Mallorca the same week, April 20th - 25th!
  • I think the 2013 Camp starts with one of the best events around, the "Vibes & Scribes" Lee Swim. A real treat for the Campers!
    http://fermoyfish.com – Owen O'Keefe (Fermoy, Ireland)
  • Thanks Loneswimmer for the link. I just signed up.
    I do really dig your blog.
    Be gentle with me.
    Sisu: a Finnish term meaning strength of will, determination, perseverance, and acting rationally in the face of adversity.
  • I went to Ned's camp last year and it was fantastic! Good fun and loads of swimming.
  • Dawn_Treader, I am one of the friendlier of the torturers for the TBBC. I'm usually only there at the weekend, though I hope to run a swim for the camp attendees. The day my swim was due this year, conditions were so bad the camp swimmers had to swim in a lake.
  • so what, are they doing, throwing molotov cocktails at the swimmers?
    Sisu: a Finnish term meaning strength of will, determination, perseverance, and acting rationally in the face of adversity.
  • so what, are they doing, throwing molotov cocktails at the swimmers?

    shhh, you're giving them ideas ....
    I tried to convince myself, but, orange flavour electrolyte, mixed with hot chocolate,
    tastes nothing like Terry's Chocolate Orange ....
  • IronMikeIronMike Bishkek, KyrgyzstanCharter Member
    There's an article in the latest issue (#14) of H2Open magazine on Ned Denison. It discusses his distance week. Perhaps 2014 for me.
  • NedNed Charter Member

    so what, are they doing, throwing molotov cocktails at the swimmers?

    That's an idea...we haven't tried fire yet on the torture swim ! It would be so cool....the torturee swimming between two lines of flames....only to find the way blocked by more fire..yeah !

    Thanks for the idea Dawn...

  • ChickenOSeaChickenOSea Charter Member
    But fire is so warm...

  • No one said anything about getting choked.
    Email from Ned:

    ***For all of those who signed up for the torture swim...some good news! Gabor will be out of prison in time to be on one of the "helper boats" again. It was a bum rap anyways - the other guy had it coming.

    Also, the torture swim is a bit like the experiments with the lab rats for cancer...the rats always die: even tender loving care will kill them. You WILL suffer...of this their is no doubt...even if Gabor needs to get in and choke you
    Sisu: a Finnish term meaning strength of will, determination, perseverance, and acting rationally in the face of adversity.
  • loneswimmerloneswimmer Admin
    edited June 2013
    Assume anything & everything can happen to you! BTW, Gabor has been known to swim in a thong shaped like a rat. He might wear it while choking you. It's a disturbing sight, but not as bad as Ned's tendency to completely disrobe during your feeds.
  • NiekNiek Member
    Crazy Irish. Next the leprechauns start haunting you at night?
    http://openwaterswimming.eu - Cold, wind, waves, sunburn, currents, jellyfish and flotsam! Hop in and join the fun!
  • gregocgregoc Member
    Expect to get shat on. Literally!
  • MvGMvG Member
    Molly1205 in another thread referred to a great article on the Cork camp: http://www.outsideonline.com/outdoor-adventure/water-activities/swimming/Give-Us-Your-Tired-Your-Sore-Your-Shriveled-Masses.html

    It seems all of the above comments, and worse, are true... 8-X
  • Dawn_TreaderDawn_Treader Member
    edited June 2013
    What are we going swimming in the sewer? Good that I can swim with an umbrella.
    Sisu: a Finnish term meaning strength of will, determination, perseverance, and acting rationally in the face of adversity.
  • I noticed a few searches coming into my blog for "rat thong". I guess it was you guys wanting to check out Gabor. It was filed under a different name though Here's the image you were looking for! ;) (NSFW!)

    I can say that no-one has yet been pooped on. I wasn't aware we drew a line anywhere, but you've made me realise we do. I really wasn't joking though about Ned's tendency to disrobe for feeds. The rest of us wonder about him...!
  • NiekNiek Member

    one has yet been pooped on. I wasn't aware we drew a line anywhere

    I foresee the line being eradicated and brownies floating....
    http://openwaterswimming.eu - Cold, wind, waves, sunburn, currents, jellyfish and flotsam! Hop in and join the fun!
  • mmeadmmead Charter Member
    @loneswimmer I popped in for my monthly visit to the forum just in time to click on your link to Gabor's rat thong. No amount of brain bleach will erase that image in my head..........I may not be back again for a few months.
  • evmoevmo San FranciscoAdmin
    [The horror] * 2
  • MvGMvG Member
  • As unsettling as "Two Girls, One Cup"...

    -LBJ
    "Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go." - T.S. Eliot
  • I should not have done it. I should not have clicked on the rat thong link. And wasn't there a Cadyshack inspired defecation simulation referenced in that recent Outdoor Magazine article? It appears there are no lines…
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