Many thanks to all our students, parents and staff who took part in the recent launch of our Swimming and Lifesaving Club in Lough Hyne in conjunction with Irish Water Safety and Cork County Council. The Launch involved a 1.2 km swim across Lough Hyne with Kayak support from a number of staff and parents. Ms. Caroline Casey, Water Development Officer with Cork County Council and Mr. Graham Kerr, Chairperson of Cork Water Safety will be developing a Lifesaving and Beachguard Academy for our students. Many thanks to Mr. Gary Minihane, Mr. Mick Lynch, Mr. Eoin Quinn and Mr. Niall Twomey from Skibbereen Civil Defence for providing Boat Rescue support for the event. Further sea swims are planned for September with pool training for the winter.