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Postby willhurley1 » Thu Nov 05, 2015 2:47 pm

Name if swimmer: William Hurley
date:01/11/15
location:Hogs Back falls, Ottawa
Shitty excuse: I boofed the waterfall, went trought he first hole below fine, going through the second hole messed up and went into the curtain of the double drop on the side of the drop.

real excuse: I just really suck at kayaking

emotional issues: Feeling shitty that my last lap ended up in a swim, and that i couldn't roll. Also the bootie beer tasted funky. Wash your gear people.

persons owing pints: CJ and Marc Godbout, two Canadians Bud.
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Postby willhurley1 » Wed Jan 06, 2016 12:57 am

Name if swimmer: William Hurley
date:28/12/15
location: Roughty high water, right channel of second last rapid, only there at high water
Shitty excuse: I capsized got pinned pulled my deck cause I am like swimming, thinking of doing it professionally

real excuse: After not seeing Aran for a long time i couldnt take my eyes off him, its good that i wasnt driving.

emotional issues: I cant believe I swam in front of Aran shit!!! ;-( Also kinda pissed off with a high swim count this year.

persons owing pints: Not sure some irish pricks like.

Beer bootie done at the take out.
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Postby Staples » Mon May 02, 2016 1:51 pm

Name of swimmer: Ronan Stapleton

Date: 2/May/2016

Location: lower clydagh, 3rd step of the "7 steps" medium highish flow

Shitty excuse: kayaking gets boring if you're not one with the water every now and again.

Real excuse: I'm a bitch!!!

Emotional issues arising: I swam. And pulled my deck as opposed to it being ripped off.

Specific learning outcomes: continuous ledge drops need speed to go down, don't go into them thinking you'll Eddie catch at each.

Persons requiring rescue pints: self rescued, so that means I'm class right? (Someone else may have gotten my paddles, but don't know who)
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Postby l.whelan11 » Mon May 02, 2016 10:10 pm

Name of swimmer: Luke Whelan

Date: 2/May/2016

Location: Lower Clydagh, "7 steps" rapid

Shitty excuse: was trying to help Staples by not boofing on top of him

Real excuse: I forgot to boof

Emotional issues arising: giving up kayaking 4 lyf

Specific learning outcomes: Folan pointed out that we should start a whitewater swimming club in the college

Persons requiring rescue pints: I think the boat sat on a rock at the bottom and laughed at me but Barry, Artur and Lucien kept an eye on my gear anyway!
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Postby AndrewR » Thu Sep 01, 2016 6:36 pm

Name: Andrew Regan
Date: Sometime in July
Location: Ohanepecosh River Central Washington State
Shitty excuse: The Upper section was dog low, coming around the corner there was a slot drop. Not wanting to drop into the slot I boofed the centre rock to avoid the slot. Turns out there was a smaller fuck you rock after the main rock which flipped me into the wall creating the slot. I was completely wedged between the fuck you rock and the wall and couldnt move. Pulled my deck and floated into the calm pool below the drop.
Emotional Issues arising from the event: Laughing
Persons requiring rescue pints: my friends 50 year old dad...
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Postby Cathal Kelly » Sat Mar 18, 2017 2:08 pm

Name of Swimmer: Cathal Kelly
Date: 17th March 2017
Location: Shranalong
Shitty Excuse: Second lap of the day. Hit a rock in the run in to one of the drops, didn't bother picking up any speed afterwards and penciled the drop, had a fight with the wall and swam like a little bitch.
Real Excuse: I saw Aran's paddles in the eddy so I had to get them
Emotional Issues arising from this event: I hadn't gone for a dip since March 2010 so I was pretty happy to break the streak.
Persons requiring rescue pints: Lucien
Bootie Beer: Done at the take-out :D
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Postby Fergal.Staples1 » Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:32 am

Time to write up some swims from the Alps
Name of Swimmer: Fergal Stapleton
Date: 24 May 2017
Location: Soča River Slovenia
Shitty Excuse: Don't let your dreams stay dreams, if you want to Rock Splat a nomad, you rock splat a nomad. I did.
Real Excuse: Hit a boulder dead on tried to lean around it, somehow ended up vertical sliding around it. Aran can testify to my shocked expression. Capsized, thought there was an undercut so pulled out like a bitch.
[b]Emotional Issues arising from this event: None really, kinda good to know alpine water wasn't as cold as I had been warned
[b]Persons requiring rescue pints[/b]: Aran I suppose
Bootie Beer: Done that evening, evidence is on Facebook

Name of Swimmer: Fergal Stapleton
Date: 30 May 2017
Location: Sermenza Italy
Shitty Excuse: Don't really have one
Real Excuse: Kinda mank double S bend rapid, hit a submerged rock on the last bend, capsized. Was setting up for a role when three fingers were unceremoniously crushed between my boat and a rock. Lost paddle and kinda had no choice but to pull out.
Emotional Issues arising from this event: Kinda pissed off with how I couldn't paddle for a few days and it being mid trip was a bit disheartening. Easy rapids become good craic with one hand though!
Persons requiring rescue pints: Big shoutout to Rob, Luke and Will. They were really good at handling the situation so I owe them all a beer.
Bootie Beer: Vaguely remember doing one that night...

I had a few more swims but nothing really memorable. I guess the things I (and maybe others) can take from any of the swims is not to panic straight away. Take a mental second or two to calm yourself and set up for a roll, don't rush things and you'll be grand. Did learn a lot though!

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Postby l.whelan11 » Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:22 am

Name of Swimmer: Luke Whelan

Date: July 2016

Location: Kalagala falls, Nile River, Uganda

Shitty excuse: Well this write up is long overdue...anyway here goes! Deck did not fit me tightly enough around the waist, and let water into the boat as I started to get stern squirted in an evil eddy (located just below a chunky waterfall). This lasted an uncomfortable amount of time as I tried to figure out what to do. Eventually I timed my bail so that I could grab onto the "shore". Bushwacked through some lovely Ugandan jungle, and signaled to the boys that I was still alive. Bushwacked some more to get to an eddy further downstream. Locals started motioning for me to swim down, which I tried unsuccessfully. Miraculously, my boat then drifted into the eddy, allowing me to pull it out. Breaking out of this eddy was an adventure in its own right, as my arms were pretty burnt out at this stage. Managed eventually though, second lap of the drop 10 days later went a lot better!

Real reason for swim Dropped an edge/pointed too far to the right coming off the drop, leading me into the eddy.

Emotional Issues arising from the event: ...this one scared me to be honest

Persons requiring rescue pints: Think I did a funnel back at the campsite bar, so...close enough

Video evidence (warning, long video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxTgzC7 ... e=youtu.be
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Postby l.whelan11 » Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:34 am

Bangin' out a few swims here, thankfully I will be up to date now...for the time being :worried:

Name of Swimmer: Luke Whelan

Date: 23/12/2016

Location: Caher River, Co. Clare

Shitty excuse: The wind blew me off-course.

Real reason for swim Wasn't paying enough attention to my line, realised too late that I was heading straight for a nasty rock. Tried to turn but ended up getting pinned between said rock and wall on the other side.

Emotional Issues arising from the event: I have developed a deep fear of rocks wanting to drown me.

Persons requiring rescue pints: Regan did well to catch the eddy above me. Unfortunately it was so windy, it was literally not possible to throw a rope to me. When I got out though, he and Lucien helped retrieve the gear!

Video evidence: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQksdUZ ... e=youtu.be (skip to 7:00 to see pin)
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Postby Staples » Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:54 pm

Name of Swimmer: Ronan Stapleton

Date: 7/11/2017

Location: Aasleagh falls, Mayo

Shitty excuse: Surprise rescue training for Luke and Alan...

Real reason for the swim: Paddling a GT7.8 on medium-high water (1.9-2m on the gauge). Not used to a boat of those length and volume proportions, so maybe had that going against me. Anyway, thought I'd hit my line pretty well (video evidence shows me a bit far left and with more angle than I would have liked) but I didn't. Commence beatering. After two rolls and subsequent powerflips, I figured I would be best conserving my energy on getting out. Pulled, got body-recirculated a few more times, went deep and eventually flushed.

Emotional Issues arising from the event: I still owe the river gods a crisp, crunchy bootie beer

Specific Learning Outcomes [SLOs]:
- Be very conscious of identifying features at river level and how they will appear compared to the bank.
- Practise the boof stroke all the way to the stern of my boat, especially on my left side.
- Cannonball and Starfish technique, the first time I've ever had to need it.

Persons requiring rescue pints: Luke gets at least one for getting a rope to me and my boat. Alan dived in and retrieved Diarmuids paddles.

Bootie beer? No, will be completed at "Donegal".

Video evidence: Yes
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Postby Tiernan Stapleton » Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:47 pm

Name of Swimmer: Tiernan Stapleton

Date: 11/11/17

Location: Ashleigh Falls, Mayo

Shitty Excuse: I've always wondered what submerged rocks tasted like and decided to find out.
Real Reason for the Swim: The first challenging bit of white water I've done since the Alps in June. Got unwillingly dragged into an eddy near the top of a bouldery rapid lost all my speed and then got flipped by a tiny curler right below it. Once capsized I pretty much crunched forward to roll and got a face full of rock, the rest was a joyful bit a swim practice.

Emotional Issues Arising from the event: My favourite club boat decided to vacate the dimension and is now mia ;-(
Specific Learning Outcomes (SLOs): Speed = Good.

Persons Requiring Rescue Pints: There was a nice pool at the bottom so I could swim to the bank but thanks to Daniel Gaine for the help, I owe him one.
Bootie Beer? Yes done on the day, evidence on "Donegal" footage.
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Postby careyisastar » Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:02 pm

Name of Swimmer: Carey Georgius

Date: 11/11/2017

Location: Ashleigh Falls, Mayo

Shitty Excuse: Swimming is just some good ol' fashioned fun
Real Reason for the Swim: Basically, I was paying way too much attention to everybody else and didn't focus on what I was supposed to be doing so I didn't have enough speed going in. Capsized at the ledge, crunched forward and hit my head on a rock, scraped along for a while before I decided there was no way I was going to roll. Pulled out and got washed down the channel into The Big Hole, then got reserc'd for good measure, because the river Gods didn't think I'd learned my lesson.

Emotional Issues Arising from the event: Well, I had a good cry at the take-out.
Specific Learning Outcomes (SLOs): DON'T SLOW DOWN

Persons Requiring Rescue Pints: I was able to swim in the eddy with the help of some paddles that miraculously found their way into my hands, but thanks to Henry for bandaging up my hand and Eoin for not freaking out as I sobbed uncontrollably into his chest.
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Postby CaoilfhinnM97 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:16 pm

Name of Swimmer: Keelan Mc Nelis

Date: 11/11/2017

Location: Ashleigh Falls, Mayo... top rapids.

Shitty Excuse: Any hole's a goal

Real Reason for Swim: Was told the hole would have no affect and I would glide through it. I did not know I could just slide straight past either side of it ;-( Mark was ahead of me so went into the hole first and was flipped backwards, so I didn't take a decent boof stroke to try clear the hole.. instead I landed on Mark and we both went under. My paddles got lost and I don't have a decent hand roll.

Emotional Issues arising from the event: Lost my 'new' H20 paddles, after only second time getting to use them.

Specific Learning Outcomes: Boof, don't get distracted by carnage of guy ahead and make same mistake, always plan which line to take in full.

Person(s) Requiring Rescue Pints: Swam to eddy with boat.

Proof of swim: (apologies for water droplet on lens, really takes from the video)
https://youtu.be/WdL_kYCLBr0
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Postby MarkCahill_98 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:41 pm

Name of Swimmer: Mark Cahill

Date: 11/11/17

Location: Aasleagh Falls, (D̶o̶n̶e̶g̶a̶l̶ ) Mayo

Shitty Excuse: All this paddling made me thirsty

Real Reason For Swim: Didn't follow robs line to the right of the bowl, instead, i decided to run straight through the middle of the bowl and she ate me up and spat me out . Also fucked up my boof stroke which didn't help matters.

Emotional Issues Arising from the event: I was fairly shook from the whole thing tbh... i've still grit lodged in my throat from the booty beer.

Specific Learning Outcomes: Follow instructors line, bowls are not your friend.

Person requiring Rescue Pints: Henry saved my boat and i twice, so i guess i owe him 2 pints....fak

Booty Beer: Still traumatised from it...


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