HITtheWALL ITINERARY


HITtheWALL itinerary

Updated 24 05 2018* Please Note this Itinerary can and will change up to one week before the start date*

Hello from the Emerald Isle Home of HITtheWALL,   HITtheWALL challenge time is getting near and will be a true test of your open water swim skills and limits. This is your weekend itinerary.   Please ensure that you have a flotation device this should be worn on all swims unless directed by the water safety officer.  For night swimming an adventure light if worn, infinity crew will issue you with glowsticks. Those who wish to be pushed through the wall and to their limits and beyond will be asked to wear a specific infinity yellow BEYOND YOUR LIMITS HITtheWALL silicone swim cap. This will indicate to the infinity channel swimming crew that YOU are willing to be pushed at all stages during the weekend. You can hand your hat back at any stage if you want!  We will give you this swim cap at registration. Any questions give us a shout. Pádraig Updated 24.05.2018 Day 1 Friday 25th May 2018
SESSION Venue Information
1 <19:00 Registration for HITtheWALL Camlough Lake, Co. Armagh 19:00 – 20:00   Registration Fire walk and night swim safety brief 20:30 –  21:00 Guest speaker    
2 HITtheWALL ‘into the light’ NIGHT SWIM Camlough Lake   Co.Armagh 21:30  HITtheWALL Fire-Walk and Night Swim in your swim kit (No is not an option)   23:00 Finish    
Course: This will be around a 1km/2km course depending on ability Duration: 60 minutes swimming dusk into nightfall swim Water Temperature:  COOL 12-14 DEGREES C After completing your fire walk your swim will start. Swimmers will be asked to stay in groups of two or more for safety and also to experience swimming in the dark with a fun and safe attitude. You will be given a specific swim briefing on the night regarding this swim and all swimmers will be supplied with glow sticks. Adventure lights and swim secure devices may be worn.   A shutter bus is available for travel between Carlingford and Camlough (return ) booking is advisable online 
  Day 2 Saturday 26th May 2018
SESSION Venue Information
1   HITtheWALL YOGA   infinity HUBB Carlingford 07:30 – 08:30  
60 minutes.  Please wear loose fitting clothing –  bring a towel and a drink.
2 THE BATTLE OF CARLINGFORD LOUGH RACE     Omeath Pier,   Omeath  Co.Louth     10:00 – 14:30   Registration 10am – 10.45am Granvue Hotel , Omeath 10:50am Swim safety briefing 10:55am  Swim warm up 11:00am Race start Swim cut off is 2pm  
YELLOW SWIM CAP OPTIONAL Course: A – B Duration: 3 hours maximum TEMPERATURE: COOL 12-16 DEGREES C Distance: 7k + Swim time will be a maximum duration of three hours regardless of the distance you have covered. This will be sheltered and costal swimming hugging the shoreline so you can build confidence in this environment. Swim exit points will be identified during the briefing. This is race pace but take a second to enjoy beautiful Carlingford lough. Yellow hats – be prepared !
3 HITtheWALL Meditation   infinity HUBB Carlingford 15:30 – 16:30 Meditation and mindfulness
60 minutes.  Please wear loose fitting clothing –  bring a towel and a drink. TARGET: Meditation. One of the most powerful tools for channel swimmers / long distance swimmers to completely involve yourself in your swim allowing you to break down barriers including fear, anxiety, pain and cold.
4  PRESENTATIONS Carlingford Sailing Club     17:30 Presentations of Medals      
THE BATTLE OF CARLINGFORD LOUGH SWIM PRESENTATIONS FASTEST OVERALL 1 2 3 MALE FEMALE SKINS 1 2 3 MALE FEMALE WETSUITS FINISHERS MEDAL FOR ALL
5  PARTY Carlingford Sailing Club     18:30 Dinner and drinks    
RELAX ! Dinner and drinks VENUE: Carlingford Sailing Club  18:30 ‘til late dress casual.  DINNER WILL BE SERVED AT 7PM
 
  DAY 3 Sunday 27th May 2017
SESSION Venue Information
1 HITtheWALL MEDITATON   infinity HUBB Carlingford 8.00 – 9.00 MEDITATION AND MINDSET  
60 minutes.  Please wear loose fitting clothing –  bring a towel and a drink. TARGET: Meditation.  One of the most powerful tools for channel swimmers / long distance swimmers to completely involve yourself in your swim allowing you to break down barriers including fear, anxiety, pain and cold.  
2 HITtheWALL QUALIFIERS AND SWIM FOR ALL   South Pier, Carlingford Lough Co.Louth 09:15 Registration at the infinity registration hubb 09:45 Safety briefing 09:50 Swim Warm up 10:00 Swim Start 12:00 Swim finish  
YELLOW SWIM CAP OPTIONAL CHANNEL RELAY TEAM QUALIFIERS  MUST COMPLETE 2 HOURS SWIMMING Course: A looped swim course or costal swimming depending on weather conditions This swim suits all levels. Swim time will be a maximum of two hours regardless of the distance you have covered. This is the qualifying swim for relay team members taking on a channel crossing in the coming season. CERTIFICATES OF COMPLETION WILL BE ISSUED. Duration: 2 HOURS TEMPERATURE: COOL 12-16 DEGREES C Register your chosen qualification swim time for Monday – 10 8 6 or 4 hours at infinity Registration   12:00 – 15:00 Swimmers will be picked to take an extra trip to Hawbowline Lighthouse for open water swim – 12 noon – 3pm be prepared to be picked !    
3 HITtheWALL MEDITATON   infinity HUBB Carlingford 15:30 – 17:00   MEDITATION, VISUALISATION AND MANTRAS  
90 minutes.  Please wear loose fitting clothing –  bring a towel and a drink. TARGET: Meditation.  One of the most powerful tools for channel swimmers / long distance swimmers to completely involve yourself in your swim allowing you to break down barriers including fear, anxiety, pain and cold.
4 HITtheWALL‘ice and dice’ Mental swim challenge South Pier, Carlingford Lough Co.Louth 19:30 – 20:30
YELLOW SWIM CAP OPTIONAL Course: TBC Duration: 60 minutes. TEMPERATURE: COOL 12-16 DEGREES C
6 R&R ENJOY THE REST BIG SWIM TOMORROW !    
  Day 4 Monday 28th MAY 2017 HITtheWALL HARDER THAN IT HITS YOU
SESSION 1 – 4   HITtheWALL marathon swim qualifiers HITtheWALL HARDER THAN IT HITS YOU   Venue posted locally the evening before   SESSION 1: 10 hour qualifier see below   SESSION 2: 8 hour qualifier see below SESSION 3: 6 hour qualifier  see below SESSION 4: 4 hour qualifier  see below    
YELLOW SWIM CAP OPTIONAL Course: Various Duration: 4 hours MINIMUM 10 hours MAXIMUM Water Temperature: 11 – 14 DEGREES C UNSHELTERED COSTAL SWIMMING – POTENTIAL ROUGH SEAS WITH LARGE SWELL These are qualifying swim for the North (Irish) channel / English channel or channel of your choice. Swim time will be a maximum of 10 hours regardless of the distance you have covered. SESSION 1 10 hour qualifier HITtheWALL HARDER THAN IT HITS YOU Time: 04:30 Registration at the infinity registration hub VENUE: TBC POSTED LOCALLY THE DAY BEFORE Safety Briefing 04:45  Swim Start: 05:00 Finish time 15:00 Adventure lights / Glow Sticks recommended Please come prepared with feed bags packed for infinity crew collection Swim secure bags are recommended for self feed PLEASE HAVE A BAG PREPARED FOR SWIM FINISH AS THIS WILL BE IN A DIFFERENT POINT   Session 2 8 hour qualifier HITtheWALL HARDER THAN IT HITS YOU Time: 06:30 Registration at the infinity registration hub VENUE: TBC POSTED LOCALLY THE DAY BEFORE Safety Briefing 06:45  Swim Start: 07:00 Finish time 15:00 Adventure lights / Glow Sticks recommended Please come prepared with feed bags packed for infinity crew collection Swim secure bags are recommended for self feed PLEASE HAVE A BAG PREPARED FOR SWIM FINISH AS THIS WILL BE IN A DIFFERENT POINT   SESSION 3  6 hour qualifier HITtheWALL HARDER THAN IT HITS YOU VENUE: TBC POSTED LOCALLY THE DAY BEFORE Time:  08:30  Registration at the infinity registration hub Safety Briefing 08:45  Swim Start: 09:00  Finish time 15:00 Please come prepared with feed bags packed for infinity crew collection Swim secure bags are recommended for self feeding PLEASE HAVE A BAG PREPARED FOR SWIM FINISH AS THIS WILL BE IN A DIFFERENT POINT   SESSION 4: 4  hour qualifier HITtheWALL HARDER THAN IT HITS YOU VENUE: TBC POSTED LOCALLY THE DAY BEFORE Time: 10:30 Registration at the infinity registration hub Safety Briefing 10:45  Swim Start: 11:00 Finish time 15:00 Please come prepared with feed bags packed for infinity crew collection Swim secure bags are recommended for self feeding PLEASE HAVE A BAG PREPARED FOR SWIM FINISH AS THIS WILL BE IN A DIFFERENT POINT Feeding will be from infinity CREW from the boat and will be at irregular times – Feeding stations will be Swim secure devices are mandatory for all swims unless deemed unsafe by the safety officer due to inclining weather or high winds. Own transport is essential as swim start venue may change and is weather dependant. Presentation of certificates and light refreshments will be served in the Granvue Hotel, Omeath after the swim finish.
  The crew at infinity channel swimming are ready to challenge you as much as you are ready to be challenged.   Further details on adventure lights, swim secure bags and hints and tips on what to pack, accommodation and local areas are available at www.infinitychannelswimming.com   See you in the water for lots of F U N craic and banter real soooooon. Pádraig

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