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Distance marker buoys placed at Castlegregory beach to encourage safe swimming

Jul 19, 2021 17:07 By radiokerrynews
Distance marker buoys placed at Castlegregory beach to encourage safe swimming Distance marker buoys placed at Castlegregory beach to encourage safe swimming
Cllr Breandán Fitzgerald , Ailis Brosnan from Tralee - Senior Health Promotion Officer with the HSE , Philip Fitzgibbon Splash Sports ,Michael Fitzgerald Chief Officer Cork Kerry Community HSE and Gearoid O Doherty Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership Kerry County Council . Pictured at the launch the Healthy Ireland Swim distance marker buoys placed in the water at Sandy Bay beach West Kerry . Photo By : Domnick Walsh © Eye Focus LTD .
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Distance marker buoys have been placed at a Castlegregory beach to encourage more people to get into the water and go for a swim.

Healthy Ireland Swim distance marker buoys have been placed at 100 metre intervals at Sandy Bay in Castlegregory, to create a 1200 metre sea swimming circuit.

Sandy Bay beach is a popular and safe swimming destination, with trained lifeguards on duty during the summer months.

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The marker buoy initiative was launched this week by Chief Officer of Cork Kerry Community Healthcare, Michael Fitzgerald, with the aim of encouraging physical activity and wellbeing.

Local lifeguards and volunteers assisted with the positioning of the buoys, while the Irish Water Safety Association and Kerry County Council worked together to develop additional signage on the beach.

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