With Bray Lions Club cancelling their annual New Year’s Day Charity Sea Swim for the very first time, the question has to be asked…
Should Greystones’ Christmas Day Swim 2020 be left high and dry too?
Naturally, the official answer will be, given our need for social distancing, a great big, fat yes – with budgy smuggler knickers on. But, given that the Greystones Christmas Day Swim isn’t an official event, and doesn’t come with a committee or club behind it, who will actually make that call?
And what’s to stop individuals heading down to the South Beach of their own accord for a midday Christmas dip, all the while maintaining that all-important six feet of separation? Which should work, right?
We got in touch with our town overlords, the Greystones Municipal District office, and they were quick to point out that since they weren’t involved in the annual swim, they basically had no say in the matter.
We gave Greystones Garda Station a call, and they informed us that ‘no organised event can be advertised‘, but ‘what families individually decide themselves on the day is what will happen‘.
Suffice to say, any kind of large gathering on the day would be a careless and selfish move. So, if you do feel the need to head on down for a traditional Christmas Day swim, might be wise to choose a time other than noon, and a spot other than just beside The Men’s. Or you might end up making the wrong kind of splash in the morning newspapers.
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