January 2014 notes

Congratulations to our 25 swimmers who took part in the recent “C” gala in Tralee.  All beat their own “personal best” times for events.  Club swimmers won 28 medals on the day: 

Under 11 Boys – Darragh Fleming took bronze medals in the 100 metres freestyle and butterfly while Ross O’Leary took silver for backstroke.  Charles O’Brien took gold for breast stroke.  

Under 11 Girls – Ellen Farandon won gold in the backstroke while Pia Hickey won silver in the 50 metres freestyle and Moya Noctor won silver for breast stroke. 

Under 13 Boys – Sean Farandon won silver medals in both the backstroke and the Individual Medley.

Under 13 Girls – Maeve O’Brien won gold medals in both the backstroke and the breast stroke.

Under 15 Boys – Thomas Fleming won gold medals in the 100 and the 50 metres freestyle and the Individual Medley and silver in the backstroke. 

Under 15 Girls – Emma Quirke won gold medals in the 100 and the 50 metres freestyle and the backstroke.

Under 21 Boys – Cathal Griffin won silver medals in the 100 and the 50 metres freestyle and gold in the backstroke and butterfly while Conor Griffin took bronze medals in the 100 and the 50 metres freestyle and in the backstroke.

Under21 Girls – Mary Clare McCarthy won silver medals in the 100 metres freestyle, the 50 metres freestyle and in the backstroke.    

Thanks to the coaches Cathal and Vicki who gave huge support and encouragement to all swimmers on the day.  Thanks also to all parents for travelling.

 

Well done also to our Chairman, Mike O’Sullivan, on his recent live interview on Radio Kerry promoting swimming as a sport.  U2 never sounded so good!

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