The 2014/2015 swimming season is now well under way with the club’s calendar full of upcoming swimming galas.
Congratulations to our swimmers who took part in the recent “C” gala in Tralee. All beat their own “personal best” times for events. Club swimmers won medals in nearly every event on the day bringing a haul of gold, silver and bronze back to Killarney the likes of which hasn’t been seen since the Spanish Armada.
Under 11 Boys – Ross O’Leary took gold medals in the 100 metres freestyle and the 50 metres backstroke, butterfly and Individual Medley while Charles O’Brien took gold in the 50 metres breaststroke and silver for the 100 metres freestyle and the 50 metres butterfly and Individual Medley. Michael Sweeney took gold in the 50 metres freestyle while Killian Spillane won the silver. The boys team also won the 200 metre Medley relay, a first for our club. Well done, lads.
Under 11 Girls – Moya Noctor won gold in the Individual Medley and silver in the 50 metre breaststroke while Pia Hickey won gold in the 50 metre backstroke and bronze in the 100 metre freestyle. Ellen O’Connor won bronze in the 50 metre backstroke with the girls team winning silver in the 200 metre Medley relay.
Under 13 Boys – Rian O’Donovan won gold in the 50 metre backstroke and Paul O’Leary won gold in the 50 metres freestyle. The boys team also won the 200 metre Medley relay, another first for our club. Well done, lads.
Under 13 Girls – Grace Lynch won gold in the 50 metres backstroke while Aisling Reidy won silver medals in the 100 metres freestyle and 50 metres backstroke and butterfly. The girls team also won silver in the 200 metre Medley relay.
Under 15 Girls – Rebecca Twomey won gold medals in both the 100 metres freestyle and Individual Medley and in the 50 metres freestyle and butterfly. Antoinette O’Leary won silver in the 100 metres freestyle and bronze in the 50 metre backstroke while Sadhbh Ni Cathasaigh won silver in the 50 metres backstroke and breaststroke. Liadh O’Sullivan won silver in the 50 metres breaststroke and bronze in the Individual Medley.
Finally, the under 15 mixed team won silver for the club in the 300 metre freestyle relay.
Thanks to our coach, Cathal O’Brien, who gave huge support and encouragement to all swimmers on the day. Thanks also to all parents for travelling and taking part in timekeeping duties.
Great to see our Club swimmers doing so well, I am proud of all the swimmers who represent the Club – Great Stuff! Mike.