10th December 2014 notes

Congratulations to our swimmers who took part in the Munster Schools Minor Championships recently with even more medals going the way of the O’Leary brothers, Paudie and Ross.  Yet again, well done lads.
Under 10 Boys – Ross O’Leary took gold in the 50 metres freestyle and a silver medal in the 50 metres butterfly.
Under 12 Boys – Paudie O’Leary won a silver medal in the 50 metres freestyle and a bronze medal in the 100 metres individual Medley.

A new iPhone app called ‘swimsync’ has been released. The makers web address is http://www.swimsync.com.au   According to their press release, “It enables users to store pool and open water swim times, graph results, save times directly from the in-built stopwatch and see all statistics from each swim including lap splits. Swimmers will be able to track their progress and enjoy watching their times improve. They can even view all their personal best times in one screen – no more searching for where and when the times were swum!”  The Swimsync App is free from the AppStore and if you don’t have an iPhone yet, just ask Santa!  No problem.

On the subject of Christmas, the club’s famous Annual Christmas Gala takes place in the Killarney Sports and Leisure Centre on Sunday the 21st of December.  Historically, the big event is the Family Race with the O’Brien family from Muckross this year attempting to win for a third year in a row.  Our Chairperson, Mike O’Sullivan has been going through the record books and has officially confirmed that this has never been done before.  “It’s unprecedented,” were his exact words.
However, last year the O’Briens only barely squeezed in ahead of the Niewiadomska family from Castleisland with the O’Connor family from Millstreet a close third.  It’s anyone guess what will happen this year.  Will injury play a part?  What sort of condition is Cathal really in?  The tension is certainly mounting within the club, I can tell you.  Note that date in your diary.

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