Congratulations to all our swimmers who took part in the Development 1 gala in Tipperary recently. This was a first gala for some young swimmers so there were plenty of nerves and long silences in the cars on the “trip to Tipp”! However, there was nothing to fear and all Killarney swimmers were superb on the day with some dazzling performances in the pool.
Girls under 12 – Well done to Sarah McAuliffe who won bronze in the difficult 50 butterfly and to Nicole Murphy who took a very fast bronze in the 50 freestyle.
Boys under 13 – A classy performance by Cathal Coffey produced a well-deserved silver in the 50 breaststroke.
Girls under 14 – Saoirse Sweeney was in fine “early-season” form to take a pair of silvers in the 50 and 100 freestyle.
A particular mention for Jenna Coffey and Sadhbh O’Sullivan who were taking part in their first ever gala – well done, girls.
Two other swimmers that turned heads on the day were Roisin McAuliffe and Cliodhna Sweeney with some marvellous bursts of speed – certainly names to watch out for in the future.
Thanks to Niamh Coffey, our team coach, who gave huge support and encouragement to our swimmers. Thanks also to Denise Coffey, our Squad Manager and to all parents for travelling and taking part in timekeeping duties.