18th of November 2019 notes

Congratulations to all our swimmers who took part in the Invitational Gala in Tralee recently.  Some great PB’s and an incredible haul of medals.

Girls under 11 – Some fantastic swims from our youngest swimmers with Ella Cremin winning a lovely silver in the 50 backstroke and Jenna Coffey taking bronze in the 50 breaststroke.

Boys under 13 – Peter O’Doherty produced the goods with a silver in the 50 backstroke.

Boys under 15 – Ross O’Leary turned on the style in the 100 freestyle, winning silver.

Girls over 16 – Saibh O’Brien was a girl on fire with gold in the 100 backstroke, silvers in the 50 butterfly & 100 breaststroke and bronze medals in the 200 freestyle & 200 IM. Ellen O’Connor, as always, was in great form taking silver in the 200 freestyle and a pair of bronzes in the 50 butterfly & 100 backstroke.  Meanwhile, Ellen Farndon won a wonderful silver in the 100 backstroke and a bronze 100 freestyle while Mollie Whelan pocketed some nice bronzes in the 100 butterfly & 100 breaststroke with Emma O’Sullivan rounding off this category with a hard-fought bronze in the 50 freestyle.

Boys over 16 – Some glorious silver medals in this category with Paudie O’Leary winning two in the 200 IM and 100 freestyle and Charles O’Brien lifting another in the 100 butterfly.

Thanks to our coaches, Cathal O’Brien and John Edwards, who gave huge support and encouragement to our swimmers.  Thanks also to Mairead Horan and Celia Uchytil for holding it all together and to Ellen O’Connor and Ellen Farndon for all their encouragement.  Thanks also to all parents for travelling and taking part in timekeeping duties.

Also, if you are planning on going to the Killarney Rotary Wine & Art evening in the Malton Hotel this Thursday, please buy your tickets in advance from any of our Squad Managers – every ticket bought through the club means money in the club coffers.

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