Congratulations to all the COB swimmers who participated in the Ards Junior Gala on Saturday 12th May.
COB were well represented with swimmers from J1, J2, J3 and Development Squads.
There was a very large entry for this meet and, after some technical issues, the morning session for the junior swimmers began with the 25m and 50m races. All the COB swimmers swam superbly and should be very proud of their efforts. Many of the J2 swimmers swam their first competitive 100m Individual Medley races and despite some initial nerves, they all acquitted themselves extremely well. There were some huge PBs and massive improvements in technique especially in the turns.
There were podium places for Cillian Cranney, Maisie Bowden, Izem Kazanci, Alexander Hale, and Jane Kane, and many of the other COB swimmers were very close to medalling.
A huge ‘well done’ to :
J1 swimmers: Logan Nutt, Katie O’Hara, Darcy Wilson, Dan Kinder, Ieuan McLean and Molly Ridgeway.
J2 swimmers: Isabella Ward, Cillain Cranney, Sara Paternostro, Kate Kane, Meave Whelan, Aoibhe Whelan, Isabella McCrudden, Emily Daly, Orla Murray, Aimee Jackson, Eva Wilson, Maisie Bowden, Ella Scott, Johnny Gillespie and Oliver McCusker.
J3 swimmers: Joe McKay, Alexander Hale and Chloe Young.
Development swimmers: Michael Devlin, Jane Kane, Sophia Young and Izem Kazanci.
Many thanks to Ards SC for organising the gala.