We had some great racing last weekend (12th to 14th Feb) at the Swim Ulster Qualifying Gala. For a lot of our swimmers this was their first long course gala of the season.
Eoin smashed a huge 1500 freestyle PB on the Friday night, taking nearly a muinite and a half off his previous best to kick things off.
Saturday started with the boys 200IM, Michael, Dara, Rory, Jerhico and Theo all swam well and posted personal bests. Dara and Theo PB’d again in the 200 Back almost straight after their IM. Twin sisters Emma and Amy battled it out in an exciting 100 Breast heat, with Emma just edging Amy out down the second length. Amy however managed to get her first division 2 time of the year here by a massive 4 seconds. More top swims on Saturday included Eoin’s 100 free. Dara, Eoin and Michael in the 400 free. Livvy Amy and Alex in the girls 200 free. Thomas in the 200Breast and Fionnula in the 100 Back. All of these were solid personal bests.
The girls 200IM on Sunday morning saw a number of good swims with Ellie, Anna, Livvy and Florence all posting good times. Theo and Dara had an excellent 100 Fly with big PB’s! Fionnula continued her form in her 200 back holding a high stroke rate the whole way and setting another good personal best. Alex swam a relaxed looking 400 free to chip away some more time from her previous best and Jerhico, Dara, Michael, Rory and Eoin all swam fantastic 200 free’s straight after. There was more good swimming in the girls 200 breast from Amy, Anna and Emma and Michael finished the gala off with another massive PB in his 100 Back.
Well done to all the swimmers on more great results. In total, out of 85 races we had 76 personal bests.
Thanks again to all the parent s and volunteers who helped out.
Iain & Andy