Development Squad Season Concludes:

Sliabh Beagh ASC Sponsored by Scotstown Pharmacy

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Some of our Fabulous swimmers from the Development Squad with their End of year Certificates they received this morning after training. Also pictured – coaches Peter, Ita, Eimear, Aoife & Niamh

Saturday the 25th June brought conclusion to our club’s swimmer development programme.

The programme, which began in September 2015, offered the young swimmer the opportunity to develop their skills and technique for further development as a social swimmer, a triathlete, or a club swimmer.  All the young developing swimmers were keen to learn, they were punctual and recorded a high attendance level across the season.

Their teachers commended their participation and were encouraged by the level of progress each young swimmer achieved. The young developing swimmers received a certificate in keeping with their programme of activity and in keeping with the ethos of the Sliabh Beagh  Swimming Club. Skill is the focus and we try to ensure that the basic skills are embedded in order for learning to occur, whatever the amount of time it takes for that to happen. As we all know we all learn at our own pace.

Congratulations and well done to the forty six swimmers who received their certificates. The club extends a welcome to you all in September.

Club Captains Eimear McKenna & Jamie Sheridan presenting a THANK YOU gift to Aoife Kavanagh for all her work coaching with the Development Squad this year. We look forward to seeing you back in September Aoife

Club Captains Eimear McKenna & Jamie Sheridan presenting a THANK YOU gift to Aoife Kavanagh for all her work coaching with the Development Squad this year. We look forward to seeing you back in September Aoife

Irish Division 2 Swimming Championships, Limerick

This weekend the Swim Ireland Division 2 Championships took place in the National Sports Arena, University of Limerick. The club was represented by Niamh Lavelle who swam in two events, the 100 meters breaststroke and the 200 meters breaststroke. Niamh swam personal best (PBs) in both events, just missing out on a final place in the 100m Breaststroke event. To achieve qualifying times for a National event requires a great commitment and a lot of hard swimming, so well done to you Niamh. This was Niamh’s first time to attend these finals and it is a daunting experience for the novice. However Niamh got on with the task in hand and performed well as indicated above. The club wishes you well on your swimming pathway in the new season commencing September 2016.

Community Games County Final.

community16We had the pleasure of recently watching some of our swimmers who represented their area in the County final of Community Games. We saw some very very close exciting races which were down to the last touch!!!!We are proud to say Everyone came home with medals and we wish those who will represent Monaghan in the National Finals in Athlone a MASSIVE GOOD LUCK.   Congratulations to Alex McMahon, Ruadhan Curran, Tom Doherty, Conor Curran, Darcy Walker, Eanna Curran, Brion Sherry, Caolan McKenna, Harvey Colleran, Ursula McGeough, Catriona McGeough, Ciona Barry, Hannah Sheridan, Alice Trainor, Georgina Walker, Aoife McKenna, Nessa Doherty, Katie Trainor, Enri Shiels, Leon Campbell, James Campbell, Matthew Comiskey, Sheenagh McKenna, Allison Gorman, Connor Comiskey & Kyle Crean McKenna

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