Our swimmers have been on dry land for many weeks at this stage and have missed many training sessions, early morning rises and many competitions at all levels. We’ve sadly also missed our team competitions; the PTL galas and Aquasprints, so swimming news is thin on the ground.
As you may be aware, Swim Ireland published a ‘Return to Water’ roadmap last week (available online). We are currently taking advice and guidance from our Governing Body, Swim Ireland and from the management of Coral Leisure.
Due to restrictions and regulations that will be enforced; training for all our squads will continue to be suspended. At this present time, we are unsure when it will be possible for us to return to full training.
We will update you on the phases of the road map or any updates as they happen. But in the meantime, we ask all our members to adhere to the guidelines on social distancing.
Stay Active and Stay Safe.
Sliabh Beagh ASC Committee
Swim Ireland David McCullough International Meet
This swim meet took place last Thursday through to Sunday in the Bangor Aurora Complex. The entry had swimmers from all over the UK and Ireland. The big name entry was Adam Peaty. Adam is the Olympic, European and World champion for the 50 and 100m Breaststroke events since 2014. Unbeaten!!
Sliabh Beagh swimmers entered were John Donnolly, Matthew Skeath, Faolan Campbell, Kyle Crean McKenna, Adam Lynch and Darragh Hughes.
About the Author: Jennifer Brunelli is a Sports Dietician who partners with teams such as the Carolina Panthers to enhance nutrition and performance in all athletic pursuits. She also conducts speaking engagements around the country for various clinics and teams.
Nutrition has an enormous impact on a swimmers’ performance. Without enough energy or calories coming in, you cannot expect your body to respond quickly to the high demand of our sport. Parents and athletes need to understand the relationship between what you eat and how well you perform.
The Sliabh Beagh Masters Gala was held in Coral Leisure Complex on Saturday last the 25 Jan 2020. This was our 3rd Annual Gala. In total 98 swimmers entered the event. Most swam in at least 3 different events. Some very proficient swimmers were entered and performing. Races were tight, skills were demonstrated and for the more novice swimmer, there was learning through observing the ‘experts’ and in the doing themselves.