Busy Weekend for Sliabh Beagh Swimmers!

 Leinster Age Group Graded Gala – 11th May

Leinster graded gala

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Six of our swimmers travelled to the NAC to compete in this competition.  James Campbell got a new PB in the 100m Backstroke and also took part in the 100m Freestyle.  Leon Campbell had a great gala. He placed 2nd in the 200m IM and placed 1st in his first attempt at the 200m Butterfly.  He also gained his second Division 2 time of the season in the 200m Breaststroke.  Matthew Comiskey achieved a new PB in the 200m Freestyle and also swam in the 100m Breaststroke.  Caolan Roberts gained two new PBs in both the 200m Freestyle and 200m Backstroke.  Lorcan Roberts placed 1st in the 100m Breaststroke and 3rd in the 100m Butterfly.  Jamie Sheridan had two brilliant swims coming in 1st place in both the 100m Butterfly and 100m Freestyle.

 Antrim Championship

SB Swimmers Antrim Championships

The Antrim Championships took place over last weekend, the 10th and 11th of May. Some of our swimmers travelled to Lisburn to compete on the Saturday. For most it was another opportunity to gain qualifying times for Division 1 and 2 championships later in the Summer.  Ciaran Deasy took part in the 50m Freestyle, 50m Breaststroke, 100m Backstroke, 50m Butterfly, placing 3rd in the 400m Freestyle and 2nd in the 100m Breaststroke.  Allison Gorman got a new PB in  the 100m Butterfly. Colin Gorman achieved two new PBs in the 400m Freestyle and 50m Butterfly.  A big congratulations to Eoghan Keenan as this was his first gala where he took part in the 200m IM and gained a PB in the 400m Freestyle.  Peter O’Hara placed 4th in both the 50m Freestyle and 50m Butterfly. Emer Sheridan swam in the 100m Butterfly and 200m Freestyle.  Jamie Sheridan took part in the 50m Freestyle, 100m Backstroke and 50m Butterfly and Nathan Shields took part in the 50m Freestyle, 50m Breaststroke, 200m IM and achieved a new PB in the 400m Freestyle.

Interprovincial Schools Gala

This was a great competition for our swimmers giving them an opportunity to compete as their Ulster peers as a team.

Two Sliabh Beagh swimmers, Alannah Leonard and Ciaran Deasy, were selected to swim on the Ulster team in the interprovincial schools competition which took place on Bank Holiday Monday in the NAC.  Ciaran swam with the Ulster Junior Boys squad and competed in the 100m Butterfly and 200m IM.  Ciaran was also part of the 4x50m Medley Relay and Freestyle Relay.  Alannah, who was captain of the Ulster Senior Girls Squad competed in the 100m Backstroke where she was placed 1st gaining a new PB of 1.05.59.  She also swam in the 200 IM and 400 Freestyle.  Alannah was also part of both relay teams. Connaught were the overall winners with Leinster 2nd and Ulster placing 3rd, followed by Munster in 4th position.

Congratulations to both of our swimmers, you have done your club proud!

  Annual Club Records Gala  

This gala is an opportunity for records to be broken and new records made.  It takes place on Saturday the 17th of May in Coral Leisure. Gala starts at 6pm. However, at this stage entries to this event are closed.

A lot of help is needed to run this gala and we would greatly appreciate if parents could offer their support. Looking forward to a fun and enjoyable day!


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