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Great success at Future Challengers Meet

On February 18th twenty six  of our athletes travelled to Lagan Valley, Lisburn for the Future Challengers meet. The
swimmers who attended this under-14 meet were Millie, Ellen, Evin, Clodagh, Hugh, Lucy, Lily, Aoife, Charlie, Colm, Owen, Riya, Darren, Egan, Jay, Daithí, Rían, Éilís, Odhrán, Emma, Hannah, Éabha,
Matthew, Chullain, Sophia and Ridas.

One thing we can say about this meet was that the swimmers left it all in the pool.  They had great PB times and it is a testament to the hard work they are putting in at training. We had some super swims
by Ridas who finished in 1st place in 200Fr, Sophia who finished in 3 rd place in 100Brs while Millie also finished in 3 rd place in 200Fr. Riya had a great day with two 2nd place finishes in 100IM and 200Fr and Owen also finished in 2nd in 100IM and 3 rd in 200Fr.

A super performance by all. Well done everyone.

Irish Summer Nationals 2022

Last weekend Sliabh Beagh were once again on the road, this time for the Irish Summer National Championships 2022 in the National Aquatic Centre.

We had four swimmers qualify for various events in this meet. Darragh Hughes competed in 100Br, 50Fr, 100fly, 100fr, 200Br and
200IM.   Adam Lynch competed in the 100fly, the 200fly and the 200IM.   Maddie Smith swam in the 100Br and the 200Br while Sean Greenan took on the 50fr and 100fr events.  Our swimmers were well prepared for this meet having continued to train under the watchful eye of Head Coach Pearse McGuigan during the summer months and they were ready for the challenge of swimming against Ireland’s top swimmers.

Our swimmers did themselves and their club proud with some really, great swims, personal best times and qualification for finals.   Full report to follow next week but just to say a big well done to all four swimmers and to Pearse for all the hard work and dedication that was shown.

You can have that well-earned break now!

Congratulations Sean…. YOU ESCAPED!

Congratulations to one of our Masters swimmers Sean McCabe.
Early Saturday and Sunday morning of last weekend in San Francisco Sean competed in the infamous Escape From Alcatraz Aquathon & Triathlon!! 

For over 40 years, triathletes from around the globe descend on San Francisco for the chance to attempt a feat once thought impossible – ESCAPE from Alcatraz. Entering it’s 40th year, Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon attracts World Champions, Olympic Medalists and the best amateur triathletes from 50 states and over 50 countries around the World.  They put their endurance and adventurous spirit to the test as they take on San Francisco’s legendary Bay, steep hills, and rugged terrain. Consistently ranked as a must-do event among triathletes, this race draws thousands each summer to find out who has what it takes to ESCAPE!

Saturday Morning 5.5.22


On Saturday morning Sean decided to have a little warm up ahead of the BIG Escape and competed Escape from Alcatraz Aquathon – which consisted of a swim 750 meters & a run 5 kilometers.

Sunday Morning 6.5.22


The BIG One – The Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon features a 1.5-mile swim from Alcatraz Island to the shores of the St. Francis Yacht Club, a grueling 18-mile bike ride, and a demanding 8-mile run through the trails of the Golden Gate Recreational Area.  Set against the natural beauty of San Francisco, this thrilling triathlon is a real-life postcard through the City by the Bay.

Once Again CONGRATULATIONS Sean, what is next!!!


Aquasprint series Gala: Sliabh Beagh v Newry & Mourne Swimming Club

The first Aquasprint gala in two years finally happened on Saturday last. Our very excited Aquasprint team took the bus to Newry to participate in a very fast paced gala. These races are all 25m and there are also some very thrilling relays to finish the galas. Our team captains this year are Faye Trainor and Justas Jurasus, both well capable of the role of team captain and we wish them all the best for the season ahead. The Aquasprint galas are based on team points and the excitement builds right to the very end. The results are announced during the refreshments after the gala which are always provided by the home team.

We are pleased to announce the result on Saturday was Sliabh Beagh 210 Newry and Mourne 190. So, it was a good win for Team Sliabh Beagh on their first meet. We hear there was terrific swimming by all and the gala was a great success in a lovely atmosphere, so well done everyone!