The First Swim Ulster Development gala took place in Dungannon last Sunday. Nine swimmers travelled from the club to compete. The purpose of the development gala is to give the swimmer an opportunity to put into practice what they have learned in training in a competition setting, e.g. starts,turns,finishes. For some of our swimmers it was their first time competing, well done to Gearoid Coyle who swam in the 200 free and 200 backstroke. For everyone else it was an opportunity to improve on existing times or try out new strokes. All nine swimmers came away with PB’s and some were placed in medal positions, which is always a nice bonus!
Full list of times from the gala will be posted on the club notice board. The next Development gala will take place on the 8th December, venue TBC. We look forward to a larger representation from the club at this gala.
SWIM LEINSTER – DISTANCE GALA.
This weekend we have 11 swimmers representing the Club in Swim Leinster’s Distance gala, which is being held in National Acquatic Centre, Dublin on Sunday 12th October. Good Luck to Niamh Collins, Emily Madden, Claragh & Shauna McGahon, Jordan & Megan McShane, Emer Sheridan, Conor Comiskey, Colin Gorman, Cillian McGahon and Lorcan Roberts. Officials rota for the gala has been sent to all attending, please check email and noticeboard for details.
The club coaches conducted the first round of lactate tests on the swimmers for this session. The results have been sent out to all tested swimmers and they need to print them off and laminate the sheets so that they can have them poolside for the next 8 weeks. Most training will be based on the various lactate intensities and if you do not have them at all sessions you will not be training at your personal correct intensity.
The Club Exec, Committee and Club Members deeply regret to learn of the death of John McDaid, father of Marie McKenna, father in law of David and grandfather to Sean & Eimear. Deepest sympathy is extended to them and their family at this sad time. May he Rest in Peace