Club Notes: 18 June 2015

Sliabh Beagh Compete at National Aquatic Centre Gala

Sliabh Beagh continues their season with our swimmers competing at the NAC in Dublin on June 7th.  The Nac Longcourse gala gave a number of our swimmers their first experience in a 50M pool, and they took up the challenge well!

Katie Bowden achieved PB’s in all of her events.  Cliona Sheridan, Sheenagh Mc Kenna , Hanna and Matthew Skeath all swam for the first time in a 50M pool and did really well!  Our senior and Intermediate swimmers Nathan Shields and Leon Campbell have experience in longcourse swimming and used that experience to their advantage.  Well done everyone!

Swim Ulster Swim festival in Newry

Swim Ulster Swim festival in Newry
Swim Ulster Swim festival in Newry


The newly opened 25M pool in The Meadow in Newry was host to the SU Swim festival. This was a well-attended  gala with six of our Junior swimmers in attendance.
All six swimmers won medals and all did an amazing job of getting personal bests in all their strokes.

Katie Bowden won sliver in 100 Fly
Niamh Lavelle won gold in 100 Breast. And achieved a Swim Ulster Qualifying time.
Emma McElvaney won silver in 50 Fly & Bronze in 100 Breast
Katie Treanor won silver 50 Fly & Bronze in 200 Free
Ruadhan Curran won gold in 100 Breast and achieved a Swim Ulster Qualifying time. He won silver in 50 Free & bronze in 200 Back.

Caolan Roberts won gold in the 200 Breast, SU Qualifying time, bronze in the 100 Free. And Swim Ulster Qualifying time in the 200IM

Super Swimming everyone!


Sliabh Beagh Take Silver in Aquasprint Final

Aquasprint 2014/2015 Squad
Aquasprint Captains
Aquasprint 2014/2015 Captains

Sliabh Beagh had a great final against Cookstown and Lurgan on Friday night. It was a very exciting competition with a lovely atmosphere.  Cookstown organised the gala in Banbridge leisure centre and it was very well organised.  All teams had a great set of parents who carried out all the jobs.  The children swam their hearts out and each child did his or her team proud.  The competition was tight but in the end Cookstown emerged victorious, with Sliabh Beagh second and Lurgan 3rd.  The final score was Cookstown 310, SB 288, Lurgan 242.  Thanks to Forest Feast for sponsoring the competition, thanks to Banbridge for the use of their pools, to Cookstown for organising the competition and to both teams for a great gala.  Well done team, enjoy the summer break!

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