Club Notes: 3 March 2016

Swim Ulster Development Gala in Omagh

11 young athletes from Sliabh Beagh swimming club travelled to Omagh Leisure centre on Saturday 27th  February 2016 to compete in Swim Ulster Development Gala 3. This was a great gala for the club with 20 personal best times, 11 medals, two Swim Ulster Qualifying times, one Ulster Age Group time and two Division Two Qualifying times!

This gala is designed to introduce novice swimmers to swimming distances between 100 and 200 IM in all strokes.

A large number of entries ensured it was a busy competition. All the young swimmers,(some competing for the first time) were hoping for improvement in their performances and their times. This newly opened centre provided great facilities and space for athletes of all age groups and abilities. The space at poolside provided for the swimmers to line up for their event without  delay,  resulting in  little or no delays.  Coach Linda was very satisfied  that each swimmer performed well all achieved PB’s with one or two achieving Division 2 qualifying times.

Well done to:

Katie Bowden: 200IM 3.07.28PB (-12.41), 100FR 1.16.19PB (-7.68)

James Campbell: 100BR 1.41.92PB  (-6.69)

Kyle Crean McKenna: 200FR 2.48.94PB (-15.89) GOLD, 100Fly 1.48.80PB (-13.09), 200BK 3.10.77PB (-19.23) BRONZE, 100BR 1.30.68PB (-4.29) GOLD (Div1, UAG & SU QT)

Conor Curran: 200FR 3.17.58PB (-6.87), 100Fly 1.42.18PB (-6.34) GOLD

Tara Gillespie: 200IM 3.47.05PB (-7.95), 100Fly 1.42.18PB (-13.24)

Alannah McGahon: 100BK 1.29.79PB (-8.21) GOLD (Div2 QT & SU QT), 200IM 3.29.77PB (-5.23) GOLD, 100FR 1.23.16PB (-6.84) GOLD

Susie O’Flagherty: 100IM 1.58.44PB (-21.55), 100FR 1.47.25PB (-12.75)

Deirdre O’Harte: 100BK 1.27.11 GOLD, 200IM 3.10.53 GOLD, 100FR 1.13.79PB (-2.24)

Hannah Sheridan: 100IM 2.01.44PB (-13.56), 100BK 2.03.41PB (-16.59), 100FR 1.44.89PB (-8.11)

Darcy Walker: 100IM 1.59.23PB (-5.77)

Well done to Alannah, Darcy and Hannah as this was their first Development Gala.

 Great swimming everyone!


 Aquasprint Gala:

Team sheet is now posted on noticeboard for the next aquasprint gala – 12th March away to  Cookstown. Please sign by this Sunday 6th March.

Club Gear:

Orders are now being taken for club gear. Order forms are in back of Signing In book. Orders & Payment to be in by Tuesday 8th March

 Parent Supervision Rota:

The Rota for Parent Supervision for March & April for all squads are on website and noticeboard. Please check for details

Signing In: 

Parents please make sure to sign swimmers in & out of every training session.

Upcoming Galas:

Check noticeboard/website for details on upcoming galas.

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