Irish Long Course Masters Championship:
Last Saturday Limerick Masters hosted the Irish Long Course Masters Championships at the University of Limerick Swimming pool. Athletes came from the length and breadth of the country and abroad from the UK and the USA to compete and socially interact with fellow swimmers.
Our club swimmer Peter swam in five (5) events wining two of them. The first was in the 50 fly posting a time of (27.69) and the 100 fly in (1.02.14). The remaining three were ultra competitive and enjoyable races too. Peter clocked times of 25.89 for the 50 freestyle, 57.60 for the 100 freestyle and 2.10.11 for the 200 freestyle.
In these freestyle races he was just pipped at the finish by different swimmers. He says he needs to work on his last 5 metres, so that his timing and speed into the touch pad is more precise.
Ex club member Christina Mc Aree, now swimming with Aer Lingus Swim Club in Dublin, competed in 4 events coming fifth in the 50 freestyle (33.87) and first in her age group in the 50 backcrawl (36.93). Christina came in 2nd in the 100 backcrawl in a time of 1.22.72 and first again in her age group in the 100 freestyle(1.14.38).
Another local swimmer Mary Bramley, also competed.making personal best times in the 1500 freestyle (25.06.64) and 400 f/crawl 6.31.83 and 50 breaststroke (54.83).
WELL DONE MARY, all those mornings of swimming in the public lane payed off.!!!
The next Masters event is the British Championships in Ponds Forge, Sheffield in late April 2016.
All cards for last man standing should be returned to the club secretary no later than Friday 18th March. Our Cake Sale will be held on Easter Saturday 26th March in Monaghan Shopping Centre.
ALSO Save the date 15th of April for a table quiz. Details to follow.
Parents Information meeting:
There was a good turnout at the recent parents meeting where the swimming competition pathway was discussed. The next meeting is scheduled for the 17th April where Nutrition pre and post galas will be discussed.
Please see club Notice Board and Web-site for Easter training schedule.