Good start to the season at Leinster Aspiring Champions – National Aquatic Centre

We had a group of swimmers attend this meet on 29 Oct in Dublin. Swimmers who attended were Ben Duffy, Rebekah Gillis, Sean Greenan, Darragh Hughes, Kristupas Januskevic, Adam Lynch,
Aoibhín MacCinna, Katherine Ryan and Edvardas Zumaras.
Our athletes swam in four to six events on the day and performances were generally very good for a first gala of the new season.   Adam had a great day and finished in 3 rd place in the 400free event and 4 th place in the 200IM.   In fact, Adam finished in the top ten in all his races bar one.   Well done Adam.
Darragh also had a good day, claiming first place in the 50Brs event and 4th in the 200Brs while finishing in the top ten in all his events.
Some swimmers gained massive pb times; Katherine Ryan swam strongly in the 400IM and managed to take an enormous 20 seconds off her previous best time in this event.   Adam Lynch had an
exceptional swim in the 200free event, knocking a massive 13.30 seconds off his previous best time winning his heat with ease. Edvardas had a strong swim in the 200free event taking over seven
seconds off his previous best time in this event. Other good personal best times were achieved by Ben Duffy in the 200back, Darragh Hughes in the 400free, Kristupas Januskevic in the 200free,
Aoibhín in the 100IM and Katherine in the 200back.

Great to see so many good swims at this first gala of the season, keep up the hard work everyone and plenty to work on going forward too.  Thanks to Pearse for his feedback to the swimmers.