This championship is a culmination of nine months of work by swimmers to gain qualifying times to compete in this age group event. The competition ran from 25th to 28th of June and took place in The University of Limerick 25M pool. 520 swimmers from all across Ireland took part, all hoping for personal best times, some to make finals, a few to take home medals. Sliabh Beagh had eight swimmers attend with remarkable results! The coaches and parents agreed that although everyone attended the event with optimism, the swimmers achievements far outreached everyone’s expectations. Out of the eight swimmers who competed 15 medals were brought home, 29 finals were reached and 42 personal best times were achieved, along with an impressive number of Division One times. This high achievement was a result of hard work and dedication by the swimmers and an excellent coaching team.
Congratulations and well done to all our swimmers. Matthew Comiskey, Allison Gorman, Jamie Sheridan, Cillian Mc Gahon, Emer Sheridan, Sean Mc kenna, Caoimhe Leonard, Caolan Roberts.
Thank you to the Division two Coach Noel Mc Gahon and Head coach Eamon O Hara. Also Thanks to the Gala Secretary Deirdre Comiskey and Club secretary Clare Sheridan for all their hard work leading up to and during the gala. A special word of thanks to the parents and supporters who attended at the weekend. If there had have been a prize for the best supporters Sliabh Beagh would have won! Well done everyone. Have a great summer, see you all September. Full report on swimmers next week.
Free Swimming Lessons!
Sliabh Beagh ASC and Monaghan Swimming Pool are teaming up to offer free swimming classes to children and teenagers for one hour a week, for four weeks commencing on Wednesdays 8th July and finishing on Wednesday 29th July.
The class will be for swimmers who are at Level 5 or above. The class will be from 5 to 6 pm.
The purpose of these classes is to give swimmers an opportunity to experience swimming in a different environment, try out a few new skills and see if they would like to develop their swimming, for a lifelong healthy activity.
For more information and to register for the classes, contact Monaghan Pool 047 81734 , Claire 087 2909777 or Ita 086 8706733. Look forward to seeing you there.