Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Celtic Masters Gala 2018


The CELTIC MASTERS IRISH OPEN SHORT COURSE CHAMPIONSHIPS will be held in the National Aquatic Centre, Dublin, 15 on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th November 2018.
We have included 50m, 100m and 200m in all four strokes,400m Freestyle and 100m, 200m and 400m Individual Medley.

Relays are 4 X 50m FS and 4 X 50m Medley for Men, Women; 4 X 100m FS and 4 X 100m Medley for Men, Women and Mixed teams and well as a 4 X 200 FS (1 Heat only, which can be women, men or mixed).


The closing date for entries is 26th October 2018.

More info & Entry Forms

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Adult Swimming Lessons


It's that time again! 
New Adult Beginner Classes starting again from 12th September in the new slot of WEDNESDAY nights 9-10 pm. The classes run September to June at the ALSAA Airport Pool.


This is an opportunity for all level of swimmers from complete beginners to those who want to improve their technique or learn a new stroke. There are 3 Highly Qualified Teachers on the Bank catering for all levels and classes are divided according to ability so that each participant gets the help they need. This is a ten week session. If you would like to take part, please see the contact details below.

Contact:

Thursday, July 26, 2018

The Club so Far this Year.


A quick and well-deserved rundown of some of the Club's top performances so far this year. We are only half way through the year and yet there are so many great results as swimmers have gone from strength to strength.
 Below are a selection of some of the highlights. Because there were so many great swims, the list is not exhaustive, but it’s a testament to how well the club has performed in 2018.

 

IN THE POOL

Most recently we came back from a fantastic club performance at the British Masters with a haul of medals and records broken. Here's a quick rundown:


8th-10th June: GB Masters LC, Plymouth, UK: British Championships: 


Boyd Freeman: Silver and new Irish record in the 400 Free
Charlotte Reid: Silver in the 50 Breast, Gold in the 100 breaststroke
Dymphna Morris Gold in 400 Free
Anne Morrisey: Silver 200  Breaststroke
Peter Conway Silver 50m Free, Bronze 200 Fly
Agnieszka Wysocka: Bronze
Robert Frize Silver 200 fly
Together with many other amazing individual and relay performances

British Champions in the 800 Free;
Gold for Boyd Freeman, with a new Irish Record, and Dymphna Morris

27th May: Ulster Masters SC, Newry. 


The major result from this Championship was a new European record in 4 x 100 Free style Relay (Age 160-199). Charlotte Reid, Deirdre Morris Perth, Sarah Farrelly and Agnieszka Wysocka gave a spectacular performance coming in at a recording breaking time of 4:12.06

Also in the same gala we broke 8 other Irish Relay Records!
Individual Irish records were also broken by Viven Mongey in the 200 Free and Peter Conway in the 50 free.
European Record holders: Charlotte Reid, Sarah Farrelly, Deirdre Morris Perth, and Agnieszka Wysocka


Previously this year:


In other galas earlier this year, Vivian Mongey Broke an Irish Record in the 50 breaststroke at the first ever Leinster Open Masters Gala. Vivian and Charlotte won the Best in Age Group awards at the Scottish Masters in Glasgow, where Boyd Freeman also won Gold for his swim in the 400 Free.
 
Vivian Mongey and Charlotte Reid receiving Best in Age Group Award in Glasgow.


Decathlon Award 


Charlotte Reid was presented with the Decathlon award for her best swims in 2017. This means she is the best all-round female swimmer in the country at the moment! Well done Charlotte!
 
Charlotte Reid receiving the Decathlon Award in April this year 


IN THE SEA

Our accomplishments are not confined to the pool. The Sea Swim season 2018 is well under way and Aer Lingus Masters are now in fourth place for club of the year (ladies) and sixth for club of the year (mens). Charlotte is currently in first place for swimmer of the year!
                                                  
And last, but by no means least, we’d like to give a huge congratulations to William Irwin on his successful channel swim over the weekend! A tremendous accomplishment – well done Willie!

Nearly there!

And well done to all our swimmers, our competitors and our just-for-funners who train throughout the year, support the club and help make it such a great  community!

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Our Beloved Gerry

It is with great sadness that we have to announce that Gerry Foley, our coach, our friend, and our inspiration passed away peacefully last night on the 13th March 2018. 
He will be deeply missed because he was so profoundly loved by everyone around him. 
Our thoughts go out to his dear wife Pauline,  sons Paul and Declan, daughter Maria, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brothers, sister, and relatives.




Funeral Arrangements are as follows:
Reposing at Rock's Funeral Home, Swords on Thursday (15th March) evening from 4 - 6 p.m. Removal on Friday (16th March) morning to St. Colmcille's Church, Swords arriving for 10 a.m. Mass followed by funeral to adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only please. 

Donations, if desired, to St. Francis Hospice, Blanchardstown.

As Gerry requested, could people wear something bright please.

More details on Rip.ie

Monday, January 15, 2018

2018: Long Course Training & Gala.

A very Happy New Year to everyone! 
2018 is well upon us now and there's so much to do!

Limerick Irish Open Long Course Gala entries close on the 31st of January and beware that entries can ONLY be made online  Please do not leave this until the last minute in case your event is full or you run into some technical issues in your online application. 

To help us get ready for the long course format, NAC training is back in 50m format every Friday (apart from the 19th of Jan) at the new time of 7-8 pm. 
We hope to see you there. Happy swimming for 2018! 


Friday, December 15, 2017

Christmas Training Times


Training Times will be as follows for the Festive Season



Our annual Christmas party will be Saturday 16th December in The Coachman's at 7:45 for a sit down dinner. Please give Mary for name if you'd like to Jingle and Mingle! 

Wishing you a healthy, happy Christmas and a wonderful New Year!

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Celtic Masters Results

Congratulations to all who took part at the Celtic Masters this year. Reportedly there were 23 individual Irish records broken at the Celtic Masters and numerous provincial ones too. 

Congratulations also to Dymphna Morris for winning Swim Ireland's Masters Outstanding Achievement.  Special mention also to the Kilkenny Masters Club (best national club performance) and to the Pittsburgh Flying Fish Heads who took home a wee pot of gold medals and the award for best international club performance.

Pittsburgh Flying Fish Heads

 


Special thanks to Swim Ireland who sponsored the event and to our coaches Peter and Gerry. Special thanks also to Declan Harte NAC coach who gave up his time and swims to announce and officiate on the day. 


Thank you also to all our timekeepers, officials, MCs and the tech team for sacrificing their time to make all this happen.

Thanks goes to those who manned the medal & tee shirt tables and the lovely ladies who kept the officials and volunteers fed during the 2017 Celtic Masters...we look forward to Alice's Apple Pies every time!

The next gala is Mallow on the 9th of December. Entries are due in by the 4th Dec. Keep up the great work everyone.