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.



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 


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!