Awesome swimming for GSC young turks at Tuam BC’er!
The first BC graded meet of the season on Saturday 26th November hosted by Tuam SC saw Galway SC’s junior swimming turks take to the pool for this first time this season having a super night in the pool achieving 11 A graded times, multiple B & C podium finishes & PB times by the 48 strong team.
Leading the A grade standard achievements was Kate Owens who got 2 A times in the 100 Freestyle & 200 Breaststroke, while Kassie Rather, Gillian Murphy & Rosie Doorly all achieved A times delivered super swims in the U11 200 Breaststroke also.
In the Boys category, Kaelan Geng matched Kate’s feats achieving A trime sin the 100 Freestyle & 100 Backstroke, while Martin Mitchell, Ross Bradley, Seanan McDonnell & Conor Burke all achieved A times in the 200 Breaststroke.
In the 100 Freestyle, B grade podiums were achieved by Kassie Rather (3rd/U11). Caitriona NicDhonnchadha (2nd/U13) in the Girls category, while in the Boys category, Senan McDonnell finished 3rd/U11 age-group.
C Grade 100 Freestyle podiums were achieved by Sophie Lally (1st/U11), Ciara Davitt (3rd/U11) in the Girls category, while in the Boys category, Conor Burke (1st/U11) & Vlad Chizhevski (3rd/U13) all had excellent PB swims with their podium finishes.
In the 200 Breaststroke, B grade podiums were achieved in the Girls category by Oliwia Brezezinska (3rd/U11), Emma O’Shea (1ST/U13), Katie Macken ( 2nd/U13) & Vinod Anouska ( 3rd/U13), while in the Boys category there was success for Kaelan Geng (1st/U11) & William McDonnell ( 3rd/U13) & C Grade 200 Breaststroke podiums were achieved by Ailis Daly (2nd/U11) & Aoife Sweeney (2nd/U13) in the Girls category.
In the final event of the evening the 100 Backstroke, B grade podiums were achieved by Kassie Rather (1st/U11), Rosie Doorly (2nd/U11) & Katie Macken (3rd/U13) in the Girls category, while in the Boys category Senan McDonnell picked up another excellent 1st/U11 in the Boys category.
In the 100 Backstroke C Grade category podium finishes were achieved Ailis Daly (3rd/U11) & Anouska Vinod (1st/U11) in the Girl events, while John O’Sullivan (1st/U11), Conor Burke (2nd/U11) & Vlad Chizhevski (1st/U13) all performed superbly in the Boys event.
This concluded a very successful & rewarding BC meet for the GSC young guns, & GSC would like to extend sincere thanks to Team Managers Caroline D & Caroline R for their brilliant work on the night supporting the swimmers & a big thanks to Coaches Niav, John & Brian for their coaching support to the team during a very busy night of racing.