G.S.C Swimmers perform positively at the Gerry Ryan Open!
The Gerry Ryan long course Open meet held from Friday 18-Sunday 20thJanuary was the first long course racing outing of the season for the younger swimmers of GSC who looked to put down some positive swims & potentially qualify for Irish Age-Groups in July. With PB’s & podiums performances aplenty, GSC swimmers stepped up to achieve 65 personal best times, 3 Golds, 4 Silvers, 13 Bronzes podiums & 22 Irish Age-Group qualification times in a very positive weekend of racing.
Leading the performances, Gold podiums places were achieved by Sasha McAleer (U13/400IM, 400 Freestyle) & Michael Hussey (U13/200 Backstroke).
Excellent silver podiums places were achieved by Michael Hussey (U13/100 Backstroke, 200 Freestyle, 200IM), Katie Waters (U14/400IM).
Bronzes podiums places were achieved by Martin Mitchell (U14/1500 Freestyle & 200IM), Senan McDonnell (U13/50 Breaststroke), Gillian Murphy (U13/50 Breaststroke & 100 Breaststroke), John Patten (U14/50 Freestyle, 400IM, 200IM), Kaelan Geng (U14/100 Fly, 200 Freestyle & 400 Freestyle ), Sasha McAleer (U13/200IM) & Cillian McCullagh (U13/400 Freestyle)
Superb Irish Age-Group qualification times were achieved by Sasha McAleer (U13/800 Free, 100 Backstroke, 400IM & 400 Freestyle), Katie Waters (U14/200IM, 200 Breaststroke & 400IM), Michael Hussey (U13/100 Backstroke, 200 Backstroke & 200IM), Kaelan Geng (U14/100 Backstroke, 50 Freestyle, 100 Butterfly, 400 Freestyle & 100 Breaststroke), John Patten (U14/100 Backstroke, 50 Freestyle, 200IM & 400 Freestyle), Gillian Murphy (U13/100 & 200 Breaststroke), Cillian McCullagh (U13/400 Freestyle) & positive PB swims were achieved by Ciara Davitt, Rosie Doorly, Niamh Kennedy, Cillian McCullagh, William McDonnell, Maria NicDhonnacha, Caitriona NicDhonnachadha, Kassie Rather, Sophie Sultanov & Aoife Sweeney
GSC would like to congratulate all the GSC swimmers for their brilliant swimming over a very busy weekend of racing & would also like to extend sincere thanks to GSC Team Managers Michelle Davitt & Mary Patten, Coaches Brian & John for their excellent team manager & coaching support to the team at the meet.