G.S.C Swimmers show promise at the Irish SC National Championships 2017
The Irish Short course championships held in Lisburn from the 14-17th December proved to be very positive & promising meet for the swimmers from Galway SC.
On Day 1 of the meet, A finals were achieved by Sarah Kelly in the 200 Fly (5th) & in the 100 Backstroke by Isabelle Gibbs (6th) & B Finals were achieved by Fionn Duffy & Ailbhe Mulhall (200 Fly) & Aoife Leahy (100Back), while excellent PB heat performances were achieved by Alison Gibbs in the 200IM.
On Day 2 of the meet, A finals were achieved by Alison Gibbs in the 400IM (6th) & B Finals in the 100 Freestyle by Stephanie McLaughlin & Aoife Leahy in excellent PB performances, while super PB heat performances were achieved by Fionn Duffy & James Symons, Isabelle Gibbs & Ailbhe Mulhall in the 50 Fly.
On Day 3 of the meet, A final swims were achieved by Sarah Kelly in the 100 Fly (5th) & excellent PB performances & B final swims were achieved Stephanie McLaughlin & Alison Gibbs (400 Free), Ailbhe Mulhall & Fionn Duffy (100Fly), Aoife Leahy, (50Free & 200 Back), Isabelle Gibbs & James Symons (200 Back), while positive PB heat performances were achieved in 100 IM by Ailbhe Mulhall, Isabelle Gibbs, Alison Gibbs, Stephanie McLaughlin & Fionn Duffy.
On Day 4 of the meet, A final swims were achieved by Isabelle Gibbs in the 50 Back (6th) & super PB performances & B final swims were achieved by Stephanie McLaughlin (200Free), Fionn Duffy, Alison Gibbs (200 Breaststroke) & Aoife Leahy (200 Free & 50 Back).
This proved to be a very positive & promising National short course meet for GSC swimmers with over 80% PB return & bodes well for preparations in Cycle II when the real work begins towards the Dave McCullagh International in February & Irish long course Nationals in April.
GSC would like to congratulate all the swimmers for their endeavours & superb swimming over the duration of the meet & would also like to extend sincere thanks to GSC Team Managers, Tracy M, Helen D & Yvonne G & Coaches Seamus & Pearse for their excellent support work to the team in Lisburn.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all members of G.S.C both young and old!