GALWAY SC SWIMMERS RACE TOUGH AT THE NAC OPEN MEET
The Galway SC swimmer travelled to the National Aquatic Centre in Dublin on Sunday 17thFebruary to compete at the NAC SC long course meet and as the team builds on their race preparations towards the Irish Open & Irish International Trials at the end of March & qualifying for the Irish Summer Nationals in July. With PB’s & podiums performances aplenty, GSC swimmers raced tough to achieve multiple personal best times & podiums over a very demanding day of racing.
Gold podiums were achieved by Alison Gibbs (U16/200Breaststroke), Ben Naughton (U16/200 Breaststroke), Kaelan Geng (U14/50 Butterfly), Aoife Leahy (17+/200 Backstroke), Sasha McAleer (U14/200 Backstroke), Cillian McCullagh (U14/200 Backstroke), John Patten (U14/200 Freestyle) & Maks Kolcow (17+/50 Backstroke & 100 Backstroke).
Silver podiums were achieved by Alison Gibbs (400 Freestyle), Tom O’Sullivan (400 Freestyle & 200 Fly), Niamh Kennedy (U14/100 Freestyle & 100 Backstroke), Ailbhe Mulhall (U16/50 Fly), Katie Waters (U14/200 Backstroke & 200IM, ), Katie Geng (U14 200IM), Ben Naughton (U16/200 IM & 100 Backstroke), Isabelle Gibbs (17+/50 Backstroke), Aoife Leahy (17+/50 Backstroke) & James Symons (17+/50 Backstroke),
Bronze podiums were achieved by Ailbhe Mulhall (400 Freestyle & 200IM), Zainab Rather (U12/100 Freestyle), Kaelan Geng (U14/100 Freestyle), Ciara Davitt (U14/200 Backstroke), Lauren Sharkey (U16/200 Backstroke), Isabelle Gibbs (17+/200 Backstroke), John Patten (U14/100 Fly), Tom O’Sullivan (U16/100 Fly), Niamh Kennedy (U14/50 Freestyle), Aoife Leahy (17+/100 Backstroke) & Michael Hussey (U14/100 Backstroke).
New Div. 1 & summer national qualification times were achieved by Ciara Davitt (U13/200 Backstroke), Kaelan Geng (U14/100 Freestyle & 200IM), Michael Hussey U13/50 Freestyle & 200IM), Niamh Kennedy (U14/100 Backstroke), Sasha McAleer (U13/200 Backstroke & 200IM), Cillian McCullagh (U13/100 & 200 Backstroke) Sophie Sultanov (U15/100 Breaststroke) & Katie Waters (U14/400 Freestyle).
Excellent meet &PB performances were achieved Mae Borriello, Rosie Doorly, David Doorly, John Gibbs, Eidhne Kennedy, Senan McDonnell, William McDonnell, Maria NicDhonnacha, Caitriona NicDhonnchadha, John O’Sullivan, Kassie Rather, Erin Smyth & Aoife Sweeney.
GSC would like to congratulate all the GSC swimmers for their super swimming over a very demanding day of competing & would also like to extend sincere thanks to GSC Team Managers Tracy Mulhall & Ken Kennedy, Coach Pearse for their excellent team manager & coaching support to the team at the competition.