O’Sullivan and Kavanagh win National Titles
At the Irish National Long Course Swimming Championships held at the National Aquatic Centre in Dublin on 24th-27th April, sixteen year old Galway Swimming Club swimmers Bryan O’Sullivan and Kate Kavanagh won their first Irish senior National titles in the 200m Backstroke and 50m Backstroke respectively.
Storming to victory in their events, Bryan and Kate set new Connacht Junior and Senior records along the way, while Bryan with his superb win in the 200m Backstroke has qualified to represent Ireland at the Canadian Age groups in July in Montreal as part of the 2020 Irish Olympic pathway swimming program.
Other excellent podium results were achieved by NUI Galway first year engineering student, Cian Duffy who won silver in the men’s 200m Butterfly, while Andrew Moore picked up bronze in the men’s 200m Breaststroke and Andrew will join Bryan to represent Ireland in Montreal at the Canadian Age Groups in July.
Other record–breaking performances at the meet came from Keena Walsh who broke a Connacht senior record in the woman’s 400 Individual Medley final, David O’Sullivan set new Connacht junior and senior records in the semi-finals of the men’s 100m Butterfly and Sarah Jane Fox set new Connacht junior and senior records in the woman’s 50m Butterfly final.
Finals at the meet were also achieved by Keena Walsh (200&400 IM & 400 Free), Ruth Keogh (200 & 400 Free), Dairne Ryan (100 Free), Cian Duffy (50Fly), Andrew Moore (100 Breaststroke), Bryan O’Sullivan (200 Fly) & Kate Kavanagh (100 & 200 Backstroke),
Photos are in the Picture Gallery…