GALWAY SC SWIMMERS SHOWN POSITIVE PROGRESS AT THE CONNACHT SHORT COURSE!
The Connacht SC held in Castlebar from 15-17th November provided the first outing of the season for the older GSC swimmers as they used the meet to gauge their early season fitness & focus on their individual racing skills.
With the team in the middle of a hard phase of training, positive & progressive performances were aplenty with the attending GSC swimmers.
Leading the GSC performances gold podium swims were achieved by Alison Gibbs (Open/400IM & 100 Breaststroke), Aoife Leahy (Open/50 Fly, 50 Freestyle & 100 Backstroke), & Emma Murphy (Open/200 Breaststroke).
Silver podium performances were achieved by Ralf Bodamer (Open/800 Free & 100 Backstroke), Aoife Leahy (Open/50 & 200 Backstroke,), Alison Gibbs (Open/50 Breaststroke), Izzy Gibbs (Open/100IM), Niamh Kennedy (Open/400 Freestyle) & 4X50 Mixed Freestyle (James Symons, Ralf Bodamer, Izzy Gibbs & Aoife Leahy).
Bronze podium performances were achieved by Alison Gibbs (Open/800 Free), Katie Waters (Open/400IM), Aoife Leahy (Open/100,200 & 400 Freestyle), Emma Murphy (Open/100IM) & James Symons (Open/100Backstroke)
Finalist & top 8 performances swims were achieved by Eidhne Kennedy (Open/50 & 100 Breaststroke), Aleksandr McAleer (400IM), Michael Hussey (400IM), Cillian McCullagh (400IM), Emma Murphy (Open/400IM, 50 Breaststroke), Alison Gibbs (Open/200 Freestyle), Kaelan Geng (Open/200 & 400Freestyle), Katie Waters (Open/100 Fly & 200IM), John Patten (Open/400 Freestyle), Niamh Kennedy (Open/50 & 100 Freestyle), Aoife Sweeney (Open/400 Freestyle), James Symons (Open/100IM), Izzy Gibbs (Open 50 Freestyle) & Ralf Bodamer (Open/50 Freestyle).
100% PB performances were achieved by Ciara Davitt, Izzy Farrell, Tom Healy, Louisa Hussey, Aleksandr McAleer, Michael Hussey, Cillian McCullagh, Senan McDonnell, John Gibbs, Eimear O’Leary, John O’Sullivan, John Patten & Erin Smyth.
A huge congratulations to Niamh Kennedy (400IM), Aoife Sweeney (800 Freestyle) & Ralf Bodamer (400 & 800 Freestyle & 100 Backstroke) whose performances at the Connachts helped them to qualify for the Irish Short Course in December & will join the other 10 strong GSC swimmers swimming at this year’s prestigious national event.
GSC would like to applaud all the swimmers for their endeavours & awesome swimming over the busy weekend of swimming, & GSC would also like to extend sincere thanks to GSC Team Managers, Yvonne Gibbs, Trisha Murphy, Michelle Davitt, Danielle Kennedy & Sylvia Farrell & Coaches Seamus L, Brian D & Pearse for their excellent coaching support work to the team.