GSC SWIMMERS PERFORM SUPERBLY AT THE REGIONAL CHAMPS!
The Connacht & Munster regional long course championships held at the University Arena, Limerick from Friday 31stMay to Sunday 2ndJune provided to be a superb meet for the attending GSC swimmers.
With PB’s, podiums & finalist performances aplenty, GSC swimmers stepped up to achieve 65 personal best times, 14 Golds, 10 Silvers, 12 Bronzes & 16 Finalists swims in a very positive weekend of racing.
Gold place podium success was achieved by the U14 400 Mixed relay team (John Patten, Katie Waters, Kaelan Geng & Niamh Kennedy), 15+ 400 Medley relay team (Maks Kolcow, Eidhne Kennedy, Ailbhe Mulhall & Aoife Leahy), 15+ 800 Girls Freestyle relay (Aoife Leahy, Izzy Gibbs, Alsion Gibbs & Keela Mulhall), Ailbhe Mulhall (U16/50 Fly,100 & 200 Fly), 15+ Girls 400 Freestyle relay (Aoife Leahy, Izzy Gibbs, Alison Gibbs & Keela Mulhall), 15+ Boys 400 Freestyle (Maks Kolcow, David Doorly, Edihne Kennedy & Tom O’Sullivan), U14 800 Freestyle relay (John Patten, Sasha McAleer, Cillian McCullagh & Kaelan Geng), Kaelan Geng (U14/100 Fly), Aoife Leahy (17+/100 & 200 Freestyle & 100 Backstroke), Izzy Gibbs ( 17+/50 Backstroke)
Silver place podium success was achieved Katie Water (U14/800Freestyle), Tom O’Sullivan (U16/200IM & 100 Fly) Aoife Leahy (17+/50, 200 Backstroke) Maks Kolcow (17+/100 Backstroke), John Patten (U14/200 Freestyle & 400IM), U14 Girls 400 Medley Relay (Niamh Kennedy, Gillian Murphy, Katie Waters & Eimear O’Leary), U14 Boys 400 Medley relay (Sasha McAleer, Kaelan Geng, John Patten & Cillian McCullagh) & the U14 Boys 400 Freestyle Relay (John Patten, Cillian McCullagh, Sasha McAleer & Kaelan Geng)
Bronze place podium success was achieved the U14 Girls 800 Freestyle relay (Katie Waters, Eimear O’Leary, Ciara Davitt & Niamh Kennedy), John Patten (U14/50 & 100 Freestyle, 100 Fly), Niamh Kennedy (U14/200 & 400 Freestyle), Sasha McAleer (U14/400IM & 800 Freestyle), Katie Waters (U14/200IM), David Doorly (17+/200 Backstroke), Edihne Kennedy (17+/100 Breaststroke), Izzy Gibbs (17+/100 Backstroke),
Excellent PB & finalist swims were achieved by Rosie Doorly, Cillian McCullagh, Aoife Davitt, William McDonnell, Gillian Murphy, Maria NicDhonnacha, Caitriona NicDhonnchadha, Paola O’Brien & Aoife Sweeney, while Eimear O’Leary qualified for the Irish Summer Nationals in the 400 Freestyle.
GSC would like to congratulate all the GSC swimmers for their brilliant swimming over a very demanding weekend of racing & would also like to extend sincere thanks to GSC Team Managers Michelle Davitt, Trisha Murphy, Ken Kennedy & Tracy Mulhall & Coaches Brian, Seamus & Pearse for their tremendous coaching support to the team.