Lisburn 246 Coleraine 154
Lisburn City Swim Club AquaSprint team travelled to Coleraine on Saturday afternoon to compete in their 4th Gala in this league and were very warmly welcomed by the Coleraine swim team, volunteers and Officials.
An excited and healthier
looking team of swimmers boarded the bus, but knew that Coleraine Swimming Club were going to try and stand in their way of the Teams 1st 2016 AquaSprint win.
Arriving in Coleraine and after a light snack and legs stretched, Team Captains Noah Poots and Sasha Quinn
(pictured) rallied the team for a short but crucial warm up to familiarise the swimmers with the dynamics of Coleraine Pool.
‘A’ group Medley Relay Team consisting of Charlotte Bunn, Emily Coleman, Finlay Slattery and Alfie Shawe burst out of the blocks and set the tone for the rest of the Medley Relays to come. With 4 out of 4 1st place positions at the end of event 4, Lisburn reorganised quickly for the 25m Backcrawl Events. This proved to be Lisburn’s best event so far in the league. With 1st and 2nd places in abundance from 5 out of the 8 swim groups, Finlay Slattery, Alfie Shaw (A Group), Moya O’Kane, Jessika Robson (B group), Toni Jamison, Ella Latuske (C group), Zak Tsoutsas, Ryan Raffo (C Group) and Sasha Quinn, Lucy Robson (D Droup), ment Lisburn stormed into the lead and looked strong early in the competition.
Moving on to the 25m Breaststroke events, Coleraine fought hard but outstanding team swims from Sasha Quinn and Ava McNamara who both went sub 20 seconds and Ava firing out her fastest time of 19.87 kept the competition flowing in Lisburns favour. The 25m Butterfly event belonged to A and B group swimmers who put in gold medal performances, and the Freestyle events brought well deserved personal best times for Chrissy Hopkins, Emily Coleman, Finlay Slattery (A Group), Toby Thompson (B Group), Ava McNamara (C Group) and Lucy Robson (D Group).
Lisburn finished off with 4 more 1st place positions in the exciting Freestyle relay events and claimed their first win for this dedicated team of swimmers and coaches. Results are on the website.
Lisburn AquaSprint Team and supporters wish to thank Coleraine for their hospitality and wish them good luck in their next AquaSprint Gala.
Lisburn will host Larne on Sunday 15th May 2016. Warm up 6pm, 6.30pm start. Team Selection will be posted on the website shortly.