Lisburn City Swimming Club played host to Larne AquaSprint Swim Team on Sunday evening.
The Lisburn Team were fired up and ready to go after super swimming at the Primary Schools Gala 2 days before.
The whole 2016 AquaSprint Squad of 50 swimmers took to poolside again for their last home meet and full squad performance.
Team Captains Sasha Quinn and Noah Poots rallied the swimmers together before exploding out of the blocks for the Medley Relays. All age groups A,B,C + D stormed home with 1st place positions to settle the team. Lucy Robson was missing from the starting line up due to a collar bone injury but Alexandra Bull stepped into the D group which showed strength and depth within this 2016 squad.
‘A’ Group girls Chrissy Hopkins and Lucy Latuske put in personal best performances in the 25m Backcrawl event, along with B Group swimmers, Moya O’Kane, Christo Tsoutsas and Bryn Fitzpatrick. Alexandra Bull also nudged down her 25m Backcrawl time for a well deserved PB.
Breaststroke and Butterfly events are proving to strengthen within the team with 1st + 2nd placings from Moya O’Kane and Rihanna Lawlor (B Group) Breaststroke, Christo Tsoutsas and Toby Thompson (B Group) Breaststroke and Ava McNamara and Toni Jamison (C Group) Breaststroke. Finishing 1st and 2nd is vital for the AquaSprint team to steal points in this league.
The 25m Butterfly events brought Personal Best times for Charlotte Bunn, Annie Poots, Alfie Shawe (A group), Rihanna Lawlor, Jesskia Robson (B Group), Zak Tsoutsas, Daniel Marsh (C) Group and Niamh Slattery, Luca McAtarsney, Conor Murphy and Ruadhan McCarney Savage (D Group).
The Freestyle events became a formality for Lisburn but Larne A Group swimmers Louisa Humphries, Daniel Beggs and C Group swimmer Luke Calwell took 1st place postions away from Lisburn and showed fighting spirit right to the end of the gala.
The exciting 4 x 25m Freestyle Relay events gave Lisburn the wins that they deserved but not without a final fight from Larne who put immense pressure on anchor man and Team Captain Noah Poots and nearly took the touch on the last relay of the evening.
Well done Lisburn and thank you to Larne AquaSprint Team.
Lisburn will swim in Division A, ‘B’ Final on Friday 3rd June at Ballymena swimming pool, details to follow shortly.