WELCOME

WELCOME to the official website for Lisburn City Swimming Club.

We are a voluntary organisation based in Lisburn and run by an excellent team of professional Coaching Staff and voluntary parents. We have a wide range of activities available for all swimming abilities from Learn to Swim, Diving, Water Polo, Synchronised Swimming to Competitive Swimming at local and International level and a rapidly growing Masters section. We hope you enjoy browsing our site and find all the information you need. Use the Search facility to find particular documents. Sign up your email address in the field below to keep up-to-date with the latest news. An email will be sent automatically each time the home page is updated. Remember to keep checking all the pages of the website for calender, results and competition info. Enjoy browsing.

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Aquasprints Coleraine v Lisburn

Lisburn 246      Coleraine  154 AS v coleraine
 
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 Emoji 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 AS 2016 Captains(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.
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Aquasprints Team Coleraine v Lisburn

The bus will leave the Leisureplex at 2.30pm sharp!.  Please arrive no later than 2.20pm to allow time to load bags etc onto the bus.  We are aiming to be in Coleraine by 4.15pm at the latest to give us time to stretch our legs and have something to eat before the warm-up at 5.15pm.
We hope to return to Lisburn between 8.30 and 8.45pm.
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Aquasprints Lisburn v Banbridge

Lisburn 184 Banbridge 216

Lisburn AquaSprint team played host to Banbridge AquaSprint Team on Sunday 17th April. image
This was a dual that Lisburn were looking forward to after a slow start to Banbridge last seaon.

Last minute glitches mostly due to illness meant the Lisburn Team started with 6 swimmers out of action, this was always going to be hard to recover.

Even though the Lisburn A Medley relay team consisting of Charlotte Bunn, Chrissy Hopkins, Finlay Slattery and Alfie Shawe recorded another fastest time of 1.28.23, Banbridge took this relay easily with the outstanding performance of Katie McFarlane on the Fly. Lisburn B Group Medley and Freestyle relay teams consisting this time of Christo Tsoutsas, Rihanna Lawlor, Moya O’Kane and Bryn Fitzpatrick, have a flawless record in the competition so far and show strength and determination. C group Medley and Freestyle Relay swimmers Zak Tsoutsas, Ava McNamara, Toni Jamison and James McMath were touched into 2nd place by 3 1/100ths of a second in the Medley Relay and again a close shave on the Freestyle Relay, although this makes the relays exciting to watch the points scored at the end of the gala tell a different story. D group had an impressive finish to the Gala with the Freestyle team, Sasha Quinn, Lucy Robson, Luca McAtarsney and Noah Poots finishing 1st and going under the 60 second barrier with a time of 58.76 for the first time this season. Team Captain Sasha Quinn had outstanding performances and was warmly welcomed back after a long term injury.

A group and B group swimmers, Lucy Latuske, Haydn Maguire and Criofan McCarney Savage had their first AquaSprint experience this season and all recorded personal best times in their individual swims – well done guys!

Moya O’Kane B group girls, recorded 1st place position on all 4 individual events and bagged herself 2 personal best times along the way in Frontcrawl and Breaststroke.

With 2 more AquaSprint galas to go before the final, Lisburn will travel to Coleraine this Saturday to compete against Coleraine Swimming Club. The bus will leave the Lagan Valley Leisureplex at 2.30pm. Lets Go Lisburn!!

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New Swim Ireland Anti-Bullying Policy

To keep you all informed Swim Ireland released their new Anti Bullying Policy a little while a go. Please take some time to read this with your swimmer.

http://www.swimireland.ie/wp-content/uploads/downloads/2015/11/Anti-bullying-policy-Nov-2015-Final.pdf

 You will notice that Swim Ireland is asking everyone to sign up to this Anti Bullying promise. We are asking all the children to do the same.

During this week notes will go home which should be signed and returned to your coach.

 Thanking you all in advance

 Ciara Maginess

Club Children’s Officer

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Supervision Rota’s For April – June

Click on the links for rota’s: EARLY MORNING ROTA APR 2016  EVENING SUPERVISION APR 2016  NS LT APR 2016  NJS LT APR 2016  AG1 LT APR 2016

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Aquasprints Lisburn v Banbridge

Hi Swimmers
Our next Gala is this Sunday, at home.
Please arrive at the pool in time for a team photo with Banbridge Swimming Club at 5.45pm.  Our warm up is 6pm and the gala will start at 6.30pm.
I have attached a little bed time story that you can read or be read to by your parents.  It is difficult to get you all together before a meet, but I want you to understand that to do your best all of the time is the best way to be a gold medal team mate.
Good luck on Sunday, I look forward to seeing you all!
Lets Go Lisburn!
LynnEmoji            2016 Team Selection – Banbridge        10 old japanese men
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Ulster Age Group and Youth Championships – Well done So far

With two days into the UAG & Youth Champs well done to all the Swimmmers lots of podium places for Lisburn. One more day to go keep it up.

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Ulster Age Group & Youth Championship warm up times and updated relay teams

Morning Warm ups 8.30 am swimmers arrive for 8.00 am
Afternoon sessions Friday & Saturday 3.30 pm mixed warm up swimmers arrive at 3.10 pm
Sunday afternoon session 3.00pm mixed warm up swimmers arrive at 2.40 pm
Please see attached updated sheet re. Relays for upcoming Ulster Age Group and Youth Champs.
Teams are of course subject to change/amendment depending on injury/illness/withdrawal etc.
relaysClick Here for team selection: UAG & YC Relays
GOOD LUCK
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Congratulations Nathan Taylor on selection for Irish Waterpolo team

Irish Mens Waterpolo Team Malta 12th -14th May Selection

The following is the team selected to travel to Malta on the above Dates.

· Eoin Doyle· Jamie Cope· Shane Moraghan· Mark Fitzgerald· Eoin Bridgeman· Eoin Nolan· Adam Caulfield          · Stio McMahon· Adrian Hanna· Barry Murphy· Johnny Donnelly ( Captain)· Nathan Taylor· Chris Devlin               · Tiernan Colvin

Team Manager : Amanda Ni Ghabhann
Coach : Michael Banks
Assistant Coach: Peter Cassidy
Physio : Cara Mulcahy.

Congratulations to everyone selected in particular to Nathan & Tiernan on their first selection. Also I am delighted to announce that Johnny Donnelly will be Captain of the squad.

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Swim Ireland (What our young people have said)

Having recently attended the Ulster Squad Parents Workshop here’s what some of our young swimmers have told Swim Ireland they want from us their coaches, parents and their club.

Swim Ireland (What our young people have said)

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