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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Club Championship Results

clubs results 2015

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Ulster Age group and youth Championships

Congratulations to all the swimmers who competed this weekend. Everyone did exceptionally well. There were very few finals or medal presentations which did not feature a Lisburn swimmer.

Ulster Age Group & Youth Championship 2015 results

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Training cancellation on Sunday 5th April (Easter Sunday)

Dear All

There will be no training on Sunday 5th April for all squads (pool closed). Training is as normal all other days over Easter period and holidays.

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January Swimmers of the Month


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Dave McCullagh Report


Lisburn City Swimming Club

Gala Report:

Swim Ulster Invitational/Dave McCullagh Memorial Meet Aurora Leisure Centre, Bangor 6th – 8th March, 2015.

The Dave McCullagh memorial has been running for a number of years now. Previously hosted in Limerick, in the last two years with the opening of Bangor Auroras’ 50 metre long course pool,it has been hosted as a joint venture with Swim Ulster, and as it is also an international invitational meet, the standard of competition is exceptional. It is an important meet in the swim calendar as many high performance swimmers can qualify at this competition for International Competition.

This year the meet attracted entries from all over Ireland, with teams from England and quite a few teams from Scotland attending. Lisburn City Swimming Club had 15 swimmers entered for this prestigious 3 day competition.

Day One, Friday 6th.

Lauren Walker, Rachel Bethel, Bethany Carson, Alexander Haskins, Nathan Jennings, Craig Boyce, Hannah Watson, Natasha Pollock, Sarah McCracken and Caoimhe Quinn were all competing in a total of 12 individual races.

Swim Irelands high performance team member, Bethany Carson now based in Dublins’ National Aquatic Centre was competing in her home club name. In the women’s 100 free event, Bethany and Rachel Bethel both reached the A finals. Both ladies achieved personal best times, with Rachel in 7th place overall winning an Ulster Bronze medal. Bethany in 4th place overall won an Ulster Silver medal, demonstrating a superb return to form following injury.

The Men’s 200 Fly saw Alexander Haskins and Nathan Jennings both swimming personal best times and reaching the B final. Craig Boyce swam well with a personal best time and was a reserve finalist.

In the Women’s 200 Fly, Natasha Pollock swam a personal best, Hannah Watson and Natasha both made the B final in this event.

Caoimhe Quinn and Hannah Watson swam a personal bests in the 400IM, also making the B final.

Day Two. Saturday 7th.

Natasha Pollock, Caoimhe Quinn, Nathan Jennings, Alexander Haskins, Bethany Carson, Rachel Bethel and Lauren Walker all competed in a total of 11 individual races.

Natasha Pollock reached the A final of the 50 Fly, finishing in 7th place overall.

Lauren Walker swam a personal best time in the 800 free.

Alexander Haskins reached the B final of the 200 Breast.

Caoimhe Quinn swam personal best times in both the 200 free and the 100 back.

Bethany Carson and Rachel Bethel both made the A final of the 200 free, with Bethany finishing in 1st place overall, and winning Gold. Rachel was 4th overall, and as the second fastest Ulster swimmer after Bethany, she won the Ulster Silver. Rachel’s’ time in the 200 free has secured her qualification for the European Games in Azerbaijan in June, and for the World Junior Championships in Singapore in August! Well done Rachel.

Day Three, Sunday 8th.

James Edgar, Alexandra Hunter, Victoria Hunter, Daniel Wiffen and Jamie Allison all joined the competition today, alongside Alexander, Nathan, Sarah, Caoimhe, Bethany, Craig, Lauren and Rachel making a total of 21 individual races for Lisburn on the final day of competition.

James Edgar, swimming a personal best time, Alexander Haskins and Nathan Jennings all represented the club in the mens B final of the 200 back.

Caoimhe Quinn also swam a fantastic PB making it into the Women’s 200 back A final, finding herself at age 12 racing against senior national swimmers.

Bethany Carson swam a personal best time in the women’s 200IM, making the A final, coming 2nd place overall and winning the Ulster Gold medal.

Victoria Hunter reached the B final of the Women’s 100 Fly.

There was a strong Lisburn presence in the men’s and women’s 400 Free event, with Alexander Haskins, Caoimhe Quinn, Victoria Hunter, Craig Boyce, Lauren Walker and Jamie Allison all swimming personal best times. James Edgar made the B final in this event, and Rachel Bethel, swimming a personal best time, made the A final, coming 2nd overall and as the fastest Ulster swimmer in the women’s event, winning the Ulster Gold medal. Again, Rachel’s 400 free time has qualified her for the European games in June, and World Junior Championships in August.

The swimmers were supported at the event by Head Coach Richard Gheel.

Many thanks to all the parent volunteers who took on duties at the gala, an essential element for the running of these events. Also to club members Betty Beattie and Alison Bryson who were helping out with Swim Ulster duties.

All of the above swimmers are now preparing to compete at the next championship gala which is the Ulster Age Group and Youth championships, also held at Bangor Aurora from 27th-29th March 2015. They will be joined by many more of their team mates at this event.




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Membership Fees

This is a reminder that membership fees are due by 1 March.

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Supervision Rota’s




Please see link a copy of the supervision rota used at the club to ensure swimmers safety.

Many of you are aware of this however some of you are new to the supervising so i have enclosed information re our responsibilities as outlined by swim Ireland.

Your slots are in yellow and as you will see only 4 in 8 weeks so not too much at all.

I am currently working on including the water polo club in our supervision rota and will be in contact with all the water polo players soon. For now I wanted to get this up and running as these water polo players are now swimming on a Thursday evening along with club training squad.

If you have any queries please feel free to contact me for further information.

Best Regards

Ciara Maginess

Club Children’s Officer LCSC

Information note supervision



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Club Championships

Club Champs Take 2:

Well done to everyone so far. The swimmers all looked to be enjoying their time in the pool as well as on pool deck.

The coaches, too, look joyous as they  work hard to keep everything running smoothly.

A huge thank you to all the parent volunteers so far as well. With 2 sessions to go I expect there will be some competition among the parents too for volunteer positions to fill. Don’t panic there is something for everyone!

Good luck to all during the rest of the sessions Smiling face with open mouth and smiling eyesSwimmer



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Club Championships

The remainder of the first session of the Club Champs will take place this Tuesday 3rd February from 5:00pm until finish (hopefully 6:45ish).

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Officials Course

Officials Course running in Coleraine LC – Levels 1 & 2
Sunday 15th February
11.30 am – 4.30 pm
Cost is £14 in total
email lynnmontgomery12@btinternet.com to register
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