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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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Antrim Open Championships

Gala Report.
Antrim Open Swimming Championships 2015.
Saturday 18th April – Sunday 19th April.

Every year Lisburn City Swimming Club and Larne Swimming Club co-host the Antrim Open Swimming Championships. Competition on the Saturday is held in Lisburn, and on Sunday, Larne. This gala is an opportunity for some of the youngest club swimmers to compete at the same gala as some of the older more experienced swimmers. It is always a valuable opportunity for those swimmers needing to achieve qualifying times for the Irish Age Group competitions, Division 2 in June, and Division 1 in July.

Lisburn City had a fantastic number of 88 swimmers competing over the two days, so this gala report will not be able to list all the swimmers who achieved personal best times…there were 276 individual personal best times recorded by Lisburn over the two days so Well Done to everyone who achieved this!

Saturday morning in Lisburn had 76 Lisburn Swimmers competing. (100 PB’s, 22 medals)
Womens 800free Three of the girls from senior squad competed in this event, and all three came away with medals; Leah Bethel, Gold (12&U); Lauren Walker, Gold (13-14) and Caoimhe Quinn, Silver (13-14)
Mens 50 Breast. 50 metre races are ‘open’ so there is no age group classification. Jamie Allison (14) won Gold, and Ryan McCracken (15) Bronze. Twelve other boys from Lisburn got personal bests in this event.
Womens 200 back Caoimhe Quinn, Gold (13-14), Fiona Cash, Gold (15-16), Sarah McCracken, Bronze (15-16) and Natasha Pollock, Gold (17&over) Twenty four other girls competing in this event came away with personal best times.
Mens 100 Back. Noah Poots, Gold (10&U),Jamie Allison,Gold (13-14),Nathan Wiffen, Silver (13-14),Keelan Logan, Gold (15-16),Nathan Jennings,Silver (15-16). Sixteen other boys in this event swam personal best times.
Womens 400IM. Four girls from National Senior and Junior squads competed in the 400 IM, and all four reached medal positions; Leah Bethel, Gold (12&U),Elise Smyth, Bronze (12&U) Caoimhe Quinn, Gold (13-14) Nadine Pollock, Bronze (13-14)
Mens 200 Fly. Six boys from National Senior and Junior squads competed in this event; Dylan Griffiths, Silver (11-12), Jamie Allison, Gold, (13-14), Keelan Logan, Gold (15-16), Nathan Jennings, Silver (15-16). Jack Fleming and Nathan Wiffen also achieved a personal best time.

Every year at the Antrim Open there is a very exciting 50 freestyle event for both men and women. Following the heats, the fastest 8 men and fastest 8 women compete in the ‘Skins Final’ a tough elimination process follows with the slowest swimmer being eliminated after every round. The competition is fast moving and the swimmers who successfully make it to the next round have very little time to recover before racing again. The rounds continue until only the fastest two remain in the pool.
Mens 50 Free Twelve Lisburn swimmers swam personal best times in the 50 free. Lisburn had three boys in the Skins final this year. Craig Boyce (26.46secs) finished in 8th place, Nathan Jennings (26.10secs) 7th, and Keelan Logan (26secs) finished 6th in this highly competed for event. Well done boys.
Womens 50 Free Seventeen Lisburn Swimmers swam personal best times in the 50 free. Lisburn had two girls in the Skins final this year. Lauren Walker(28.86secs) finished in 5th place. Natasha Pollock, defending her Skins title from last year had to work very hard to retain her title, with a very exciting swim against a City of Belfast swimmer. Well Done Natasha, Gold with a time of 27.79secs.
Saturday afternoon in Lisburn had 67 Lisburn Swimmers competing. (85 PB’s 18 medals)
Mens 400 Free. Ronan Lawlor, Silver (13-14). Seven other boys swam personal bests in this event.
Womens 100 Fly. Natasha Pollock, Gold (17&over). Eight other girls swam personal best times.
Mens 50 Fly. Four boys swam personal bests; Nathan Wiffen, Caleb Maguire, Lewis McCracken and Daniel Marsh.
Womens 200 Free. Fiona cash, Gold (15-16), Natasha Pollock, Gold, (17&over). Twenty Eight Lisburn swimmers swam personal best times in this event.
Mens 200IM. Noah Poots, Gold (10&U), Dylan Griffith,Gold (11-12)Nathan Wiffen, bronze, (13-14) Ryan McCracken,Bronze, (15-16). Lewis McCracken, Oliver Kidd, Adam Crawford and Conal Campbell also swam personal best times.
Womens 50 Back. Natasha Pollock, Gold (17&over). Eleven other Lisburn swimmers posted personal bests in this event.
Mens 100 Breast. Noah Poots, Gold (10&U),Cameron Forrest, Gold (11-12), Dylan Griffith, Silver (11-12), Jack Fleming, Silver (13-14), Paul Cox, Bronze (13-14), Ryan Houston, Bronze, (15-16).Caleb Maguire, Dara Quinn,Ryan Raffo, Ronan Lawlor and Nathan Allen also swam PB’s.
Womens 200 Breast. Andrea Cox, Gold, (11-12), Grace McNamara, Silver (11-12) Holly Dowds, Gold, (13-14). Eight other Lisburn Swimmers swam their personal best in this event.

Day Two of the competition moved to Larne.
Sunday morning had 44 Lisburn City Swimmers competing. (56 PB’s 10 medals)
Womens 50 breast. Caoli Maginess, Robyn Beattie, Ava McNamara, Katie Martin, Alexandra Bull, Abigail Menown,Tanisha Dowie and Chanel Crookshanks all swam PB’s in this event.
Mens 100 Free. Noah Poots, Gold (10&U),Dara Quinn, Silver (11-12), Daniel Wiffen, Gold, (13-14) Ryan McCracken (15-16). Fifteen other boys swam personal bests in this event.
Womens 100 Back. Abbie Crookshanks, Silver (11-12), Elise Smyth, Bronze (11-12) Seventeen other Lisburn swimmers swam PB’s.
Mens 50 back. Nathan Wiffen (13) Silver. Ryan Raffo, Lewis McCracken, Adam Crawford and Nathan Allen all swam personal bests in this event also.
Womens 100 Free. Abbie Crookshanks, bronze,(11-12). Twenty other Lisburn Swimmers posted PB times.
Mens 400IM. Dara Quinn, Gold (12&U), Daniel Wiffen, Gold, (13-14),Jack Fleming, Silver, (13-14), Nathan Wiffen, Bronze, (13-14). Ronan Lawlor and Johnny Smyth also swam personal best times.
Womens 200 Fly. Alice Cross, Gold. (13-14)

The final session on Sunday afternoon in Larne saw 28 swimmers from Lisburn City compete. (35 PB’s, 10 medals)
Womens 400 Free. Abbie Crookshanks, Gold, (12&U). Toni Jamison, Katie Martin, Bea Cross, Amy Jennings, Rachel Ledbury and Hannah Fleming also swam personal best times in the 400 free.
Mens 100 Fly. Noah Poots, Silver (10&U). Oliver Kidd also swam a personal best.
Womens 50 Fly. Amy Jennings and Katie Martin both swam personal best times.
Mens 200 Free. Noah Poots, Gold (10&U), Cameron Forrest, Bronze, (11-12), Ronan Lawlor, Bronze, (13-14), Ryan McCracken, Silver, (15-16). Johnny Smyth and Nathan Allen also swam personal bests.
Womens 200IM. Toni Jamison, Bronze, (10&U) Seven other Lisburn swimmers swam personal bests.
Mens 200 Breast. Ryan Raffo, Silver (10&U), Ronan Lawlor, Silver, (13-14) Oliver Kidd and Cameron Forrest also swam personal bests.
Womens 100 Breast. Ava McNamara, Gold, (10&U). Seven other Lisburn swimmers swam PB’s.
Mens 200 Back. Johnny Smyth swam a personal best in this event.

A big Well Done to all, some superb swims and fantastic personal best swims. Many swimmers will have qualified for Irish National Age Group Championships Divisions 1 and 2 this summer.

The swimmers were supported at the gala by Head Coach Richard Gheel, Stan Shepard, Davy Wilson,Sophia Cross, Joanne Crookshanks and Nathan Taylor.

A large number of Lisburn volunteers were needed on Saturday with Lisburn hosting, many thanks to all parents who came forward to help with the smooth running of the gala. Also to Alison Bryson, a Lisburn parent who was officiating for Swim Ulster.
Many thanks to the team from Swim Ulster for their support in running the event.

On behalf of the parents, many thanks to the Clubs executive committee who put in a lot of work in the organisation of the event. Special mention to Mandy McKeown who every year puts a big effort into fund raising at the event with the sale of ballot tickets towards a hamper, and this year the printed gala t-shirts.

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Lisburn Leg of the Antrim Open Championships

Dear All

Well done to all the swimmers who competed today at Lisburn.
A massive thank you to all the volunteers who helped from Lisburn and the other clubs that stepped up. It was your commitment that meant the gala ran smoothly and on time. Thank you to the Swim Ulster officials for keeping us all right. Last but not least a big thank you to all the coaches.

Larne tomorrow 8:15am for land warm up.

Thanks
Naomi Jennings
On behalf of the
Lisburn CitySwimming Club committee

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Important: Changes to Long Course Training 18th & 25th April

Parents,

Please note that the long course training sessions planned for Bangor (18th & 25th) in preparation for Nationals from 4:00-6:00pm have been cancelled.

Training will now take place at Greenvale Leisure Centre from 2:30-4:30pm on both Sat 18th & Sat 25th April. Please make sure you bring your kit bag with all equipment.

Richard

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LOST PROPERTY !!

Dear swimmers and parents,

After a tidy around the
poolside storage cages a large selection of equipment/kit has
accumulated… Should an item be missing please contact Mandy McKeown,
amandamcke@tiscali.co.uk …….Non claimed items WILL BE DISPOSED OF
at the end of the season….

Cooperation is essential in ensuring
that no kit/ equipment is left on top or underneath the cages, this is
causing an Unsightly Hazard.

Please be reminded the Poolside Storage
is a facility for National Senior and Junior squads Only….

Many
thanks

 

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Swimmers of the month February

Congratulations to our swimmers of the month for February.

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Club Records

Congratulations to all the swimmers breaking club records click the links below for updated records.

Long-Course-Records 08 04 15                              Club SC Records 01 04 15

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Land Training Supervision Rota Apr – May 2015

NS LT APR 2015

NJS LT APR 2015

AG1 LT APR 2015

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Poolside Supervision Rota’s Apr-May 2015

EARLY MORNING ROTA APR 2015

EVENING SUPERVISION APR 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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