Lisburn coach to launch book

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Ulster win Irish Schools Interprovincial Championships 2016

Congratulations to all the swimmers winning with Swim Ulster at the NAC Dublin this afternoon. With over 40 swimmers taking part from schools all across Ulster. Big congratulations to our 10 Lisburn club swimmers both past and present competing for Ulster. A massive Thank you to all the SwimU lster team who looked after the team in Dublin.

Well done: Caiomhe Quinn, Leah Bethel, Rachel Bethel, Alexandra Hunter, Fiona Cash, Paul Cox, Daniel Wiffen, Jamie Allison, Christopher Loan and Nathan Jennings.

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Development Gala 4 Larne Information

Please find attached Session Report & Psych Sheets for Development Gala 4 which will be held in Larne tomorrow. Please note the Warm Up time for Session 2 is 1pm with a start time of 2pm. session report @ 5.5.16 2    psych sheet @ 6.5.16

GOOD LUCK LISBURN

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Irish Open Championship 2016 Gala Report

Well done to all the swimmers who took part: IOSC2016  & iosc16-results

IOSC2016

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Aquasprints Team Lisburn v Larne

Can anyone not available to swim should let Lynn know by Thursday 5th May.  This is a large team to organise and last minute changes to the team mean swimmers may not get their last chance to swim in AquaSprint 2016.

Lets go Lisburn Lets go: Team Selection v Larne

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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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