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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Coaching Level 2, Unit 2 module only after Easter

See training and recruitment page for details

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Big Thank you to Aileen Reid for sharing and insight into her life as a world class triathlete

Thank you on behalf of the Club for taking the time to come and chat to some of our swimmers, coaches and parents. It was a great insight into your world and what it takes to be classed as a World Class Athlete. Anyone who missed it………. it was definitely their loss!
There was a great turn out of swimmers, parents and coaches, everyone was fascinated about your story from young to old.

Good Luck for Rio.

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Aquasprints Bangor v Lisburn

Lisburn City Swimming Club Aquasprint Team travelled to Bangor on Saturday 12th March to compete in their second gala of this competition.
Arriving in good time we were warmly welcomed by Bangor coaches and swimmers.
Improving on points against Ards the previous week, the Medley Relay swimmers held Bangor to a draw after the first 4 events.
Both Lisburn B  Medley relay consisting of Rihanna Lawlor, Toby Thompson, Moya O’Kane, Christo Tsoutsas and C Medley Relay swimmers Zak Tsoutsas, Ryan Raffo, Toni Jamison and Ava McNamara fought hard for the finish with Christo and Ava holding their nerve for the final freestyle lengths.
The Backcrawl event saw Bangor slip into the lead but not without excellent performances from Moya O’Kane and Jessika Robson who finished 1st and 2nd and in personal best times of the season so far.
Lisburn let Bangor move further into the lead after the Breaststroke but not without Captain Noah Poots putting in a super fast personal best time of 19.56 and finishing 1st in his event.
The Butterfly and Freestyle events became a formality for Bangor but Lisburn young A group swimmers Alex Watson, Finlay Slattery and Chrissy Hopkins all recorded PB times in their Butterfly.  It was also a clean sweep of personal best times for the Lisburn C girls, Ella Latuske, Ava McNamara, Toni Jamison and the Lisburn D girls Lucy Allison, Lucy Robson and Alexandra Bull in the Freestyle event.
C Group Freestyle Team Relay swimmers, Ava McNamara, Zak Tsoutsas, James McMath and Toni Jamison, brought home the only win for Lisburn in this event, but the Lisburn A Group Freestyle Team Relay swimmers consisting of Alex Watson, Alfie Shawe, Emily Coleman and Charlotte Bunn improved their team time by over 4 seconds.
The final score Bangor 226, Lisburn 174.
Lisburn are host to Banbridge Swimming Club on Sunday 17th April at 6pm, all support is welcome.
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Meet & Greet with World Triathlete Aileen Reid

Aileen Reid Meet & Greet

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Training cancellations and Closure

Due to the Swimathon taking place on Friday the 18th March the National Squad will only be training from 5.00pm – 6.00pm.

Pool will be closed on Easter Sunday 247th March. Have a happy Easter

 

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Aquasprints Lisburn v Ards

DSC_0042Lisburn started the Aquasprint season with a home meet against Ards.  We knew that this was always going to be our toughest gala to begin with.  The first gala for the 2007 age group is always exciting and nerve wrecking for both swimmers and parents, but strong swims from Emily Coleman. Charlotte Bunn, Chrissy Hopkins, Isobel Lamont, Annie Poots, Alfie Shawe, Finlay Slattery, Lewis Fitzpatrick and Alex Watson shows that there is depth to this young age group.
B age group Medley Relay swimmers, Jessika Robson, Toby Thompson, Moya O’Kane and Christo Tsoutsas had the closest chance of stealing some points from Ards during the relays, but unfortunately for Lisburn, as always Ards finished all of their races with strength and determination.
B age group girls Moya O’Kane and Rihanna Lawlor proved a forced to be reckoned with in the individual swims and gained vital points for their team.
C group swimmers  Ava McNamara, Zak Tsoutsas, Ryan Raffo and Bea Cross had 1st and 2nd placings in individual swims but for the team to take advantage of these points Lisburn needs to close the gap in the point scoring zone.
D group swimmer and Aquasprint Captain Noah Poots finished 1st in the 25m freestyle in 14.61 just outside his PB recorded earlier this season.
Thank you to all the parents, volunteers and coaches involved.
The final score 155 to Lisburn, 245 to Ards.
Lisburn are away to Bangor on Saturday 12th March.  Meeting at the Leisureplex at 4.15pm
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New Supervision Rotas

Supervision must be carried out by all parents / guardians, or swapped if cannot be done on day designated. EARLY MORNING ROTA FEB 2016    NS LT FEB 2016                            EVENING SUPERVISION FEB 2016  NJS LT FEB 2016 AG1 LT FEB 2016

 

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Important! Event cancellations Omagh Development Meet

Due to the number of entries received for this gala and the restrictions set out by Swim Ireland that total swimming time does not exceed 8 hours in a day, we have had to remove the following events from Development Gala 3 in Omagh

Girls 200m Breaststroke

Boys 400m Freestyle

Refunds will be given to those Clubs who have entered swimmers in these 2 events.

We will also be removing the following events from Development Gala 4 in Larne

Boys 200m Breaststroke

Girls 400m Freestyle

We will endeavor to run these 4 events on an alternative date, to be confirmed.

We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause but advise it is in the best interests of the swimmers.

I have attached a Session Report and Psych Sheet for Development 3 in Omagh.

psych sheet @ 14.2.16 session report @ 14.2.16

Linda Stoops

Swim Ulster Administrator

Aurora Aquatic & Leisure Complex

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Swim Ulster Spring Qualifying Meet Results

Well done to all the swimmers who took part this weekend

click on the link for results: spring qualifying gala – pdf results

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