This is our last call for prizes, please help and donate to make this a great success.
We are running a tombola stall at the Swim Ulster Short course championships, held in Lisburn, over the weekend of 15th, 16th and 17th November 2019.
To make this a big success we need your help! The monies raised will go to help every single squad at every level throughout the club so please feel free to donate even if your child is not swimming at this event. We will gratefully receive all donations however big or small such as:
These items can be given to your squad reps at arranged times or to any of the 4 named persons below (members of the fundraising committee):
Kelly Robson Lisa Registe Kelly Atkinson Niki Ann Stanley
Brilliant night for Daniel Wiffen who won the Interpro swimmer of the year, and received a trophy for recognition for a fantastic performance at World Juniors and European Juniors at Swim Ulster War Memorial 2019 meet.
Congratulations also on breaking the 200 free D-group SC club record last month at the Ulster qualifying meet.
Less than 1-month to go until Daniel competes for Ireland at the European SC Championships in Glasgow
Well done Daniel. Your club are very proud of you.
Well done to the 57 swimmers from LCSC who attended the SU War Memorial Meet this evening in Bangor. Every single swimmer represented the club and themselves tremendously well.
From a great team pre-pool through the heats, the ceremony on deck with all the swimmers and the finals. We had teams make 9/10 finals with many of the finals featuring two teams from Lisburn.
The swimmers certainly showed up and delivered the skills on this night of remembrance. We even had some trophies too.
Daniel W was awarded ‘SU Interprovincial Swimmer of Year’. The 14/u girls 200 MTR team of Moyà O’K, Ava McM, Toni J and Jessika R broke an Ards winning going back 7 years to take home the gold in that event.
We had a further 4 teams place in the top three in other finals too. Well done to the swimmers and parents. Massive thanks to all our volunteer officials and to SU for hosting a great night of racing. Up next is the SU Short Champs this coming weekend (15th-17th) in our pool. #earnit#whosneedaraceskin
On Saturday 2nd November, 29 young swimmers from LCSC made their way to Larne Leisure Centre for the Larne Sprints gala. A competition missing from the calendar for nearly twenty years, (evoking some fond memories from a few coaches) but now firmly back on the annual fixture list.
A rocky start to proceedings when the team arrived to hear of a 50 minute delay. However the swimmers took this in their stride and we re-organised and re-focused with no complaints and got stuck in to our pre-pool routine -in a badminton court and not poolside this time, which worked extremely well. Pool warm ups under way and swimmers settled in to their team area, for some this was going to be one of their longest meets to date (some swimmers were on deck for 8 hours straight).
The racing was good and swimmers were making their skills from the training pool count in the racing arena. Even though some were tired from a tough week of training and others from competing in multiple races in a short time period, all performed very well indeed. The maturity of the swimmers is now starting to come through, where, not every swim will be a PB swim, not every swim will bring medals but every swim is an opportunity for them to improve their abilities to be skilful in racing conditions.
When the swimmers are ready and a little more rested those abilities and skills done under the pressure of fatigue will be so much better. From the day, the team managed to collect a total of 32 medals including 8 Gold, 11 Silver and 13 Bronze, there was also 52 Top 8 placing and 99 PB times.
More is certainly to come from this advancing team of young hungry swimming lions. Many thanks goes to Larne Swimming Club and especially their meet organising committee and their score’s of volunteers. Nothing was to much trouble for them. Although under pressure from technical difficulties earlier in the day the meet ran very well indeed.
Thanks as always to our superb parents for supporting your swimmers at this meet and to the coaches, Josh and Dave, guiding them through the day. Next up for the swimmers (those selected) is the War Memorial Relay Gala, to be held in Aurora on Saturday 9th. A night where swimmers get to pay their tribute and remember in their own way those fallen. It;s sure to be a fun and frantic night of relay competition and one not to be missed.