Irish National Divison 2 Championships – Saturday

Saturday morning heats session;

Just the girls down for the heats this morning. First in racing was Isobel and Zoe with two very good swims both girls recorded nine second PBs. With Zoe advancing to the 16/over final in 9th place. Next was the 50 FS Isobel taking on her second event of the session recording a good 1.5 second PB, Emily moved into the 11/12 yr old final with a fast swim lying in 6th place.

Last swim of the morning heats was Grace recording a great time only .02 off her PB. Finals from Saturday morning; Zoe executed a good race to finish in 10th place in the 200 BC. The 50 FS was next and Emily backed up her heat swim with a great PB and moved up to the 4th place position in the final. Last swim of the session was the boys 4×50 MTR. The LCSC team of Alfie, Bryn, Alexi and Sam swam a superb race to finish 5th against 15 other boys teams. Brilliant effort.

Saturday afternoon heats; Boys up first in this session Patrick got LCSC off to a great start with fantastic PB swim in the 200 back 4 second drop and 2nd in to the 15 yr old final. Holly was next in the 100 fly and stormed to a fast time and huge SC PB of 8 seconds to qualify 6th for the 11-12 yr old final. Next was the turn of the speedy boys. With Alfie and James both dropping over a second off their PBs and in to the finals lying 2nd and 6th respectively. 4 heat swims 4 finals 4 PBs. Last up in the session was the girls 400 free ladies which is a heat declared winner (HDW) event. Meaning their heat swim is effectively their final. Isobel produced a great swim to take 17 seconds off her PB for 9th place. Emily and Grace swimming in the same heat had two fantastic swims. Grace breaking 5 mins and Emily achieving the silver Medal in the 11/12 yr old group. Zoe finished off the session heats with her 400 race achieving a 9 second PB and 4th place on the 16/over age group.

Saturday’s afternoon finals sessions. ***SUPER SATURDAY*** First up in the 15 yr olds was Patrick in the 200 back dropping over 3 seconds from his heat swim for an 8 second PB on the day to take home the silver medal

Next up in finals action was Holly in the 11/12 yr old 100 fly. Holly swam a better race in her final than her heat swim to take 10th place. The speedy boys followed. In the 11/12 yr old final Alfie stormed to a super silver medal

and another PB going 30 for the first time ever. In the 15 yr old age group James M smashed his PB for the second time going under 28 seconds for the first after breaking 29 for the first time in the heats. Finishing off *** SUPER SATURDAY *** was the girls 4×50 MTR of Isobel, Chrissy, Emily and Holly swimming to 10th place out of 26 teams.

Awesome !!

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