Time Trials 1 September 2019 Report

Only September and Lisburn City Swimming Club held its first Time / Skills Trials of the 2019/20 season. Firstly welcome back to all our swimmers and parents and I hope you are all looking forward to another fun, exciting and successful season with LCSC. An especially warm welcome to the 20 new swimmers that have joined the competitive club for this season.

Sunday (29th September) past we saw close to 100 Lisburn swimmers show up and show off their skills in our first TT of the season. Over the course of the morning we had 76 heats, covering 5 events, and almost 450 individual swims take place. The swimmers have been working extremely hard in their training sessions with their dedicated coaches and that hard work has certainly paid off. We had swimmers produce 292 PB’s (personal best’s) or NT’s (new time’s) from 447 swims….. a strike rate of over 65%….. IN SEPTEMBER!!!!! that is great swimming.

Much more exciting and important is how the swimmers are performing in these events.

Their overall skill level is much, much improved on this time last year. Better starts, streamline, breakouts and stoke lengths across all the squads and events. However we will being getting to complacent there is still much to be done and improved upon but is a great starting point from which we can build and have a super season.

Massive thanks to the 17 parents who volunteered and helped out on deck with the trials. We simply cannot run these events or any other swimming meets without your valuable assistance. Internal TT’s are the best way to start to help out and volunteer for the club.
They are very short and very relaxed and there is always plenty of help on hand if you any questions. As your swimmer progresses through their competitive pathway you will be asked to fulfill volunteer roles at various swim meets and having a bit of experience at these small club events helps with that volunteer development.
Thanks to all the parents and coaches for your continued support and making our first TT of the season so successful:

97 swimmers
447 swims
17 volunteers
292 PBs / NTs
1 hour 20 minutes,
TT 1 ………… DONE!!!!!!!!!

Next up is the first development meet of the season in Larne this Saturday, 5th October with 30 LCSC swimmers taking part.

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