Day 5 Finals – Summer Nationals

5 individual finalists today – Moya O’K, Jessika R, Nathan W, Daniel M and Andrea C taking part.

Our younger girls have had an excellent meet, once again Moya O’K and Jessika R in another final, this time the 200m BC. Jessika having already taken nearly 3s off her pb this morning, improved on her time again to finish 4th just outside the medals. Moya O’K was faster than her morning swim and cane 6th.

The boys were next, Daniel M first in the 16 year old age group. He took over 5s off his best time, improving again from his morning swim to finish in 7th place. Nathan W broke the club record held by himself to finish in 5th place.

Last up was Andrea C in the open girls 50m fly. She was the youngest swimmer in the final and swam just on her pb finishing in 9th place.

So on the final day – 2 gold and 1 silver for the HDW 800m freestyle boys and girls awarded earlier today.

Total individual medals for Lisburn in the Irish Summer Nationals:

Gold 5
Silver 10
Bronze 5

We also had a very successful relay team of Moya O’K, Jessika R, Toni J & Ava McN winning GOLD in the 4 x 100 Medley and 2 SILVERS in the 4 x 100 freestyle and 4 x 200 freestyle relays. Lots more to come from this team!

Thanks to all the swimmers for their exemplary behaviour throughout the meet and representing the club so well. Greatest appreciation to the coaches (Martin McG, Stan S, Dave S & Blair T) for their support and guidance throughout the season culminating in the swimmers’ performance at this meet, all which would not have been possible without the parents’ work behind the scenes!

Thank you to our Team Managers who have been running around sorting everything out from the other side of the pool. Without their support it would not be possible to have everything running smoothly

In preparation for the World Junior Championships in Budapest 22-26 August, Daniel W and Martin have been doing grueling 2hr training sets each day before this gala, and he still managed to PB! As one of only 3 qualifiers from Ireland to represent the country in the World Junior Championships, whilst everyone else has now finished for the season, Martin and Daniel will continue the training schedule through to the World Championships. We wish them both luck

Have a great summer, ready for next season! GO LISBURN!!

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