Recent News from LCSC
Swim Ulster is running another open water swim – the DONAGHADEE BIG BAY SWIMThis year it is taking place in Donaghadee on the 15th September 2019. We would love to see you all there!!
Donaghadee Sailing Club are co-hosting this and their club house is open all day for registration, changing and toilet facilities. There will also be a BARBEQUE, TEA, COFFEE, DRINKS available to purchase in the clubhouse all day – so come along and enjoy the event and the fabulous clubhouse facilities!!!!
There will be special medals for the winners of each category – wetsuits, skins, male, female in the 3k, 1500m and 750mThere will also be a TOP CLUB / SWIM GROUP TROPHY for the club/ swim group with the most entrants so if you are representing a club/swim group make sure you put their name down on the registration link!!!
EVENTS: 3k, 1500m, 750m, 200mRegistration for 3k opens at 11:15, event starts at 12:30Cost £15 if booked online by 5pm Fri 13th Sept or £30 on the day.
Registration for 1500m opens at 11:45, event starts 13:00 Cost £15 if booked online by 5pm Fri 13th Sept or £30 on the day
Registration for 750m opens at 12:15, event starts at 13:30 Cost £10 if booked online by 5pm Fri 13th Sept or £20 on the day
Registration for 200m Splash & Dash 13:15, event starts 14:00 this event is not timed and is for the kiddies and anyone who just wants to get wet and try out sea swimming!!Cost £5 if booked online by 5pm Fri 13th Sept or £8 on the day
The link for registering is https://register.primoevents.com/ps/event/BigBaySwim2019
There will be a prize giving afterwards in the club house and to make this as smooth as possible we want you to register online – this means the results are available instantly!!
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:
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!!
8 swimmers competing in today’s session.
Daniel W 800FC
Nathan W 200BC, 800FC
Caleb M 800FC
Jack F 800FC
Daniel M 200BC
Conor M 200BC
Andrea C 50fly, 800FC
Sasha Q 200BC
9 individual swims this morning.
Sasha Q as first up in the morning session followed by Conor M in the 200m BC both swimming close to their pbs. Daniel M has been having a great meet, taking more time off his pb and qualifying as 4th fastest for finals later as did Nathan W both in the 200m BC.
Andrea C qualifies as 10th fastest for the open 50m fly, then followed that with a pb swim in her 800m freestyle 10 minutes later!
Lisburn had 4 swimmers in the fastest heat of the boys 800m freestyle which is Heat Declared Winner. Brothers Daniel W and Nathan W finished 1st and 2nd respectively, Nathan taking over 20s off his entry time and giving Lisburn their first 2 medals of the day. Jack F and Caleb M (pb swim) came 5th and 6th. That is 4 LCSC swimmers in the top 10!
3 swimmers (Andrea C, Daniel M and Nathan W) back for finals later.
2 more sessions to go!