Fermoy swimmers set off to the Sean Treacy Pooto compete in the Tipperary Tigersharks Invitation Gala recently. This is a great gala to introduce some of our swimmers to the world of competitive swimming, as the atmosphere is very friendly and the gala is always well run.
The first-timers did extremely well and represented the club impressively, so congratulations to Dane Fitzgerald on coming away with an impressive silver medal in the 13-14 50m Backstroke.
Fionn Fives took 5.62 seconds off his 100m Freestyle, almost a second off his 50m Backstroke and over a second off his 50m Breaststroke time – well done Fionn.
Also, gaining a PB on the day was Katie Rice, who knocked 3.56 seconds off her 50m Backstroke.
Congratulations to all our other swimmers on the day, namely Emma Crowley (100m Free, 50m Back); Keela Enright (100m Free, 50m Back); Clara Harrington (100 Free, 50m Back, 50 Free, 50m Breast); Emily Gorey (100m Free, 50m Back, 100m Breast); Louis Gorey (100m Free, 100m Breast), Dane Fitzgerald (100m Free, 50m Back silver, 100m IM, 50m Free); Margaret Verling (50m Back, 50m Free, 50m Breast); Katie Rice (50m Back, 100m Breast).
Well done to all the swimmers, I’m sure you all enjoyed the Gala. Thanks to Coach Paula for all her hard work on the day and a big thank you to all the parents who attended and helped. Your help was very much appreciated, especially with the new swimmers.
CLUB HATS ARE MANDATORY FOR COMPETITIONS
Parents should please note that if your child is taking part in a gala they must wear a Fermoy Swimming Club hat, these hats cost €7, and are available to purchase from your child’s coach. We have a development level 1 gala coming up on May 19th, please make sure that you purchase your hats well in advance. Club hats are mandatory at competitive galas.
Remember, if your swimmer doesn’t already have a club teeshirt to wear to their next gala, we have a variety of sizes in stock. The teeshirts are dryfit, meaning they don’t retain water, and are perfect for wearing between races. It’s brilliant to see our swimmers decked out in their club colours. Please contact 087/4191623 if you wish to purchase one.
Please check our website regularly for updates on upcoming galas, division times, progression details from grade 1 to grade 2 to grade 3 etc. We have a large volume of information under the competitive tab. You can also find results and times from previous Swim Ireland galas here.