The Munster Short Course Championships was held in UL over the weekend of November 2/3 and proved to be an impressive regional meet for the swimmers from Fermoy SC. Our group had pbs and finalist performances aplenty.
Over the two days Fermoy was represented by 23 swimmers, our largest group of attendees at this championships for quite some time. This meet is the premier event on the Munster short course calendar, so well done to all who participated.
Over the weekend we saw an Irish Junior record broken by Eoin Corby, a performance swimmer with NCL, and numerous new Munster records set, so our swimmers were indeed lining up in the call room with the very best in Ireland.
As we had such a large group we will list in alphabetical order. We had Ryan Ates who swam the 100m breast, 100m IM and the 100m freestyle, achieving great pbs in his events. Jodie Baker took part in the 100m breast, 50m, 100m, 200m and 400m freestyle and the 200m IM – reaching finals in all her events and taking gold in the 200m IM in an emphatic victory.
Sophie Baker swam in the 100m and 200m breaststroke, 100m and 200m freestyle and the 100m IM, achieving great pbs. Eabha Burke was on fire, achieving pbs in the 100m breast, 50m fly, 50m and a 14second pb in her 200m free.
Another great pb from Zach Daniels Howard who swam in the 200m IM, 100m back and 50 freestyle. Aisling Diggin competed in the 50m fly, 100m back and the 50m freestyle, great pb from Aisling in the 100m back. Grace Duggan with pbs all round swam in the 50m and 100m back, 50m freestyle and 100m breast.
Jack Duggan swam in the 50m fly and the 100m free, Jack another one of our swimmers to reach finals in the 50m fly. Emma Forrester took to the water to compete in the 100m breast, 100m free and 100m IM, smashing her previous times with some great pbs.
Emily Gorey swam a great race in the 100m IM, 100m free and the 50m back. What a fantastic weekend for Amy Hawe with pbs in the 100m IM, 50m, 100m, 200m and 400m free, 50m breast. Amy also knocked off a staggering 10second on the 50 fly and a 20 second pb on the 200m breast.
Lauren Kiely competed in the 100m back and the 200m free achieving a great pb. More outstanding performances came from Bartosz Lipinski knocking 10 and 12 seconds off his 200IM and 100m breast, Bartosz also got pbs in his 200m freestyle and his 100m fly. Mai McMahon swam in the 100m freestyle, 200m IM and the 100m back, coming away with pbs in all her events.
Fiona Miao swam in the 100m and 200m IM, 100m back and 100m fly, Fiona reached finals in all her events along with great pbs and an Irish Short Course qualifying time in the 100m IM. Well done Fiona!
More great pbs from Ali O’Donnell who competed in the 100m back, 50m and 200m free and the 50 breast.
Emma O’Grady swam in the 100m breast, 200m IM and the100m fly, achieving a 13 second pb in the 200IM. We had some great swimming from Alexandra Ohrim who swam in the 100m breast, 50m and 100m freestyle events, along with her sister Ionela who got fantastic pbs in the 100m breast and the 200m freestyle.
Luke O’Shea swam the 100m back along with the 50m freestyle knocking a 4.5 second pb off his 100m back time. Pbs all round for another swimmer Luca Salvatori who smash 8 and 9 second pbs off some of his events, Luca competed in the 100m and 200m IM, 50m, 100m an 200m breast, and the 100m and 200m freestyle.
Another of our swimmers – Tiernan Stevenson – had a great swim in the 50m freestyle. Kayla Whelan Klonowski competed in the 200m breast along with the 50m and 200m freestyle, achieving great pbs in all her events.
Well done and congratulations to all of the swimmers who travelled to UL last weekend for their brilliant swimming over a very busy weekend, they are all a fantastic bunch and did their club proud. (report JB)
Many thanks to coach Joann for her support and advice to the team over a very busy weekend, and to the parents who acted as team managers, time keepers and turn judges.
And finally, thanks to all at Munster Swimming and their officials. The hard work at training is really paying off, congratulations everyone.
Coming up on December 1st is a development level 2 meet in Douglas. Last chance saloon to get any outstanding qualifying times before the new rules kick in on January 1.
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