Seven swimmers eleven medals – great haul from Fermoy young swimmers

Seven Fermoy Swimming Club swimmers travelled to Waterford on Sunday, May 28. It was all about quality not quantity, and boy was there quality! Every single Fermoy swimmer won a medal and we had Grade 2 times to beat the band.

Ciara Clancy, Mai McMahon and Bartosz Lipinski are all now official Munster Grade 2 swimmers. Ciara also won bronze in the 100m Free and 50m Free. Mai McMahon won silver in the 50m Backstroke.

Bartosz Lipinski was on fire, winning gold in the 50m Butterfly – leaving his competitors half a length in his wake and improving his time by a massive 5.5 seconds. He then went on to win gold in the 100m IM with an even more impressive 11 second PB. As if that wasn’t enough, he also picked up two silvers in the 50m Free and 50m Breaststroke. Definitely the man of the meet!

Mai McMahon, Bartosz Lipinski and Ciara Clancy, who all achieved their Grade 2 status, following the recent Grade 3 gala in Waterford Crystal.

Gearoid Carey swam a great PB in his 100m Free gaining his Grade 2 time and winning the gold. Rory Gill achieved his Grade 2 time in the 50m Backstroke and won silver.

Oisin Morrison took an impressive 4 seconds off his 50m Butterfly time and won bronze in this event, while Peter Verling took 3.5 seconds off his 100m IM time and also won silver.

Well done to all the swimmers who did their club proud and thank you to all the parents who travelled on the day and helped in various ways.

Thanks to Coach Jackie Power who was there to support the swimmers and with her gentle tones helped the swimmers over the finishing line in good time.


Best of luck to our Torpedo squad who are making the journey to UL this weekend for the Munster & Connacht Age Groups.


Saturday, June 3 Song Miao (Session 2); Therese O’Flynn (Session 3); Sunday, June 4 Pat Murray (Session 5)


Glofish: Friday, June 2; Swordfish: Friday, June 2; Marlins: Saturday, June 10; Sailfish: Sunday, June 11; Dolphins: Sunday, June 11; Sharks: Saturday, June 17; Torpedoes: Tuesday, June 27.

Please note that there is no training for any squads on this Saturday, June 3 and Sunday, June 4, due to the Bank Holiday weekend.


Dolphins can train with the Sharks on Tuesdays (6pm – 6.45pm), Wednesdays (5pm – 5.45pm) and Saturdays (8am – 10am) starting Tuesday, June 13, until Saturday, June 17.

Sharks with one Grade 2 time can train with Torpedoes Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays (6.15am – 7.45am) and Saturday & Sundays (5pm – 7pm) starting Tuesday, June 13.


Torpedoes: Saturday, September 2; Sharks: Tuesday, September 5; Marlins: Saturday, September 9; Dolphins: Tuesday, September 5; Sailfish: Sunday, September 10; Swordfish: Friday, September 8; Glofish: Friday, September 8.

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