On the 1st April, ten Fermoy Swimming Club swimmers set of to the University of Limerick to compete in the Munster Grade 2 Gala.
This Gala was being swam over the 50m distance known as long course. All the Munster clubs were at the same venue so competition for medals was very hot.
Cess Kouwenberg achieved his Grade 1 100m Breaststroke time so he now has 3 of his Grade 1 times which means he is now a qualified Munster Grade 1 swimmer. He won silver in his 200m IM and 100m Fly and bronze in the 100m Breaststroke.
Adam O’Grady swam fantastic PB’s gaining his Grade 1 time in the 100m Breast winning bronze and 100m Fly winning silver, unfortunately he missed his Grade 1 time by a mere 0.6 secs in his 200m Free.
Jack Duggan took 6.27 seconds off his 200m Free time to gain his Grade 1 time picking up a bronze medal to boot.
Dean Savage was at his first Grade 2 gala but this did not stop him achieving his Grade 1 time for the 200m Free
Emma Forrester is a great Butterfly swimmer, winning gold in this event. Emma O’Grady took an outstanding 7.19 seconds off her 200m IM time.
Anna O’Keeffe swam well to achieve a long course Grade 1 time in the 200m Free and 100m Breaststroke. William Verling also took time off in his 200m Freestyle.
Sophie Ennis, Hannah Fenton and Cian McGirr were also swimming and gaining the experience of a long course gala.
Thank you to all the parents who travelled and helped on the day and to Coach Paula Finn who helped and supported all the swimmers.