Monday, April 25, 2005

Club Photograph

The official club photograph for all main pool swimmers will be taken at approximately 7.45pm on Wednesday 4th May. Swimmers are asked to wear club track suits or polo shirts if tracksuits are not available.
Copies of the official photo will be available for purchase at a later date.

Sunday, April 24, 2005

Burton Trophy Gala

The Burton Trophy Gala was well supported by members of Larne Swimming Club with each swimmer showing great determination as they raced.

Special congratulations to the following swimmers who were winners of the Burton Trophy in each group and to Eimear Black who set a new record in the 50m Freestyle.

P5 / under
Stuart Herron & Lucy McDowell

P6 & P7
Mark Wylie & Charlotte Hall

Form 1 & 2
Matthew Harkness & Eimear Black

Form 3 & 4
Gavin Williamson & Kenya Law

Friday, April 22, 2005

New Ulster Junior Record for Larne Swim Team

Larne’s 14 – 15 years old boys’ Freestyle Relay team took Ulster by storm on Sunday 17th April when they competed in the Ulster Age Group Championships in Lisburn.

Conor Leaney, Shane Traill, Gavin Williamson and Wilson Logan made up the team and each swam exciting legs of the race to finish in 1st place – their closest rivals 6 seconds behind them.

Not only did they take 1st place, they set a new Ulster Age Group record and an Ulster Junior record. An impressive achievement for boys so young, as swimmers up to 18 years of age compete for the Ulster Junior title.

The record set in 1990 by Bangor was broken by the 16 – 18 years old team from City of Belfast in the event before Larne’s but not to be outdone, the Larne swim team certainly excelled when they pulled out all the stops and stormed home smashing rival City of Belfast’s time to set a new record of 1.42.80. A record which is sure to stand until they crack it again!

Ulster Age Group Swimming Championships

Larne Swimming Club made a splash at the first weekend of the Ulster Age Group Swimming Championships which were held at Lisburn Leisureplex on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th April.

A total of 36 swimmers took part, many of whom successfully reached finals and 25 medals were attained. It was an eventful weekend with numerous swimmers recording PBs, four swimmers (Owen Williamson, Sarah Moore, Eimear Black and Gavin Williamson) gaining qualifying times to compete in the Irish Age Group (Division 1) Championships and two swimmers (Stephen Andrews and Jennifer Gibson) gaining qualifying times to compete in the Irish Age Groups (Division 2) Championships.

The success did not stop there. Conor Leaney set a new Ulster Age Group record in the 100m freestyle with a time of 55.17 and Wilson Logan set two new Ulster Age Group records in the 200m freestyle (1.59.50) and 400IM (4.51.50).

The girls’ 14-15 years old freestyle team relay (Laura Heaton, Eimear Black, Shereena Donley and Ciara Campbell) and the 16 – 18 years old medley & freestyle team relays (Kate Gordon, Caroline Gordon, Helen Watson and Niamh Gilmore) were placed 3rd.

Not to be out done, team mates Conor Leaney, Gavin Williamson, Shane Traill and Wilson Logan took 1st place in the medley team relay setting a new Ulster Age Group record with a time of 1.58.34. They continued to make waves when they smashed the Ulster Age Group record and the Ulster Junior record in the freestyle team relay in a time of 1.42.80.

Sunday, April 10, 2005

Teletots v City of Belfast

Our final Teletots gala of the season takes place on Friday 15th April 2005 against City of Belfast at Andersonstown Leisure Centre. The bus leaves Larne at 6.45pm and stops at Ballynure at 7pm. Warm up is at 7.30pm and the gala starts at 8pm. A close contest is expected, please support your team.

PTL Success

Larne's PTL team travelled to Lurgan on Friday 8th April and after a closely contested gala came home with a 598/546 victory. The evening was rounded off with the Club's swimmers achieving 55 PBs.

Well Done

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

PTL v Lurgan

Our final PTL gala of the season takes place on Friday 8th April 2005 at Lurgan. The bus leaves Larne at 5.15pm and stops at Ballynure at 5.30pm. Warm up is at 6.30pm and the gala starts at 7pm. A close contest is expected, please support your team.

Dave McCullagh Memorial Gala

Eleven swimmers from Larne Swimming Club travelled to Limerick to compete in the Dave McCullagh Memorial Meet which took place on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd April 2005. Their excellent performances resulted in the club's swimmers reaching eleven 'A' finals and nine 'B' finals. Larne's success in the finals was the second highest of all of Ulster's clubs.

Congratulations to all.