Saturday, January 28, 2006

Larne Lads in Luxembourg

Special congratulations to Larne swimmers, Wilson Logan, Conor Leaney and Shane Traill who were selected as part of the 2012 squad representing Ireland at the 8th Luxembourg Euro – Meet, at Centre Aquatique d'Coque – Luxembourg, on 27th – 29th January 2006.

The boys certainly did themselves justice when they competed against the top swimmers in Europe.

Well done from all at Larne Swimming Club.

Results (long course):

Wilson Logan
200m Fly 2.21.94 (5th Youth, 21st overall)
200m Front 2.07.12 (17th Youth, 67th overall)

400m Front 4.25.72 (6th Youth, 26th overall)

Conor Leaney
200m Front 2.02.33 (5th Youth, 38th overall)
50m Front 25.66 (6th Youth, 40th overall)

100 Fly 1.00.93 (4th Youth, 35th overall)
100 Front 56.71 (9th Youth, 55th overall)

Shane Traill
50m Front 25.48 (4th Youth, 36th overall)
50m Fly 27.73 (6th Youth, 41st overall)

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Potential Olympians (3) Gala

The 3rd Potential Olympians Gala in the series took place at Lisburn Leisureplex on Saturday 21st January 2006. Larne SC's swimmers put on a great performance and a number of PBs were recorded. Well done to all those who took part.

PBs recorded in red

J Skelton
100 F/C 1.03.99
50 Br

M Douglas
100 F/C 1.07.77

G Williamson
200 IM
50 B/F 32.03

N Mooney
200 IM 2.47.98

M Harkness
100 F/C 1.05.77
100 B/C 1.14.80

J McBurney
100 FC 1.01.26

E Black
50 F/C 30.41
200 B/C

L Wylie
100 Br 1.23.28

J Gibson
100 Br

D Rainey
50 F/C 31.53
200 F/C

Z Gilmour
50 F/C
50 B/C 40.12

Monday, January 16, 2006

Fine performance

The Larne Swimming Club Teletots team recorded a fine performance at Ards on Friday night, especially from the younger swimmers. Although the defeated the team can take heart for future fixtures. More details to follow later today.

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Ulster Secondary Schools' Gala

The Ulster Secondary Schools' Gala took place on Saturday 14th January 2006 at the Grove Leisure Centre. A number of Larne SC's swimmers took part and results were very pleasing including 23 PBs. Well done all.

Laura Wylie
100m Breast
1.22.96 (2nd)
200m IM
2.46.96 (4th)

Caroline Gordon
100m Breast
1.17.19 (1st)
100m Free

Laura Heaton
100m Back

100m Free

Ciara Campbell
100m Free

Mark Douglas
100m Back

100m Free

Emma Campbell
100m Fly


100m Front

Sophie Heaton
100m Back

100m Free

Rebecca Houston
100m Fly

100m Free

Sarah Shannon
100m Back

100m Fly

Devon Rainey
100m Back

100m Free

Niamh Gilmore
100m Breast

1.20.15 (2nd)
100m Free

Claire McCurdy
100m Back

100m Breast


Nadia Traynor
100m Back

100m Front

Patrick Brines
100m Back

100m Free

Gavin Williamson
100m Breast

1.15.16 (4th)
100m Free
57.53 (2nd)

Wilson Logan
100m Breast

1.12.69 (3rd)

Jamie McBurney
100m Breast

100m Free

Nathan Mooney
100m Breast

100m Free

Kathryn Douglas
100m Breast

100m Free

Jannah Johnston
100m Breast

100m Free

Owen Williamson
100m Breast

100m Free

Matthew Harkness
100m Free

1.04.83 (4th)

Conor Leaney

100m Fly

100m Free

Sunday, January 08, 2006

A big Farewell to Charlotte

Charlotte Hall, one of Larne's most popular swimmers, competed in her last PTL for the club before heading down under.

Charlotte and her mum, Alison, an assistant teacher with LSC, will be greatly missed when they head off to Australia on Monday 9th January.

The swimmers and coaches alike will truly miss their loyalty, commitment and most of all, friendship when they leave but wish them well as they start their new venture in Oz.

We all hope that Charlotte will continue with her swimming and to develop to her full potential.

Best wishes to you both and a big word of thanks for all of the time and support you have given to the club. Don't forget us at Larne SC and keep us closely informed on your swimming Charlotte!!

Remember:- Ugi, Ugi, Ugi, Oi, Oi, Oi !!!!!!

PTL (Saturday 7th January 2006).

Larne - v - Templemore
Although depleted by a number of swimmers, Larne Swimming Club's PTL team was hailed victorious when it beat Templemore by 88 points in an exciting gala held at Larne Leisure Centre. The final score was Larne 611 - Templemore 523.
There were a number of PBs (51 in total) throughout the Groups but special congratulations must be given to the Group A swimmers who recorded 29 PBs out of 30 swims!!

Well done to all of the team.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Larne swimmer selected for national water polo academy

Larne Swimming Club member Nadia Traynor was selected for the Irish Water Polo Association's National Academy, which took place from 28th to 30th December, 2005 at Limerick's impressive 50m pool.

Nadia plays her water polo for Donegal Diamonds, and her Larne swim training was certainly beneficial during intensive pool sessions and land based circuit and flexibility training.

And, of course, when you travel to Limerick, you inevitably bump into Larne swimmers - Wilson Logan and Conor Leaney hard at work with the national squad!

European Short Course

Before Christmas Larne swimmer Jonathan Niblock took part in the European Short Course championships. In his own words:

"It was an entirely new experience which I very much enjoyed. While I was there I set two new personal best times and the Irish relay team of which I swam the third leg just missed the Irish Senior Record by 0.2 of a second in the mens 4*50m freestyle relay. In the same heat as our relay team was the Italians, Swedes, Brits and the Dutch and here I raced against Mark Foster, Lars Frolander and Filipo Magnini, all world champions in their respective events."

PBs, competing against Olympic swimmers...well Larne Swimming Club is getting on the map! Well done Jonathan!

Monday, January 02, 2006

Ulster Open Swimming Championships.

Andy Hunter and Johnny Niblock

Conor Leaney

Wilson Logan

Wilson Logan, Gavin Williamson, Conor Leaney and Shane Traill

Medal winners at the recent Ulster Open Swimming Champioships (15th - 18th December 2005) at the Grove.