Clonmel swimmers making a splash

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Clonmel Swimmers are really busy over the next six weeks with plenty of galas coming up at Munster Graded level as well at the Irish Senior Schools Championships this weekend coming. We would like to take this opportunity of wishing our Swimmers good luck for their events. Please check the website calendar on the noticeboard page at ClonmelSwimmingClub.com for dates and details.

On recent galas we sent a small group of Club swimmers to the Gerry Ryan Long Course Swimming Gala at University of Limerick at the weekend.

They did their Club proud, achieving 38 PBs and contesting a huge amount of finals between them which resulted in bringing home four medals.

This was a fantastic achievement and it was tough competition with 37 other clubs from around Ireland taking part including those looking for their 2012 Olympic qualification times. Keep up the great work and special thanks to their Chaperones both days.

Our five Club swimmers who took part in the Irish Minor Schools Championships recently also put in great performances to do their Schools and the Club proud.

Aibhinn Fanning, Conor McLoghlin and Sarah Ni Cheallaigh were competing for the second year in a row in the Irish Schools National Competetion. Also these 3 swimmers have competed very well in the last two years in the National Community Games Finals. Aoibhinn Fanning who was 7th overall in the 50m Breastroke and 12th in the 50m Butterfly, Conor McLoghlin swam 12th overall in the 100m I.M and 14th in the 50m Butterfly, both from Rosegreen National School. Sarah Ni Cheallaigh is from St Oliver’s and she finished 13th in the 50m Backstoke and Ellen Buckley swam relly well in the 50m Freestyle finishing 27th from Powerstown National School and fellow student Mikey Kelly from Powerstown who finished 13th overall in the 50m Freestyle & 14th in the Breastroke.

Preparations are under way for our Seals Coach Sarah Whelan for her Cycle to Lourdes at Easter. Anyone wishing to sponsor Sarah can contact her on seals@clonmelswimmingclub.com. Also Adam Clooney (son of Liam Clooney R.I.P), will complete a Skydive in aid of the Irish Heart Foundation next June in. Adam is appealing for sponsorship and we join in,requesting support for this worthy cause. A special account has been opened in Ulster Bank, sort code 985465, account number 11322963 and we hope people will give generously.