Coleraine Swim Team11th June 2018News, Parents, Swimmers

Four swimmers from Coleraine Swimming Club progressed through the various Ulster swimming competitions in the 2017/18 season to gain qualifying times to enter the Ulster Age Groups and Youth and Senior Championships which are highest level age group events in the Swim Ulster calendar.

Molly Curry swam in the age 16yrs 100m and 200m breaststroke events. For the 5th year in a row she won the gold medal in the 100m to earn the title of Ulster Champion 2018. She also won the 200m making her the Double Ulster Champion 3 times in the last 4 years (having missed the 200m final last year due to other commitments). Molly can now look forward to the Irish Age Group Championships in July.

Yna Cisnero, entered in the girls 13yrs category of the 100m breaststroke, made it through her heats to come a very commendable 6th in the final.

Jake Ilsley qualified for both backstroke distances in the 14yr age group. In the 100m backstroke he improved his entry time by 2.1secs to come 5th in Ulster in the final. This was also a qualification time for the Irish Age Group Finals in July – where he will compete against the best swimmers in Ireland. In the 200, backstroke he finished 8th in the final and once again achieved an Irish Age Group qualification time.

Matthew Curry swam in the 100m breaststroke and after coming 10th in the heats improved his ranking by one in the final to finish 9th in Ulster in the 14yrs category.

Jake and Matthew were also joined by Harry Hughes, Kyle Cooper, Charlie Eatwell and Finn Ilsley to swim in different combinations in various boys age 14 relay events. In the 400m freestyle Jake, Matthew, Kyle and Harry combined to come 5th in Ulster. In the 800m freestyle relay Kyle, Finn, Charlie and Jake combined to come 4th in Ulster.

Well done to all the swimmers for competing at this highest level of youth swimming within our province.


Coleraine Swim Team11th June 2018News, Parents, Swimmers

11 Swimmers attended the Antrim Championships in Larne Leisure Centre on the 26th May with 13 new personal best records set. Special mention should go to our Development squad swimmers who attended and achieved 2 or more PB’s – they were Bonnie Conner Boyd, Chloe Davenport, Nathan Elliot and Ben Patterson. Yna was seeded 3rd before the 50m Breaststroke and qualified for the final where she went on to win a gold medal.


Coleraine Swim Team11th June 2018News, Parents, Swimmers

11 swimmers travelled to Lisburn Leisureplex on the 20th May 2018 for the 4th Development Gala of the season. The Development Galas are for swimmers aiming to Qualify for the next step of the Swim Ulster pathway which are The Regional Qualifying Meets. There was lots of success at the Gala with 13 new personal best records set with both Charlie Eatwell and Kirsten Tea achieving 3 new PB’s each. Charlie also brought home 3 medals – Gold 50 Fly, Gold 200 IM and Silver 100 Back. Archie Block also won Gold – 50 Fly and Bronze – 200 IM in his age group and Kyle Cooper had success in his 100 Freestyle with Silver. All 3 boys were very close to the Qualifying times which in itself is a great achievement and will hopefully qualify very soon.


Coleraine Swim Team15th May 2018News, Parents, Swimmers


On Saturday 12th May 2018, 29 Junior swimmers from Coleraine Swimming Club travelled to Ards Leisure Centre for the Ards Junior Open Meet.

We had a very successful day which resulted in 33 new PB times and 12 Medals.

We had the largest representation in our 9 and under age group and it’s great to see these kids competing outside of Aquasprint Galas in a larger field with strong competition.

It was also a fantastic opportunity for our Junior swimmers to compete in longer distances events and we had some super new times set during the afternoon session.

Special mention to our under 9 girls – Erin Ilsley, Erin Corrigan and Bonnie Connor Boyd who all achieved 3 or more PB’s at the event.

The Medal winners (pictured) were as follows:

9 and under:
Erin Ilsley – 25m Butterfly – Silver
James Hegarty – 50m Butterfly – Silver
Noah McClelland – 50m Butterfly – Gold; 25m Backstroke – Silver; 25m Freestyle – Bronze

10 and under:
Lily Jones – 25m Freestyle – Bronze
Daniel Eakin – 200m Freestyle – Gold; 50m Backstroke – Silver

11 and under
Isla McClelland – 50m Freestyle – Gold; 50m Butterfly – Silver

12 and under
Finn Ilsley – 100m Butterfly – Gold; 200m Freestyle – Bronze.

Congratulations to all our swimmers and a huge thank you to our Head Coach, Ben, who was not only a super support to our swimmers on the day but also had them so well prepared to compete from their training programmes. Thank you also to those coaches and parents who attended the event.


Coleraine Swim Team8th November 2017News, Parents


Swim Ulster are hosting the annual club development conference on 18th November

Lagan Valley Island,
Co. Antrim,
BT27 4RL

“Supporting our Clubs” Conference
Swim Ulster is hosting the annual Club Development Conference in
Lagan Valley Island

Coffee, Tea, mini scones 10:45
“Breakthrough to Excellence” 11:00 – 12:30
3 of our tops clubs share how they have developed into the Performance Clubs they are today
Ards – How we progressed from having just 4 sessions per week into a club which consistently produces elite swimmers
Larne – The challenges of managing multiple training venues, booking sessions, arranging coaches and trying to retain a team spirit
Lisburn – Growing our membership with multiple disciplines -swimming, waterpolo and diving all in one club
Clubs can discuss with these clubs chairperson and head coach how they made it happen.

“Partners in Progress” 12:30 – 12:45
Forest Feast – Marketing your club membership on social media
Distribution of Aquasprint hats and t-shirts

12:45-1:45 Delicious Bistro Lunch will be provided

1:45-2:45 “The A B C of Governance”
Affiliation – a swift look at the new Swim Ireland affiliation system
Back to Basics – Is your club compliant ?
Clubmark – 4 simple steps

Coffee break

3:00-4:00 “CASC”
Sportni will go through the Community Amateur Sports Club status. This is something that all clubs will have to make a decision on very soon.

This invitation to to attend is for committee members, coaches and members’ parents
To register, please email [email protected]


Coleraine Swim Team8th November 2017Events, News, Parents

Swim Ulster are running an Officials Course running in Belfast

19th Nov 2017

10.00 – 4.00 pm

Falls Road LC

15-17 Falls Road, Belfast BT12 4PB

This is a very useful course for parents who want their children to compete at the Swim Ulster competitions as you will be expected to volunteer to be officials at this gala.

To register for this course, please email [email protected] with your name.

It is free to attend as Swim Ulster pays for officials to be trained to volunteer at SU competitions


Coleraine Swim Team11th October 2017News, Parents, PTL, Swimmers

Last Saturday (7th October 17) we welcomed Larne Swimming Club to Coleraine to swim in the 2nd PTL Gala of the season.

With a few of our key swimmers unavailable due to other commitments and illness we knew this was going to be a very tough ask to beat Larne. We started the gala off well with 2 wins in the first 2 events with the Group A girls and boys medley relays. However Larne proved too strong for our young PTL team and won the gala by a convincing number of points. Our swimmers performed well however and managed 64PBs between them all.

Eighteen swimmers had 2 or more PBs each – they were – Yna C, Molly C, Daniel E, Flynn G, Joshua H, Finn I, Jake I, Eva J, Emma K, Mark K, Aleksandra K, Max McC, Isla McC, Lauren M, Paul R, Rebecca R, Ben S and Oran W. Well done to everyone.

All swim times are up in our Results portal – log in to see your child’s times at this gala.

Molly also broke a long standing Club 50m breaststroke record previously held by Olympian Emma Robinson. Molly took 1.03secs off the record to set a new time of 32.92sec.

If you think your child may have broken a club record please email [email protected] and this will be verified and confirmed by club officials – see our Records page for currrent records.


Coleraine Swim Team5th October 2017News, Parents, PTL, Swimmers

On Saturday 23rd September the Coleraine PTL team left Coleraine mid afternoon to travel to Templemore Swimming Club in Belfast.

This was our first interclub competition of the new 2017/18 season and a chance for all our swimmers to blow away the cobwebs from the summer and show the coaches that they have been working hard at training for the past 4 weeks.

With a “no diving” rule for any of the events, due to shallow waters at both ends of the pool,  it was going to be difficult for most of the swimmers to achive PBs. However all swam well and many PBs were achieved – especially among the younger athletes. As usual the excitment was high and all the swimmers gave off their best. However, during supper after a very close, friendly and competitive gala we discovered that Coleraine were narrowly beaten by a fantastic Templemore team.

Congratulations Templemore and thanks for your generous hospitality.

Our PTL team now have their second gala to look forward to against Larne this weekend.

Results from this gala are now online in our Time Trials Results portal.


Coleraine Swim Team20th June 2017Events, News, Parents

We are hosting a quiz night at the Port Hotel in Portrush on Friday 30th June 17 at 8pm.

Please invite along all family and friends to make up your team – only £3 per head with free supper included.

Teams can be any size but ideally between 4-8 members.

Raffle also available on the night. It would be appreciated if you could donate a raffle prize. Please speak to Sharon Cooper regarding this.

Remember this is an Adults only night.

Looking forward to seeing you all there!


Coleraine Swim Team20th June 2017Events, News, Swimmers

Swim Ulster in conjunction with Ballyholme Yacht Club are holding a sea swim at Ballyholme Beach on

Saturday 26th August

This will be an exciting event and Ballyholme Yacht Club will provide facilities for showering and changing

Categories will be;

junior, senior, club team section, wetsuit / non wetsuit

Details will be circulated as soon as possible but meantime keep the date free!!!

Please pass on to all your members and any triathlon / aquathon clubs

If there is enough interest, we may add in a 6km run!!!


Coleraine Swim Team20th June 2017Events, News, Swimmers

Swim Ulster are delighted to be running two Summer skills camps as follows-

Mon 7th August – Fri 11th August- Lakeland Forum (Enniskillen)

Mon 14th August- Fri 18th August- Cookstown Leisure Centre

Book using the forms below.

Summer Enniskillen Flier

Summer Cookstown Flier

Medical Form

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