IRISH SUMMER MEET

Sharon Cox

SWIM IRELAND SUMMER MEET

 

4 Lisburn swimmers, (Jack F, Daniel M, Dylan R & Jessika R) attended the Irish Summer Meet held at Bangor Aurora from the 22nd July – 24th July 2021.

 

For some of our swimmers, this was their first opportunity to swim in a competitive meet for over a year and there was a lot of excitement and anticipation.

 

Day 1 was the contrast of the sprinters Daniel M (50m Free) and Dylan R (50m Free, 50m Fly) and Jessika R swimming the gruelling 1500m Free. Both sprinters made finals, Daniel winning his B final improving on his pb swim earlier in the morning. Dylan swam a pb in his 50m Free earning him a place in the A final finishing 9th. He also made the A final for his 50m Fly finishing in a very respectable 6th place. Jessika ended a great 1st day with a 2nd place finish in the 1500m Free.

 

Day 2 had Daniel back again, this time swimming the 50m breaststroke and making the A final. He swam faster than his pb in the preliminaries finishing 5th. He had a great swim in the 100m Backcrawl qualifying for his second A final and finishing 9th. Jack, returning from Loughborough University to represent Lisburn had a brilliant swim in the 400m Free – making the A final and finishing in 2nd place with a pb!

 

Day 3 was the final day, first up was Dylan in the 100m Fly – finishing in 5th place after equalling his pb in the A final! Daniel kept the pressure with a fast swim & pb in the 50m Backcrawl A final and a 2nd place finish. Jack was not going to be outdone and finished 5th in his 400IM A final.

 

What a great meet for our swimmers and a testament to their hard work during a difficult year with great support from our coaching staff! 10 swims with 9 – top 10 finishes (A finals) and a win in the B final. GOOOOO LISBURN!

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