A regular at the Lee Swim in recent years, perseverance paid off for Chris Mintern when he was first home on this occasion in a time of (25.19). Hot on his heels was clubmate David Fox who claimed 2nd place on a time of (26.19). James Mintern, who recently qualified for the Triathlon Ireland Development Squad competed at the Lee Swim for the first time and was rewarded with 3rd best overall male in the Wetsuit section.
Competitively, this has been one of the best seasons for the club in recent years! Swimmers at all levels from beginners to top National performers have improved their personal best performances at nearly every meet.
Dublin Swimming Club are holding a Masters Sprint Gala on Sunday 28th September. Full details available here.
Also, for the Open Water swimmers among you, the details of the Liffey, Harbour and Great Leinster swims can be found here.
James Mintern has been selected to the Triathlon Ireland Junior Development Squad. His selection was confirmed after a very impressive performance at the Triathlon Talent Identification Day, held at the Curragh Camp, Co. Kildare in June. Mintern was one of five young athletes from Munster selected for the Development Squad and will attend his first Development Squad Training Camp at the NAC, Dublin in August.
Here are the proposed relay teams
Sundays Well Swimming Club recently travelled to Torremolinos in Spain with 31 Division 1 & 2 Swimmers for a week long training camp in an outdoor 50m pool. Training consisted of two sessions each day (morning & afternoon) with each session lasting two hours. There were many foreign teams also training at the facility including the British Commonwealth team who were impressed by our group of swimmers and who also demonstrated some starts to rapturous applause from all the squad. The facilities were superb with on-site Gymnasium, Physiotherapy and medical centre. While the squad trained hard they were rewarded with an afternoon at the local Aquatic Park where they relaxed and had fun. They were also allowed limited access to the diving arena at the pool complex which they really enjoyed. The Hotel the squad stayed in was only a 15 minute walk to the pool and 10 minutes from the beach, the food was excellent and catered for all tastes. The Squad received many compliments from guests at the hotel on their behaviour and were a credit to Sundays Well Swimming Club and to their Parents. We all had great fun. A big thank you to all who helped make this trip possible.
The group were accompanied by two coaches (Richard & Deirdre), two chaperones (Diarmaid & Ros) and team manager (Noelle).
Silver for girls under 14 Medley relay: Helen, Aine, Ava & Cara.
Rian Herlihy has just completed the Gibralter swim in a new Irish Women's record time of 3:41
Congratulations from all at SWSC!
An intensive swim camp will take place Monday July 7th to Friday July 11th inclusive in Douglas swimming pool.
We will cater for all levels of swimmer.
The cost is €60 for members and €65 for non members.
|Teaching camp for beginners and improvers:||9am to 9.40am|
|Advanced lengths:||9.50am to 10.40am.|
Contact me on to reserve your place.
Another great day with four swimmers achieving the Grade B qualification. Read Fiona's report here and enjoy a selection of photographs from the day here.
Congratulations to all SWSC athletes who were selected for the Munster Interpro Team 2014. They will compete on Monday 5th against Leinster, Connacht and Ulster at the NAC. Wishing you all the very best."
Emma Cassidy received a UCC Sports Award for Swimming in recognition of a magnificent set of performances in the pool 2013/2014.
The Swim Ireland Annual Awards were held in the Strand Hotel, Limerick on Saturday 12th April. Awards were given to High Performance Coach of the Year and High Performance Athlete of the Year. Awards were also given to Club Coach of the Year and Club Athlete of the Year. Iseult Hayes won the award for Club Athlete of the Year. The award was given in recognition of a remarkable season in 2013 which saw Issie:
Congratulations to Issie from all at Sundays Well Swimming Club!
The Cork Community Games swimming gala was held in Bishopstown, on Saturday 5th April. As usual there were plenty of competitors from all squads of SWSC competing.
Emma Cassidy was a member of the Irish Team to compete at the Celtic Intervarsity in Galway recently. Emma competed at the backstroke events for Team Ireland and with PB’s in both the 50m and 100m backstroke, Emma secured gold in each. Emma added a further two gold medals to her tally, when, as the lead on the Irish Medley team and also as a member to the Irish Freestyle team, both teams were successful ahead of the Welsh.
UCC had a team of eight at the Intervarsity Swimming Championships, hosted by DCU and held at the Waterford Crystal pool, on Saturday 8th March. Competitors were limited to two individual events with Emma Cassidy of Sundays Well victorious at both 50m and 100m backstroke. In the 100m final, Cassidy’s time (1:05.99) saw her take the title comfortably with 6.5 seconds to spare ahead of her nearest rival, Louise Kent of UCD (1:12.48). Her time at 50m (30.66) was 3 seconds ahead of second placed Angela O’Connor of Galway (33.26).11 Feb 12:30
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Chris Mintern, one of Ireland’s best Junior Triathletes, who does his swim training with Sundays Well SC, receives SSE Airtricity Sponsorship9 Feb 11:00
Ally Cunningham and Iseult Hayes of Sundays Well Swimming Club have been selected to represent Ireland at the Junior Celtic Nations Duel Meet 2014, which will be held in the new 50m pool in Bangor from 28th February to 2ndnd March. Selection for the Irish Team was based on performances at the recent Irish Short Course Championships.
The meet will see Ireland compete against Scotland, with two age categories, each comprising a team of 16 swimmers, eight males and eight females. The age categories are (1) born in 1998/1997 and (2) born in 1999 and subsequently. Both Cunningham and Hayes are members of the 1999 and younger team.
Cunningham and Hayes are also members of the Swim Ireland – Cork Performance Squad (SI – CPS) which was set up in December 2011 and based at Brookfield Leisure Centre. This squad was established to provide additional training opportunities for elite swimmers in the Cork City and County area in an effort to improve the standard of swimming and to enable swimmers compete with the elite of Irish swimming. Both ladies have also achieved the qualifying standard for the National Youth Development Squad and train once monthly in Dublin.
Hayes is a sprint specialist at 50m and 100m backstroke, while Cunningham prefers the distance events particularly 200m, 400m and 800m freestyle. At the meet Cunningham will compete in all of the freestyle events, 50m, 100m, 200m and 400m. There will be no 800m event at this meet. Hayes will compete in all of the backstroke events, 50m, 100m and 200m. She will also compete at 100m freestyle. Only two events will count for points for the Irish team and these will be decided on the day depending on results achieved.
Sundays Well and SI CPS Coaches, Richard Cassidy and Deirdre Cunningham and Tom Cross, SI CPS Coach are delighted with the girls selection on the Irish Team and feel it is just reward for the dedication and commitment given to training. They are also extremely pleased that the SI CPS is producing such excellent results after only two years since inauguration.
We took the Torpedo squad to UL last week for the Jan Grade B Munster Gala. We had a great day with a great medal haul and every swimmer performing really well. It was also a great team building day with great morale shown through-out the squad for the day.
Our team Manager, Margot Powell, got her dates mixed up and thought it was the SWSC Masters gala – diving in for the 100 B/S.
See photos showing the aftermath of her unplanned dip!!! We didn’t get a snap of her in the water because we were laughing too much…..
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I would like to offer your swimming club a special rate of €52 room only for any of your events in the University of Limerick for 2014.
Please feel free to call the hotel to book your rooms. You can also book online at www.travelodge.ie
We look forward to welcome you to our hotel.
Nice email from Mallow Swans:
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your competitiors for your support, sportmanship and good humour throughout the day. We hope you all enjoyed the day as much as us and we thank you most sincerely. We would like to thank Mary Phelan, President of Swim Ireland and Munster woman for attending and taking the time to stay and present our new Best Away Team Trophy sponsored by Flowmeter Systems Mallow to Sundays Well. Congratulations Sundays Well!!
After a two year absence SI are re-introducing the Swim Ireland Handbook for Clubs and Coaches. This handbook includes information regarding the important dates on the National and International competition calendar, and the relevant qualification standards for these events.