Six senior swimmers from Carrick Fins Swim Club competed in the recent Connacht Short Course Championships at the Leisureland Pool, Galway.
Jennifer Andrews (14) took 6 seconds off her previous PB (personal best time) in 200m Freestyle and achieved a Division 2 time of 2:23.44. She also swam the 200m Breast Stroke in an impressive 3:01.66 – less than a second off a Division 1 qualification – and finished against strong competition in 4th place.
Kieran Breheny (15) took 5 seconds off his PB in 200m IM and swam the 200m Breast Stroke in a Division 2 time of 2:56.47.
Laoise Fee (13) came very close to a Division 2 time in 200 IM and after finishing the 200m Breast Stroke in a new PB of 3:09.18 she is now on course for Division 1.
Eoin Smith (15) and Lauryn McKeon (12) took the opportunity to set great PBs in distances they had not tried in galas before. With his 3:13.33 in 200m Breast Stroke, a Division 2 time is now within reach for Eoin.
Oisin Kearney (14) brought home a bronze medal in 50m Butterfly for his new PB of 31.69 seconds and a Connacht silver in 50m Freestyle which he finished in 27.74 seconds.
The Carrick Fins Swimmers enjoyed the atmosphere at this prestigious event, the banter with their friends from other clubs and the chance to watch some of the best swimmers in Ireland in action. A long but successful day, well done to all swimmers and their coaches Fiona Flynn and Clare Breheny.