Words: Stephen Swan Photos: Brian M. Whelan
Last weekend’s LC National Championship meet in the NAC provided the golden opportunity for the best of the best swimmers to qualify for the European Junior Championships, European Youth Olympics, World University Games and World Championships.
Aer Lingus swimmers Ellen Keane, Conor Turner and Barry Murphy pictured at the annual Swim Ireland Awards in Galway.
The trio all represented Ireland in top flight competitions.
Ellen competed in the 2012 London Paralympic Games. Barry swam at the 2012 London Olympic Games and Conor qualified for the Junior European Championships held in Turkey last year. He also set a new Irish record in the 1500m Freestyle.
Well done from all at Aer Lingus Swim Club.
Photo credit: Brian M. Whelan.
On Sunday the 3rd of March the Aer Lingus swimmers were out in force, 60 plus swimmers invaded the south side club with one thing on their mind to bring home medals and set new PB’s.
Words & Photo Credit: John Finlay.
The crew left the pool at 05.30 aboard ‘’ l’autobus d’azure’’ to travel under the veil of darkness and arrive in Limerick University at daybreak to compete in the Gerry Ryan Gala.
11 Senior swimmers slipped in unannounced and wreaked havoc with PB’s and victories.The warm-up started at 08.00 but given the hordes of swimmers competing , we were still swimming at 20.00 hrs. Finally we cut loose and made our escape laden with our rewards of victories under the cover of darkness. Loaded with the spoils of pizza and medals we made our break for home.