18 swimmers competed at the Kingdom Invitation for Askeaton Swimming Club on November 29th.
An early start saw many sleepy heads on a bus trip to Tralee, but that’s where the tiredness ended. A fairly packed schedule saw a total of 18 events to be run.
Our swimmers competed in 62 swims and collectively gather 42 personal bests, 1 gold, 5 silver and 6 bronze medals. For a competition where the aim was technical improvement a good set of statistics to read. And a well deserved trip to Jumbos in Listowel on the way home to replace the energy used saw team spirits rise.
Askeaton Swimming Club won the trophy for “Best Overall Club”
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Munster Short Course Championships
The Munster Short Course Championships was given a new lease of life this year with the qualifying times being just 5% slower than the Irish Short Course Championship qualifying times 2013. This meant that the level of competition was superb. Every event was packed with National Champions, International and Olympic standard swimmers.
For Askeaton Swimming Club and its competitors this meet was about exposure to high level swimming and there was plenty of that over the weekend.
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Mallow Invitation Gala Report
An early start saw a team of 45 athletes left Askeaton on route to the Mallow Invitation 2014. We had 172 events to swim, before we got to relays.
With just 5 weeks of training completed it was an ideal chance for our swimmers to set the pace for the season ahead and for the coaches to assess plans going forward.
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Askeaton Swim Club AGM
The 56th AGM of the swimming club was held on 29/9/14.
It was a good meeting well attended.
The new committee is as follows
Chairperson: Joe Mc Carthy
Assistant chair: Eoin Keane
Secretary: Leona Blackwell
Ass. Sec: Linda Shanahan
Treasurer: Nora Allen
Ass. Treasurer: Colm Dore
PRO: Stefan Beaulieu
Club recorder: Sheila Brosnan
Master’s rep: Anthony Sheehy
Directors to the board: Kevin Sheehan and Mary O Donoghue