Next Saturday 27 April Sarah Fellner, the Swim Ireland Pathway Development Officer will give a talk and conduct a question and answer session on Long Term Athletic Development (how you progress from Learn to Swim to the Olympics!) at 9am in the morning in Nemo. I have heard Sarah talk on this topic before and can guarantee that it will be both informative and fun; and will be informed by her long experience in the Canadian system. All swimmers and parents from Learn to Swim, through Piranhas, Barracudas and Marlins are invited. There are different considerations at each level and it is great to be given an explanation of the benefits and efforts involved at each progressive level (and what to expect at the next level). We hope that you will all be able to come along. We’d appreciate if you could confirm your attendance so we can get an idea of the numbers involved.
Towards swimming as a life-long sport!
Tom Cross, SWSC President
Please note that the warm up now starts at 11.30 and gala starts 12.30
(L to R) Georgia Mellotte, Ross McAuliffe and Aobhna Buckely representing UCC and Ireland at the Celtic Universities International in Cardiff.
Congratulations to Ross McAuliffe of SWSC and UCC who won the 50m & 100m backstroke at the Celtic Universities International in Cardiff on April 13. The Irish Universities won this annual competition against the Welsh and Scottish Universities. Also pictured are the other two UCC swimmers on the Irish team, Georgia Mellotte from Westport who was second in the 100m breast stroke and part of the winning Medley Relay, and Aobhna Buckley from Waterford, who was third in the 100m backstroke.
Session 1 warm-up on Sunday is 8am Male, 8:25am Female with a start time of 9am. Session 2 warm-up is estimated as 1pm Male, 1:25pm Female with a start time of 2pm. Please note that swimmers must be supervised by a Coach or Team Manager during warm-ups.
Scratch Sheets for each club will be available for collection at 8am from the recorders desk Sunday morning. They must be returned to the desk no later than 8.20am
Heat Sheets will follow for collection from the recorders desk once scratches are dealt with.
Programmes will be available for sale on deck the morning of the Meet.
We have a full house so would ask all Coaches and Team Managers to ensure swimmers present in the call room on time in order to run the meet without delays.
Please note the last 2 events of the day have been combined into a Mixed 1500m f/c.