From The West of Ireland
    Go to Castlebar | Photo Gallery | Castlebar Directory | Nostalgia Board
Sports : Castlebar Swimming Club Last Updated: 2, Apr 2018 - 10:02

National Swimming Championships - July 2002
By Linda McCaffrey
18, Aug 2002 - 16:49

Email this article
 Printer friendly page
The Irish National Swimming Championships were held in Lisburn from July 24th to 28th. The Castlebar swimmers who had qualified for this event did themselves and their coaches proud, with many fine performances and personal best times in both individual and team events. The swimmers and coaches timed their training impeccably, so that the competitors were in peak form for this prestigious event where they pitted themselves against the very best in the country. Indeed, the event also attracts many overseas entries, which makes for very tough competition.

The star performers for the Castlebar Club were sisters, Sara and Laura English in the Ladies events plus Cian Holland and Joseph Moran in the Mens events.

Cian Holland rounded off an excellent season by qualifying for the “A” final of the 50m Butterfly, where he finished 3rd in the junior category, in a personal best time. Cian qualified for the “B” final of 200m Butterfly, where he finished 1st Junior, again in a personal best time. He also reached the “B” final in the 100m Butterfly, where he had yet another personal best, also the “B” final of the 100m freestyle.

Sara English timed her training to perfection and was in brilliant form for her favoured Breaststroke event. She qualified for the “A” final of the 50m Breaststroke, and in a personal best time, finished 5th of the Irish swimmers. This is a fantastic achievement and is fitting reward for the commitment and dedication of this swimmer. Sara also showed great form in the 200m Backstroke and the 200m Individual Medley events, with personal best times in both.

Laura English qualified for the “B” final of the 200m Breaststroke, following an excellent swim and personal best time in the heats.

Laura also reached the “B” final of the 200m Individual Medley where she had another personal best time and was reserve finalist in the 100m Breaststroke. To round off a week of very fine swimming, Laura also had personal best times in the 400m Individual Medley and the 100m Freestyle.

Joseph Moran showed his usual good form in the Backstroke events by qualifying for the “B” final in the 100m Backstroke.

Joseph was also instrumental in helping 4 x 100m Medley Relay Team to reach the final of that event. Joseph, along with Cian Holland, Darragh Quinn and Ciaran Garrick , held their own admirably against very tough opposition to take the bronze medal in a very exciting race.

Many other Castlebar Swimmers had personal best times in Individual events over the weekend.

Ciaran Garrick improved his times in the 100m freestyle and 200m Individual Medley, as did

Colm Garrick in the 200m Backstroke, 100m Backstroke, 100m Freestyle and 50m Breaststroke.

Darragh Quinn followed his successes at Division 1 with personal bests in the 200m Breaststroke and 100m Freestyle.

Dara Dever had Personal Bests in the 100m Breaststroke and 200m Breaststroke, as did

Jimmy Wiseman in the 100m Individual Medley and the 100m Butterfly and

Jill Magee in the 200m Breaststroke.

Other swimmers to represent the Castlebar Club at the Nationals were Sarah Wiseman and Zoe Davis.

The biggest contingent ever from the Castlebar Swimming Club will travel to Mosney this year to represent Mayo at the National finals of the Community Games. We wish them well with their preparations and endeavours at the National Finals.

© Copyright 2002 by © Contributor(s) and Castlebar Web Pages 1997 - 2018

.. Top of Page

Castlebar Swimming Club
Latest Headlines
Civic Reception for Nicholas Quinn
Nicholas Quinn - Ireland & Castlebar Olympian 2016
Supporting Nicholas Quinn Castlebar's Olympic Swimmer
Celebrating our Olympian, Nicholas Quinn, Rio de Janeiro August 2016.
Congrats to Nicholas Quinn
Irish Age Groups Division 2 Swimming Championships
There's Something About Nicholas
Swimming Club News - 2 Sep 2014
Castlebar Swimming Club News - 13 July 2014
Prizes all around for Castlebar Swimmers
Senior Schools Competition - Swimming
Castlebar Swimmers Deliver in Dublin
Castlebar Swimming Club News - 2 April 2014
Swimming Club News - November 2013
Castlebar SC Gala
Castlebar Swimmers at Division 2
Swimming News 28 May 2013
Swim Wins in Westmeath
Senior Squad Swimmers at Claremorris
Claremorris and B&C Gala Reports
Swimmers’ Success in Limerick & Tuam
Swimming News 11 Jan 2013
Castlebar Swimmers do Well in Longford
Swim News - 6 November 2012
Swim News - 15 October 2012
Swim News - 2012 Round Up
Swim News - 1 Aug 2012
Swim News - 28 June 2012
Sinead Mylett
Dublin Medals for Castlebar Swimmers
Castlebar Impress at Connacht Age Groups
Swim News - 19 March 2012
Swim News - 5 May 2012
Castlebar Swimming News - 13 April 2012
Castlebar Swimming News - 5 April 2012
Swim News - 31 March 2012
Swim News - 14 March 2012
Swim News - 14 Feb 2012
Connacht Swimming Championships
Castlebar Swim Success
Castlebar Host Season's First Gala
Swim News - June 2011
Swimming Intervarsities
St Gerald's Pair Selected For Ireland Squad.
Swim News - 15 Feb 2011
Castlebar Awards Swimmers.
Castlebar Impress at Irish Age Group Championship
Castlebar Swimming News 24 Sep 2010
Castlebar Swimming Club Lessons
Castlebar Swimmers Progress at Nationals
Aer-Lingus open
Nicholas Quinn, Olympian
Connacht Age-Groups Sligo, Claremorris and Castlebar
Swimming Updates - April and May Galas 2005
Swimming Results - Jan to March Galas 2005
Swimming Club Annual Awards
Annual Club Lengths and Lessons Gala.
Fourteen Castlebar Swimmers Qualify
Community Games Finals
Swimming Club News
Irish Age Group Championships Div 2 Limerick
Congratulations on swimming for Connacht on Inter-Provincials
Mayo Community Games Swimming Finals
Swimming Update
Swimming News Update - 22 April 2004
Swimming Club News 12 April 2004
Castlebar Swimming Club News Update - 26 Mar 2004
Castlebar S/C host Connacht Region Swimming A.G.M.
More Medals for Castlebar B&C Swimmers in Ballina
Success for Castlebar Swimmers at Athlone Meet.
Swimming Club News
Connnacht region B&C Gala
Swimming Thanks
Connacht Secondary Schools Swimming Championships Jan 2004
Castlebar Swimming News
Swimming News Update - 3 Dec 2003
Swimming News Update 28 Nov 2003
Swimming News Updates - Tuam Gala 8/9th Nov 2003
Swimming News
Swimming News - 8th Nov 2003
National Swimming Championships 2003
Mosney 2003
Swimming News - Senior Coach Wanted
Swimming Results
Division 2 Results and success for Cian Holland
Abbotstown Results 2003
Connacht Age-Group Galas Report
Area Community Games
Swimming - Long Course and B&C Gala
Castlebar's top swimmers compete in Galway - Jimmy Cranny Memorial Gala
Connacht Championships 30th March 2003.
Castlebar Swimming Club News - 24th March 2003
Castlebar Swimming Club News - 11th March 2003
Castlebar Swimming Club News - 19th Feb 2003
Swimming News - 4 feb 2003
Castlebar Swimming News Jan 2003
December Swimming News 30 Dec 2002
Swimming News - 6 Dec 2002
Success for Mayo swimmers
Tuam Gala Results