The Connacht Age Groups Championships were held in Tuam and Claremorris on 2nd and 9th May with swimmers from the Castlebar Swimming club taking home a total of 7 Gold, 5 Silver and 10 Bronze medals in their individual events which resulted in 4 swimmers being among the ‘overall swimmer’ award in their respective age group.
The four were:
Laura Keaveney 1st overall swimmer 16 years – Laura took gold in 100m Br.st, 100m fly, Silver 200m I M and Bronze in F/S
Sarah Caulfield 1st overall swimmer 15 years – Sarah took gold in 200m I M, 100m Br.st, 100m B/S, 100m Fly and Silver in 100m F/S
Elenor Grier-Gavin 3rd overall swimmer 15 years – Elenor took Bronze in 100m Fly, 100m Br.st,
Annie McCormack 3rd overall swimmer 12 years – Annie took gold in 100m F/S, Silver in 100m Br.st and Bronze in 200m I M and 100m B/S.
Other medalists included –
John White 16 years 200m I.M
James Sweeney 13 years 100m Br.st
John White 16 years 100m B/S & 100 F/S
Natalie Bourke 14 years 100m B/S
Aisling Bourke 14 years 200m I.M
Anthony English 16 years 100m Br.st.
James Caulfield 13 years 100m Br.st
Certificates were awarded to finalists taking 4th & 5th place as follows:
Elenor Grier Gavin 200m I M, 100m F/S
James Caulfield 100m fly
James Sweeney 100m Fly
Laura Keaveney 100m B/S
Nicholas Quinn 100m Br.st, 100m Fly & 200m I M
Patrick Wiseman 200m I M & 100m F/S
Sally Cunniffe 200m I.M
Natalie Bourke 200m I.M
Emma Hynes 100m F/S
Conal Joyce 100m Fly
Aisling Bourke 100m Fly, 100m Br.st
Stephanie Ford 100m Br.st
Other fine performances were produced from Fergus Sweeney, Meabh Garrick, Tony Sweeney, Diarmaid Joyce, Katie Costelloe, Rory Grier Gavin, Katie Tuohy, Fionnuala Quinn, Rory Tuohy, Aisling Walls, Brian Walls , Vicki Staunton. Elaine Joyce, many of these swimmers achieved personal best times with some making reserve finalist in their individual events
The highlights from the relay team events included 2 Bronze medals:
Boys 13-14 Freestyle relay of Conal Joyce, James Sweeney, James Caulfield and Patrick Wiseman.
Girls 15-16 Medley relay team of Aisling Bourke, Laura Keaveney, Sarah Caulfield and Elenor Grier-Gavin.
Many of these swimmers achieved Division 1 & 2 qualifying times and will go forward to represent their club at the Irish Age Groups Championships in June/July.
Again Thank You to swimmers for their continued achievements and to coaches, Sebastian, Marian, Joe and Jacki.