The mid week races were on Wednesday 29th June and it was a busy evening with ninety eight swimmers competing in 3 races. The Intermediates swam for the Mark Dunne memorial cup, kindly sponsored by Anne & Joe Synnott. 1st Bonnie Bell-King, 2nd Abby Smith, 3rd Connal Molloy.
Next up were the Youths swimming 550 metres;1st Eve Cowdrey, 2nd Megan Rea, 3rd Ciara Brennan.
It was the 25th anniversary of the Ral Brien cup, and Mrs O’Brien was on the pier to present the prizes to Cathy Owens, who took first place, with Tommy Moran in second place and Monina Mooney in third place.
Conditions were good, with some sunshine and calm waters, for the swimming on Sunday morning 3rd July as one hundred and fifty nine swimmers competed in races.
First up were the Junior sprints; We had 40 junior swimmers competing in total. Under 6 Boys:1st Bill Guinan. Under 6 Girls:1st Grace Vigors2nd Sarla Hartley 3rd Olivia Guinan. Under 8 Boys: 1st Ben Fry 2nd Kian Copeland 3rd Eoin Mitchell. Under 8 Girls: 1st Lauren Beacom 2nd Aoibheann Hartley 3rd Sarah Curry. Under 10 Boys: 1st David Johnston 2nd Jacob Fry 3rd Darragh Carey. Under 10 Girls: 1st Niamh Waters 2nd Evie Vigors 3rd Molly Mae Sherry. Under 12 Boys: 1st Mike Connolly 2nd Brian Johnston 3rd Michael Cassidy. Under 12 Girls: 1st Juno Cherry Roberts 2nd Marie Galligan 3rd Emma Waters. Under 14 Boys: 1st Luigi Rea.
The Junior Challenge with nineteen juniors racing for the Leonard cup 1st Eadaoin O’Keane, 2nd David Johnston, 3rd Luigi Rea.
The intermediates swam for the Cleary cup 1st Olivia O’Donnovan, 2nd Kym Humby, 3rd Robyn Johnston.
The Youths swam 600 metres for the Cleary/O’Neill cup; 1st Rhona Lennox, 2nd Lauren Rea, 3rd Emma Smith.
The Senior’s had a tough swim of 1 kilometre for the Sean Kelly memorial cup, Aishling Beacom took the lead at the second last buoy and couldn’t be caught by the chasing pack, 1st Aishling Beacom, 2nd Sue Byrne, 3rd Dan Brennan.
Mid-week swimming continues this week on Wednesday 6th July, with two races, 6.45pm Youths – Across the Harbour sponsored by the Kristiansen family, 7.15pm Senior – Across the Harbour sponsored by REA Forkin Estates. Racing for Sunday 10th July starts at 10.15am Junior Sprints, 10.30am Junior Challenge , 11 am Intermediates – Shannen May memorial cup, 11.15am Youths – Committee cup, and 11.30-45am – the seniors race for the Phil Healy cup.