The final day of competitive swimming took place on Sunday 6th of September. It was a cool morning with calm, but cold water conditions. Nevertheless 25 juniors took to the water for the sprints;
Under 6 girls: 1st Erica huilin 2nd Mei Wilson.
Under 8 boys: 1st David Johnston 2nd frank Ahearne 3rd Jacob Fry.
Under 8 girls: 1st Ruby Hasler 2nd Anya Wilson 3rd Niamh Waters.
Under 10 boys: 1st Joss Huilin 2nd John Ahearne 3rd Brian Johnston.
Under 10 girls: 1st orla long 2nd Emma Waters 3rd Eadaoin O’Keane.
Under 12 Boys: 1st Luigi Rea 2nd Samuel D’este.
Under 12 Girls: 1st Amy Jane Sillery 2nd Laura Griffin 3rd Robyn Johnston..
Next up was the Junior Challenge for the Watson cup; 1st Cian leonard, 2nd Chris Hulin, 3rd Amy-Jane Sillery. The Intermediates were racing for the Captains cup. Club captains Karen O’Brien and David Smith were on hand to present the prizes to; 1st Mattew Leonard, 2nd Conall Molloy, 3rd Ava Frazer.
The Youths were swimming,their own Lighthouse race. Emma smith took first place, just ahead of Emma Kristensen in second and Dylan O’Donnovan in third place.
The seniors were swimming for the McAulay Shield- Lighthouse Race. This cup was presented to the Swimming club by the McAulay family in 1978 and John & Rita and family were on the pier to present the prizes to; 1st Maeve Connolly, 2nd Sam Hennessy, 3rd Hazel Behan.
Results of the “Hundred Yard Dash” were Junior; Emma Smith & Ben Griffin. Senior; Roisin Hennessy & Simon McClean.
The committee would like to say; congratulations to all of the young swimmers of the club, who have had a fantastic year of swimming. The committee would also like to thank all the Mums & Dads and all of the people who are down early on a Sunday morning or an evening to help run the races. This year has been good for the swimming club, it wasn’t the best weather wise, but we still had record number of young swimmers taking part in events and plenty of new and returning senior members. None of which would be possible without the help of the dozens of volunteers who help organize the races and other events over the summer and the training throughout the winter, a big thank you to everyone concerned.