Wicklow Swimming Club started its summer season of racing on Sunday 31st May, but summer was missing, instead it was a cool 10-11 degrees on the pier, and probably a bit less in the water. Nevertheless 118 swimmers took part in competitive swims. Here are some photos from the day.
The Juniors started things off, with 34 of them swimming, after much coaxing from their parents:
Under 6 Girls 1st Erica Huilin, 2nd F. Armstrong, 3rd Taelor Sherry.
Under 8 Boys; 1st Andrig Krauchenko, 2nd Chris Huilin, 3rd Eoin Mitchel.
Under 8 Girls; Caoimhe Doherty, 2nd Abby Copeland, 3rd Ruby Hasler.
Under 10 Boys; 1st Hari Armstrong, 2nd Adam Ralph.
Under 10 Girls; Ria Gregory, 2nd Orla Long, 3rd Molly Mae Sherry.
Under 12 Boys; 1st Chris Bouchier, 2nd Ben Lawless, 3rd Matthew Leonard.
Under 12 Girls. 1st Mia Kristensen, 2nd Kirsty Dunne, 3rd Bonnie Bell King.
Under 14 Boys; 1st Dylan O’Donnovan.
Under 14 Girls; 1st Ava Frazer.
The Youths race was a course 300 metres long, with ten young people swimming;
1st Rory Kelly, 2nd Emma Kristensen, 3rd Emma Smith.
The first senior race of the year – AIB cup, had 74 swimmers competing.
Remi Baltrusaitis put in a great swim to take first place, Mary Burbage was second, with Amy Armstrong in third.
The full set of results can be found here
Races start next week, Sunday 7th June at 10.30am Junior Sprints, 11 am Cox cup – Intermediate, 11.30am Youths and 12 noon the seniors swim for the Mark Byrne cup.