Amy B notched up two big PBs in 100 back and 100 free and was rewarded for her efforts with two medals, silver (back) and bronze (free). Daniel Mulholland was also on the podium with a bronze in 400 free in a fantastic Irish Age Group Division 1 time of 5.12.12. Meanwhile, in the last event of the weekend, Daniel Molloy pocketed a well earned bronze in the 200 back.
Other impressive PBs were secured by Cara (200 IM), Laura (100 and 200 breast), Jamie (100 free and 100 back), Aaron (50 free) and Megan (200 free). Tom, Aidan and Philip all had great swims too.
Isla put in a particularly impressive performance, with big PB improvements in 200 free, 100 and 200 breast and 200 IM. She also secured Division 2 times in 100 breast and 200 IM and is less than half a second off a Div 2 time in 200 breast. Amy G also achieved a Div 2 time thanks to a 7 second improvement in her 200 free and, with a further PB in 100 free, is just 0.12 of a second outside the qualification time for that event. Meanwhile, Chloe further improved her existing Div 2 time in 400 free while Daniel Molloy likewise improved his existing Div 2 time in 200 back. Both Daniel and Chloe also swam great 200 IM events, both finishing just outside their PBs.
So an exhausting but exciting weekend - and it looks as if we will have our strongest ever showing at this year's Irish Age Group Division 2 championships in Limerick at the end of June. Click here for updated information on all Lecale qualifiers. The swimmers would like to say a huge thank you to their coaches and teachers for their support and encouragement throughout the year.