With today's finals still to to come, Ulster swimmers have had considerable success so far. Ards, Lisburn, Bangor, Banbridge, Lurgan, Larne and Olympia have won six gold, seven silver and seven bronze individual medals and at least four relay team medals in total. A just reward for swimmers who have committed to an average weekly training time of between twelve and twenty hours. Most notable of the results came from 14 year old Conor Ferguson from Larne. Conor's 57.96 100m backstroke time broke the Ulster record of 59.68, set by Curtis Coulter in 2012, aged seventeen, and leaves Conor just a stroke away from the Irish U19 record of 56.62.
Daniel took 24 seconds off his 400m freestyle yesterday finishing in 5:17.14 and today finished just 0.78S outside his 200m backstroke PB in a time of 2:39.09. It was a great experience to be part of a meet of this standard and hopefully there'll be more Lecale qualifiers next year, however Lecale swimmers would require a huge increase in the amount of pool time they have to have a realistic chance of being a serious competitors.