Well done to all the swimmers who took part in the final night of our Club Championships. Great swims and PBs galore! As always huge thanks to the ranks of parents who helped on poolside and took up their timekeeping duties seamlessly.
Our final Friday of the season is taken up with our AGM and Prize Night, 7pm sharp this Friday 20th June. All welcome. We've got lots to celebrate this season - a great year for Lecale!
Just ahead of the AGM, at 6.30pm, there will be a short meeting for the families involved in the Lecale Summer Camp. We have a short window of time so please arrive promptly.
An expensive pair of white Speedo goggles with blue lens were lost at the pool last night during our gala. If you have found them or lifted them by mistake can you please contact us asap so they can be returned to their owner. This would be very much appreciated.
Go to the Forest Feast Aquasprints website to view fabulous photographs from the Finals!
Thank you once again to Forest Feast for making this a fun and memorable night!
Whoo-hoo!! Lecale in middle column! Fab gala. Shiny silver for Lecale! Well-deserved gold to Slaibh Beag, City of Belfast bronze.
Good luck to our Aquasprint Team who head to the Division 3 'A' Finals on Friday - an amazing achievement in itself!
If you are competing in the final, please be at LURGAN WAVES swimming pool for a 6.30pm warm-up.
You MUST wear your Aquasprints t-shirt on the poolside and wear a Lecale hat.
Bring spare goggles - parents, please check bags before swimmers leave!
If you have prearranged a lift, then please be at the usual bus departing place in Downpatrick at 4.30pm.
A team of sixteen Lecale swimmers headed to Bangor Aurora yesterday for the inaugural Bangor Swimming Club Long Course Meet. Competing over a total forty-one 100m and 200m events the group achieved many PBs and came away with two medals. From a strong field of swimmers from all over Ulster top ten finishes were won by:
Daniel Molloy: 2nd in 100m back, 5th in 200m back
Jon Glover: 3rd in 200m free
Amy Browning 4th in 200m IM and 200m free, 5th in 100m back
Ruby Tindal: 4th in 100m and 200m breast
Daniel Mulholland: 4th in 200m free
Cara O'Neill-Campbell: 4th in 200m breast, 5th in 100m breast
Amy Godfrey: 10th in both 200m free and 100m back
Jamie Hamilton: 8th in 100m back
Irish Division 2 qualifying times were achieved by
Chloe Galloway: 100m free & 200m IM
Aaron Cooper: 200m free & 200 breast
Ruby Tindal: 100m & 200m breast
Daniel Mulholland: 200m free
Daniel Molloy: 100m & 200m back
Jon Glover: 200 free
Amy Godfrey and Jamie Hamilton finished just a whisker out side the Division 2 times in their events. In their first open meet Jack Teggart and Jack Martin swam brilliantly, achieved great long course times and kept the eagle-eyed stroke judges happy. Run to very tight FINA meet conditions, a good few swimmers were disqualified in the meet and unfortunately Lecale swimmers Aaron Cooper and Daniel Mulholland suffered this fate in 200m breast and 100m fly respectively.
Overall it was a great day and Lecale encourages all of its gala squad swimmers to take the opportunity to compete over the longer distances offered in the open meets. The next open meet is the Swim Ulster Summer Meet in Lisburn on Saturday 21st June. Entry deadline is this Tuesday 3rd June.
LECALE SUMMER CAMP 2014
There has been a great response to our Summer Camp plans.
If you're still thinking about it we've a few places left.
Feel free to talk to Oonagh, Mark or Katrina at training if you've any questions. We will accept a late deposit so long as the balance is paid in full by 20th June.
Some fantastic times were recorded last Friday, we're looking forward to smashing more PBs on the 13th!Remember, ALL club swimmers are invited to take part in this event. Please email to confirm your attendance/absence from the championships. Thank you to all families who responded regarding the first championship night. Your responses greatly helped the planning of the meet.
There is an award for all swimmers who complete four events.
All swimmers should come to the pool for 6.50pm. Swimmers born in 2005 and younger will compete from 7pm. Swimmers born in 2004 and older will compete from approximately 7.45pm. Please be ready on poolside at this time.
Huge thanks to all the parents who helped out at the last meet. LOTS of parents will be needed again on 13th. Email to volunteer.
7pm, Friday 13th June
25m fly (2004 & younger)
25m free (2004 @ younger)
100m IM (Swimmers born in 2002 and older and '03/'04 gala squad)
Training pool swimmers will swim first, followed by 2005 and younger and so on up through the groups. Swimmers will compete within two year age bands as per PTL groups: 2005 and younger, 2004-2003, 2002-2001, 2000-1999, 1998 and older.
Senior swimmers who have a lifesaving qualification will be needed to escort the training pool swimmers. Please report to Annabel at 6.50pm each night.
All swimmers will swim according to the meet programme. Only times recorded on the night, by swimmers swimming in the correct order, will be eligible for medal consideration. Groups may be merged on occasion to facilitate the running of the meet. This is at the discretion of the meet organisers.
All B, C and D gala swimmers should be aware that correct stroke technique, touches and turns are essential to avoid disqualification.
All swimmers must stay on poolside for the duration of the meet. Any swimmer who is not on poolside when called will miss their opportunity to compete.
SWIM ULSTER SUMMER MEET
SAT 21ST JUNE, LISBURN
This meet is optional.
A large group of Lecale swimmers had a great time at the Bangor meet today - lots of competition, PBs and a chance to challenge yourself over longer distances.
No 'faster than' qualifying times apply but entry times must be SLOWER THAN Division 2 qualifying times.
Entry deadline extended to 6pm Tuesday 3rd June.
Text or email entries to Oonagh.