Swimmers Compete Overseas

Posted: 14th April 2021

Mount Kelly swimmers have raced all over the world this week. Congratulations to:

  • Sam, who has been competing in the Netherlands, where he produced a lifetime best of 1:04:9 in the 100 Breaststroke as well as a storming heat swim, and an amazing PB time of 2:22:64.
  • Hazal, who produced a fantastic PB in the 200 Breaststroke (2.26.44) and a 31.92 and 1.08.92 in the 50 and 100 Breaststroke in Turkey.
  • Mya, for breaking a Maltese National Record in the 200 Freestyle and 400 IM, in addition to gaining PBs in the 400 Free, 200 IM, 100 IM and 200 Free!
  • Leo, who represented Switzerland at the British Para Swimming International Meet, incorporating the World Para Series in Sheffield. In his main event, Leo finished 6th in the 100 Breaststroke with a fantastic swim just outside his lifetime best. He also reached 7th place in the 400 Freestyle and 12th place in the 100 Freestyle. On the final day, Leo finished just shy of his lifetime best in the A final of the 50 Freestyle dash, and currently sits atop the world rankings on the SB5 100 Breaststroke as we head into the summer of the Paralympic Games.

Good luck to the following athletes in their upcoming events:

  • Ethan returns from Australia to compete in the Irish National Team Olympic Trials taking place from 20-24 April in Dublin.
  • Megan, Hollie, Sophie, Imogen, Tom, Erin, Leah, Elena, Theo, Scarlett, Calvin, Sophie, Hermione, and OMK Emily Haimes, who will be competing in the British Championships at the London Aquatics Centre from 14-18 April.
  • Mya, who has been selected to compete in the LEN European Aquatics Championships which will take place from 17-23 May in Budapest.

Over the past three weeks, Mount Kelly ran the annual Easter camp. Our swimmers completed a tough three week training block with great ferocity and commitment ahead of the British Championships, and got stuck into other activities out of the pool, including football and volleyball tournaments, rounders, a Cox Tor walk, pizza and movie night, and an Easter egg hunt and BBQ. Awards were given for each of the Mount Kelly values and more:

• Compassion – Elena
• Courage – Maya
• Humility – Scarlett
• Respect – Dylan
• Commitment – Mortiz
• Integrity – Tom
• Funniest Moment – Breanna & Nicole
• Most helpful in-house Boy – Theo
• Most helpful in-house Girl – Georgina
• Top Camper Boys – Tom & Jonathan
• Top Camper Girls – Erin & Neveah

Report by Harry James, Performance Swimming Coach

Categories: Swimming
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