July 18, 2014
Day 1: IAGSO 2014
A years worth of training culminates in this-the Mecca of fast swimming-this is Irish age groups. In an event that has grown in popularity and unquestionable standard Out swimmers had a tough job to do but one they seemed up to the challenge to deliver upon.
First up was Ava tormey Murphy I'm the 800free-delivering a 34 second pb-a great warmup swim for the rest of the week. Zofja Cautley also featured kicking off her week with a positive swim. Laura grindle powered home to a 5th place finish.
Phillip towns and james short braved the 1500, with Phillip offering up an on pb swim after a magnificent division 2 performance in limerick. James short went out strong to swim a technically superb performance.
Starting with the glamour event-the 50 free-all Trojan boys delivered strong performances with head coach botond easing into the semi finals on a 24.03 along with mark Keaveney on 24.83 and Alex Melennec on 25.09-nice pb. Leo also featured under pb, Chris Hopkins on a .88 sec pb, while brother Tim also sliced over half a second off his lifetime best.
Maya Blair looked comfortable to deliver a pb performance in the 100 fly.
Cara Stapleton took a whopping 10 seconds off her 200brs to take 2nd reserve for the final, missing out by .06. Ava also dropped to a 2:16, lowering her on by almost 2 seconds.
Sorcha gueret eased into the final while Mia delivered a solid technical swim. Nicole also took a pb in this event.
Trojan men's 4x 100ftr of mark Keaveney, Leo kurevlov, Alex Melennec and botond finished 4th after a great performance.
Fortunes on day 3 seemed to turn for the better with Peter Harrington, Liam Heylin and mark fahy all posting solid times in the 200 brs. Leo kurevlov eased into the final and delivered a silver medal winning performance.
Sorcha took 4th place in the final of the 100brs, missing out on a medal by .06 while mark Keaveney stormed to a silver in the 50 back!
Coline Melennec took a solid pb in the 400im dipping under pb by over 6 seconds. The 4x 100ftr of jasmine, Ellie,keava and Laura did well to secure an 8th place finish in an event that saw a new Irish senior record being broken at the hands of an impressive ucd team. The junior relay took 6th place after a hard fought swim with Lisburn.