April 8, 2018
Congratulations to Ella Harford and Ben David, both from Age Group Squad, who represented the club at the Irish Open Championships on 4th to 8th of April at the National Aquatic Centre, Dublin.
This year the National Club Swimmers Association of America participated in the competition and sent the US elite swimmers in their age groups.
Ella swam in the 200 m Breaststroke event, in what was a daunting heat with American age group elite swimmers and our own European Junior Champion Mona McSharry. Ella was one of the youngest swimmers at the competition and we are always so proud of her. It was a great learning experience. Well Done Ella, a great role model for our young swimmers!
Ben swam in the 800m and 1500m Freestyle. He had a solid swim in the 800m Freestyle and a small PB, he finished 7th of the Irish swimmers and 11th overall in the event. The 1500m Freestyle was very exciting to watch, Ben secured a great 16 second PB in the event, touching in second place in his heat, only three one-hundredths of a second behind the heat winner, he finished 7th of the Irish swimmers and 11th overall in this event, steadily moving his way up the National Open Rankings.
Overall, both swimmers enjoyed the Irish Open, were very proud to represent their Club at the competition and had a great learning experience!