Category Archives: Gala Reports

RESULTS! Regional LC Qualifying Meet

Superb weekend’s racing at this weekend’s Connacht Munster Long Course Qualifying Meet in UL.

We saw sensational swims from Lúc, Miriam, Thomas, Lauren, Hannah B, Lillian F, Isolde, Hannah D, Patrick and Kieran.

Silver for Sorcha in 200m FS, and a brilliant bronze in 200m BRS. Robin bagged a bronze after a gruelling and well-swam 800m FS.

New Division 2 times for Rory, Anthony, Sorcha, Sandra, Rian, Pola, Sarah, Caoilin and John S.

New Division 1 time for Robin.

Thank you to team managers Milena, Jean and Ger.

Special mention to all the officials, who give up their time so generously! :o)


RESULTS: Gerry Ryan 2019

Well done to all our athletes who took part in this weekends Gerry Ryan Invitational.

Across 89 events, the team achieved over 95% PBs, 28 Division 2 times, 3 Division 1 times and 13 medals!

Great performances from all our swimmers. It was a first-time event at a long course meet for some, and they did us really proud!

Bravo to Sara, Hannah D, Pola, Miriam, Hannah B, Thomas, Lilian F, Brogan and Lauren for your truely excellent swims!

Congratulations to newly appointed Division 1 qualifiers, Robin, Caoilin and John S; and Division 2 qualifiers, Emma, Sorcha, Luke, Anthony, Sarah, Isolde, Lúc and Sandra;

Kudos to our Medalists…
John S stole the show taking home six medals – three Gold (50FS, 100FS, 100BK), two Bronze (200IM, 200BRS) and a Silver in 50BF.
Caoilin took home three medals – Gold in 200BK and two Bronze (50BK and 100BK).
Robin took home a Silver in 200FS and a Bronze in 50BF.
Sarah took Silver in 50FS.
Kieran took Bronze in 200BK.

For full results and times, go to

Results: Bluefin SC Development Meet

Happy New Year
Now that January is here
A great new start
For a brand new year

What a magnificent way to kickstart the swimming season with Bluefin SC hosting the first Development Meet of the year. Thirty-one athletes took part in 67 events in the Kingfisher, NUIG on Saturday 12th January 2019.

A very special mention to our new swimmers taking part in their first Development Meet. They all achieved excellent times in their events and we are looking forward to spending many more galas with these wonderful new members. We hope you enjoyed your experience as much as we did, well done to: Amy, Élim, Emma P, Harry, Jack, Lilian O, Lily, Rian C, Ruairi and Síofra.

With a New Year comes new years resolutions – promises you make to yourself to do better.

On this memorable night, resolutions for 2019 were already being realised with our amazing athletes accomplishing 92% PB’s in their swim times. Our superb swimmers acquired B and C times in their events and we are so proud of their evident hard work and commitment.

You are incredible young people in the 21 medals – 9 golds, 7 silvers and 5 bronze – that were awarded to you!

Congratulations to Geordan, who achieved his A-time in 100m freestyle, and to Thomas who attained his first A-time in 200m IM. Anthony racked up another A-time in 200m IM by smashing his PB by 37 seconds! Pola’s phenomenal performances produced an A-time hat-trick in 100m freestyle, 100m backstroke and 200m IM! What an outstanding start to the New Year!

Thank you to the committee, parents, family and friends for your contribution in making our gala such a fantastic fun-filled event. Without you it would not be possible and we appreciate and commend all you do, time and again for our club. To our exceptional senior swimmers, thank you so much for helping out on the night and for showing such wonderful example to your younger peers. Coach Helen, thank you for impressing on our club your extraordinary work ethic and your endeavours in assisting each young person achieve their potential.

Happy New Year everyone!
Team managers, Christine and Ger

RESULTS: Shark SC Development Meet

Leaves are falling… Autumn is calling

Regardless of the nights getting darker and the weather turning cooler, the Bluefin swim team lit up and sent temperatures soaring, in an outstanding display of swimming skills in Leisureland on Saturday 29th September.

Our 27 amazing athletes competed in a total of 67 events where they attained an awesome 64 PB’s. These super swimmers were awarded 21 medals for their tremendous performances, which included 6 gold, 9 silver and 6 bronze medals.

Although the Aurora Borealis was not visible over the night sky in Salthill on Saturday night, our exceptional water wizards created their own natural phenomena. An incredible 9 A-times were conjured up by Isolde, John, Kieran, Rian, Sara and Sarah. Your hard work and dedication is evident in all you’ve accomplished.

Congratulations to Ciara, Isabelle and Isabelle who competed at their first ever gala. Looking forward to the girls joining the team for many more galas to come.

Thank you to Shark Swim Club for organising our first development meet gala of the new term. Well done on a very well coordinated, enjoyable event. To the gracious time keeping volunteers who participated in assisting on the night, it is very much appreciated.

Parents, family and friends we are always grateful to the love, dedication and commitment you show your marvellous swimmers. A special word of thanks to our poolside groupies on the night, Ailbhe and Robyn. Birthday wishes to Hugh and Lillian… hope they enjoyed celebrating their birthdays with the club.

Team managers, Christine and Ger