Members of Trident Swim Club were on top form last weekend, some of them competing in Limerick and Carrick-on-Shannon over the two days and picking up numerous A grade and Division 2 qualifying times between them.
Three members from the club, Luke Weaver, Diarmuid Sutton and Robin Weaver all took part in the prestigious Gerry Ryan Meet at the University Arena, Limerick, doing the club proud by picking up a total of four national qualifying times at the event.
These three swimmers are now eligible to attend the National Irish Age Group Division 2 Championships back down in Limerick later on this year.
Luke Weaver achieved his qualifying times in the following events: 100m backstroke (1:18.25L), 200m breaststroke (3:08.55L) and 200m freestyle (2:28.51L). Luke had already achieved four qualifying times earlier this season, so is now eligible to swim in seven events at the Championships.
Diarmuid Sutton achieved his first qualifying time in the 200m freestyle (2:37.47).
Eight club members took part in the Carrick-on-Shannon Graded Gala last Sunday, some of them competing for the very first time. Glen Moore took part in the 100m backstroke (2:08.96) and the 100m freestyle (1:52.67). Glen’s older brother, Evan Moore achieved Gold C grade in the 100m backstroke (1:54.34) and also took part in the 100m freestyle (1:42.68). Oisin Sheerin achieved Bronze C grade in the 200m breaststroke (5:02.83) and also took part in the 100m freestyle (1:42.68).
Dylan Gabbidon took part in the 200m breaststroke (5:06.54) and the 100mfreestyle (1:58.82) and Adam O’Connor achieved Bronze B grade in the 100m freestyle (1:23.97).
Eleven-year-old Eoin Guckian achieved his first A time in the 200M breaststroke (3:54.09) and also took part in the 100m freestyle (1:26.83) achieving a B time. Diarmuid Sutton achieved two more A times, one in the 100m backstroke (1:27.23) and another in the 200M breaststroke event (3:22.87).
Robin Weaver achieved a further 3 A times, one in the 100m backstroke (1:25.61), another in the 200m breaststroke (3:26.23) and the final one in the 200m Individual Medley (3:02.87). Diarmuid and Robin also qualified for the Division 2 Championships in the 200m breaststroke event.
Trident Swim Club trains in Aura Leisure, Carrick-on-Shannon and welcomes new members and transfers. For more information contact Samantha on 086 859 4497 or find us on Facebook.