Members of the Trident Swim Club pictured after the gala at the National Aquatic Centre.
Trident Swim Club’s members have turned in some top performances both at the recent Connacht Championships in Galway and at the Leinster Gala last weekend at the National Aquatic Centre in Dublin.
Trident’s newest member, 13 year old Wiktoria Weinert was on great form in Galway as her 200m Freestyle showed a massive improvement, with a 15 second PB down from 2:39.13 to 2:24.32 and she followed this up with a three second PB in the 50m Butterfly, down to 34.37 from 37.48.
The 200m Individual Medley gave Wiktoria another chance to shine, and she didn’t disappoint, putting up a time of 2:44.33, knocking over 4 seconds off her previous time. Her final event, the 50m Freestyle was another PB of almost 3 seconds, down to 30.42.
Division 1 swimmer Diarmuid Sutton recorded his first podium finishes of the season, earning a gold medal in the 50m Butterfly in 30.13 and silver in the 200m Individual Medley, with a time of 2:34.49 and then took another gold in the 50m Freestyle where he recorded a new pb of 27.38.
Diarmuid was also exceptionally strong in the 200m Freestyle, with another PB of 2:16.04.
Trident took a team of 10 swimmers to the National Aquatic Centre last weekend, some of whom were competing in their very first gala, and the team came home with a record-breaking 19 PBs.
Ella Guckian (10) and Wiktoria Weinert swim PBs in the 100m Freestyle with respective times of 1:34.84 and 1:07.27.
Brothers Cormac & Eoghan Rynn swam in the 50m Butterfly, both achieving PBs with times of 47.82 and 42.55. Molly Mulvey, Ella McCrann and Ella Guckian all swam in the 50m Backstroke with first times of 53.81 & 57.89 for Molly and Ella, and a four second PB for Ella Guckian with a time of 49.02.
In the 100m Breaststroke, Ben Murphy swam a 2:05.23, Eoin Guckian 1:36.95 and Diarmuid Sutton recorded a seven second PB of 1:15.41. Aoibhe Rynn and Wiktoria Weinert both swam the 100m Butterfly, with respective times of 1:49.92 and 1:16.32, and they were followed by the Rynn brothers Eoghan and Cormac, who swam in the 50M Freestyle with times of 43.47 and 38.67 (a massive 8 second PB for Cormac, down from 46.73).
The two Ellas (McCrann and Guckian) both swam the 50M Breaststroke in times of 1:07.37 and 58.94, a 4 second PB for Ella Guckian. Following in her footsteps, brother Eoin Guckian swam an 11 second PB in the 100m Backstroke, winning his heat in 1:31.07. The session finished in style with the 100m Individual Medley, swum by Ella McCrann (2:02.01), Aoibhe Rynn (1:44.92) and Wiktoria Weinert (1:15.85), a seven second pb.
The afternoon session started off well for Eoghan, Ben and Cormac who all swam the 100m Individual Medley for the first time, with times of 1:52.63, 1:54.67 & 1:49.36 respectively, followed by Eoin Guckian, who swam the event in personal best time of 1:29.48, and Diarmuid Sutton who smashed a five second PB, 1:09.33.
Ella Guckian knocked 4 seconds off her 50m Butterfly, 1:03.63 while Ben Murphy put up a great 100m freestyle with a 3 second PB, 1:41.21, and Eoin Guckian down from 1:22.60 to 1:18.00, only a second shy of his ‘A’ time. Diarmuid Sutton knocked two seconds off his time to record a 1:01.34, only 0.07 off a Division 1 time.
In the girls’ 100m Breaststroke, Wiktoria swam another pb, 1:23.32, followed by Eoghan Rynn in the 50m Backstroke, with a time of 48.46.
In the 50m Freestyle, Ella McCrann, Molly Mulvey, Rosanna Murphy and Aoibhe Rynn all swimming the event for the first time performed incredibly well with times of 46.43, 46.42, 49.87 and 39.49.
Diarmuid Sutton pulled off another amazing PB in his final event of the day, the 100m Butterfly, knocking five seconds off his entry time with Wiktoria closing the day with a strong performance in the 100M Backstroke on 1:18.62.
Congratulations to all swimmers who took part in the gala and big thanks to all the parents for their support. All membership enquiries should be directed to Trident’s Head Coach, Samantha Weaver, on 086 859 4497.