The IAG and Summer Open Division 1 Championships took place at the National Aquatic Centre in Dublin from 15th to 18th July. This was Ireland’s premier and final meet of the season with the top swimmers in the Country competing at the highest level.
Waterford Crystal had 18 swimmers qualifying for this prestigious event and they all swam fantastically.
Luke Lonergan was competing at his first Division 1 Championships and was our youngest male swimmer competing in the 12/13 age group. Luke had an amazing meet as he was a finalist in the 100m Backstroke with a time of 1.10.02 and a reserve finalist in the 100m Freestyle with a 5 second PB and finishing in a time of 1.02.31, he also swam a massive 6 second PB in the 200m backstroke securing himself another finalist spot Well done Luke.
Faye Cullen was the club’s youngest swimmer competing in the 12 and under age-group and swimming at her first Division 1 Championships she achieved a personal best in her 100m Backstroke finishing in a time of 1.21.96. Well done Faye.
In the girls 13/14 age group Caitlin Littley produced a 3 second PB in the 100m Breaststroke finishing in a time of 1.24.66. Well done Caitlin.
Kai Wilmott was on top form competing in the 14/15 age-group he was a finalist in the 100m Freestyle with an incredible time of 56.56, he was also a reserve finalist in the 100m Butterfly with a super time of 1.02.83, he also swam the 200m Freestyle in a personal best time of 2.07.42 and finished the 50m Freestyle in a time of 26.68. Well done Kai.
Ciara Murphy had an amazing gala qualifying for a final in the 15 and over age-group in the 200m Breaststroke with a time of 2.58.45, she also had a PB in the 100m Breaststroke with a time of 1.22.44 and a 3 second PB in the 200 IM finishing on a time of 2.37.91 Well done Ciara.
Sarah Lee was on top form qualifying for finals in the 15 and over age group in both the 100m Backstroke with a personal best time 1.08.71 and the 100m Butterfly with a time of 1.08.23 this was Sarah’s last time competing for Waterford Crystal and we would like to wish her the very best of luck as she heads off to College. Well done Sarah and Good Luck for the future from all at Waterford Crystal.
Eabha Cox had a super PB of 6 seconds in the 200m Freestyle finishing on a time of 2.17.36 and 3 second PB in her 400m Individual Medley finishing on a super fast time of 5.25.44 she also swam the 50m Freestyle in a personal best time of 29.82. Well done Eabha.
Courtney Power swam a personal best time in the 100m breaststroke finishing in a super time of 1.25.67. Well done Courtney
Chloe Finnegan swam a great 200 Individual Medley with a 3 second PB and finishing in a time of 2.42.99 and a 3 second PB in the 400 freestyle with a time of 4.58.31. Well done Chloe.
Aobhna Buckley had a great meet with PB's in the 100m backstroke with a time of 1.12.78, the 100m butterfly with a time of 1.12.91, the 200m backstroke with a time of 2.35.47, she had a 3 second PB in the 200 Individual Medley with a time of 2.37.34 and a 5 second PB in the 200m Freestyle finishing in a time of 2.18.82. Well done Aobhna
Megan Power had a great weekend with PB's in the 400m Freestyle with a time of 4.48.38,the 100m backstroke with a time of 1.14.21, the 200m Backstroke with a time of 2.36.19 and the 100m Freestyle with a time of 1.04.19. Well done Meagan
Eoin Bray swam a 6 second PB in the 400m Freestyle finishing with a time of 4.27.88, he swam the 100m Freestyle in a personal best time of 57.36 and the 200m Freestyle in a personal best time of 2.05.36. Well done Eoin.
Ben Dunphy swam a 6 second PB in the 400m Freestyle and was a reserve finalist for this event with a super time of 4.26.28, he swam two more PB's finishing the 100m freestyle in 56.46 and the 200m freestyle in 2.05.08. Well done Ben.
Anna Kent had a huge 7 second PB in the 400m Freestyle finishing in a time of 4.53.55, she also swam personal best times in the 200m Freestyle finishing in a time of 2.21.19 and the 100m Freestyle finishing in a time of 1.04.67. Well done Anna.
Abbie Hayes swam a 3 second PB in 400 freestyle finishing in a time of 4.56.76. Well done Abbie
Eimear Larkin swam the 100m Backstroke in a personal best time of 1.17.10. Well done Eimear.
Well done to Eimear Doyle who swam the 100m Breaststroke, the 200m Breaststroke and the 400m IM.
Well done to Jai Touhy who swam the 400m Freestyle and the 100m Backstroke.
Fantastic results from all our swimmers Well done to everyone.