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Bronze for Deirbhile at the Nationals!

posted Dec 5, 2016, 5:02 AM by Amy Allen

9 swimmers from the Club swam in the National Short Course championships 
this weekend. The team consisted of Cian Foley, Denis Kilbride, Jack Coode and Jack Nolan Whitney, Clodagh Quirke, Niamh Foley, Deirbhile Cruise, Caoimhe Daly and Min Allen.

It was a big show of strength for the club to have  qualified in such large numbers.  The past few years have been difficult, but thanks to Fran, her team, the committee and the parents things are really on the up for NRS.

This is an open event, and to see our young swimmers, some just gone 13 up there competing at national level is fantastic.  

All of the swimmers improved their times in one event or another , we had several top ten finishes and at this level... finals, so a real credit to swimmers commitment and Frans excellent guidance. 

Deirbhile Cruise (16) earned bronze in the 1500 free, a real achievement to get a national podium placing.

This small club fielded  both a male and female relay team in all of the relay events, again a major feat for a small club. The Apex, Town of New Ross and all the parents should be very proud.

Thirteen national records were broken at the National Short course this weekend.