The Laois Marlins Swim Club had skeleton squad attend the Aerlingus Short Course Gala on May 25 and 26.
Though the squad was small, it was mighty.
The young swimmers soared to success in this Level 3 Gala, one of the last qualification chances for the Leinster Division 1 Championships June Bank Holiday Weekend and Irish Age Division 2 Championships at the beginning of July.
The Laois Marlins Squad was made up of five girls; Amy Bergin, Orla Colley, Caoimhe Moore, Sadhbh Moore, Daniela Ryan; and four boys; Michael Bergin, Samuel Farrell, Noah Murphy and Matthew O’Sullivan.
Between them these young swimmers took part in 35 individual swims, achieved 19 personal bests and took home a total of 8 medals – two gold, four silver and two bronze.
Amy Bergin age 14 took the Gold in the 100m Freestyle and Silver in the 200 Butterfly.
Michael Bergin aged 12, had three great swims, finishing just outside the medals in the 100m Back Stroke.
Orla Colley aged 12 gave two super swims, finishing just outside the medals in the 200m Back Stroke.
Samuel Farrell aged 14 had three strong swims taking the Silver in Both the 200m Individual Medley and 200m Breast Stroke.
Caoimhe Moore aged 15 had a cracking day, with five superb swims, achieving the Gold in 200m Breast Stroke, Silver in the 100m Breast Stroke, Bronze in both 50m Freestyle and the 200m Individual Medley while finishing just outside the medals in the 100m Free.
Sadhbh Moore aged 12 had thee goods swims with a super performance in the 100m Butterfly achieving a personal best.
Noah Murphy aged 15 had four goods swims with a strong performance in the 100m Butterfly.
Matthew O’Sullivan aged 10 had three very strong swims, finishing just outside the medals in the 50m Free, 50m Back Stroke and 50m Butterfly.
Daniela Ryan aged 14 had four very strong swims with super PBs in 50m, 100m, and 200m Freestyle and the 100m Back Stroke.
The future is looking bright for the Laois Marlins Swimming Team as they Head to the Leinster Division 1 Championships in the National Aquatic Centre this June Bank Holiday Weekend.