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In Pictures: Laois Marlins see great success at Leinster Short Course Championships

The Leinster Short court championships recently took place at the start of November.

The Laois Marlins swim club performed superbly at the three day event which takes place at the National Aquatic Centre each year.

This Gala is open to all swimmers in the Leinster region who have achieved qualifying times.

The format of this type of Gala is that the heats of the various races are run throughout the day, with only the fastest 10 swimmers of each event making the final, with all the finals being held in the evening.

There were 20 Marlins swimmers attending the 3 day Gala, 11 Girls and 9 Boys.

These young athletes collectively took part in 103 swims, with a massive 56 personal bests between them.

The Girls: Nora Alastal, Amy Bergin, Lucy Brennan, Orla Colley, Toni Dolan, Sophie Igoe, Lena Tiernan Kaminska, Caoimhe Moore, Sadhbh Moore, Daniela Ryan, Jessica Zhigulskaya.

The Boys: Sean Donoghue, Kuba Krawczun, Conor Menendez, Scott Overton, Ignat Samuchov, Sean Scannell, Ben Wall, Velera Zaharovs, Sean Zou.

A special mention to Sean Scannell who was in the finals for all 5 races and came home with 3 medals a Silver and 2 Bronze and to Sean Donoghue who was just outside the medals in the Finals in the 200 meter breast.

The Laois Marlins wish to extend a special thanks to the coaches for their hard work so far this season and everyone who was there in Dublin to cheer on Laois Marlins!

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