Laois Marlins hosted a very successful winter Gala on the recently at Portlaoise Leisure Centre.
A huge turn out of swimmers from neighboring clubs attended the day participating in 49 events and 192 swims.
Our Winter Gala is a fun Gala and a firm favorite with the younger swimmers to gain valuable times and for the first time swimmers to experience competitions in a fun and friendly setting.
With a great demand from neighboring clubs to attend our Laois Marlins Winter Gala a cap of 3 swims per swimmer was set in order to facilitate our record number of 338 swimmers from 14 clubs and our own Laois Marlins.
Making this our biggest ever Gala the club has held so far.
Laois Marlins Swim Club was well represented with 48 swimmers taking part.
The girls are as follows: Diana Alastal, Nora Alastal, Amy Bergin, Muireann Byrne, Lucy Brennan, Katelyn Bergin, Fiona Carroll, Orla Colley, Faith Donoher, Meisa Dunne, Lara Gruppy, Zoe Holland, Klava Hayes, Brinda Irani, Rachel Igoe, Sophie Igoe, Chloe Kavanagh, Ciara Keegan, Lena Tiernan Kaminska, Aoibheann Lalor, Sadhbh Moore, Freya Stanley, Lucy Sheehan, Daniela Ryan, Lily O’Meara, Katie O’Connor, Aine O’Sullivan, Ruby McGuire, Tara-Ann Tuite, Amelia Kalich.
The boys are Cathal Bergin, Billy Brennan, Ethan Davy, Cillian Bergin, Sam Farrell, Charlie Heffernan, Micheál Bergin, Alex Hooney, Jack Heffernan, Caylem McEvoy, Matthew O’Sullivan, Eric Popa, Leo Picard, Robert Roe, Ignat Samuchov, Cathal Tiernan, and Aidan Zou.
Congratulations to all our swimmers and a special mention to all our medal winners.
The club would like to take this opportunity to thank parents, senior swimmers, committee members, and the coaches without their support and hard work our Gala would not have been such a huge success for the club.