June 22, 2024

Eight Swilly Seals ASC swimmers travelled to the Nationwide Aquatic Centre in Dublin to compete within the remaining Swim Eire competitors of the 2022-2023 season for the nation’s youth and senior swimmers.

The Irish Nationwide Youth & Senior Championships caters for rivals aged 15 and over and the 5 day occasion befell from the twenty sixth to the thirtieth July.

Qualification instances for this occasion have been achieved in regional competitions previous to twelfth June this yr and collaborating on the highest degree of nationwide competitors is an achievement in itself.

Isabel Du Plessis and Orlagh Faul

Swilly Seals swimmers Molly Nulty, Isabel Du Plessis, Cillian Murphy, Oran Mulligan, Aisling Nulty, Orlagh Faul, Michael Moore and Christopher O’ Donnell competed amongst 1,125 rivals from 118 golf equipment across the nation.

Michael Moore and Christopher O’ Donnell

They competed in a complete of 26 heats throughout 13 occasions, achieved 19 PBs, secured locations in 10 finals, have been awarded six certificates of highest time enhancements, two bronze Irish nationwide medals and one gold Irish nationwide medal.

This was additionally the primary time for Aisling, Christopher and Isabel to compete on the Swim Eire Summer season Nationals collection of meets.

Cillian Murphy began his 5 day occasion competing within the Males 15 and Over 100m Breaststroke occasion. He certified for the A Remaining with a PB of 1:08:54, the place he clocked one other PB of 1.07.87, dropping 3.78 seconds total and profitable gold to turn into the 17 yr outdated Nationwide Champion on this occasion.

Cillian Murphy – Nationwide Champion 17 year-old 100m Breaststroke and Bronze 200m Breaststroke

He would observe this up with one other stable swim to say a bronze medal within the males’s 17 yr outdated class of the 200m Breaststroke.

The Mens 15 and Over 50m Breaststroke was an open age occasion with solely the highest ten swimmers within the nation qualifying for the ultimate. Cillian’s PB warmth time of 30:23 seconds certified him for the 50m Breaststroke Open Males’s Remaining, the place he raced in opposition to 2012 Irish Olympian Barry Murphy, and completed in ninth place nationally.

Cillian Murphy and coach Paddy Bond

His different occasions of 200m Backstroke and 200m Particular person Medley additionally yielded success in reaching PB instances within the heats and finals of each occasions, ending tenth total in his 200m Backstroke – fifth quickest 17 yr outdated nationally – and putting ninth total in his 200m Particular person Medley – 4th quickest 17 yr outdated within the nation.

Molly Nulty opened her Championship profitable a bronze medal within the Ladies’s 18 and Over 50m Freestyle whereas additionally posting a stable PB of 26.98 on this occasion.

Molly Nulty – Bronze, 50m Freestyle

Taking to the pool within the 50m Backstroke open age occasion, Molly´s time of 30:36 secured her place within the A remaining, ending eighth total nationally. Swimming 1:00:14 in her 100m Freestyle certified Molly in eighth place for her A Remaining wherein she broke one minute within the 50m Lengthy Course format competitors, swimming 0:59:78, putting her eighth nationally. Her remaining swim within the 100m Backstroke warmth afforded her one other A Remaining, putting eighth nationally.

Aisling Nulty took to the pool in three occasions, and got here into her personal within the 100m Backstroke, age group 15, the place she went out sturdy in her first 50 metres to safe a PB time of 1:16:93 to e-book her place in a B Remaining, ending in eighth place.

Molly Nulty, Cillian Murphy and Aisling Nulty

Gold highest time enchancment certificates have been awarded to Cillian Murphy and Molly Nulty for his or her performances within the 200m Breaststroke and 50m Breaststroke occasions, and the 100m Freestyle occasion respectively. Molly and Orlagh Faul earned silver time enchancment certificates of their 50m Backstroke occasions, whereas Oran Mulligan earned a bronze time enchancment for his swim within the 50m Breaststroke.

The outcomes achieved are testomony to the dedication, dedication and arduous work all through the season by these swimmers, their coaches and households. This brings the swimming season to a detailed with a properly deserved break and relaxation earlier than the brand new 2023-2024 season commences.

Swilly Seals ASC is a rising membership and welcomes new members. Maintain an eye fixed out on social media platforms and Swilly Seals ASC web site web page – www.swillyseals.ie for additional info for the upcoming 2023-2024 season. Or contact [email protected] with particular queries.

Nationwide success for Swilly Seals ASC in Dublin was final modified: August 2nd, 2023 by Katie Gillen