Via Jeff @ Irish Masters News
In case you haven’t heard the Europeans started a minor Masters war by closing entries after just over 48 hours but with 14000 swims entered. So far I have heard of 83 Irish swimmers that managed to get their entry in but lots were disappointed. Some had even paid for flights and accommodation. I haven’t heard that any relays managed to get entered.
Back to the real world of Irish Masters Swimming – The Committee is trying to encourage mainstream gala organisers to incorporate Masters swims. The first of these is the upcoming Cormorant gala with an opportunity to swim 200s short course in all four strokes. Details below. (Sorry but the Donaghmede pool has minor length problems so no record, juniors or masters can be ratified)
I’ve also included info on the upcoming Ulster Masters to be held on 17th April in the new Newry pool. Please note that the 1500 is limited to 2 heats an a first come first served basis!! For clubs who have the facility I’ve included the Hytek file.
Finally the Masters Committee have organised a training session for the development squad and other swimmers travelling to the GB or European Masters this summer on Saturday 27th February in the NAC. Start time: Registration at 4pm Finish time: 8pmSchedule includes dry land session, nutrition workshop hosted by Gourmet Fuel and 1 hour long course swim session. Contact Aisling McKeever LSO@swimireland.ieif you want to go.
Cormorant SC Gala
If your not in training for the European/GB Masters then this maybe of some interest to you.
Cormorant SC have added some Masters events to their upcoming gala, please see attached. The closing date is next Wednesday.
P.S. Masters records cannot be broken at this gala as there is a shorter lane in the pool.
It’s oh so new!
It’s great to be back. I can only apologise for the fact that I haven’t posted in a long long time but we decided to sell handbags and shoes and then redirect you to some federal site to declare goods. (Basically we were hacked!). Anyhoo, thanks to pretty much everyone, we are back up on and running.
I look forward to posting all new and exciting things about masters swimming this year!