Recent Gala News

Division 1 - Summer National Swimming Championships July 2022

Irish Summer Nationals Div 1 - Coaches Report

The Irish Summer National Meet is the National culmination of the long course season in the 2nd training cycle. There was a very high standard of swimming which attracted clubs from 9 different countries. This meet was the designated for qualification for the designated Winter International meets, including FINA World Championships & Toyota US Open and was attended by Regional representatives and the National Performance Director.

This year we had 12 swimmers represent Portmarnock SC and compete across 53 Individual Events. Portmarnock SC were represented by

Finn Clifford

Holly Clifford

Ava Jones

Megan Jones

Ece Karamancil

Sarah Keane

Jack Lyons

Holly McCarthy

Sophie McDonnell

Jamie O’Keeffe

David Pau

Davide Scaringella

 

read more here

Division 2 - Summer National Swimming Championships July 2022

Irish Summer Nationals Div 2 - Coaches Report

A huge well done to all who competed at the Irish Age Groups Division 2. It took place from the 6th – 10th July 2022 in Limerick. We had 9 swimmers qualify for the National Meet

  • Lucie O’Keeffe
  • Ciara O’Connor
  • Ellen Morgan
  • Grace Gill
  • Anastasia Nikishkina
  • Tom Brown
  • Julek Lewandowski
  • Ryan McCarthy
  • Finn Casey

Of the 9 who qualified the following 4 swimmers competed across 9 events

  • Tom Brown – 50 Free
  • Ellen Morgan – 50 Free
  • Julek Lewandowski – 50 Free, 100 Free, 200 IM
  • Finn Casey  - 100 BC, 200 BC

Read more here

Leinster Long Course Swimming Championships June 2022

Coaches Report

A huge well done to all who competed at the Leinster Long Course Championships 2022. It took

place from the 27th – 29th May 2022. We had 20 swimmers who represented Portmarnock SC across
83 races. All swimmers exhibited exemplary behaviour and represented themselves and
Portmarnock positively.

  • From a performance perspective we had
    - 47 Personal Best Times
    - 40 Finalists
    - 12 Gold Medals, 3 Silver and 6 Bronze medals
    - Davide Scaringella, Sarah Keane, Ece Karamancil, Ellen Morgan, Jamie O'Keeffe & Jack Lyons obtained qualification times for Irish Age
    Group Division 1
    - Lucie O’Keeffe & Holly McCarthy obtained qualification times for Irish Age Group Division 2
    - Ava Jones achieved the qualification time for the National Programme in the 800 F/C. Ava
    has now achieved the consideration time for the National Programme in 9 individual events

Read the full report here

View some video footage here https://youtu.be/PJmGriSAHks

Day 3: Davide Scaringella: Bronze 100Fly

Day 3: Sarah Keane: Gold 200M back

Day 3: Ava Jones: Gold 200IM & 200 Breast

Day 3: David Pau: Gold 50M Freestyle

Day 3: Megan Jones: Gold 200IM & 100FC

 

Lucie & Megan Day 2 Leinster Long Course Championships

 

Irish Open Swimming Championships April 2022

Coaches Report

The Irish Open is the National culmination of the long course season in the first training cycle. There was a very high standard of swimming and the meet was designated for qualification for International meets, including European Youth Olympic Festival, World & European Juniors as well as Common Wealth Games. This year we had 4 swimmers compete at the Irish Open:

  • David Pau
  • Anna Nikishkina
  • Megan Jones
  • Ava Jones

From a performance perspective the swimmers achieved

  • 21 Personal Best Times
  • 17 Finals

Read the full report here

 

 

Leinster Aspiring Gala March 27th 2022

Coaches Report

A huge well done to all who attend the Leinster Aspiring Competition 26/27th March 2022. We had 24 swimmers who represented Portmarnock SC. All swimmers exhibited exemplary behaviour and represented themselves and Portmarnock positively. Feedback from the meet organisers was very complimentary towards the team.

From a performance perspective we had:

  • 39 Personal Best Times
  • 19 Top 10 finishes which include 9 top 3 placings
  • Davide Scaringella & Jamie O’Keeffe obtained qualification times for Irish Age Group Div 1
  • Megan Jones & Anna Nikishkina obtained qualification times for Irish Open 2022

Read the full report here

Edinburgh International 2022 (EIS 2022)

Hi all,

As we all know, Ava Jones represented Ireland at the Edinburgh International Meet. She was part of a 45 strong team who attended the 3-day event and Ava competed in 7 events over the 3 days. The feedback from the team manager has been very positive in how the whole team conducted themselves and performed.

Read the full report here

Meets/Galas

We hope that everyone will enjoy learning to swim and improve their technique whilst at our Club. As children progress, some will be entered into Meets / Galas at the discretion of the coaches. Consideration is based on age, attendance and the ability to swim certain events at a particular standard.

The coaching team will initially contact you to confirm your availability for a Meet / Gala & it is essential that you respond promptly & in accordance with the deadline.  Closer to the event, the swimmer will receive their Meet / Gala Envelope which on the outside will outline the fees due & on the inside will contain the "order of events" with the events the swimmer is entered for highlighted.  It is essential that you give this order of events to your swimmer, so they know in advance and on the day of the Meet / Gala what events they are entered for.  The Meet / Gala fee envelope should also be returned to the club promptly.

When the Club enters Swim Ireland/Leinster region Mets / Galas, it is a requirement that each club provides officials i.e. parents of entrants to carry out duties. We have to provide 1 official for every 4 swimmers. The duties are Timekeeping, Turn Judges, Director of Timekeepers and Line Up Officials.

Please be aware that if your child enters a Gala you will be required to ensure that a parent or family member aged over 18 can take their turn on the Gala Roster for that day.