Larne’s swimmers produce the goods

Larne Swimming Club's Age Group B swimmers who competed against Ards. From left to right: Mairead O'Mahoney, Scarlett Armstrong, Monica Del Castillo, Ruby Dougan, Jaime Clements, Oliver Clark, Conor Hamilton. INLT 12-902-CON
Larne Swimming Club's Age Group B swimmers who competed against Ards. From left to right: Mairead O'Mahoney, Scarlett Armstrong, Monica Del Castillo, Ruby Dougan, Jaime Clements, Oliver Clark, Conor Hamilton. INLT 12-902-CON
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March has turned out to be another fantastic month for Larne Swimming Club with its members producing the goods in several competitions.

Despite defeat to Ards, the club’s Aquasprint team remain in contention for a top three Division 1 play-off in early June. It was their first setback this year, but they will be going all out to claim victory in the remaining two meets.

At the Irish Minor Schools’ Championships in Galway, Larne was well represented by the Hunter family. Amy Hunter (P3) helped her Methodist College freestyle and medley relay teams to bronze medals when she competed in the P6 and under age category. Older brother Andrew swam a superb 50m individual butterfly and came away with a great personal best. And eldest brother James stole the limelight, taking fifth in the P7 boys’ 50m butterfly before claiming the Irish Minor Schools’ gold medal in the 50m breaststroke, capping an excellent weekend for the swimmers in Galway.

Senior swimmers Ruairi Hurson and Eorann O’ Neill took part in the British Lifesaving Championships in Sheffield for Belfast Royal Academy and brought home a clutch of medals and finalist placings, including a British lifesaving title for Eorann.