Breaststroke

  • Last Saturday 27th July and Sunday 28th of July Ballina Swimming Club had 2 swimmers, Eamon Doherty and Luca Duggan take part in the 2019 Irish Summer National Championships which was held in the National Aquatic Centre, Dublin.

    With over 960 athletes and 124 clubs taken part from around Ireland and other countries like Canada, Lithuania, Denmark and more...both boys swam in the 100m and 200m backstroke events, swimming the best they have to date both lads achieved two personal best times each.

    Swimming a 1.11.61/1.10.70 consecutively in the 100m event and a 2.38.41/2.35.52 consecutively in the 200m backstroke event.

    Both lads swam out of their skin finishing in great position overall especially this only being Lucas second year attending this meet and Eamon’s first year.

    Eamon and Luca did themselves, family and club proud and deserve the great swimming s they achieved after all their hard work and dedication all year through.

  • Mona McSharry will be gunning for her second medal of the European Shortcourse Championships in Glasgow this evening.

     

    After smashing the Irish record in winning her semi final, the Sligo teenager goes from the centre lane for the final of the 100-metre breaststroke.

     

    That final's set to get underway at 5.15.

     

    She has also qualified for the 4X50m freestyle mixed relay final.