Friday, 28 November 2014

Swimming season starts

September has arrived, and the swimming year is upon us again. With the 09/10 season proving so successful for Comans SC, the time has come for the club to start building on the results to try and achieve even better things in 2010/11. 

  There is no better way to start a new season than with an international call-up, and 13-year-old Sarah Kelly represented Ireland last weekend at the U.K. Schools Games in Sunderland. 

  Sarah was selected to swim in the u-16 800m Freestyle, where she finished in 8th place in a time of 9:37.82. This was the 3rd time for Sarah to compete in the U.K. during 2010 and this performance will kick-start her season as she aims to return to the British Age Groups championships again in 2011 following an impressive debut last August.  

  For those who wish to aspire to such standards, Comans Swimming Club will host an Open Day on Saturday, September 18th at 9.30 am in Roscommon Leisure Centre. Potential swimmers of all standards who are aged 6 or older and have achieved Swim 4 (or higher) or equivalent standard are welcome to come along with a parent or guardian and try out for the club’s development squad. There will be members of the committee and coaches there to welcome everyone and discuss the various membership options available. Refreshments will be served and, best of all, there is no charge for this session. 

So, if you have a young person at home who thinks they have what it takes to emulate the numerous winners of National and Regional Championships that have been developed by Comans Swimming Club over the past number of years, now is the time to act. And youngsters, if you want to try competitive swimming, get Mum or Dad to bring you to Roscommon Leisure Centre on September 18th at 9.30 am.