Six boys from St Michael’s College took part in Swim Ulster’s Senior Schools Championship on Saturday 4th February in Bangor Aurora.
Competing in 2 events each against the top schools in Ulster, the boys represented the school with pride.
This was 3 Year 8 boys first taste of Senior Schools competitive swimming and they relished the occasion:
Darragh Collins (12) came away delighted with his swims in the 12-14 age group. He achieved a 2 second PB in the 100 Breaststroke, followed by a fantastic 5 second PB in the 100m Freestyle.
Josh Cassidy (12) swam a brilliant 100m Breaststroke race, stripping over 10 seconds of his PB. He also secured a 4 second PB in the 100m Freestyle.
Luke Lannon (12) swimming in the 12-14 age group came in 3rd fastest 12 year-old in the 100m Backcrawl and 2nd fastest 12 year-old in the 100m Freestyle achieving a 2 second PB in a time of 1:12.02.
Year 10 Lorcan Doherty (14) had a great day at the Ulster Schools Championship. It was also Lorcan’s first time to swim for his school at this event. He was very pleased with his performances in the 100m Breaststroke and Freestyle. He came 3rd in both heats and improved his PB times by 10 seconds in both events.
The Year 8 boys joined with Lorcan to compete in the 12-14 age group 200m Freestyle Relay producing a strong
Year 11 student Conal Walker (15) was delighted with his performance at the Schools Cup. He swam confidently and achieved PB’s in both of his events – 100m Freestyle and Breaststroke.
Jamie Lannon (15) stormed through his prelim swims in the 15-16 age category, qualifying for finals in the 100m Breaststroke and Freestyle. Jamie finished 4th overall in the 100m Freestyle, improving his seeding from 5th to 4th and was the fastest 15 year-old boy. A very determined swim saw Jamie hit the wall as the fastest 15 year-old, winning the bronze medal in the 100m Breaststroke.
The commitment of our swimmers is to be commended. They spend hours training in the pool every week with Enniskillen Lakelanders and this dedication was evident in their super performances.