BRITISH YOUTHS CHAMPIONSHIPS
Day 4 was a very busy day with all bar 3 of the TEAM swimming. The day started fast with the girls 50FC with Shauna Smith (Limerick,
Munster) and Niamh Murphy (Templeogue, Leinster) making it back for the Semi-Finals later in the day. Saoirse McGrath and Angela O’Connor
(both Galway, Connaught), Katie Reid (Lisburn, Ulster), Emily Heyburn (City of Belfast, Ulster), India McGlynn (ESB, Leinster) and Susan
Callanan (Dolphin, Munster) all put in good heat swims, with McGlynn dipping inside her PB on the event. In the 200FC event Brendan
Gibbons (Athlone, Connaught) and the Ulster boys of Conor Donnelly (Leander), Jordan Sloan & Luke Campbell (both Bangor) & Curtis Coulter
(Ards) all delivered strong heat swims but Coulter the only athlete who qualified for the semi-final. Solid performances by the girls 100BC were
recorded in a very deep field of competition but only Katie Reid from Ulster was successful in securing a semi-final swim. In the 100BF for boys
Jack Cobain (Portmarnock, Leinster) recorded a PB and Philip Duffy managed to get back for a semi-final swim. The girls 200IM was another
busy affair for the team with Dayna Clegg, Susan Callanan and Catrina English, recording times just outside their best whilst Shani Stallard and
Sycerika McMahon swam to semi-fin places in their respective age-groups.
The final events of the session was a breastroke spectacle with Sean O’Brien (Aer Lingus, Leinster), Mark Wylie (Larne, Ulster), Philip Duffy (St
Paul’s, Leinster), Peter Clarke (Limerick, Munster), Nicholas Quinn (Castlebar, Connaught) and Emmet Crowley (Mallow, Munster) all
competing for the boys and Clarke, Quinn successful in making the semi-finals. In the girls event, Sycerika McMahon, Catrina English and Shani
Stallard all secured semi-final places, whilst Eimeir Walsh (ESB, Leinster), Saoirse McGrath (Galway, Connaught) recorded strong heat swims.
Day 4 Heats –