Tralee’s Aquaman Mike sets new PBs in Europe
TRALEE swimmer Mike O’Connell proved his talent last week at the European Masters Championships in Slovenia where he set five new personal records.
Mike is a member of the Kingdom Masters and the Irish Development Squad and travelled to Slovenia to represent his county and country at the European championships, having qualified for his place on the Irish team over the past two years at various swimming galas. This is second time qualifying for European Championships.
Hours of training were put in by the well known swimmer and it paid off as he set a new personal record in each of his races, a huge achievement for given that he is now in his 30’s.
Mike competed in the 100m freestyle ranking 15th, 200 freestyle (10th), 400m freestyle (10th) 100m butterfly (17th) and 200 IM (21st) and was delighted given the high standard of competition.
Mike O’Connell ready for another contest at the European Masters in Slovenia.