199 swim­mers in races

Wicklow People (West Edition) - - NEWS -

THE first swim of the week for Wick­low Swim­ming Club took place on a warm Wed­nes­day evening as both youths and se­niors took to the wa­ters.

Four­teen youths swam a course out of the har­bour and around the back of the pier in a race spon­sored by the Kris­tiansen fam­ily. A bril­liant fin­ish saw Dy­lan O’Dono­van take first place, fol­lowed by Mia Kris­tiansen in a close sec­ond and Emma Wa­ters in third.

Eighty-five se­niors com­peted in the ‘Across the Har­bour’ race, spon­sored by REA Forkin. They nav­i­gated a course out of the har­bour and into the open sea with Ciara Wad­den fin­ish­ing first, fol­lowed by sec­ond placed Karen Copeland and Paul Fox in third.

One-hun­dred-and-nine­ty­nine swim­mers took part in the races on Sun­day dur­ing a hot and sunny morn­ing at Wick­low Har­bour.

The ju­nior sprints were up first with 50 swim­mers com­pet­ing. The win­ners were un­der-six boys – first, Tom Doyle, sec­ond, Ted Jame­son and third, El­liott Kin­sella; un­der-six girls – first, Aoife Quinn, sec­ond, Maria O’Dwyer and third, Anna Kravchenko; un­der-eight boys – first, Ben Reynolds; un­der-eight girls – first, Han­nah Tracey, sec­ond, Ruth Con­nolly and third, Beth O’Neill; un­der-10 boys – first, Ryan Quinn, sec­ond, Cal­lum Gil­martin and third, Matthew Mooney; un­der-10 girls – first, Alisha Chat­ter­jee, sec­ond, Anya McKenna and third, Ali O’Neill; un­der-12 boys – first, Andrei Kravchenko, sec­ond, Cian Chat­ter­jee and third, Joss Hulin; un­der-12 girls – first, Ella Kelly, sec­ond, Anya Wil­son and third, Cara McKenna; un­der-14 girls – first, Eva Doyle.

Twenty-eight ju­niors were back in the wa­ter swim­ming the Ju­nior Chal­lenge. First home was Cian Chat­ter­jee, with Ella Kelly in sec­ond and Cal­lum Gil­martin in third.

Twenty-two in­ter­me­di­ates swam for the Wick­low Town Coun­cil Cup and Cian Leonard was the win­ner. Mike Con­nolly was sec­ond and Chris Hulin was in third place.

Fif­teen youths com­peted in a sealed hand­i­cap. It was a fan­tas­tic race all the way to the fin­ish, with Ross O’Lough­lin com­ing out on top as Emma Wa­ters fin­ished run­ner-up and Bon­nie Bell King ended up third.

Eighty-four se­niors swam in a sealed hand­i­cap for the Town Coun­cil Cup. Peter O’Keane took first place with Trass Lyons tak­ing sec­ond fol­lowed by Karen O’Brien in third.

The next mid-week races will take place this evening (Wed­nes­day, July 11), start­ing with the in­ter­me­di­ates chair­man’s Cup at 6.45 p.m. fol­lowed by the se­niors Com­mit­tee Cup at 7.15 p.m.

Races on Sun­day, July 15, start at 10.15 a.m. with the ju­nior sprints, fol­lowed at 10.30 a.m. by the ju­nior chal­lenge (The Kenny Cup), at 11 a.m. for the Costello Cup spon­sored by the Sheekey Fam­ily, at 11.30 a.m. for the BC Sports Cup, and at mid­day will be the se­nior race for the Rocky New­some Me­mo­rial Cup.

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