Swim­mers tackle the el­e­ments for mid-week events

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SOME rot­ten weather con­di­tions greeted par­tic­i­pants in Wick­low Swimming Club’s mid-week swim held on Wed­nes­day with the swim­mers hav­ing to cope with heavy rain and wind.

The sea was choppy as thir­teen Youths took to the wa­ter first to com­pete for the O’Donovan Cup. First was Emma Wa­ters, while Sarah Flood was sec­ond and Abby Horner fin­ished third.

76 Se­niors braved the el­e­ments to com­pete in a sealed hand­i­cap for the Base2Race Cup. The gents win­ner was Keith Bent­ley fol­lowed by Jia Ma and Remi Bal­tru­saitis. The ladies event was won by Emer Kelly. Hana Blake was sec­ond and Sarah Doyle was third.

A fan­tas­tic two hun­dred and nine­teen swim­mers took to the wa­ter to com­pete on Sun­day morn­ing Au­gust 5 in glo­ri­ous morn­ing with per­fectly calm sea con­di­tions at Wick­low Har­bour.

The Ju­nior sprints were up first with 59 swim­mers com­pet­ing in the fol­low­ing races; Un­der 6 Boys: first Tom Doyle, sec­ond Ted Jame­son, third Jasper Bal­tru­saitis. Un­der 6 Girls: first Olivia Guinan, sec­ond Aoife Quinn, third Maria O’Dwyer. Un­der 8 Boys: first Tris­tan McKeever, sec­ond Daniel Sheri­dan, third Bill Guinan. Un­der 8 Girls: first Saorla Hart­ley, sec­ond Ruth Con­nolly, third Laura Bent­ley. Un­der 10 Boys: first Matthew Mooney, sec­ond Ryan Quinn, third Ben Fry. Un­der 10 Girls: first Sad­hbh Hart­ley, sec­ond Aoib­hinn Hart­ley, third Eva Fitz­patrick. Un­der 12 Boys: first Will Fitz­patrick, sec­ond John Ah­erne, third Ja­cob Fry. Un­der 12 Girls: first Ella Kelly, sec­ond Cara McKenna, third Layla Fitz­patrick.

Twenty Eight ju­niors were back in the wa­ter swimming the Ju­nior Chal­lenge for the Watson Cup; Boys: first Bill Guinan, sec­ond Robert Sheri­dan, third Oisin Kear­ney. Girls: first Holly Kin­sella, sec­ond Sad­hbh Hart­ley, third Ruby Ea­ger-Mooney

Twenty In­ter­me­di­ates swam for the Earls Cup; first Jill Con­nolly, sec­ond Ni­amh Wa­ters, third Hazel Bent­ley.

Twelve Youths com­peted for the Dren­nan Cup. first Aimee Bell King, sec­ond Olivia O’Donovan, third Bon­nie Bell King.

One hun­dred se­niors swam in per­fect con­di­tions for the Borgman Earls Cup, first Stella Far­rell, sec­ond Joe Healy, third Sharon Vize.

The next mid-week races for the Se­niors will take place to­day, Wed­nes­day, Au­gust 8, at 7.15 p.m.. On Satur­day, Au­gust 11, at 11.15 a.m. the se­niors will com­pete for the Fitz­patrick and Re­gatta Cups at the Club Vartry. On Sun­day, Au­gust 12, rac­ing will start races start at 10.15 a.m. for the Ju­nior Sprints, 10.30 a.m. for the Ju­nior Chal­lenge for the Fry Cup, 11 a.m. for the Mark Dunne Memo­rial Cup, 11.30 a.m. for the youths race and 12 noon for the se­niors race for the Bren­nan Cup.

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