Merry Christmas to everyone at Bangor Swimming Club, and to all our friends in the world of swimming. 2017 has been a phenomenal year for the club, with standout success at so many levels. Our coaching team has to be commended for not only delivering results in the water, but navigating the club through enormous change as we adopt the new structure and Passport Scheme. Our club has been awarded Swim Ireland Club of the year, Swim Ireland Regional Club of the year (Ulster), and our head coach Paul Dennis has been awarded Swim Ulster Performance Coach of the Year.
Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without something special to share, and with focus on the Euro Meet in Copenhagen coinciding with the Swim Ireland Short Course Championships, we wanted to take this opportunity to highlight our swimmers success in Lisburn, tearing it up at the flagship domestic short course meet.
- 2nd 200IM 2:03.17 Ulster Junior Record
- 3rd 100m Backstroke 55.53
- 2nd 1500m Freestyle 15.39.00
- 1st 400m Freestyle 3.47.09 Irish & Ulster Junior records
- 1st 200m Freestyle 1.46.32 Irish and Ulster Junior records
- 4th 100m Freestyle 50.07 Ulster Junior record
- 3rd 200m Breaststroke 2.23.50
- 3rd 50m Breaststroke 28.93
- 3rd 100m Freestyle 49.81
- 1st 50m Freestyle 22.80
4 x 50m Freestyle Men 2nd 1.33.43 Dave Thompson, Mark Stoops, Curtis Coulter, Jack McMillan
4 x 50m Freestyle Mixed 3rd 1.41.07 Jack McMillan, Dave Thompson, Gemma Kane, Sarah Davidson
4 x 50m Medley Men 2nd 1.41.56 Jack McMillan, Mark Stoops, Dave Thompson, Curtis Coulter
As you may recognise, four of our swimmers above are also coaches within the club, a loyalty and commitment to the club we are extremely proud of. We had many other finalists at the SISCC – too many to mention here!!
Our Christmas gala was fun, crazy, madness, and everything we could have wished for. Thank you to all who contributed their time to make it a success. Many of our coaches and level 7 swimmers came to help out, which was really great to see. Many wonderful works of art were created on the whiteboards, and kickboard houses, and of course some great swimming.
Our next big event is the Bangor Winter Open Meet – we look forward to seeing you there. Again, Merry Christmas to you all and hope you have a wonderful festive period.nAs you get ready to get a sound nights sleep and dream about what Santa might bring, here’s a very brief montage on the year we’ve had – we hope you like it. Again thanks to all for your support and looking forward to another standout year for this phenomenal swimming club.