RELAY RECORDS FALL AS BANGOR SENIORS RUN RAMPANT AT IRISH SHORT COURSE CHAMPIONSHIPS

For immediate release 17/12/19

SWIM IRELAND IRISH SHORT COURSE CHAMPIONSHIPS

DECEMBER 12TH-15TH

NATIONAL AQUATICS CENTRE, DUBLIN

Bangor seniors continued their extraordinary run of form at the Irish Short Course Championships; only one week after Jordan Sloan, Curtis Coulter and Jack McMillan arrived back from the LEN Short Course European Championships in Glasgow they were joined this time by David Thompson as they broke the 4x50m Freestyle Relay Irish Senior Record in a time of 1:27.70 taking over a second off their time from the same event last year. That wasn’t to be the last time Team Bangor would take to the podium on Day one as Rachel Bethel, Emma Reid, Emma Henderson and Amelia Urry touched in a time of 1:49.52 in the 4x50m Freestyle Relay to take bronze.

Thursday nights finals saw Team Bangor with the 2 fastest qualifiers in the 50m freestyle, David Thompson had just edged Curtis Coulter in the heats and it would be the same story in the final with David touching in 1/10thof a second faster than Curtis to be crowned the National Champion.

Throughout the weekend we saw some great individual swims from Team Bangor including recent Ulster Junior Champion Amelia Urry (15) making the finals in both the 100m IM and 200m Breaststroke.

There was to be more relay success on Friday, Saturday and Sunday with Bangor taking gold in the Mixed 4x50m Freestyle, Mixed 4x50m Medley and breaking the Men’s 4x50m Medley relay Senior Irish Record in a time of 1:38.34.  

Team Bangor have achieved unprecedented success during this Short Course season and we can’t wait to see what is to come as we move into the Long Course Season and closer to the Olympic Qualifying period. 

 

Adam Baxter