Mallow Swans Swimming Club Swimmers excel at Dave McCullagh International Meet

Mallow Swans swimmers Fionn Neenan, Riley Moynihan, Aoife O’Shea and Cadan McCarthy with coach Cormac Powell.

On a weekend of exceptional competitive swimming, Mallow Swans swimmers impressed at the Dave McCullagh International Meet in Bangor, achieving a  large number of both junior and senior records. This meet is an important event on the aquatic calendar and this year’s event had the added interest of being a qualifier for the European Championships, with many swimmers from abroad adding to the stiff competition including England, Scotland and Wales.
Mallow Swans SC swimmers included Cadan McCarthy, Riley Moynihan, Fionn Neenan and Aoife O’Shea. The competition was spread out over three days, from Friday morning until Sunday evening. Our club representatives, in reaching a total of seven A and B finals, showed their progress to compete with their tireless and disciplined training regime along with the work ethic instilled in them by their coaches and management of Mallow Swans SC.
Cadan McCarthy had a successful weekend, reaching two A finals, and was especially delighted with his 400m IM efforts where he achieved silver along with 8th overall in 200m IM.  In other events he competed to a high standard, reaching B Finals in 50m Freestlyle, Backstroke and Butterfly, along with 200m Butterfly.
Making a debut at the Dave McCullagh Meet were Riley Moynihan, Fionn Neenan and Aoife O’Shea. Both Riley and Fionn put in impressive performances in the 100m Backstroke and 200m Backstroke respectively.  Aoife swam strongly and reached the B Final in 200m Breaststoke, and also swam well in 50m Breaststroke on day three.
Mallow Swans SC Coach Cormac Powell, who was there to give all swimmers some last minute vital coaching, was absolutely delighted with their efforts, as were their club coaches at home, Aoife Sexton and Arif Yilmaz. Swimming in this open competition provided some great contests and our swimmers can be proud of their efforts in Bangor.