Masters swimming club hosts successful gala

On Saturday last Mallow Masters held their second short course gala. This is a popular gala with swimming clubs repre-sented from all over the country. Mallow Masters Gala is an enjoyable event and there were swimmers of all levels and ages taking part. Mallow Masters themselves were delighted that some of their newer members took part and represented their club. On the day swimmers were competing to reduce their own swim times over various events and to set personal bests and if good enough get medals. Again Mallow featured amongst the medals. Well done to all swimmers. The standout performance on the day came, once again, from Aoife Sexton who con-tinues to break national records in her age group, and on Saturday it was no different as Aoife decided to take on the national record set for the 400m IM (Individual Medley) over the short course and I am delighted to let people know that Aoife was again successful, setting a new Irish record in our own swimming pool in Mallow. Aoife now holds the 400m IM, 200m Breaststroke, 200m Backstroke, 800m Freestyle and 1500m Freestyle short course, and the 50m Freestyle long course national titles. Well done, Aoife!

A big thank you must go to all members of the club for the work that was done to make the day a success, both in and out of the water, and to Jason Kenny for organising a fantastic gala, and also to everyone who helped him make it such a success.