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Wednesday 22 October 2014

Swim Club has quartet of record breakers in its ranks

Published 08/01/2013 | 11:20

The Aer Lingus swimmers.

AER LINGUS Swim Club has a quartet of record breakers among its members as the club swam to a record-breaking victory in the junior men's medley relay at the recent National Short Course Championships.

The highlight of Aer Lingus' considerable medal haul at the recent 25m pool format championships came in spectacular fashion as the junior Mens' 4 x 100 Medley Relay team of Rory McMonagle, Sean O'Brien, Ben Griffin and Conor Turner lowered the previous Irish record by 0.5 of a second to clinch a memorable gold medal at the National Short Course Championships held in Lisburn. With the crowd responding with every change-over and the decibel level increasing as each swimmer saw it was finally down to Conor Turner on the freestyle anchor leg to bring home the new record of 3.55.00. An overjoyed team said afterwards that the atmosphere was electric and probably the best race they had been involved in. Other gold medal performances came from Andrew Meegan, Barry Murphy, Ali Berry and Ben Griffin as well as 2 more team golds in both the 4 x 50 and the 4 x 100 Freestyle Relays.

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