22 medals for Sligo in Ballina
SLIGO swimmers scooped a total of 22 medals at the Ballina Dolphins B/C gala. A successful outing for the Sligo Swimming Club also included two new B times and thirteen A certificates.
The Backstroke provided A Certs for Orin Mitchell, Owen Eglington, Odhran Foody and Rachel Martin. There were much improved times too for Eoghan Kearns, Ryan Gillen, Eabha Moyles, Ella McDaid, Patrick McPartlan and Emma McGoldrick who achieved her B time. The backstroke medals were won by Rowan Elliott, James Kilcoyne, Liam Lee, Patrick Maher, Adam Rattigan, Ciara Lynch and Anna McPartlan.
More success was to follow in the 100m Breaststroke where a further six A Certs were achieved.
Orin Mitchell continued his good form to get his second certificate of the day as did Odhran Foody, while James Kilcoyne and Rowan Elliott, were the other boys to secure A status. Girls to record Breaststroke A Cert swims were Anna McPartlan and Cliodhna O' Sullivan who at nine years was the youngest swimmer to achieve this.
There were strong performances too from Ryan Gillen, Danielle Farrell, Ella O' Donovan, Eabha Moyles, Zoe Melvin, Owen Eglington, Darragh Sweeney, Ciara Lynch and Niamh O'Doherty Sheridan who recorded a B time at her first attempt in this event. Medal winners were Alice McPartlan, Owen Eglington, Patrick Maher, Patrick McPartlan, Tara Walsh and Penny Lee.
There were A Certs in the 200m Freestyle for Sarah Melvin, Odhran O'Hara and Rachel Martin, with both Odhran and Rachel taking over twenty seconds off their previous best times. Others to swim twenty second PBs were Tara Monds, Eoghan Kearns, Ronan Kilcoyne, and Orin Mitchell.
Those who won Freestyle medals were Eoghan Kearns, Danielle Farrell, Owen Eglington, Niall O'Donovan, Ciara Lynch, Tara Walsh, Penny Lee, Niamh O'Doherty Sheridan and Dylan Martin, while Lauren Gordon, Niall O'Connor, Ronan Kilcoyne and Cathal Shovelin all performed strongly.