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Monday 15 September 2014

Swimmers make a splash in Limerick

Published 26/07/2014 | 00:00

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Asgard swimmers Gavin Bentley, Keith Bentley, Robyn Nuzum and Ellen Keaney with their coach John Kealy.

Seven members of Arklow's Asgard Swimming Club took part in the Irish Age Group Division Two Championships in Limerick last weekend and returned triumphantly with four gold, one silver and three bronze medals.

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Hanna Blake (14) took 2nd in 200m freestyle while Gavin Bentley (15) took 1st in 100m backstroke, 1st in 200m backstroke and 3rd in 100m freestyle.

Gavin's brother Keith Bentley (13) came 1st in the 100m breaststroke and in the 100m freestyle while Ellen Kearney (10), the youngest swimmer in the group took two well deserved 3rd place medals in the 200m and 400m freestyle as well as qualifying for the 100m freestyle finals.

Well done also to Robyn Nuzum who qualified for the finals in 100m freestyle and Ciara Hannon and Emma Kriestiensien who swam well also.

Congratulations to all the Asgard swimmers and to their coach John Kealy who was on hand all weekend for some last minute advice.

There will be intensive training for some of the club in the coming weeks as they prepare for the upcoming Division 1 Championships.

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