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Wednesday 15 August 2018

Evan (11) continues his super 2018 form

Evan Simpson from Donabate
Evan Simpson from Donabate

A young Donabate swimmer continues to make a splash in the pool after claiming another top title.

11-year-old Evan Simpson, who swims for the NAC Swimming Club, fended off the opposition to win the Irish National Division 2 100m Butterfly Final in a time of 1:15:17.

The championships were held in the University of Limerick earlier this month. At this year's championships, Evan qualified for seven events in his age group (11-12 years) and came 5th in the 200m Backstroke Final.

The four day championships saw over 700 swimmers compete in events. Evan won the All Ireland Schools 50m Butterfly Final earlier this year.

2018 has been a wonderful year for Evan, who back in February competed in the Irish Minor Schools Championship Swimming on Sunday . Having qualified in the Leinster Championships in October 2017, Evan competed in the 11 year old category in 50m Butterfly and 50m Backstroke events. Evan won Gold in the Butterfly and Silver in the Backstroke events.

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