Category Archives: International

World University Games 2017

Every two years the sporting world get together to celebrate the summer universiade.

This summer the 29th univarsiade is being help in Taipei with athletes from all over the world travelling to compete for their country.

29th World Summer Universiade

Larne Swimming Club ambassador Conor Brines (a student in Queens University Belfast) has beenot selected for the Irish team.

The team travelled to Taipei on Monday 14th August for a week aclimitisation before competition started on Sunday the 20th.

Conor is contesting the 50 and 100 FLY.

The 50 FLY up first on the Sunday and what an introduction to international competition!! Conor, entered in 17th place, qualified for the semi final but only after tying for 16th place and having a swim off!

A consistent few swims on day one saw him finish 12th and just miss out on a final swim.

Not a bad start to his international career

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Slovenian National Championships

Kranj – Slovenia

Club ambassador Danielle Hill made the trip to Kranj in Slovenia to compete for Ireland in the Slovenian National Championships.

A new experience for coach and swimmer with temperatures at 34° when we arrived and set to soar over the next 4 days. The program for Danielle over the 4 days was at least a familiar one with the 50 and 100 double in both Backstroke and Freestyle.

To say that the environment was a new experience would be an understatement, no swim down pool, no ledges, temp at 40° on evening of 1st final.

However the meet was exceptionally well run and the competition pool itself was absolutely perfect.

Over the 4 events Danielle won 3 Slovenian open titles and picked up a bronze. The highlight undoubtedly being the Irish senior Record in the 50 free in the last event of the week.

Danielle and Coach

European Junior Swimming Championships (Updated)

For the 3rd summer in a row Larne SC is sending representatives with an Irish international team.

Having already competed in London at the European Championships, Danielle and Conor travel to Hodmezovasarhely for the Junior Championships.

The Irish team travel to Dublin on Saturday for a team session and dinner before heading to Budapest on Sunday mowning and a 3 hour transfered south to Hodmezovasarhely.

This is Danielle’s last year of eligibility for this level of competition, having raced in Holland and Baku the last 2 years, while Conor is experiencing it for the 1st time.

The Irish team of 13 athletes looks like one of the strongest in recent years so we are looking forward to some fast racing over the next week.

You can follow the action here

 

Really poor of me not to have updated this but with being away in Hungary working it was a tough 10 days.

For those who dont already know here is a very quick round up on Danielle and Conor from the European Junior Champs last week.

At a remarkably high standard of meet the Larne swimmers once again proved that they are continuing to make the transition from National to International athlete.

Conor  picked up a silver medal in the 100 BC making him the 1st Irisb male to medal at this level

Danielle continued Larnes BC tradition with 2 Irish Junior Records on the way to a final place in the same event.

 

A fantastic end to a fantastic season for these guys

P

Londons Calling

2016 EUROPEAN AQUATICS CHAMPIONSHIPS

Monday, May 16, 2016 to Sunday, May 22, 2016
London Aquatics Centre
General meet information is available from Championship Central
The meet is being streamed live and can be watched here – Live Stream

Ireland are sending a team of 12 athletes to compete in this event. Larne S.C. are providing 2 of them. Danielle Hill is racing all week while Conor Ferguson has a whistlestop meet flying in for the 100BC on Monday.

This is a senior international meet and the clubs national record holders will be brushing shoulders wirh some of the elite of European Swimming. Danielle will be in the same events as Hungary’s prolific Katinka Hosszu the 100 back & 200 back. (I still want that photo btw D)

The 2016 European Championships consists of swimming, diving, and synchronized swimming competitions.

The swimming portion will take place from Monday, May 16 to Sunday, May 22. There are 42 swimming events scheduled, 34 individual events and eight relays.

The Irish mens 4 x 100 Medley relay are hoping to make history and stake a claim for a place on the blocks in Rio later this summer. This would be the 1st Irish relay team ever to do so.

The format of the event is as follows:-

There are heats, semi-finals and finals for every individual event apart from the 400m, 800m and 1500m freestyle events and the 400m individual medley, In these events the eight fastest from the heats qualify for the final.

In the other events, the 16 fastest swimmers from the heats progress to the semi-finals, then the first two finishers in each semi-final, plus the swimmers with the next four fastest times, progress to the final.

Nations are allowed to enter up to four athletes per individual event at the London 2016 LEN European Aquatics Championships but only two are allowed to progress out of the heats.

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