Ulster Age Group & Youth

The pool at Bangor Aurora this weekend hosts the annual Swim Ulster Age Group and Youth Championships. 31swimmers from Larne SC are amongst those competing.

This is a 3 day meet with heats in the morning and finals in the afternoon.

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Day 1

44 individual swims resulted in
5 Golds
3 Silver
2 Bronze
21 other to 10 finishes

The highlights of the day where undoubtedly the Golds by Lui in the 400 IM, Anna & Amy in the 800 free and Ben in the 100 BRSΒ  in a new Ulster squad time.
Another swimmers showing that perseverance pays off was Amy McCullagh who made her 1st Irish Age Group qualifying time.

Day 2

33 individual swims
5 Gold
5 Bronze
13 other top 10 finishes

Amy McCullagh takes yesterday form into today and makes her 2nd Div 1 QT in the 400 free with a huge PB. Ben Woodside makes it a breaststroke double winning the 200 after yesterday’s 100. Anna Campbell also wins double Gold in the distance Free adding the 400 to the 800. Conor Ferguson takes Gold in the 100 Free and Ollie Andrews picks up the win in the 100 BC. The evening finished off with a bronze for the Girls 4 x 50 MTR and the Boys team of Conor Ferguson, Lui Hurson, Ryan lewis and Finn Purdy setting a new Irish Junior record in the same event.

Day 3

35 individual swims
4 Gold
2 Silver
3 Bronze
25 Other finalists

A clean sweep of PB times in the morning IM events (400 for girls and 200 for guys) saw the last day of racing get off to a great start. The last day of the meet resulted in 29 out of the 35 swims compete in the finals session.
Adam mahood picked up his 1st Ulster Age group title in the 200Fly and Ryan Lewis collected his 1st medql of the meet with a bronze in the 200IM while Mark Doherty collected a silver in the 100 BC.
Amy McCullagh completed a hattrick of Irish Age Group QTs  with the 200 Free.

The Under 17 boys completed a double over local rivals Ards taking the title in the 4 x 50 FTR just missing the Ulster Junior record and the U16 girls matched their medley result taking a bronze in the FTR.

A great weekend of racing

The skills on display have been the most satisfying thing with everyone showing a huge improvement in the distance carried off the starts and turns.

posted by Peter

Dutch Nationals


Irish Short Course Champion and Ulster Senior Record Holder Conor Brines travels to Eindhoven today to compete for Larne SC in the Dutch Nationals.

Conor is racing his main events, the 50 & 100 Fly and will be looking to build on the incredible progress he has made over the last 6 month setting new Ulster Senior records multiple times in theae events.


Live timing for this can be found here

In 2016 the SwimCup will be the biggest sporting event in the Netherlands in April.

A lot of national and international elite athletes will take part in this event.

The level of the participating swimmers will be extremely high.
World and Olympic champion swimmers will compete in securing an Olympic qualification for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

This Olympic edition will consist of five competition days instead of the regular four.

Heats will start at 12.00, B-finals at 19.00 and A-finals at 21.00.




100 Fly

A sold morning swim of 56.0 saw Conor finish in 17th place just missing out on a semi final

50 Fly

A heat swim of 24.8 was enough to qualify for the A final in 6th place. Conor improved this to 24.74 to remain in 6th place overall.


Ferguson, Hill & Brines – Record Breakers


I thought for the 1st post on this I would share a great news piece on Conor Ferguson and Danielle Hill.

Fantastic weekends racing by the whole club with Conor Brines also breaking an Ulster senior record in 100 Fly.

The next meet for us is the Seim Ulster Age Groups in Bangor

Posted by Peter

Welcome to LSC

Welcome to the new blog of Larne Swimming Club. The purpose of this is specifically to write about club events, competitions, and (hopefully) success stories.

Our full club website can be found hereΒ and will give much more information about the club as a whole.

I plan to use this wordpress page specifically to share the events of meets as they unfold.

Hopefully this will help with keeping everyone informed about competitions cross the entire club.

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