The latest round in PTL saw #teamlarne travel to Banbridge to take on the local team.
As always the growing team spirit was evident by the travelling team.
The overall result was the 1st defeat of the year for #teamlarne however the skills on display by the entire club are a sign of the improvements being made across the whole club.
Special mention from the junior club for Daniel Beggs and Louisa Humphries who performed really well.
As always the senior club continued to demonstrate that they are a force to be reckoned with at this level.
On to the next one
The PTL season is in full swing now with the 2nd league fixture of the season (and the 1st away meet) tonight in Newry.
The new pool in Newry is a fantastic 8 lane facility and a great place to race.
The home team were fantastic hosts providing a great atmosphere and an unreal supper afterwards 👍😁
The league format is the same in every meet with Medley relays, Back, Breast, Fly Free and IM as well as Freestyle relays across 4 age bands.
As a team we use the PTL to rehearse racing skills under race conditions polishing starts, turns and finishes. Making sure that when the season reaches its climax we are as ready as possible.
The meet finished with a great win for #teamlarne and as always a fantastic team atmosphere on display.
A team of 48 swimmers aged 8 to 17 made the short trip to East Belfast to compete in this duel style meet against Templemore SC.
With this meet coming just 6 days before the 1st Swim Ireland selection meet of the season we fielded a rotated team, giving an opportunity to swimmers to swim events theybwud notmally not compete in.
2 of our youngest age group had never competed at all before and were thrown in at the deep end (or…..1 of the 2 shallow ends in Avoniel Leisure Centre)
No diving for the A group and shallow dives for everyone else robbed us of the racing skills we have been working on but there were still some scope to show off a much improved underwater and turns level of performance.
The team spirit show by everyone was a highlight of the night and is becomig a hallmark of Larne PTL nights with the oldest swimmers staying on deck to cheer the smallest swimmers.
A fantastic night of racing and great fun
Well done everyone