Coman’s swimmers impress at Leinster Winter Championships

On 31st October, Coman’s Swimming Club members Mickey Moran, Patrick McFadden, Arthur Plangg, Jenni Kilduff, Rebecca Carroll, Keela Farnon and Jessica Gannon took part in the 2 day Leinster Winter Championships at the NAC Dublin. 

  Mickey Moran swam seven swims over the two days, getting into finals both days and winning a bronze medal in the 200 Fly Event. Patrick McFadden swam on Sunday in the 200 IM and 100 Free reaching the final in the 200 IM. Arthur Plangg swam three events on Sunday against tough competitors and had very impressive personal best times.

  Jenni Kilduff competed in eight events getting into finals on both days.  Rebecca Carroll swam in six events, and was a reserve finalist in the 200 Breast. Keela Farnon also took part in six events over the two days and was a reserve finalist in the 200 Fly. Eleven-year-old Jessica Gannon took part in six events, achieving fantastic times over the two days. 

  The Coman’s swimmers competed against some of Ireland’s top class swimmers, coming home with outstanding results. The commitment, time and hard work these young people put into their chosen sport paid off and they will be looking to build on this for the future.

 The swimmers train a tough 13 hours weekly, getting up at 5.30 am two mornings a week before heading to school. They train under their equally committed head coach, Mike Moran, together with his hardworking coaching team of Konrad and Damien.

  Best of Luck to Mikey, Keela, Rebecca, Jessica and Jenni who are heading to Lisburn this week, to take part in the All-Ireland Short Course Open Championship, a 3 Day Competition.