Dates for your diaries:
Aquasprint time-trial thurs 19th September.
PTL time-trial thurs 26th Sept.
Please make sure your child attends as it is the only way they can move up lanes and be picked for galas.
Parents, you will be needed for timing!
This is the FINAL WEEK you can register your swimmer, 19th of September.
If forms are not filled and payment received this week they will NOT BE ALLOWED TO SWIM as they are not insured.
Please have completed application forms and payment made by this coming Thursday.
The Magherafelt Swim Ulster Talent id sessions resume Wednesday 25th Sept.
Unfortunately at the moment spaces are limited to 2 spaces per session per club.
If your child is interested please either mention to coach Pavel or put their name down at the sign in desk.
Club registration takes place this Monday and Wednesday from 7 pm to 8 pm in meeting room 2. Everyone must re-register their child every year. Coaches will also be on hand if you have any questions, big or small! This is your chance to find out how AquaSprint and PTL galas work, the opportunities available for open and development gals and the long term swimming development of your child. Play your part in your child’s swimming success!
Save the date! Make every effort to attend your Time Trial! This is the only way that you can progress up a lane or to the second session. Times recorded at the time trials are als oused for Gala Team selection, so if you want to be considered for selection make sure you attend!
Can all PTL swimmers attend the August sessions if possible as the gala season starts soon!
Cookstown Swimming Club held their annual end-of-year club gala and the following prize-giving event, on 13th of June 2019.
First, part of the Sports Hall in Cookstown Leisure Center has been prepared to receive the swimmers:
Then, the hall was given to the smiling Willy Wonka and her Oompa-Loompas:
There were prizes !
Willy and the Oompas made a lot of memories with the swimmers.
Oh what a night!
Cookstown Swimming Club champions of Forest Feast AquaSprint Div2 2019!
Once again it was our strong relay performances, that sealed our promotion to Div1, winning 3 out of 4 races in the opening medley relays.
A very exciting night, with strong competition from Dungannon and Ballymena, seeing Dungannon taking the lead after the butterfly.
Cookstown held their nerve and were leading by 4 points going into the freestyle relays.
Groups A and B once again won their races and with C and D teams coming in second in their relays, the deal was done!
Absolutely amazing performances from all our young swimmers giving it their all, with many PB’s on the night.
Big shout out to our coaching team, who are so delighted with each and everyone of our Cookstown Aquasprinters through the season.
Next up, is our end of year gala and prizegiving on Thursday 13th of June. Sure to be a great night.
If your child would like to join our amazing team, Tuesday 27th August is try-out night. Please fill out expression of interest form on our noticeboard.
The Aquasprint Gala results today are
Cookstown : 202 points
Dungannon : 198 points
Thanks to all participants and congratulations to Cookstown for their win!
?♂️?♀️Despite a long day at Ards Junior Open Meet, Cookstown swimmers came away with a haul of 18 medals and two trophies??♂️?♀️
?Caitlin competed in 4 races:
50 fly 8th place 0.5s PB
100IM 3rd ? 5s PB
100 breast 3 sec PB and also swam 100 free ??
?Eoghan medalled in all his events and won GOLD ?in 50 back and 50 fly with 7s PB. He also won BRONZE ?in both 50 breast and 100IM and gained 2s PBs in both.??
?Ryan won GOLD ? in all his 50m events and best 11 year old TROPHY ?? . He returned in the afternoon to win silver in 200 free and gold in 100 back.??
?Nicole won 3 GOLDS ?and 1 BRONZE? in her 50m events and best 10 year old girl TROPHY??. She also won GOLD ?in 100IM to add to her collection.??
?Gail continues to gain PB’s at every outing with a 5.5s PB in the 50 free?. She swam 50 breast coming 11th, 100IM also coming 11th with a 5 sec PB and 100 breast gaining a 1.4 s PB??.
?Mary knocked a staggering 20s off her 200 free coming in 8th?. She gained 10th place in the 100m back and narrowly missed out on a medal in the 100free coming in 4th with a 1s PB??.
?Alexa swam in 4 events:
25m back 7s PB
50 free 11th place
25m fly 12th place 9s PB
50 breast 6th place.
Superb pbs, well done!??
?Grace swam 4 events:
50 free BRONZE ?2s PB
50 back 5th place
100 back 4th place PB
100 free 6th place. Well done!??
?Mia swam 3 events:
200 free 4th place and massive 23s PB?
100m back SILVER 2s PB and div2 qualifying time??
100m fly 8th PB
25m back 7th 2s PB
25M fly 6th 4scOB
50m back SILVER???
?Lorcan swam 4 events:
50m free 8th PB
50m back BRONZE ?1s PB
100m back BRONZE ?1s PB
100m free 6th 2s PB??
Well done to all cookstown swimmers! ? They had great time and swam really well!! Amazing results!!??
?♂️?♀️We look forward to our next gala which will be a home aquasprint club gala against Dungannon on Thursday!!
Cookstown Swimming club are pleased to be hosting a Swim Ireland coaching course which will be taking place on Saturday’s club session.
Can the children please make every effort to attend the sessions and show support for our club by displaying excellent behaviour and listening skills.
Adam Geddis has a very leisurely 200m back heat of 2.20:12 which was enough to bring him back for the 15yrs+ final in which he swam close to his PB and took gold in a time of 2.12.80, about 8 secs ahead of second place.
Kelly made it back for both finals of 50m fly and 100m free.
She finished 6th in final of 50fly just over PB. Meanwhile she had two really good swims in heat and then final of 100m free when she got consecutively closer to that elusive sub 60 sec time with heat swim of 1.00:59 and just missing bronze medal with another shave off her time getting it down to 1.00:22.
Well done to Matthew Moan who had PBS in 50m free 29.15 and 100m fly 1.17:95???