Club News

Message from the Chair

Posted on 19, December 2013

in Category Club News

“Welcome to the launch of The Limerick Masters newsletter. The idea behind introducing a club newsletter is as a means of keeping members informed of activities and events that involve the club, its members and where relevant activities in the wider swimming world. It will keep us all up to date with upcoming galas, open water swims, training events, social events and any other activities that are of interest. At present there is much to talk about the superb attendance at the Mallow gala and the Christmas night out in the Curragower. We also have the upcoming launch of our [&hellip

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Coaches Corner Issue 1

Posted on 19, December 2013

in Category Club News, Coaches Corner

We are introducing an item called Coaches Corner and hope that you will find it to your benefit. The topic  is about training specifics. We train to a system to suit our needs and sport. Explanations will be as user friendly as possible. In modern swimming set-up we use 6 different types, primarily to cover all distances and types of individual. They are Endurance 1 Endurance 2 Endurance 3 Sprint 1 Sprint 2 Sprint 3 Obviously all this is relative to the amount of time you can spend in training.  The above is all about the intensity of the swim i.e. [&hellip

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Christmas day swim

Posted on 19, December 2013

in Category Club News

Don’t they look like they are enjoying themselves.  Our annual 25m splash and dash into the “inviting” waters of the Shannon will take place at 12 noon at the Boat Club in UL.  All hardy swimmers will be rewarded by some mince pies and a tipple if you are of age of course. No doubt Brian Dillon & Rosin Harbison will be back in action to defend their titles

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Christmas party Thursday 19th Dec

Posted on 19, December 2013

in Category Club News

The beautiful Curragower falls … well at this time of year we won’t be swimming over them but we will be close by.  All members are welcome to join the festive end of year pool frolics in UL at the earlier time of 8 pm. We will retire after to the Curragower Bar on Clancys Strand for Club awards, finger food and craic. Rumour has it there is a Bluegrass band in residence that night so take it easy on the sprints in the pool

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Gala diary

Posted on 18, December 2013

in Category Club News

Our next gala focus will be our own Limerick Masters Long Course event. The event will take place over 2 days in the pool in UL March the 1st & 2nd. The 1500m event will take place on the Sunday. We expect full attendance by all club members. We will be looking for volunteers to assist the sub-committee on the day. Marcus has already had some keen interest from abroad … the UK, our Italian friends in Rarinantes Valsugana look like they will be back and it seems we have Russian interest

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Christmas holiday swimming

Posted on 18, December 2013

in Category Club News

For anyone interested in having a few swims as a group over the festive season drop an email to Andrea (andrea_newport@hotmail.com). We would propose to swim when UL pool opens at 11am over the holidays. Needless to say if the pool doesn’t take your fancy Rosie Foley would be delighted to buddy up with anyone feeling extra brave with a dip in Killaloe

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Results from Mallow Masters

Posted on 18, December 2013

in Category Club News

Congrats to all the Limerick swimmers who took part in the Mallow Master gala recently. Total medal count: 26 Gold, 31 Silver, 17 Bronze in individual events. 8 Gold, 20 Silver, 4 Bronze in relay events. Total record count: 1 Irish Record, 14 Munster Records subject to ratification. Limerick also retained the Overall Best Performing Club trophy with a great team effort from both men and women. Congratulations to Limerick swimmers of the Gala – Edmeia Oneda Khan and Craig Storan Official results to follow shortly on the Results page. Great team work all

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Mallow the real story

Posted on 18, December 2013

in Category Club News

Ho ho ho and so to Mallow we went, all packed in, 18 of us in a 12 seater single decker and oh what fun it was on the Bus na nÓg to Mallow town! First of all fair play to the seriously sound Corkonians who rolled out the red carpet to welcome us to their town. The gala was great not to mention the amazing grub. The brownies, scones, flapjacks, cup cakes, tarts, Mallow marsh mallows and hang sangwiges were to die for and the wonderful warmth of the Mallow Masters made this a damn fine gala! Under Coach [&hellip

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Welcome new members

Posted on 18, December 2013

in Category Club News

You might have seen some new faces in the lanes. Limerick Masters are delighted to welcome the following new members to the Club. Martin Ferland Maria Ryan Colm Carty Patrick O’Donnell Eoin Keane Derek Dillon Brenda Cosgrove Great to have ye on board. Happy swimming

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Who are your new Committee

Posted on 18, December 2013

in Category Club News

Chairperson   Harry Harbison   Vice Chair   Andrea Newport Treasurer       Mary Ryan            Secretary   Breda Mcnamara Committee Members Paddy Healy      Gina O’Conor   Marcus Austin             John Reilly Shona Lynch     Brian Murray     Mairead Coughlan     John Garrett The Committee have been busy with 2 meetings already held since formation. There are small groups working on various sub-committees such as Social Committee, Recruitment, Club Website, Club Gear, Limerick Gala & Open Water Swimming. If there are any ideas or topics you would like raised with the Committee please feel free to contact any member. On a more lighter note here are some interesting “swim club” facts about your Committee, but who are we referring to … answers to follow [&hellip

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