Young swimmers making a splash

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Young swimmers making a splash thumbnailCookstown's Adam Geddis (left), who took silver at the Ulster Championships is pictured with fellow young swimming star Kelly Hunter (right) and coach Karen Bain.

TWO Cookstown Swimming Club members have been making waves lately.

Thirteen-year-old Adam Geddis was on the podium after his silver medal swim at the Ulster Age Group championships in Bangor Aurora.

Adam swam a personal best of 2.29 in the 200m backstroke final to take his medal and also make the qualification time for the Irish Age Group championships in Dublin National Aquatic Centre in July.

In the final day of this showcase of Ulster junior swimming Adam went on to take the bronze medal in 100m backstroke with another personal best of 1.10.

Earlier in the year, Adam secured a place on the Ulster schools junior squad trip to Tenerife for intensive warm weather training.

Another rising star is 16-year-old Kelly Hunter who is going from strength to strength in her swimming events with a first time appearance in a national final in Dublin, Ulster regional squad time and representation of Ulster at the schools interprovincial - all achieved this season!

Kelly swam a personal best of 28.07 in her 50m freestyle at the Irish Long course Nationals in Dublin to make her first ever junior final and that elusive Ulster squad time.

A fortnight later the Cookstown sprinter swam nine events in the Ulster Age Group championships taking 4th place in 100m freestyle, claiming a second regional squad time with a personal best of 1.01:42.

Over the holiday weekend, Kelly represented Ulster in the Schools interprovincial in Dublin.


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