Ballymoney swimmers get personal best times

Ballymoney swimmers pictured at the Gala event. inbm17-16s
Ballymoney swimmers pictured at the Gala event. inbm17-16s

The Ulster Age Group and Youth Championships took place in Bangor earlier this month.

Swimmers can only enter events they have achieved a qualifying time for.

Again Ballymoney had great success - all swimmers getting personal best times - the most notable came from Andrew Harris in his 1500 metre freestyle knocking a whopping 39 seconds off his time!!

Eoin Mullan, Liam Webb, Andrew Harris and Tsvetomir Mihaylov all reached finals however only medal winner was Eoin Mullan in all of his strokes with a bronze and two silvers!

Ulster Age Group and Youth Championships in Bangor is a three day event which ran from Friday, April 8th to Sunday 10th and is a long course so times are slower than short course.

A spokesperson explained: “This is the highest Ulster gala you can get and swimmers can only enter events they have achieved a qualifying time for (tighter than the quali gala’s). Some swimmers from Leinster also entered, but they didn’t count for Ulster medals and though they were mega fast, only two were allowed in any final. They received different commerative medals.

“Well done to Ballymoney swimmers!”

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