The Enniskillen Royal Grammar School Swim Team attended the Swim Ulster Senior Schools Cup and Champs 2022 at the Bangor Aurora Aquatic Complex on Saturday 5th February 2022. Four members of the swim team travelled up, unfortunately through injury and sickness 3 members couldn’t compete. An early start and long day, leaving Enniskillen around 5.30am and some not returning home until after 9pm. Each swimmer could compete in two events. With over 500 swimmers attending the event, it was daunting at the start for some of the swimmers with this being their first experience at the Bangor Complex, but the Enniskillen Lakelanders took it in their stride and produced amazing results.
In the morning session, first to swim was Sarah Speer (Yr9) in the 100m Backstroke and then the 100m Breaststroke. Her first time back in a competition environment for two years. Sarah produced strong consistent swims, a good start to her return to competitions.
Russell Mikiewicz-Lumayad (Yr8) swan the 100 Breaststroke with a fantastic PB of 11:55 seconds. Next up for Russell was his favoured event, 100m Freestyle where he smashed his time with a PB of almost 30seconds. A great day of Russell with two strong swims.
Ellie Dunlop (Yr9) also swimming in the 12-14 age group swam the 100m Breaststroke achieving a new PB of 2:48 seconds and securing a place in the final where she finished as the 2nd fastest 13 year old and was placed 8th overall. Ellie showed her growing strength in the 200IM achieving a PB of 8:96seconds and a Division 2 qualifying time.
In the afternoon session, Molly Johnston (Yr13) swam a superb 100m Breaststroke achieving a new PB of 1:64seconds and securing a place in the Senior Final where she finished 4th fastest 17year old and was placed 7th overall. Molly’s second event was the 200IM where she smashed her time with a fantastic PB of almost 6seconds, finishing 9th overall in the 17-18 age group.
Overall a superb day for ERGS in the Bangor pool, showing all the early morning and evening training sessions are paying off. Special thanks to Molly Johnston for her guidance and support to the morning swimmers.