Leinster Schools Swimming Competition January 2014

On the 12th Jan 2014 I took part in my first ever Leinster schools swimming competition. On that Sunday morning I headed to the Donaghmede Trinity Sports and Leisure Club in Dublin for my 8.30 warm-up. My event was number 19, a 100 mtr. swim in a 25 metre pool. As I dove in the clock began to tick. 1:17:33 later, at the end of my heat, I glanced up at  that same clock. A personal best!! I couldn’t believe it! I had knocked 13 secs. off my previous best. The fastest time in the whole race was 58:56 secs.

In U-14 I was 9th and overall I came 28th.Very pleased!

What are my hopes now? Well, I would love us to enter a team into the Leinster B Schools championships on April 4-5th 2014. So come on all you swimmers, get paddling!

Grace Hayes

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