NEWRY JUNIOR SWIMMERS NAIL IT
Friday 3rd of June saw a small team of the junior squad from Newry and Mourne ASC travel to Cookstown for the final swim off in the Forest Feast aquasprint league of this season. Having worked so hard all season the team were determined to give it everything they had. Coaches, parents and senior team mates all made the journey to show their support.
As always the gala kicked off with the medley relay and the Newry team bagged 3 out of the 4 races giving them a good start to the proceedings. The individual events followed and Ballymena and Lecale began to fight back. Tensions were running high but the young swimmers held their nerve and swam with the team spirit they have displayed all season. This was what spurred the youngsters on and as the final relay team with club captains Rachel Kelly and Ben Rafferty was thundering to a dramatic finish it was Newry who claimed the victory and with it promotion to the next division. All the hours training paid off big time.
Each and every swimmer swam their very best and many fantastic PB’S were secured. This event was very much a team effort and praise must go to every single member of the Newry aquasprint team this year for a job well done.