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Ulster University Make A Splash at the Irish Swimming Intervarsity
Charlotte Peile February 17, 2017

Ulster University Make A Splash at the Irish Swimming Intervarsity

Ulster University Swim team return from the Irish Intervarsity with 6 podium finishes.

Members of the Ulster University Swim team travelled to Ennis for the Irish Intervarsity, 10-12 February 2017. Dropping their bags at the hotel, Jordan Sloan, Eorann O’Neill, Rebecca Foreman and Rachel Smyth headed straight to the pool for warm up.  Jordan was the first to compete cruising to an easy win in the 200m Backstroke with a time of 1.51. Next up, Eorann and Rebecca in the 50m Freestyle. Eorann comfortably won the heat, while Rebecca narrowly missed out on a spot in the final.  Rachel secured her place in the 100m Butterfly, and didn’t have long until she was back in the water for the 50m butterfly alongside teammate Eorann – both made the final. Jordan and Rebecca competed in the men’s and women’s 50m backstroke, ensuring a place in their respective finals.

After a restful evening, the swimmers were back to the pool early the next morning. In the 50m freestyle, Eorann had another comfortable win in a time of 27.28. Rachel, with a time of 1.09.10 claimed silver in the 100m Butterfly. With little rest, both Eorann and Rachel competed in the 50m Butterfly collecting gold and silver respectively. Rebecca had a strong swim in the 50m Backstroke just missing out on bronze with a time of 35.56. Finishing off the weekend of racing for Ulster University was Jordan who took bronze in the 50m Backstroke with a time of 28.97.

Thanks to DCU for hosting a great weekend’s competition.

Credit to: Rachel Smyth