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Summer 2016 Leinster Open Sea League Review

Created on 08 February 2017 Last Updated on 08 February 2017
Written by Niall O'Sullivan Hits: 693

Summer 2016 Leinster Open Sea League Review

Dublin Swimming Club certainly painted the Leinster Open Sea season blue this year by claiming the ladies team prize and coming second in the men’s.

It was a testament to the sheer enthusiasm of all our members that we rated so high in the open water swimming calendar in 2016…and we had great fun in the process with lots of club members turning up at every race.

This year we had many new open water swimmers, some first timers, last minuters and the usual gang of open water addicts turning up for their weekly racing fix! So stand up, take a bow, give yourself a handshake and a pat on the back; you had a great season and you did your club proud!

In the swimmer of the year competition Claire finished 4th overall and received the new prize, Christine came 3rd and got SuperMaster of the year…and the Ladies swimmer of the year 2016 was Jennifer Murrin. A special mention to Sandra who finished 8th overall (and missed by few hairs the Master of the year title. Lady Captain Máiréad and Julie-Ann finished 14th ex-equo, Marie K 19th, Jessica 20th, Mary Rose 22nd and Amy K 27th.

In team awards,  Ladies Club of the Year 2016 was Dublin Swimming Club. Moving to the men, our gallant swimmers were close, but no cigar, claiming second place in the team competition for the season. As with the ladies there were many individual wins and places during the vourtse of the season.

Looking at individual swimmers overall, Niall came 6th overall and was awarded Vet of the year.   The second Dublin swimmer Barry finished 16th, Marco ranked 27th and not far behind was Paul in 30th.  Also close was Andrew, long-standing Dublin member in his first open water season in 36th.  Next were Yves 65th, Ceall 69th, Oriel and Dermot both 87th and Jody 104th.  The 10 first DSC men were in the top 100-ish.

To quote Jennifer in her Swimmer of the year speech, “Dublin is a super Club, you are a wonderful bunch of people.”

Club members have also participated in many other open water events during summer 2016 including the Scilly Islands Challenge: a swim between island event with 15k of swimming in the one day, the 1.5k Glendalough swim and Glendalough 3.9k swim, Sandycove near Kinsale, the River Barrow race, Helvic and many others.


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