World Diving and Swimming Championships

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We hope that you are all enjoying the break from Club swimming, despite the poor weather!  We thought you would like to know that the World Diving and Swimming Championships is taking place in Kazan, Russia.  TV coverage is on Eurosport, diving is currently underway, and swimming starts on Sunday.  Check out Eurosport for coverage.

Enjoy!

FUN Sea Swim !!! – Seapoint Sunday 12th, 11.00AM

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Jackie is organising a FUN Sea Swim at Seapoint, on Sunday 12th July, at 11.00am.

This will be a FUN swim, all swimmers are welcome to attend.  Parking is limited at the swimming spot, but there is ample parking on local side roads a few minutes walk away.

End of Season – July Training Thursdays 7.30-9.00pm

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It’s the end of June, and we have reached the end of our Training programme for this year!!  Well done to all of our swimmers for the fantastic effort that they have put in during the last season, and congratulations on their achievements at Gala’s.

All normal training sessions have now ceased until the start of the 2015-2016 season.  For the month of July we will be holding ONE TRAINING SESSION PER WEEK, this will be on a Thursday evening from 7.30-9.00pm.  This session will be open to both squads.

We would like to wish everyone a fantastic Summer, I am sure that you will all be relieved that the early morning starts have finished for the moment!!

Thanks to all of the Coaches, Jackie, Sonia, Sinead, and Conor, for your time and dedication over the last season, enjoy the well-earned break!!

Keep an eye on the website during the summer for news and details for the coming season!

Membership Trials – Thursday 23rd July -7.30pm

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Viking Swimming Club will hold Trials for new members on Thursday 23rd July, 7.30pm, at Ballyfermot Sport and Fitness Centre.

Swimmers should be proficient in all four strokes, Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke and Butterfly, and be a minimum of 9 years old.

If you are interested in attending the trials, please let us know using the Contact Us page on our website  www.vikingsc.com , with your child’s name and age.  We will be in touch to confirm the Trial details closer to the date.

Please do take a little time to have a look at our website, it is packed full of information about our club and activities.  You can also contact us with any questions using our Contact Us page, or if further information is required.

 

Fantastic day out at Wexford Gala

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Vikings had a fantastic day yesterday, Sunday 14th June, at the Wexford Swimming Club “Last Chance” gala. Following an early start at 6am, our bus arrived at the pool just after 8am, with warm-up starting at 8.30. The events started at 10am, and the last events of the day finished at 5.30 approx., and our bus arrived back to Liffey Valley at 7.30pm.

We had a total of 11 swimmers on the day, on average each swimmer entered 3 races each.  There were great PB’s all round, and the day was thoroughly enjoyed by the swimmers, parents and coaches.

This was our first “Away” gala in a number of years, we do hope to include more of these gala’s in future Gala schedules.

Many thanks to the coaches and Labhaoise for looking after the swimmers on the day, to the parents who assisted with Timekeeping, and to those who supervised the swimmers while in the Centre.