Fantastic Results at Leinster Graded Gala 6th Nov 2016!

Well done to all our swimmers who took part in today’s Leinster Graded Gala, at the National Aquatic Centre. Our squad swam over 60 personal bests today, an amazing achievement this early in the season. It augurs well for the rest of the swimming year. A big thank is due to the coaching team of Jackie, Sonia, Sinead and Conor, for managing one of the biggest teams the Club has ever sent to a Gala. A thank you is also due to the helpers Eve, Leah and Orlaith, who gave their time today and provided great support for the coaching staff. Finally, a thanks is due to all the parents who attended today, and especially the parents who helped out as we are required at all Leinster Galas. Thanks to Alan, Avril, Jackie, Brendan, Eugene, Stephen, Tara and Katya, for their work today. We need all parents to provide that

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Clubmark Award achieved by Viking SC

We are delighted to announce that Viking SC have been awarded the Clubmark Award by Swim Ireland! The overall aim of the Clubmark scheme is to support, recognise and reward Swim Ireland affiliated clubs by providing them with a national roadmap that will help them to develop their services and ultimately achieve the highest of club standards. Following successful completion of the programme, Clubmark SI will act as a mark of quality for participating clubs. It is open to all Aquatics clubs who are currently registered with Swim Ireland. In particular and most importantly the accreditation programme focuses upon attaining and keeping pace with best practice if not leading in areas of best practice with cutting edge ideas. The Clubmark Programme is Swim Ireland’s toolkit to monitor the standards of all clubs throughout Ireland across the following key areas: Membership Club Governance and Administration Activities Club Development and Planning Communication,

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Vikings Meet Liam Tancock, current 50M Backstroke World Record Holder

4 members of Viking Swimming Club, and coach Sonia, attended a Backstroke Clinic at the NAC today, with the current 50M Backstroke World Record Holder, Liam Tancock. The event was organised by Trojan SC, who invited other clubs to attend.  Liam conducted a 2 hour session of drills, starts and techniques. A very enjoyable morning was had by all, we look forward to seeing the girls put their new knowledge into practice!!

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