The fastest swimmers in Ireland gathered for the Irish Schools’ finals in the National Aquatic centre in Dublin last weekend for two days of highly competitive and sporting swimming. Wallace High had a large team of eight senior swimmers competing in the various sections.
Chris Rowland, competing in his first finals, swam magnificently to record a three second personal best in the 200m Individual Medley. Year 8 pupil Adam Mathews who has another tow years in his section recorded a PB in the 100m breaststroke whilst Year 11 pupil Logan McCallan also revelled in the atmosphere to record another Pb by 1 and a half seconds in the 200 IM.
Lower Sixth pupil Robbie McFaul came back to form by posting a time close to a personal best as did Jamie Clements in the 200m IM.
Gareth Moore, who represented Ireland last year in the Schools’ Internationals swam brilliantly considering he was very unwell. Reluctantly he was forced to retire on the Saturday having taken part in the 200m IM on Friday evening.
The pick of the swims came from Josh Clements and Lisa McLernon. Lisa made a great return to form to come sixth fastest in Ireland in the 100m freestyle final, whilst Josh was sixth in the gruelling 200m IM and fourth in the 100m breaststroke final, making him the fastest in Ulster. Fourth is always a difficult place to finish but Josh was very content with his swim and was very sporting towards his competitors, an attitude which is typical of the entire Wallace squad.
Last modified: October 16, 2007