Author: Oisín McNamara
Limerick Community Games Swimming
2 Swim Competitions (you must be living in Limerick):
B swim is Sunday 1st March 2020 4pm-6pm Askeaton pool
A swim is Sunday 15th March 2020 4pm-6pm Askeaton pool
The ‘A’ competition – the winner from each event at County goes forward to the National Finals. The National Finals are Saturday 30th & 31st May in the University of Limerick Arena pool.
The ‘B’ competition – this is open to all areas and finishes with a County competition. It is for those trying it for the first time or those who only want to do it for ‘a little fun with a challenge of getting into semi-finals or finals’.
List of Events – You can swim in 1 individual swim and 1 relay.
U8 25m freestyle (U8 B competition is 1 width only)
U10 25m freestyle or backstroke
U12 50m freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke
U14 50m freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly
U16 50m freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly and a County only
U16 breaststroke in A competition
U13 relay 4 x 25m freestyle – A competition only
U16 relay 4 x 50m medley (each swimmer swims 1 of the 4 strokes) -A competition only
Do I have to dive? No – you can start in the water, at the pool edge or on the starting blocks.
We’ve never swam in a race, how do you start? We demonstrate how we start the race, using a whistle start.
The relay for the B competition is a Primary school competition. You can be from different areas, but you must be attending the same Primary school. It is for boys or girls or mixed and there is no age limit. Just gather 4 people, you can have up to 2 subs too. How do I take part? Contact your local Community Games Committee, or text Mary, 087 6330673 for your local area contact.
New for 2020 – 1st & 2nd in US Final of the A swim will go to the National Finals.