First swim gala held at Omagh Leisure Complex’s new aquatic facility

Published: 24th June 2015

More than 120 children from 30 school teams from the Omagh area took part in the 11th Annual Primary School’s Swim Gala in the new swimming pool at Omagh Leisure Complex on Tuesday 9 June 2015.

Fiachra Donnelly from Roscavey Primary School, Timothy Donnell from Gibson Primary School and Tomas Haigney from St Conor’s Primary School all received 19 points with Tomas achieving the overall male Swimmer Award because of the extra 0.5pts the St Conor’s team received in the relay race. Fiachra and Timothy received joint second overall male swimmers with 19 points.

In the female races, Iona Mills from Omagh Integrated Primary School, Eve Hagenson from St Patrick’s Primary School, Gortin and Anna McGlinchey from All Saint’s Primary School all picked up medals along the way.  Anna from All Saint’s Primary School received 3 gold medals and was placed fifth in the schools team relay race, making her Overall Female Individual Winner with 21.75 points.  Iona was placed second with 21 points and Eve was placed third with 17 points.

When all the individual race points were totalled Omagh Integrated Primary School team was in the lead with 43 points, second place was All Saints Primary School team with 35 points, and third was Omagh County Primary School team with 30 points.

In the final 4 x 25 metre relay race, the Omagh Integrated Primary School team looked in the lead but St Mary’s, Killyclogher with a strong finish, pipped them at the wall taking gold and all 11 points, leaving Omagh Integrated Primary School taking silver and 8 points.

Omagh Integrated Primary School was the top team with 51 points, All Saint’s Primary School team was placed second with 38 points and Omagh County Primary School team was placed third with 34 points.

Chairman of Fermanagh and Omagh District, Councillor Thomas O’Reilly, presented the winning medals and cups to the participants and commended all the swimmers in what was a very close and competitive Gala. The Chairman also thanked the staff of Omagh Leisure Complex for their organisation of the Swim Gala event.

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council Swim Coach and event organisers commented that this was the first time for many of the participants to compete in a Swim Gala and that everybody had performed very well. They also thanked teachers and parents who volunteered at the event and helped with time keeping and recording of results.

 

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