Omagh Leisure Complex hosts Grammar and Secondary Schools Swimming Championships

Published: 15th December 2015

More than 80 students from six Omagh post-primary schools took part in the 8th Annual Grammar and Secondary Schools Swimming Championships at Omagh Leisure Complex on Thursday 26 November 2015.

The format of the competition included events for club and non-club participants, all competing for the coveted Male and Female Omagh Credit Union Shields.

Competition for gold medals was a close call in all events but for the Junior Club races it was extremely tight with Tiernan McClean from Drumragh College finally securing first place and picking up gold in all three club events.

In the Intermediate Non Club Swimmers section, Conor O’Brien, representing Omagh Christian Brothers School won three gold medals for three different disciplines as did Louise MacLaine who represented Omagh High School in the Senior Non Club Swimmers section.

The Senior Swimming Club Girls section saw Clare McGlone, representing Sacred Heart College, successfully win three gold medals for three different disciplines.

Following the individual events, Loreto Convent Grammar School was in a healthy lead and after winning all four final relay races the school clinched the coveted Female Omagh Credit Union Shield for the eighth year in a row.  Sacred Heart College followed in second place, Drumragh College finished in third place and Omagh High School achieved fourth position.

Overall winners of the Male Omagh Credit Union Shield went to Omagh Christian Brothers Grammar School, winning the title back from Sacred Heart College to make it the seventh time for the school to be named overall winners in the male section. Drumragh Integrated College came in a close second while third and fourth place was awarded to Sacred Heart College and Omagh High School respectively.

Speaking about the 8th Annual Grammar and Secondary Schools Swimming Championships, Deborah Maxwell, Omagh Leisure Complex Manager said:

“Omagh Leisure Complex was pleased to organise the 8th Annual Grammar and Secondary Schools Swimming Championships enabling local students to take part in a competitive swimming gala.

Event participants competed with great enthusiasm and sportsmanship, making it an enjoyable and successful event for all involved.”

Ms Maxwell also thanked school teaching staff for their assistance with event time keeping on the day.

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