Laois Marlin’s Swimmer Heads for Glasgow

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Nicole is heading for Glasgow to compete in the world Paralympics.              Nicole

 

She will be competing in the 400m Freestyle, 100m Breaststroke, 50m Butterfly, 50m Freestyle, 200m Individual Medley and 100m Freestyle.

All events are being broadcast live on www.Glasgow2015.com

Best of luck Nicole.

Being Michael Phelps !

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Michael Phelps

 

Michael Phelps began swimming at the age of five. As a kid, Michael was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD). At the age seven, he started swimming partly because he could release all that extra energy in the pool. At first, Michael was scared to even put his face in the water but before long he was swimming competitively. When he was 11, Michael Phelps met his long-time swimming coach, Bob Bowman, who knew right away that Phelps had what it took to be an exceptional athlete.

He became the youngest male to make the U.S. swim team in 68 years, and revealed that he ate 12,000 calories each day during the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Olympic Glory

At the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Michael Phelps won eight medals – including six golds! Four years later at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, Michael took his game to a hole new level as he completely dominated. Michael made history by being the only Olympic athlete to ever win eight gold medals! Not only did he win eight golds, he won each race in world-record fashion. At the 2012 London Olympics, Michael won his 19th medal, making him the most adorned Olympic athlete ever. No doubt, Michael will go down as one of the greatest (if not best) Olympians ever!

 

See why …https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTbbnhnnMQU

Galas for Term 3

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Below is a list of Galas that the club will attend in the 3 term of the season:

March 21 – 22 Leinster LC Open Champs

March 28 Laois Marlins Club Gala

April 12 Trojans Gala (Open for juniors and seniors lanes 1 & 2 only)

April 26 Leinster Open Division 2 Gala

April 30, May 1 – 3 National Long Course TBC

May 23 – 24 New Ross

May 29 – 31 Leinster Division 1

June 13 – 14 Wexford

June 25 – 28 I.A.G. Division 2 Limerick

July 15 – 19 I.A.G. Division 1

 

Look forward to seeing you all there.

Irena