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 …

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.



2015 Galas

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Happy 2015 to all club members.  This year will be a busy one for Galas. Below is a list of planned galas we will participate in:
Leinster Graded
Leinster Distance LC
Leinster Schools,
NAC Charity Gala
Mini Minnows
Leinster LC Open Championship (TBC)
Dip and Dive part two
Local Galas.
I would like to thank the coaching team -Padraic, Rafal, Joe, Derek, David and Tim for their great work and effort with the club and kids. Learning is a continous process and applies to both coaches and swimmers alike – however our common goal is to improve and excel at what we do.

Dry Land Training

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Laois Marlins are heading back to Dry Land training this Wednesday 5th November at 7pm.

The cost is €4.00 per swimmer – please pay Irina on the night. The first session is for the Senior squad members only.

The venue is at the Portlaoise gymnastics club – to get there head out on the Timahoe road from Portlaoise town and take a left into the Lismard Business Park (as if heading towards the NCT centre). The gym is at the end of the road.


085 183 3616