Irish National Championships 2019

This year’s Irish Summer National Championships took place at the National Aquatic Centre in Dublin from Wednesday 24th to Sunday 28th July. 993 swimmers from 126 Clubs were competing and this year Banbridge had an impressive team of 19 swimmers who have worked extremely hard all year and managed to achieve the necessary qualifying times to compete – this is some achievement in itself, for full report click here.

Irish National Championships Division 2

13 young swimmers from Banbridge Amateur Swimming Club competed in the Irish National Championships Division 2 competition which took place in the University Limerick Arena on Thursday 11th– Sunday 14th July.

A record number of 864 swimmers across Ireland were competing over the 4 days and the Banbridge squad were participating in over 20 events in what is rated as one of the most prestigious competitions in the swimming calendar, for full report click here.

End of Season

To see all end of season events please click here

SU Development Gala 4

Swim Ulster will host Development Meet 4 on Saturday 18th May 2019 at Lagan Valley Leisureplex, Lisburn.

Entries should be emailed to by 5pm on Wednesday 8th May 2019.

Session Report  –   Psych Sheet  –   Volunteer Rota

Ards Open Meet 2019

Ards Open Meet will be held at the Ards Blair Mayne Wellbeing & Leisure Centre on Saturday 11th May 2019.

Click here to avail of the gala details.


  • Warm up 8.15 am. Swimmers poolside 8.00 am


  • Warm up at 1.00pm. Swimmers poolside 12.45 pm.

Ulster Long Course Championships 2019

Ulster LC Championships will be held at the Aurora Aquatic & leisure Centre from Friday 26th to Sunday 28th April 2019.

click here to avail of the gala details.

Sessions are as follows:

Warm Up Times Start Times
Day 1
Session 1 8 am 9 am
Session 2 11am 12 noon
Session 3 4 pm 5 pm
Day 2
Session 4 8 am 9 am
Session 5 11 am 12 noon
Session 6 4 pm 5 pm
Day 3
Session 7 8 am 9 am
Session 8 11 am 12 noon
Session 9 4 pm 5 pm

* Times are subject to change.

Templemore Minor Gala

Gala to take place in Lagan Valley Leisure Complex, Lisburn on Sunday 17th February, details as follows:

Session 1 – 8am warm up poolside at 7.45am Session 2 – 11am warm up poolside at 10.45am.

1st to 3rd February Training

Training for the forthcoming weekend due to the Qualifying Gala in Bangor

Saturday Bridge Squad 17:15-18:00  (come in 15 minutes earlier)
Sunday Bridge Squad as normal 10:00-10:45

Saturday JNR Club 16:15-18:00              Sunday JNR Club 09:00-11:00

(Some of the extra time will be used for practice for Aqua Sprints)

Development Lane and those in JP who did not have a qualifying time for the Meet in Bangor same as JNR Club

Platinum Sat 16:15-17:15
Sun 09:00-10:00

Spring Qualifying Meet 1st – 3rd February 2019

Swim Ulster will host the Spring Qualifying Meet at Aurora Aquatic & Leisure Complex from Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd February 2019.

Please note the session times are as follows

Warm Up Start Warm Up
Friday 5.00 PM 6.00 PM
  Warm Up Boys Warm Up Girls Start
Saturday AM 09.00 AM – 1st 09.25 AM – 2nd 10.00 AM
Saturday PM 1.25 PM – 2nd 1.00 PM – 1st 2.00 PM
Sunday AM 09.25 AM – 2nd 09.00 AM – 1st 10.00 AM
Sunday PM 1.00 PM – 1st 1.25 PM – 2nd 2.00 PM

Please note that due to Aurora Swimming Lessons taking place there will be limited space in the diving pool for warm up / cool down.  Swimmers must respect the other users of the diving pool by being quiet in this area and follow the instructions of the centre staff.

Elizabeth Long Trophy

Most promising 11 year old at this years Ulster Age Group Championships, Well done Pearse.


Pearse Rice

Boys 12 & Under Freestyle Relay WINNERS – Well done lads!!


Ben Wilson – Bailey Breen – Noah Breen – Pearse Rice


Lads pulling shapes!!

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