The top Irish Junior swimmers competed recently in the Age Group Championships, which were held in Ennis. Swimmers aged from 12 to 16 years from all over Ireland competed for the title of Irish Champion. The Galway Swim Club had excellent results and impressive personal bests on their way to claiming a total of 11 gold, two silver and 14 bronze medals as well as finalists and top 10 best in Ireland rankings in many events.
One of the youngest swimmers on the team John Egan of Carnmore, Claregalway, took the Irish title in the boys Under 13 100m backstroke. His exceptional swim of 1.07.17 was two seconds inside his best time and also earned him a Connacht Record.
As a result of his swim, John was also selected to represent Ireland at the British Age Group Championships to be held in August in Sheffield.