Hamilton Aquatics - Irish Nationals

Eleven Hamilton Aquatics swimmers took part at the Irish Age Group & Summer Open Championships. The championships took place at the National Aquatic Centre in Dublin, Ireland between Wednesday 20th July and Sunday 24th July 2016.
The swimmers from Hamilton Aquatics have used this competition to provide an opportunity to swimmers who need an end of season meet. The team was mixed nationalities with swimmers who did not have other home national meets to attend, as well as two Irish swimmers at their home nationals. 
Full team: Cameron Matthews (15, South African), Cameron Oliver (20, South African), Victoria Bergeli (13, Norway), Richard Kozhabayev (15, British), Bea Varley (12, British), Maria Iorini (14, Italian), Caroline Castella (15, Denmark), Jakub Karl (16, Czech Republic), Lucy Agnew (17, New Zealand), Sean McNicholl (14, Irish) and Roisin McElligott (14, Irish).
Hamilton Aquatics had a great team success;

  • o Gold Medals - 11
  • o Silver Medals - 6
  • o Bronze Medals - 2
  • o Finals – 31
  • o Event PB Percentage – 86%

Please see individual achievements below;

Day 1 Finals

  • o Jakub Karl – Gold – Open 400m Freestyle – 3:59.22
  • o Richard Kozhabayev – 4th – 14/15 200m Breaststroke – 2:35.45
  • o Cameron Matthews – Gold – 16/17 200m Breaststroke – 2:24.34
  • o Sean McNicholl – Gold – 14/15 100m Backstroke – 58.69


Day 2 Finals

  • o Maria Iorini - 9th – 15/16 200m IM – 2:30.49
  • o Sean McNicholl – Silver – 14/15 100m Freestyle – 53.82
  • o Jakub Karl – Gold – 16/17 100m Freestyle – 51.95
  • o Cameron Matthews – Silver – 16/17 100m Freestyle – 52.63
  • o Cameron Oliver – 4th – 18/O 100m Freestyle – 51.65
  • o Lucy Agnew – Silver – 17/O 100m Backstroke – 1:04.64


Day 3 Finals

  • o Maria Iorini – 8th – 15/16 100m Butterfly – 1:08.20
  • o Sean McNicholl – Gold – 14/15 200m Freestyle – 1:57.25
  • o Jakub Karl – Gold – 16/17 200m Freestyle – 1:51.47 (FINA B QT)
  • o Cameron Matthews – 4th – 16/17 200m Freestyle – 1:57.60
  • o Lucy Agnew – Silver – 17/O 200m Backstroke – 2:17.68


Day 4 Finals

  • o Sean McNicholl – Silver – 14/15 200m Backstroke – 2:12.23
  • o Richard Kozhabayev – 4th – 15/15 200m Backstroke – 2:21.30
  • o Cameron Oliver – Silver – 18/O 200m Backstroke – 2:06.54
  • o Maria Iorini – 10th – 15/16 200m Freestyle – 2:14.89
  • o Sean McNicholl – Gold - 14/15 100m Butterfly – 58.24
  • o Jakub Karl – Gold – 16/17 100m Butterfly – 56.40
  • o Victoria Bergeli – 7th – 13/14 200m Breaststroke – 2:54.79
  • o Cameron Matthews – Gold – 16/17 – 100m Breaststroke – 1:05.91


Day 5 Finals 

  • o Sean McNicholl – 9th – Open 50m Freestyle – 24.76
  • o Cameron Oliver – 6th – Open 50m Freestyle – 24.31
  • o Maria Iorini – 9th – 15/16 100m Freestyle – 1:01.34
  • o Richard Kozhabayev – Bronze – 200m IM – 2:17.82
  • o Jakub Karl – Gold – 200m IM – 2:06.89
  • o Cameron Matthews – Bronze – 200 IM – 2:10.41
  • o Gold - Men’s 4 x 100 Medley Relay (Camron O, Cameron M, Jakub, Richard)
  • o 6th - Women’s 4 x 100 Medley Relay (Lucy/Victoria/Caroline/Maria)


Head Coach, Ash Morris said; ‘For such a small group of swimmers, we had a fantastic team spirit and amazing success in the pool. Several Irish coaches commented on how impressed they were with the race skills that our swimmers demonstrated. Myself and Stuart were really proud of the group, with some fantastic PB’s and plenty of medals’.


For a link to the full results - http://www.swimireland.ie/live_swim_times/

Well done to all swimmers who took part – a great success! yes