Three gold medals for McCartney at ‘Bangor Sizzler’


Ellie McCartney once again lit up the pool at the weekend, this time at the Aurora Leisure Centre for the Bangor Sizzler competition. Having finished her AS level examinations earlier in the week, the Ards based swimmer decided to compete in the 100m breaststroke, 200m individual medley, the 50m freestyle and her first-ever competitive 200m […]


Lakelanders look forward to final after third successive win


The final round of the AquaSprint at the Lakeland Forum on Saturday evening saw the Enniskillen Lakelanders go into the meet hoping to add to their wins in the previous two rounds. A strong Newry & Mourne team lay in their way but the Fermanagh swimmers clinched victory with 205 points to the 195 of […]


Ellie smashing her PBs at Dublin Super Series event


Ellie McCartney swam three events in Swim Ireland’s new Super Series at the National Aquatic Centre in Dublin on Friday last. It was the 16 year old’s first short course meet since December last year. Ellie spent the week leading up to the event as part of an invited squad on a camp at the NAC, training […]


Swimmers Cora and Ellie in Irish national squad


TWO top swimmers in the county have been selected for the Swim Ireland National Panel Performance Pathway. Lakelanders swimmers Cora Rooney and Ellie McCartney are to receive special training when they join Ireland’s brightest prospects which include current and prospective international champions as they are guided towards upcoming events like the 2021 Europe and World […]


Remembering the Enniskillen man who swam to Scotland…


ENNISKILLEN’S renowned long distance swimmer Ted Keenan has been recognised for his North Channel swim, way back in 1973. Ted was only the third person ever to conquer the North Channel swim between Ireland and Scotland. Now, the man who swam the original  ‘triple crown’, the English, North and Bristol Channels, (he’s one of only […]


Swimmer Ellie’s taken to the lough for training


  LOCKDOWN hasn’t bothered swimmer Ellie McCartney too much. The talented Enniskillen swimmer has been concentrating on her training routine in novel ways. Recently she has taken to Lough Erne to put in the hours needed to be an elite swimmer with Ireland. Now she’s heading to Spain with her mother Mary for a short […]


Big medal hauls for McCartney and McManus


The 2018 Irish Summer Nationals took place last week in Dublin with swimmers from all over Ireland and Europe and beyond participating. The largest swimming event in Ireland saw 130 events and finals split into almost 500 heats with 4,630 entries by 830 swimmers competing at the National Aquatic Centre. Some 36 clubs from outside […]