The YFCU’s annual swimming gala took place on Saturday 3rd October 2015 at Greenvale Leisure Centre, Magherafelt. The gala proved to be more popular than ever with over 100 members competing.
Competitors took part in a series of heats with members divided into categories according to age and gender – under 18 male and female and over 18 male and female.
Each heat consisted of members swimming one length of the 25m pool.
The top six times in each category won a place in the finals.
First, second and third place in each category won gold, silver and bronze medals respectively.
Results were as follows:
Under 18 Male
1st - Michael Burgees, Moneyrea YFC
2nd - Aaron Hall, Holestone YFC
3rd - Josh Erwin, Glarryford YFC
Under 18 Female
1st - Jas Hogg, Moneyrea YFC
2nd - Abbie Hunter, Moneymore YFC
3rd - Catherine Minford, Lylehill YFC
Over 18 Male
1st - Mark Johnston, Randalstown YFC
2nd - Michael Marshall, Lisnamurrican YFC
3rd - Gordon Crockett, City of Derry YFC
Over 18 Female
1st - Jade Hunter, Moneymore YFC
2nd - Nichole McConnell, Straid YFC
3rd - Katie Love, Dungiven YFC
The team relay was won by members from Moneyrea YFC who received the Flamingo cup beating off competition from runners up Moneymore YFC and third place Holestone YFC.
This year the David Dunlop cup for best overall performance by a club was presented to Moneyrea YFC.
The YFCU would like to thank Imagis T Shirt production, Newtownabbey, and in particular Ian Simpson who supplied personalised T-shirts for the winners.
YFCU President, Roberta Simmons, announced the winners and handed out the much sought after prizes.