The YFCU’s annual swimming gala took place on Saturday 8th October 2016 at Seven Towers Leisure Centre, Ballymena.
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 – Josh Erwin, Glarryford YFC
2nd – Robbie Sproule, Derg Valley YFC
3rd – Timmy Hill, Lisnamurrican YFC
Under 18 Female
1st – Amber Doak, Garvagh YFC
2nd – Catherine Minford, Lylehll YFC
3rd – Zara Corbett, Ballymiscaw YFC
Over 18 Male
1st – Jonathan McNaugher, Garvagh YFC
2nd – Mark Johnston, Randalstown YFC
3rd – Michael Marshall, Lisnamurrican YFC
Over 18 female
1st – Nicole McConnell, Straid YFC
2nd – Katie Love, Dungiven YFC
3rd – Teresa Connon, Lisnamurrican YFC
The team relay was won by members from Garvagh YFC who received the Flamingo Cup beating off competition from runners up Derg Valley YFC and third place Lisnamurrican YFC.
This year the David Dunlop cup for best overall performance by a club was presented to Lisnamurrican YFC
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.