20 Jun 2017
The industrious UCD Swim Team have just completed the 2nd leg of the Mare Nostrum in Barcelona showcasing performances which saw two out of seven swimmers securing spots in the B finals.
Our team of seven swimmers Alex Melennec, Dean Power, Darragh Greene, David Prendergast, Jane Roberts, Andrew Moore and Kate Kavanagh strapped on their wings and competed amongst current World and Olympic medalists in their pursuit of placing UCD on the world stage.
David Prendergast started Day 1 off in style by stopping the clock at 27.52 in the men’s 50m Backstroke which secured him with a spot in the afternoons B final. The men’s 50m Breaststroke then saw Darragh Greene, Andrew Moore and Dean Power post times of 28.7, 30.1 and 31.6 respectively. First up for the women was Kate Kavanagh in the 100m Backstroke with a time of 1:07.02, Kate then went on to clock a 27.90 in her 50 m Freestyle event. Jane Roberts stepped up on the blocks shortly afterwards in the women’s 100 Fly finishing with a time of 1:05.9. The afternoon concluded with David’s B Final touching the pads with a time of 27.06 to finish in 6th place.
Day 2 got underway with Kate Kavanagh qualifying for the afternoons B Final of the 50m backstroke with a time of 30.50 seconds. Kate, a 1st year architecture student from Salthill Galway, improved on her morning swim and went on to post a time of 30.20 taking 6th place in her final. The men’s 100m fly was next on the agenda with Andrew Moore punching in a time of 57.3, with the final race of the day seeing Alex Melennec hitting the pads in 1:56.02.
With the Barcelona leg completed, our Swim Team now travel by bus on to the final leg of the Mare Nostrum to Canet, France where racing will take place this Saturday and Sunday. You can follow their journey on Twitter @UCDswimming <http://ucd.us15.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e165109311c5d119ecefa6f6f&id=e04a54402c&e=3a3095ab1b> or catch all the events of the Mare Nostrum by using the hashtag #mareswim <http://ucd.us15.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e165109311c5d119ecefa6f6f&id=1912ffa27c&e=3a3095ab1b>