Swim Ulster Schools Championships

Well done to our Swimmers Max McPherson, Tara Bergeron, Ella Shaw, Sophie Shaw, Jack Finn, Ciara Brown & Ronan Diamond who competed in the Swim Ulster Schools Championships at Aurora, Bangor on Saturday & Sunday.
Max made the 100m Butterfly final, and Tara came 6th in the 200IM. All the swimmers got PB’s and loved the tough experience against the best swimmers in Ulster. A special shout out to the year 8’s who had their first Rainey swims.
Thanks to Swim Ulster, staff and parents who helped the pupils enjoy a fab event 🏊‍♂

Swim Ulster School’s Cup & Championships 2018

The following are the results of the swimmers representing Rainey Endowed School –
Max McPherson reached the 100 metre Fly final and was placed 8th (looks like it was a PB but would need to check with his coach from Ballymena Swimming Club (Louise) or Max).  He was 17th in the 100m Freestyle.  Looks like another PB;
Tara Bergeron came 6th in the 200m IM (PB) and 15th in the 100m Freestyle (PB);
Ciara Brown – 2 PBS in 100m Backstroke and 100m Freestyle;
Ronan Diamond – 2 PBS in 50m Freestyle and 50m Breaststroke;
Jack Finn – PB in the 50m Backstroke and finished 19th;
Ella Shaw – 2 PBs in the 100m Breaststroke and  100m Freestyle;
Sophie Shaw – 16th in the 50m Breaststroke and PB.
Fantastic results by Rainey Endowed School considering in some events there were over 100 competitors from all the schools in Northern Ireland.

All Ireland Swimming Success for Simon

Simon Matterson



As a result of obtaining the qualifying times for both the 50m Butterfly and Backstroke events at the Swim Ulster Schools meet in October 2015, Simon Matterson attended the Irish Schools Finals competition which was held in the National Aquatic Centre in Dublin. The best Swimmers from all 4 provinces in Ireland were represented at Under 11 and Under12 age Groups.


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Rainey Swim News

Congratulations to our swimmers who competed in the Swim Ulster Schools Championships. Many of the Rainey competitors achieved personal best times and thoroughly enjoyed their swims in the 50m Bangor Aurora aquatic & Leisure Complex.

We had 3 swimmers make Ulster finals. Simon Matterson – 4th in 50m Butterfly & 5th in 50m Backcrawl, Louis Regan 5th in 50m Breastroke and Hannah Slane 8th in 100m Breaststroke.   The 2 boys have qualified for the Irish Schools Championships.

Many thanks to all the Rainey parents, teachers and helpers over the 2 days.

Missing from the photos are Hannah Slane, Molly Clifford and Rory Bradley.

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