Coach Paul’s 100 Squat Challenge


We trust that you are all keeping well and safe and during the lockdown .

We hope that all swimmers, parents and guardians have now settled into their new routine of home schooling, remote working, dreaming of catch ups with their family and friends as well as getting back into the swimming pool!.

Since our last swimming session on 14th March 2020, it’s hard to believe that we are now in the month of May and there has been no swimming in our lives.

Normally this would be a busy time of year for the club with the Aquasprint galas and preparation for the Club’s own Annual gala.

The Committee had a virtual meeting on Wednesday 6 May, where they discussed amongst other things, staying connected with swimmers, coaches parents and guardians.

As a result of this meeting and to stay connected and spread positivity at this time, we ask that:

– younger swimmers (primary school age P1 – P3): Send us pictures of their rainbow/happy drawings in support of all the key workers.

– older swimmers (P4-P7 & post-primary school age): One of the coaches has set a challenge to beat his time in THE 100 SQUAT CHALLENGE!

NO CHEATING AND FULL BODY WEIGHT SQUATS PLEASE!!!

Parents please send in a picture of your child and their squat time/rainbow picture

There will be prizes for the swimmers in each category who beat the coach and do the fastest time in this challenge.

Closing date for entries is 5.00pm on Friday 29 May 2020.

Please note that the photos will be published on Facebook and our website, so by sending these to our email, info@midulsterswimmingclub.com, you are giving your consent to have these published.

Coronavirus Update

Swim Ireland announces today that all Regional and National competitions originally scheduled to take place between now and the end of this season (August 2020) will no longer take place (further detail on HERE). This decision has not been taken lightly and follows the most recent decrees of both the Irish and UK governments.   

View the entire communication HERE

Coronavirus Statement

Dear Parents and Swimmers,

In line with the latest Swim Ireland advice regarding training, MUASC committee has made the decision to suspend all training until further notice.
Swim Ireland are continuing to monitor the situation and will issue further advice as this becomes available.
We as a committee have not made this decision easily but we do feel that the health of our swimmers and coaches is of paramount importance. We will keep you informed as the situation develops.
We thank you for your continued support.
All galas including Aquasprint have also been postponed.

Kind regards,
The committee members of MUASC

https://www.swimireland.ie/news/coronavirus-covid-19-update-no-3-13th-march-2020

Club Membership Fees

Please refer to Pages 6 and 7 of the Club Constitution (available from the ‘Documents‘ section of this website) for policies regarding membership, registration and fees. Note that ‘No refund of subscription monies will be paid upon resignation from the Club’. Neither can membership be transferred from one person to another. 

PTL Gala v Armagh

Congratulations to all our PTL swimmers on a great win last night at Armagh. Final score was Mid Ulster 622, Armagh 475.
This is our last PTL this season so a big thank you to all our coaches, parents and volunteers for helping out at the galas.
And a special thank you to Conor McGarry (our boy’s Captain) who was swimming perhaps his last PTL. Conor has been been with the club for many many many years (I would say since 6/7 years of age?), has rarely missed a PTL gala, is a joy to coach and is one of the most technically gifted swimmers in Mid Ulster Swimming Club, if not the best! He is undoubtedly the best at backcrawl streamlining! We wish him the best in his future endeavours and no matter what he decides to do, he will do it well. Best of luck Conor, we will all miss you!!

Newry Development Gala

Mid Ulster had another successful swim meet at the Swim Ulster Development Gala in Newry on Sunday 26th January.

4 swimmers were entered over 10 events picking up 7 PB’s and 6 medals.

Jack Finn got 2 PB’s and a gold medal in the 100m Backcrawl.

Michaela Malcolm got 1 PB but a gold, silver and bronze medal in 100m Breaststroke, 50m Butterfly and 100m Freestyle.

Ollie Morriss got 3 PB’s and a gold medal in the 50m Butterfly.

Like Caskey got 1 PB and a silver medal in the 200m Individual Medally.

A great day’s racing.

PTL Gala v Olympia

Well Done to MUASC who won their PTL gala against Olympia last Saturday evening – Mid Ulster 628, Olympia 516. Some fantastic swims! Thank you Olympia Swimming Club for a great gala and thank you to all swimmers and coaches for a great night.

Calendar and Training Schedule Update

Check out recent updates to the 2019/20 Club Calendar and Weekly Training Schedules.

PTL Gala Cancelled

The PTL gala against Limavady, which was to have taken place on Saturday, 23rd November, has been cancelled due to scheduling issues.

Club Swimming Caps

Club swimming caps are now in stock in Sportique, Magherafelt, and are a requirement for all team swimmers when attending PTL or Aquasprint galas.