The 2022 ESB Swimming Club Gala

Two days of competition

1,835 entries

28 clubs

88 relay teams

A final record set with Irish Olympians from Team SMASHED!

It was a record holiday weekend in May at the ESB Swim Club’s 71st Annual Swim Gala. Nearly 1,000 junior athletes took part in the Sportsco Leisure Complex at clubs across Leinster. The observation deck was filled with cheering fans cheering on their young athletes. For many young people

For more experienced swimmers, it was their first taste of competitive swimming. For the more experienced swimmers, it was all about chasing qualifying times for the upcoming National Short Course Championships and, of course, a friendly rivalry between the clubs. A special mention must go to ESB’s victory in the women’s medley relay. The team of Saoirse Dorgan, Aurora Batori, Una Burke and Ellen O’Driscoll broke the club record of 16 years, which had been set by a relay team that included BSE Olympian Aisling Cooney. The ESB swim club is now looking for new junior members. Our Learn to Swim Academy is taking bookings for September and for more advanced juniors there are free trials in May and June. Please contact us at [email protected] Your young athlete could be our next ESB Olympian!