Ennis CBS and Knockanean National School were the principal winners in the Primary Schools Gala held recently at Ennis Leisure Complex.
Twenty Primary Schools from throughout Clare participated in the event, which was held to recognise the commitment of the County’s students to developing life-long swim skills and basic lifesaving techniques.
Hundreds of students from 52 primary schools attend swimming courses at Ennis Leisure Complex during each 6-week swim term. They receive certification, called the “Paws Award”, from the Irish Water Safety Association (IWA).
According to Jackie Coote, Duty Manager, Ennis Leisure Complex: “The Swimming Gala, which we hosted free of charge, represented the culmination of the students’ hard work throughout the year. The schools that met the highest standards were invited to compete in the event”.
The Gala was graded into A and B sections. In the A section, Ennis CBS finished on 72 points, ahead of Barefield N.S. (70 pts.), Ennis N.S. (65 pts.), Holy Family N.S. (62 pts.) and Quin N.S. (51 pts.). The winner of the B section was Knockeanean N.S. on 74 points, followed by Clarecastle N.S. (55 pts.) and the Gaelscoil in Ennis (46 pts.)
Meanwhile, dozens of swimmers last week participated in a one-kilometre charity swim in support of people with disabilities. The event was hosted by Ennis Leisure Complex.
Ennis Leisure Complex, located on Highfield Road, features a state of art gymnasium, 25m swimming pool and kids pool, two saunas, and two steam rooms. Further information is available from (065) 6821604.
Dunphy Public Relations