Famous Five to make a splash for Killarney

Head coach Erin McNulty, Lara O’Brien Leahy, Cathal Mackey, Ella Cremin and Aoibhinn Heinemann. Missing from photo is Sarah Quirke

Five members of Killarney Swimming Club will compete at the Irish Summer National Championships this month.

Aoibhinn Heinemann, Lara O’Brien Leahy and Sarah Quirke will compete at the Irish National Age Groups Championships at the University of Limerick from July 11-14.

Aoibhinn will compete in the 50m free, Lara in the 200m back and 100m back and Sarah in the 200m breast.

Meanwhile, Ella Cremin and Cathal Mackey have qualified for the Irish Youth and Senior Summer Nationals at the National Aquatic Centre in Dublin from July 23-27.

Over the five days of competition, Ella will compete in 200m fly, 50m free, 100m fly, 200m IM, 100m free, 200m back, 100m back and 400m.

Cathal will compete in the 200m back, 50m free, 100m fly and 100m back.

All swimmers achieved qualifying times between January and June for their events, which has allowed them to qualify for nationals.

The group has teamed up with Kingdom Swimming Club and Ballybunion Swimming Club and has been training in Tralee up to time times per week since the end of May under the guidance of their head coach Erin McNulty and Kingdom head coach Ger McDonnell and his team.

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