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Her swims have been breathtaking

Our sponsored local swimmer, Niamh Robinson recently travelled to the Isle of Man, to compete for her second claim club Southern ASC.  Here, she attended the annual AXA Isle of Man Swimming Championships.  Whilst this could be considered exciting enough, Niamh has had confirmation that she is eligible to compete internationally for the Isle of Man.  So, her current season’s sights are now set on the possibility of representing the Island at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, to be held in Glasgow in July. Wow! 

Niamh was involved in seven individual and four team events over the course of the weekend, each driven by the desire to impress the Isle of Man selectors.

In each of the individual races, she qualified fastest for the final.  Whilst not winning them all (some she made a tactical withdrawal to save her strength), she did set (take a deep breath as this will take some time) four new Championship and Junior Island Records; destroyed the opposition by finishing over five, seven and even eight seconds faster than her nearest rivals; set nine new personal bests; achieved two Commonwealth Games qualifying times, three National Age Group qualifying times, seven Lancashire County and Northwest Regional Age Group qualifying times; ranked herself as second in the UK for her age group in the 100m breaststroke, first in the UK in her age group for the 100m individual medley, first again in the 50m breaststroke, fourth in the 100m butterfly, and seventh in the 200m backstroke.  So that was a medal toll of thirteen gold and two silver.

Niamh and her family recently wrote that they ‘would like to thank T.P Properties for their continued support with her swimming, without their assistance these results would be extremely difficult for her to achieve due to the entry, travel and accommodation costs at these competitions.’ Niamh it’s a pleasure!

Niamh’s coach at Pioneer ‘79 Amateur Swimming Club in Lancashire, Mike Wilson, all of her team mates and everyone here at T.P Properties wish her the very best of luck in her attempts to be part of the Commonwealth Games.  Though our fingers and toes are firmly crossed, sadly this is not enough.  In order for her to be considered for this prestigious international competition the final decision rests with the Isle of Man Commonwealth Games Committee which will convene in April.  It will be a nerve wracking wait until then.