Martin J McGann, Head Coach of Lisburn City Swimming Club pictured celebrating with Daniel Wiffen
Martin J McGann, Head Coach of Lisburn City Swimming Club pictured celebrating with Daniel Wiffen

Head Coach drives Daniel to break the Irish record success

Magheralin swimmer Daniel Wiffen, who is a member of Lisburn City Swimming Club, has had a fantastic season so far and his successes keep coming!

Thursday, 21st November 2019, 2:34 pm

Not only has he broken the Ulster Senior Record, he has also smashed the Irish Junior Record for the 800m freestyle two-weeks ahead of his journey to the European Short Course Championships.

Driven by Martin J McGann, Head Coach of Lisburn City Swimming Club, and recently acclaimed Coach of the Year 2019 at the Draynes Farm and Lisburn City Council Awards, Daniel knocked off and amazing four seconds from the previous record on the last day of the Ulster Short Championships held at Lisburn Leisureplex.

Daniel was also awarded the Recorder’s Trophy for the record broken by the largest percentage.

Both Daniel and coach Martin were delighted with this performance and are looking forward to a bright future and the end of a fantastic year for them both.

Meanwhile everyone at the club also wishes them both every success as they train over the next two weeks before Daniel heads off to Glasgow for the European Championships at the beginning of December with the rest of the Irish team.

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