Tralee Swimmer In Programme Aiming To Send Team To 2024 Olympics

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Grace Reidy

A TEENAGER with Kingdom Swimming Club has been named in the final national squad for the F4-24 Programme.

Grace Reidy (14) will take part in the programme for the Swim Ireland Performance team to develop a group of female athletes capable of qualifying a Female 800m Freestyle Relay to the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.

This would be the first Irish Female Relay team to qualify for an Olympic Games in over 50 years, the last and only occasion being in 1972.

Grace will train in the Limerick hub giving her regular access to long course water time at the UL Sports Complex up to three times per week.

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She will also be supported with a personalised long term athletic development plan with gym sessions working in synergy with her development in the pool.

All this is in conjunction with her club training schedule at home with Kingdom Swimming Club at Tralee Sports & Leisure Complex, under the watchful eye of Head coach Ger McDonnell.

While this is a huge achievement for Graceand a wonderful opportunity for further development as an athlete, it comes with a significant commitment.

After a fantastic 2018/2019 season with Kingdom Swimming Club — which led to Grace being shortlisted for the programme in the first place — she is certainly starting off the 2019/2020 season on a high note.

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