Jena Macdougald took two national titles in women’s backstroke events at the Irish Short Course Championships in December, while her compatriot Naomi Trait took silver in the women’s 200m freestyle. The duo’s winning success continued with both athletes taking podium positions at the Irish Open Championships in April.

Jena continued her winning streak with a career breakout swim at the Luxembourg EuroMeet and a podium position in the Women’s 50m backstroke.

At the International Basler Cup in May, Jena won silver in the 50m Fly, 100m Back and 50m Back. Naomi won gold in the 200m IM, and silver in the 100m Free and 200m Free.

UCD travelled to Kilkenny in March for the annual Irish Intervarsities Championships and accumulated the highest points per swimmer of any of the teams in the competition. As a result, UCD earned third place overall.