Cumbernauld Spring Graded Meet 2018 News Report

The Cumbernauld Swimming Club hosted its’ annual Spring Graded Meet at the Tryst Sports Centre this past weekend, which was well attended by a host of clubs from throughout the west of Scotland.

The meet, conducted over two days, has the younger three age groups of 8-9 year olds, 10 year olds, and 11 year olds, swimming on the Saturday while the older age groups up to age 14 competed on Sunday.

10 year old Madison Gallacher led the way for our local swimmers on Saturday with a dynamic performance which brought her Gold medals in both the 100 metre Freestyle and Butterfly along with Silver medals in both the 100 metre Breaststroke and 50 metre Freestyle.  11 year old Emma Creaney also dominated on the day, earning a plaque for exceeding the ceiling in the 100 Breaststroke while adding Gold in the 100 metre Backcrawl and Silver medals in both the 200 metre Individual Medley and 50 metre Freestyle.  Eva Noble also earned two trips to the podium with a Silver in the 11 year old 100 metre Butterfly and Bronze in the 100 metre Breaststroke.

Jamie Glen led the charge in the boys age 11 group with 3 gold medals, topping the podium in the 100 metre Backcrawl along with the 50 and 100 metre Freestyle events.  Ewan Stevenson earned himself 3 Bronze medals in the 50 metre Butterfly, 50 metre Freestyle and 100 metre Backcrawl in the 8-9 year old boys category. He was joined by Adam Donald, who earned a Silver in the 50 metre Freestyle and a  Bronze in the 100 metre Freestyle.  Teammate and age-mate Andrew Breckenridge charged his way to a Silver in the 100 metre Breaststroke.

For the 10 year old boys, Dylan McShane captured Gold in the 100 metre Freestyle and a Bronze in the 200 metre IM, while Alfie Letham grabbed a Silver in the 100 metre Breaststroke.

The older swimmers picked up right where their junior teammates left off on Sunday as they continued the charge for excellence.

For the Girls, 13 year old Beth Wilson and 14 year old Kelsy Corley and 12 year old Nicole Flynn each grabbed three medals, with Beth winning the 200 metre Individual Medley and the 100 metre Butterfly to go with a Bronze in the 100 metre Backcrawl, Kelsy winning both the 100 metre Butterfly and Backcrawl along with Silver in the 200 meter Individual Medley, and Nicole bagging a Gold in the 100 metre Freestyle to go with Silvers in the 50 metre Freestyle and 100 metre Breaststroke.

Other medal winners were Hanna Liddle and Amy Donald in the 12 year old category, Hanna grabbing Gold and Amy Bronze in the 100 metre Breaststroke; while 13 year old Evie Galbraith earned Bronze in the 100 metre Breaststroke and Lucy Patterson battled her way to Bronze in the 100 metre Butterfly.

In the 14 year old girls category, Claire Turriff grabbed Bronze in both the 100 metre Breaststroke and 50 metre Freestyle.

In the boys 12 year old grouping, Lewis Crosthwaite earned a Gold in the 100 metre Breaststroke, a Silver in the 100 metre Butterfly, and a Bronze in the 100 metre Freestyle.  Teammate Scott Cameron tied for the Bronze with Lewis in the 100 metre Freestyle, added another Bronze in the 100 metre Backcrawl, and finished off his day with a Silver medal in the 200 metre Individual Medley.

13 year old Jonathan Timmons also made 3 trips to the podium, winning Silver in both the 200 metre Individual Medley and 50 metre Freestyle and a Bronze in the 100 metre Backcrawl.

Jonathan Cameron charged is way to Gold in the 50 metre Freestyle final, besting teammate Finley Keenan , who also won Silver in the age 14 100 metre Butterfly, and Murray Kennedy turned in a very solid swim to grab Silver in the 100 metre Breaststroke.

A fantastic weekend for our local swimmers!!  Well done swimmers and coaches!!