West District Long Course Round Two
Cumbernauld Swimming Club members continued their preparations for the Scottish Swimming Age Group Nationals this past weekend as they competed in Round 2 of the SASA West District Long Course Swimming Championships.
This was the first time our swimmers were able to compete at the recently opened Tollcross Swimming Centre in Glasgow, which is where the National Championships will be held at the end of March.
Following on from their successes at the West District Round 1 and the Bellshill Sharks Open meet, our athletes put their best efforts into achieving qualifying times for the national events.
Elle O’Reilly continued to excel by grabbing Gold in both the 50 metre Butterfly and 50 metre Freestyle while settling for Silver in the 50 metre Breaststroke in the Girls Age 15 category. Team-mate and fellow 15 year old Georgia Knox also remained sharp in making 3 trips to the podium, earning herself a Gold in the 200 metre Backcrawl, a Silver in the 200 metre Individual Medley, and a Bronze in the 50 metre Breaststroke.
12 year old Emma Creaney powered her way to a Bronze in the 50 metre Butterfly, earning her first major competitive medal!
For the boys, Michael Flynn threw down the gauntlet in the 1500 metre Freestyle, routing the competition while defending his West District 1500 metre title for the third consecutive year.
Team-mate Kerr Martin continued to sharpen his competitive edge by gaining a Silver in the 200 metre Individual Medley and a Bronze in a tightly contested 50 metre Breaststroke final.
Many of the swimmers, while missing out on the medals, managed to achieve personal best times and more importantly national qualifying times over the weekend.
Well done swimmers!!