Scottish Summer Meet Report
A select group of Cumbernauld Swimmers made the journey to Aberdeen last weekend to compete in the annual Scottish National Summer Meet. Entrance to this meet is by invitation to the top 15 swimmers in each age group in the country per event, and is the final long course event of the season for Scottish Swimming.
Our swimmers acquitted themselves tremendously over the weekend, punching well above their weight and were well in the mix for medals in each event they entered.
Nicole Flynn got the show on the road for the local club on Friday, attacking the 200 metre Butterfly with abandon and powering her way to a Silver medal in the girls age 13 category! Elle O’Reilly qualified for five swims and swam well enough to reach the finals in 3 of them in the girls age 15 category.
Craig Greenock was in fine form in the boys 17-18 category, striking Gold in the 50 metre Butterfly, Silver in the 100 metre Freestyle and Bronze in the 100 metre Butterfly while also gaining a 4th place finish in the 50 metre Freestyle and a place in the 200 metre Freestyle final.
In the boys 15 year old category, Michael Flynn powered his way to Gold in the 800 metre Freestyle and qualified for 5 other finals, earning 3 top 5 finishes with 3 personal best swims. Kerr Martin swam himself into 7 finals and earned a hard fought Bronze in the 100 metre Breaststroke and top 5 finishes in the 200 metre Individual Medley and 200 metre Backcrawl.
14 year old Cameron Creaney enjoyed a superb weekend, grabbing Silver in the 50 metre Butterfly along with Bronze in both the 50 metre Freestyle and 100 metre Butterfly, while also qualifying for two other finals.
Seth Knox battled his way to a Silver medal in the 100 metre Freestyle while competing in the boys age 13 category, also qualifying for finals in both the 50 metre Freestyle and 50 metre Butterfly. Teammate Callum O’Reilly competed in the 13 year old boys 50 metre Backcrawl.
Euan McDonald returned from holiday to compete in the age sixteen 100 metre Backcrawl, earning a spot in the finals and swimming a personal best time.
Well done on your achievements swimmers. This meet capped a highly successful competitive season for the club and marks the start of a short summer break for the club with the exception of Craig Greenock, Michael Flynn and Cameron Creaney, who will travel to Sheffield next week as they earned invitation to the British National Swimming Championships. Best of luck each of you!!!