The Cumbernauld Swimmers continued to prepare themselves competitively for the upcoming Scottish National Age Group Championships this past weekend by travelling to Bellshill to sharpen their competitive edge against swimmers from throughout the West District.
Taking every advantage to qualify for the Nationals, our swimmers were in top form throughout the weekend, scoring many personal best times in their chosen events and challenging for medals in almost every event.
Michael Flynn led the charge, capturing a total of 7 Gold Medals in the 400 metre Freestyle, 400 metre Individual Medley, 200 metre Individual Medley, 200 metre Butterfly, 100 metre Freestyle, 50 metre Butterfly and 50 metre Backcrawl while securing 4 personal best times along the way.
Elle O’Reilly was highly successful in the Girls Age 13-4 category, grabbing 3 Gold Medals in the 50 metre Backcrawl, 50 metre Butterfly and 100 metre Freestyle. Nina Johnston made her presence felt in the Age 15 and above Girls category with 2 Gold Medals, 2 Silvers and Bronze. Nicole Flynn fought her way to Gold in the 50 metre Butterfly and 200 metre Individual Medley to go with a Silver in the 400 metre Freestyle.
Hanna Liddle and Emma Creaney joined Nicole in the girls 11-12 category with double medal performances. Hanna captured a pair of Bronze in the 50 metre Breaststroke and 100 metre Backcrawl, with Emma grabbing a Brace of Bronze in the 50 metre and 100 metre Butterfly events.
Georgia Knox was no stranger to the podium either in the girls 13-14 group, swimming her way to Silver in the 200 metre Individual Medley, 50 metre Backcrawl and 50 metre Butterfly along with Bronze in both the 50 and 100 metre Breaststroke events.
Swimmers in the girls age 15 and above were also active in the medal chase, as Neve McFadyen swam her way to Silver in the 50 metre Butterfly and Freestyle as well as the 100 metre Butterfly. Abby Rogerson made 3 trips to the podium, picking up a Silver in the 200 metre Freestyle and a pari of Bronze in the 50 metre Freestyle and Butterfly events, while Mhairi Stewart bagged a brace of Silver in the 50 metre Backcrawl and 100 metre Freestyle.
Callum O’Reilly made his presence felt in the boys 11-12 category, grabbling Gold in both the 50 metre Backcrawl and 100 metre Freestyle along with a Silver in the 100 metre Breaststroke while teammate Matthew McEwan swam his way to Bronze medals in the 100 metre Butterly and 50 metre Freestyle.
Cameron Creaney thrust himself into the medal picture in the boys Age 13-14 group with a 4 medal performance, grabbing Gold in the 100 metre Butterfly to go with Silver in the 50 metre Breaststroke, 50 metre and 200 metre Butterfly.
Swimmers in the age 15 and above Boys category announced themselves with multiple medal winning performances. Sam Glen earned Gold in the 100 metre Butterfly, Silver in the 50 metre Breaststroke and Bronze in the 100 metre Breaststroke. Kerr Martin battled his way to Bronze in both the 200 metre Individual Medley and the 100 metre Freestyle. Euan McDonald joined them on the podium by powering his way to Silver in the 400 metre Freestyle and Bronze in the 100 metre Backcrawl, and Andrew Rock joined Euan on the podium as he battled his way to a Bronze in the 400 metre Freestyle.
Fantastic job swimmers!! Keep up the good work!!
The Acceptances and Programme for the West District Round Two are now available on the website.
As always if any swimmers are unable to participate can they let their coach know as soon as possible.
Also, apologies for the delay in posting this information.
Members of the Cumbernauld Swimming Club National and District Squads travelled to East Kilbride this past weekend to compete in the first round of the SASA West District Long Course Championships.
This was the first opportunity for the swimmers to compete at a Long Course event this year, and it serves as a qualifier for the Scottish National Age Group Championships at the end of March.
While the focus of the event was to acquaint our swimmers with the Long Course Pool and to hone their skills in a 50 metre pool, the chance to race against their opponents throughout the Western Region got the competitive juices flowing.
17 year old Craig Greenock led the medal charge, capturing a Brace of Gold in the 100 metre Freestyle and 200 metre Butterfly and a Silver in the 100 metre Butterfly. Kerr Martin won Gold in the 15 year old 100 metre Breaststroke. Cameron Creaney grabbed a Brace of Bronze in the 14 year old 100 metre and 200 metre Butterfly events, while Michael and Nicole Flynn completed a Silver brother sister act with Michael grabbing a Silver in the 15 year old boys 400 metre Freestyle and Nicole joining him with Silver in the 13 year old girls 200 Metre Butterfly.
Elle O’Reilly grabbed a pair of Silver in the Girls 15 year old Age Group, following up her second place finish in the 100 metre Butterfly with a Silver in the 100 metre Backcrawl while teammate Georgia Knox outpaced Elle to earn Gold in th 100 metre Backcrawl.
It was a good prelude to what is hoped will be a highly successful Long Course season with many outstanding swims and national qualification times achieved over the weekend. Well done swimmers!!
The results for the Stirling Winter Graded Meet are now available.
To view these results please CLICK HERE.
A strong team of swimmers representing North Lanarkshire travelled to East Kilbride on 27 January to compete in the Scottish Schools National Swimming Championships. Swimmers were selected to participate in this competition based on the results of the North Lanarkshire Schools Competition held this past November.
Competing against the best in the country, our swimmers showed their mettle throughout the day, earning many places on the podium and well in the hunt for medals in nearly every event.
Secondary school swimmers can qualify for a maximum of two events while Primary school swimmers are allowed to compete in one event.
Several of our local swimmers earned special recognition for exceptional swims.
Leading the medal charge was Giano Napolitano of Dalziel High School, who earned a Gold medal in the 17-19 year old boys 200 metre Individual Medley and returned to the pool a short time later to grab a Silver in the Boys Open 400 metre Individual Medley.
Thomas Balfour of Brannock High School, Greg Fairbairn of Chryston High School and Cameron Creaney of St Maurices High School each captured two medals. Thomas swam his way to a Silver medal in the 17-19 year old Boys 100 metre Butterfly to go with a Bronze in the 200 metre Butterfly, while Greg sped to a Bronze in a tightly contested 15-16 year old Boys 200 metre Freestyle, only to return and grab Silver in the 200 metre Breaststroke. Cameron Creaney powered his way to a Silver in the 13-14 year old Boys 200 metre Butterfly and a Bronze in the 100 metre Freestlye.
Elle O’Reilly of Our Lady’s High School swam a fantastic race to capture a Silver in the 15-16 year old Girls 100 metre Butterfly, while Aimee-Cara Seggie of Whitelees Primary grabbed a well deserved Silver in the 12 and under Girls 50 metre Breaststroke.
Well done to all team members who represented North Lanarkshire with passion and determination throughout the day.
We have jusrt received the following message from Stirling Swim regarding their swim met this weekend:
With an eye on the weather I just wanted to get in touch regarding the
gala this weekend.
As you may have seen on their website and Facebook page, The Peak closed
early today. However, they have confirmed that the plan currently is
for our gala to go ahead over the weekend. Please keep an eye on the
Peak website and FB pages for further updates. We will also put any
further updates on our club FB Page (Stirling Swimming).
The Peak have also asked me to make you all aware that there is also
another large scale event taking place on Sunday, therefore the car park
will be extremely busy.
At the moment it has stopped snowing and although there is plenty of
snow on the ground, the roads in the Stirling area have all been gritted
and are currently clear. Please keep an eye on weather forecasts for any
The acceptances for the Stirling Winter Graded Meet have now been received and are available on the website.
Please CLICK HERE to view the acceptances.
As always if any swimmer finds they cannot now participate in some or all of their swims can they let their coach know as soon as possible.