Cumbernauld Open Age Group and Senior Meet News Report

here Cumbernauld Amateur Swimming Club played host this past weekend to the annual Cumbernauld Open Age Group and Senior Meet, which was held in the Tryst Sports Centre and attended by clubs from throughout the Scottish Amateur Swimming Association West DIstrict. Our swimmers were very enthusiastic about this meet, as it represented a transition from the multitude of long course meets they had experienced since the start of the New Year. Thirteen year old Cameron Creaney led the medals charge, capturing a total of 6 Gold Medals in the 50 and 100 metre Backcrawl, 50 and 100 metre Breaststroke, 50 metre Freestyle and 100 metre Butterfly, along with a Silver in the 50 metre Butterfly and a Bronze in the 100 metre Freestyle. Cameron definitely brought his A game this weekend. 13 year old Andrew Murray joined Cameron on the podium for the 50 metre Freestyle as he captured the Bronze. In the boys 15 and older category, Craig Greenock displayed the form which he used to qualify for the British Nationals this summer as he struck Gold 5 times, winning the 100, 200 and 400 metre Freestyle events along with the 50 and 100 metre Butterfly double. Craig also battled his way to the very end in a knockout 50 metre Freestyle race before falling at the final hurdle to earn Silver medal position. 15 year old Michael Flynn was just edged out by Craig in the 400 metre Freestyle as he finished with a Silver. Michael swept the pool in the 100 metre Backcrawl, earning the Gold to go with a Silver in the 50 metre Backcrawl.

14 year old Jonathan Cameron struck Gold in the 50 metre Backcrawl and then finished a close second in the 100 metre Backcrawl, while Cameron Neilson swam his way to Bronze in both the 50 and 100 metre Breaststroke.

The girl swimmers also rose to the occasion, led by Nicole Flynn, who made 3 trips to the podium in the Girls 8-12 year old category, powering her way to Silver medals in both the 50 and 100 metre Butterfly to accompany a Bronze in the 100 metre Breaststroke. Emma Creaney finished just behind Nicole in the Butterfly, thereby joining her on the podium as she battled to Bronze.

Fourteen year old Kelsy Corley sprinted her way to a Bronze in a tightly contested 50 metre Freestyle final.

In the girls Age 15 and above category, Elle O’Reilly grabbed a well deserved Silver medal in the 100 metre Butterfly along with a Bronze in the 100 metre Freestyle, while teammate Nina Johnston reached the podium with a Bronze in the 100 metre Breaststroke.

Even the multitude of medal winning performances doesn’t do justice to the incredible amount of personal bests achieved by our swimmers over the course of the weekend. It was truly an incredible team performance.

On the final event of the day on Sunday the clubs faced off against each other in a 6 person relay event, comprised of a boy and girl from each of the age groups with the exception of the 15 and above. Cumbernauld A Team, represented by siblings Emma and Cameron Creaney, Nicole Flynn, Kelsy Corley, Matthew McEwan and Jonathan Cameron more than held their own in a hotly contested race, eventually earning a Bronze for the host club.

Well done to all those parent helpers and volunteers who made the weekend such a tremendous success, and of course kudos to all the swimmers who worked so hard and swam so well throughout the meet.