West District Short Course Championships Junior Age Group News Report

The younger members of the Cumbernauld Swimming Club made the journey to the Tollcross International Swimming Centre in Glasgow over the weekend to compete in the West District Junior Age Group Short Course Championships. The Junior Age groups are designed for swimmers between 11 and 13 years of age.

Eleven year old Madison Gallacher came well prepared for the competition and led the charge throughout the weekend. After the water had settled, she had earned herself a Gold in the 100 metre Butterfly, Silver in the 200 metre Freestyle, Bronze in both the 100 metre Breaststroke and Freestyle, a 4th place finish in the 200 metre Individual Medley and a 5th in the 200 metre Breaststroke, all in Personal Best times!!
Eva Noble, age 12, earned herself an 8th place finish with a personal best swim in the 200 metre Butterfly.
In the age 13 category, Nicole Flynn finished 4th in the 400 metre Freestyle and 5th in the 800 metre Freestyle, 2 of her 4 personal best swims over the weekend, while Beth Wilson swam her way to Finals in both the 100 metre Butterfly and Freestyle events.

Eleven year old Dylan McShane grabbed top 10 placements in both the 400 metre Freestyle and 200 metre Freestyle, the latter in a personal best time.
In the boys age 12 category, Matthew McEwan earned places in both the 200 metre Individual Medley and 100 metre Butterfly finals to go with a top 10 placement in the 20 metre Breaststroke with personal best swims in each. Jack Bath joined Matthew in the 100 metre Butterfly final with a personal best swim, and also bagged a top 10 finish in the gruelling 400 metre Individual Medley.
Seth Knox and Lewis Crosthwaite highlighted the boys Age 13 group, with Seth grabbing a 4th I the 100 metre Freestyle final and Lewis earning a place in the 100 metre Breastroke final, both with personal best times!
Many other swimmers recorded personal best times and all gained exposure to top level competition which they will be able to draw on in the future.
Keep up the good work swimmers.