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Cumbernauld Spring Graded Meet News Report

Once again the Tryst Sports Centre lived up to its moniker this past weekend as it was the venue for the Cumbernauld Swimming Clubs’ annual Spring Graded Meet.  As always the local swimmers looked to press their home advantage and they certainly rose to the occasion, with more than 200 personal best times recorded by our athletes over the weekend!

Saturday saw the younger swimmers take centre stage, competing in age groups of 8-9, 10 and 11 years for both boys and girls.

For the boys, 9 year old Euan Neilson led the charge, striking Gold in the 100 metre Freestyle and Breaststroke, Silver in the 200 metre Individual Medley and 50 metre Butterfly, and Bronze in both the 50 metre Freestlye and 100 metre Breaststroke.

The Age 10 category was well represented, with Andrew Brackenridge earning Gold in the 100 metre Breaststroke, 100 metre Butterfly and 200 metre Individual Medley along with a Bronze in the 100 metre Freestyle. Alfie Smith reached the podium 4 times, powering his way to Gold in both the 100 metre Backcrawl and 50 metre Freestyle to add to Silver medals in the 200 metre Individual Medley and 100 metre Freestyle events.  Ewan Stevenson finished out the age group with Silver medals in the 100 metre Backcrawl, 100 metre Butterfly and 50 metre Freestyle.

Dylan McShane represented the 11 year old boys with a Gold in the 100 metre Backcrawl and a Silver in the 100 metre Freestyle.

In the Girls category, 10 year old Eireann Ferris powered her way to Gold in the 100 metre Backcrawl and Olivia Timmons earned a Bronze in the 100 metre Butterfly, while 11 year old Madison Gallacher also earned a Gold in the 100 metre Backcrawl and Darby Patmore a Bronze in the 100 metre Butterfly.

Sunday brought another day of quality swimming with the older children competing in the 12, 13 and 14 year age groups.

14 year old Lucy Paterson was in great form, striking Gold in the 100 metre Freestyle and a pair of Bronze in the 200 metre Individual Medley and 50 metre Freestyle events, while 13 year old Hanna Liddle earned a Gold in the 200 metre Individual Medley and a Silver in the 100 metre Breaststroke.

Luke Johnson led the Sunday medal parade for the boys, powering his way to Gold in the 100 metre Breaststroke as well as the 100 and 50 metre Freestyle events, while Callum Ravey also visited the podium with a Silver in the 100 metre Butterfly.

Jonathan Timmons doubled down on Gold in the 200 metre Individual Medley and 100 metre Backcrawl as well as earning a Silver in the 100 metre Freestyle for the Age 14 boys category.  Stephen Rock turned consistency into 3 medals, earning a Silver in the 100 metre Breaststroke as well as Bronze in both the 100 metre Freestyle and 200 metre Individual Medley, while Ben Brown sprinted to Gold in the 50 metre Freestyle. 

Jamie Glenn led the charge for the 12 year old boys with a Gold in the 100 metre Freestyle and a Silver in the 100 metre Backcrawl, while age mates Jack Bath and Matthew McEwan each struck for Silver, Jack in the 100 metre Butterfly and Matthew in the 50 metre Freestyle.

Another fantastic weekend for our Cumbernauld athletes as they continue to progress in their sport.  Well done swimmers! m