News Report West District Long Course Age Group Championships WE1
The festive period came to an abrupt halt for our Cumbernauld swimmers as they returned to training Monday night after a two week break. The focus was immediately on the first West District Long Course meet of the season on the weekend of 11-12 January. After an arduous week in the pool the team made their way to the Tollcross International Swimming Centre and in spite a lack of concentrated preparation, they acquitted themselves very well!
15 year old Nicole Flynn powered her way to a place in the 100 metre Butterfly final, then captured a Bronze medal in a strong finals performance, while also finishing 4th in the 200 metre Butterfly event.
12 year old Eireann Ferris emulated Nicole in the 100 metre Backcrawl event, reaching the finals and then pushing herself to a Bronze!.
12 year old Darby Patmore and 14 year old Emma Creaney each earned a place in the 100 metre Butterfly finals and swam well in the final.
12 year old Ewan Stevenson powered his way to a Bronze in the boys 200 metre Butterfly while also earning a spot in the 100 metre Butterfly final with a strong swim. Age mate Andrew Brackenridge bagged a pair of 4th place finishes, coming in behind Ewan in the 200 metre Butterfly while also finishing strongly in the 400 metre Individual Medley.
14 year old Luke Johnson earned a place in both the 100 metre Freestyle and 100 metre Breaststroke finals while 15 year old Seth Knox captured a spot in the 100 metre Freestyle final.
16 year old Cameron Creaney had some solid swims, earning places in both the 100 metre Backcrawl and Freestyle finals while finishing 4th in the 200 metre Butterly.
Agemate Cameron Neilson earned himself a spot in the 100 metre Breaststroke final with a strong swim, as did 18 year old Euan McDonald in the 100 metre Backcrawl.
As usual there were a multitude of Personal Best swims, and the team is well positioned for the remainder of the Long Course Season.
Well Done Swimmers!!