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Cumbernauld Spring Graded Meet News Report

Cumbernauld Swimming Club played host to swimming clubs throughout the West and East of Scotland at its’ annual Spring Graded Meet at the Tryst Sports Centre this past weekend. On Saturday the younger age groups took centre stage, competing in 8-9, 10 and 11 year age groups.
Several of our young swimmers were on form on the day and achieved some incredible results. 9 year old Logan Moffit managed to bag a Gold in the 100 metre Breaststroke, Silvers in both the 100 metre Freestyle and 50 metre Butterfly, and Bronze in both the 200 Individual Medley and 50 metre Freestyle, an incredible 6 medals on the day!
Euan Neilson led the charge for the 10 year olds with Gold in both the 100 metre Freestyle and Butterfly while also earning a pair of Silver medals in the 50 metre Freestyle and 200 metre Individual Medley. Age mate Aaron King powered his way to a Silver medal in the 100 metre Backstroke as well as earning Bronze in the 100 metre Freestyle. Keir Russell grabbed a Silver in the 100 metre Breaststroke and Adam Merrick a Bronze in the 100 metre Backstroke event.
Alicia Thomson was on form for the 10 year old Girls as she grabbed the Gold in the 100 metre Butterfly, while Olivia Russell made 2 trips to the podium by powering her way to a Silver in the 100 metre Freestyle and a Bronze in the 200 metre Individual Medley.
In the 11 year old Boys category teammates Ewan Stevenson and Andrew Brackenridge shared the glory, with Ewan capturing Gold in the 50 metre Freestyle and 100 metre Backstroke, and Andrew earning his brace of Gold in the 200 metre Individual Medley and 100 metre Freestyle. Adam Donald also earned a podium spot with a Bronze in the 100 metre Butterfly.
In the girls group, Eireann Ferris was on form with a Gold in the 50 metre Freestyle and Silver in the 200 metre Individual Medley, while Niamh Reilly also earned a Bronze in the 100 metre Breaststroke.
In the final event of the day on Saturday, a 6 person cannonball relay, the Cumbernauld A team of Rebecca Waters, Logan Moffit, Olivia Russell, Euan Neilson, Eireann Ferris and Ewan Stevenson took the Gold in a hotly contested and exciting race.

On Sunday it was the turn of the older swimmers in the club to outdo the standard set by the youngsters the day prior, and they were up to the challenge.
Sophie McIlwraith led the charge for the 12 year old girls by winning the Gold in the 100 metre Breaststroke. Darcy Headley struck for Silver in the 100 metre Backstroke as well as a Bronze in the 100 metre Breaststroke and Darby Patmore earned a Bronze in the 100 metre Butterfly. In the boys category, Oliver Cairns bagged a Gold in the 100 metre Backstroke, while Dylan McShane earned a Silver in the 200 metre Individual Medley along with Bronze in both the 100 metre Freestyle and Breaststroke events.
Three of the 13 year old girls reached the podium, with Niamh Pollock earning a Silver in the 200 metre Individual Medley and Eva Noble a Bronze in the 100 metre Butterfly, while Emma Creaney earned herself a pair of Bronze in the 100 metre Freestyle and Breaststroke events.
Jack Bath led the charge for the 13 year old boys with an incredible performance, earning Gold in the 50 metre Freestyle, 100 metre Breaststroke and Backstroke, as well as a Silver in the 100 metre Freestyle! Tristan Shephard powered his way to Gold in both the 200 metre Individual Medley and 100 metre Butterfly and Jack Lewis also made 2 trips to the podium with a Silver in the 100 metre Butterfly and Bronze in the 100 metre Backstroke. Callum King captured the Silver in the 100 metre Breaststroke as did Sean Parker in the 50 metre Freestyle. Matthew McEwan (Bronze-100 Freestyle) and Nathaniel Lewis (Bronze-200 Individual Medley) also earned podium places.
The 14 year old girls also attended the medal party, with Nicole Flynn leading the way with Gold in both the 100 metre Breaststroke and 50 metre Freestyle. Hanna Liddle powered her way to Gold in the 100 metre Backstroke, and Alexandra Lang earned 4 medals on the day, a brace of Silver in the 200 metre Individual Medley and 100 metre Butterfly, and a pair of Bronze in the 50 and 100 metre Freestyle. Hanna McSheffrey rounded out the girls category with a Silver in the 100 metre Breaststroke.
Luke Johnson was the sole 14 year old Boy medal winner, earning Gold in both the 100 metre Backstroke and 200 metre Individual Medley.
As was the case on Saturday, the final event of the day was a 6 person relay, and once again the Cumbernauld A Team of was victorious, with Cumbernauld B Team earning the Silver.
Well done swimmers for some fantastic performances throughout the weekend!