West District Dual Pool AG Meet Report.

A total of 29 swimmers made their way to Tollcross recently, many of whom were making their West District debut. The weekend was hectic, with two pools in action concurrently, but our young swimmers took it all in their stride, showing speed and competitive spirit, evidenced by 63 PBs, with 4 Gold medals, 3 Silver medals, and 7 Bronze medals. Our medallists were: –

Alice Adam: Silver 200m IM

Meghan Ferris: Gold 100m Breast, Bronze 100m Free, Bronze 100m Back

Daniel Letham: Bronze 100m Free

Jack Morrison: Bronze 100m Breast, Bronze 50m Free

Mekaal Rahim: Silver 50m Free

Alex Shepherd: Gold 100m Back, Silver 100m Fly, Bronze 200m IM

Rebecca Waters: Gold 100m Free, Gold 200m IM, Bronze 100m Fly

This helped Cumbernauld to 81 points overall, with points also gained for top 6 placements by Ava Brackenridge, Anna Buchanan, Liadan Howat, Daniel Letham, Lucie McKenna, Luke Mowat, Euan Neilson, Mekaal Rahim, Keir Russell, Logan Russell, and Alicia Thomson.

Swimmers getting personal bests were: –

Camryn Copland 5 PBs, Laura Howat 5 PBs, Mekaal Rahim 5 PBs, Liadan Howat 4 PBs, Gemma Rogerson 3 PBs, Ava Brackenridge 3 PBs, Meghan Ferris 3 PBs, Lucie McKenna 3 PBs, Alex Shepherd, 3 PBs, Niamh Wandrum 3 PBs, Rebecca Waters 3 PBs,  Madison Norris 3 PBs, Alice Adam 2 PBs, Paige Bennett 2 PBs, Harry Boyce 2 PBs, Anna Buchanan 2 PBs, Daniel Letham 2 PBs, Phoebe McLachlan 2 PBs, Jack Morrison 2 PBs, Luke Mowat 2 PBs, Ellie Murdoch 2 PBs,  Alexandru Vasilyos 2 PBs,  Alicia Thomson 2 PBs,  Aaron Hunter 1 PB, Euan Neilson 1 PB, Keir Russell 1 PB, and Logan Russell 1 PB

We also saw great swims from Zoe Griffin, Jamie-Leigh McManus, and a super effort from Niamh Reilly swimming with an injury, showing sheer determination and resilience. Well done everybody on a tremendous achievement. Improvers 2 and District Squad Coach Jennifer said, “We had a very successful competition with lots of PBs. It was a new experience for most of our younger swimmers under the difficult circumstances of the dual pool event, and they swam absolutely outstandingly.”

Thank you to all the coaches enabling our swimmers to get involved, by giving up your weekend, and for your continued support and advice. Special mention to Andrew Brackenridge for turning up and helping to make sure everybody made it to marshalling, and to our technical officials for the weekend, Arleen Tennant, Stuart Glen, Lyndsay Shepherd, and making his debut as a timekeeper, Keith Howat.

Remember, if you can help the club by becoming a timekeeper, or a judge, please speak to, or you can email, Arleen Tennant, on arleen27@googlemail.com. You can also speak to any of the timekeepers and judges to see if it would be for you.

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