Swimmers from the Cumbernauld Swimming Club descended upon the Matt Busby Centre in Bellshill last Wednesday to compete in the North Lanarkshire Schools Swimming Competition. Swimmers look forward to this competition as it allows them bragging rights throughout North Lanarkshire as well as providing a vehicle to the National Schools Competition in January for those who make the grade.
Michael Flynn turned in a dominant performance in the Boys 15-16 age group, striking Gold in the 400 metre and 200 metre Freestyle events as well as the 100 and 200 metre Backcrawl events. Joining Michael on the podium in this age group were Cameron Creaney with double Gold in the 100 and 200 metre Butterfly and a Bronze in the 100 metre Freestyle, Jonathan Cameron who captured Silver in the100 metre Freestyle and a Brace of Bronze in the 100 and 200 metre Backcrawl events, Cameron Neilson with a double Silver in the 100 and 200 metre Breaststroke and Ben Brown with a Silver in the 400 metre Freestyle.
In the 13-14 year old Boys category Seth Knox turned in a dominant performance with Gold in the 100 and 200 metre Freestyle as well as the 100 metre Butterfly. Teammate Lewis Crosthwaite struck Gold in both the 200 metre Individual Medley and the 100 metre Breaststroke to go with a Bronze in the 100 metre Freestyle, while Matthew McEwan was also a triple medallist with a Gold in the 200 metre Freestyle, Silver in the 100 metre Butterfly and Bronze in the 200 metre Backstroke.
In the Boys 12 and under category Tristan Shepherd and Alfie Smith each swam their way to 2 medals. Tristan struck Gold in the 50 metre Backcrawl and earned a Silver in the 50 metre Breaststroke, while Alfie earned Bronze in both the 50 metre Breaststroke and Butterfly.
Senior statesman Euan McDonald, competing in the 17-19 year age group, made 4 trips to the podium, swimming his way to Gold in both the 00 and 200 metre Backstroke to go with a Silver in the 100 metre Freestyle and Bronze in the 100 metre Butterfly.
The girls were equally competitive throughout the day with several noteworthy performances. Elle O’Reilly, Georgia Knox and Nicole Flynn each bagged a pair of Gold medals. Elle, swimming in the Girls age 15-16 group, struck Gold in both the 200 metre Individual Medley and the 100 metre Butterfly to go with a Silver in the 400 metre Freestyle. while Georgia captured both the 100 and 200 metre Backstroke Gold to go with a Bronze in the 200 metre Individual Medley. Nicole doubled down on the 100 metre and 200 metre Butterfly to go with a Bronze in the 200 metre Freestyle in the girls Age 13-14 group.
Kelsey Corley made 2 trips to the podium in the Age 15-16 group, capturing Bronze in both the 100 metre Freestyle and Butterfly events. Emma Jeffrey added a Gold in the 100 metre Freestyle and Claire Turriff grabbed a Silver in the 200 metre Freestyle. Hazel Lees rounded out the silverware in this age group with a Bronze medal swim in the 400 metre Individual Medley.
Beth Wilson and Hannah Liddle each made 2 trips to the medal stand in the Girls age 13-14 category. Beth swam her way to Silver medals in both the 100 metre Backstroke and Freestyle races, while Hannah powered her way to Silver in the 200 metre Backcrawl and grabbed a Bronze in the 100 metre Backcrawl.
A fantastic day for our local swimmers, many of whom qualified for the National Championships in January! Well done swimmers!
The results and points from the third session of the 2018 Distance Championships are now available on the website.
The fourth and final session of this years championships will take place on Sunday 25th November. Warm-up times will be confirmed later.
Could all swimmers please note that, due to the North Lanarkshire Schools Swimming Championships taking place at Bellshill tomorrow, Premarin for sale All Training Tomorrow Is Cancelled.
The programme and acceptance list for the West District Short Course Championships Junior Age Group are now available.
As always if any swimmers find they are no longer available to participate can the let their coach know as soon as possible.
Session 3 of the Club Distance Championships will take place on Thursday 8th November 2018
Could all swimmers, parents, coaches and technical officials please note that the warm-up for the next session of the club distance champs will be at 17.00 with a 17:45 start to the competition and not 16:00 as previously posted.
Swimmers from Cumbernauld Swimming Club travelled to the Tollcross International Swimming Centre in Glasgow this past weekend to compete in the West District Senior Age Group Competition.
This event features all events in all strokes at distances greater than 100 metres over the course of two days.
For the Boys, Michael Flynn led the medal charge, winning Gold in the Age 15 400 metre Freestyle event as well as a Bronze in the 200 metre Freestyle. Michael also grabbed two Silver medals in the 100 metre and 200 metre Backstroke, and in the process broke an all time Cumbernauld Swimming Club record for the Boys 200 metre Backstroke which had stood for the previous 8 years.
Cameron Creaney powered his way to a Bronze medal in the Age 14 boys 200 metre Butterfly, and Craig Greenock also grabbed a Bronze in the same event in the Boys age 16 and over age group.
Elle O’Reilly was in fine form for the girls, striking Gold in both the 200 metre Individual Medley and the 400 metre Freestyle in the Age 15 category. Teammate Georgia Knox joined her, bagging a Silver in the 100 metre Backstroke as well as a Bronze in the 200 metre Backstroke.
Many swimmers were in fine form and achieved multiple personal best swims, some of whom were competing in their first West District event. Jake Lindsay achieved a personal best in the 1500 metre Freestyle while Ben Brown and Shaun Selbie each swam their way to places in the finals of events.
Well done swimmers! Your hard work in training continues to pay dividends.
The Results and Points Totals for the Club Distance Championships 2018 Session Two are now available.
Also could all swimmers please note that the next session of the championships will be on Thursday 8th November.
Warm-up will start at 16:00 and will be split as we only have 3 lanes at this point. Championships will start at 17:00.
All swimmers are reminded that they are responsible for checking in prior to going on poolside. Failure to do so may result in you being put in a heat other than the one you should be in.
The results and points totals for Session One of the Club Distance Championships are now available.
To view please CLICK HERE.