Swimmers from the Cumbernauld Swimming Club journeyed to the Tollcross International Swimming Centre this past weekend to compete in Round 1 of the West District Long Course Championships. This typically presents a new set of challenges to our swimmers, who are accustomed to the 25 metre distance and must make significant adjustments to their individual swimming. In spite of the challenges involved, our young swimmers rose to the occasion as usual and were competitive in a multitude of events.
14 year old Nicole Flynn captured her first West District Gold in winning the 100 metre Butterfly and narrowly missed another in the 200 metre Butterfly, settling for the Silver. 13 year old Emma Creaney made 3 trips to the podium, powering her way to Silver in the 400 metre Individual Medley while earning hard fought Bronze in both the 100 and 200 metre Butterfly. 12 year old Madison Gallacher earned herself Silver medals in both the 100 metre Butterfly and Freestyle events, while also reaching the finals of the 100 metre Breaststroke. 11 year old Eireann Ferris had a great swim in the 100 metre Backcrawl which earned her a place in the finals as well.
For the boys, Cameron Creaney swam his way to Silver in both the 100 metre and 200 metre Butterly events, while also earning places in the 100 metre Freestyle and Backcrawl finals. 16 year old Michael Flynn powered his way to Silver in the 400 metre freestyle, being out-touched at the end, and also swam in the 100 metre Backcrawl final. 18 year old Craig Greenock sprinted to a Silver in the 100 metre Butterfly while 11 year old Andrew Brackenridge grabbed a hard earned Bronze in the gruelling 200 metre Butterfly. 11 year old Ewan Stevenson swam well enough to earn a spot in the 100 metre Butterfly final while 13 year old Matthew McEwan grabbed a spot in the 100 metre Backcrawl final.
A tremendous effort by all swimmers over the weekend. Particularly gratifying was the tenacity and fearlessness with which our young swimmers attacked some of the most difficult swims. In spite of many swimming long course for the first time, many of the youngsters entered the 400 metre Individual Medley and the 200 metre Butterfly and acquitted themselves extremely well.
Great job swimmers, keep working as we prepare for Round 2!
The dates for the Club Sprint and Distance Championships 2019 have now been released and can be viewed on the appropriate webpage.
Please note that all dates and timings etc are accurate at the time of publication but may be subject to change if circumstances require.
Any and all changes will be notified in a timeous manner either on the website or facebook page.
The West District Long Course Age Group Championships Weekend 1 programme and acceptances are now available.
To view the programme please CLICK HERE.
To view the acceptances please CLICK HERE
As always if any swimmer finds they can no longer participate can they inform their coach as soon as possible.
After Training on Friday 21 December 2018
Evening Training on Monday 7th January 2019
Have an enjoyable break from swimming training* and we hope Santa is good to you.
We Wish all Our Swimmers, Coaches and Parents a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
1. Remember even if you have a few days off training you do not stop being an athlete.
2. Continue with your flexibility and some exercises at home.
3. If you can, arrange to go out with someone for a short walk or run each day.
The programme and acceptances for the Christmas Sprints are now available.
The meet has been heavily oversubscribed which has resulted in a large number of reserves and rejections. With this in mind if any swimmers find they can no longer participate can they inform their coach as soon as possible so that any reserves can be notified.
Session Four for the Annual Distance Championships took place last night. The results and final points totals are now available.
To view the Results and Points then please CLICK HERE
Congratulations to everyone who took part in this years Championships and we look forward to seeing you at the awards night which will be confirmed at a later date.
After a period of discussion, between the Head Coach, coaches and executive committee, the Head Coach has now published her Squad Structure Document. This change has also required changes to the training times of all the squads. The documents in question are available by clicking on the appropriate links below:
These changes take effect as of Sunday 02 December 2018.
Any questions should be directed to your squad coach in the first instance.
The younger members of the Cumbernauld Swimming Club made the journey to the Tollcross International Swimming Centre in Glasgow over the weekend to compete in the West District Junior Age Group Short Course Championships. The Junior Age groups are designed for swimmers between 11 and 13 years of age.
Eleven year old Madison Gallacher came well prepared for the competition and led the charge throughout the weekend. After the water had settled, she had earned herself a Gold in the 100 metre Butterfly, Silver in the 200 metre Freestyle, Bronze in both the 100 metre Breaststroke and Freestyle, a 4th place finish in the 200 metre Individual Medley and a 5th in the 200 metre Breaststroke, all in Personal Best times!!
Eva Noble, age 12, earned herself an 8th place finish with a personal best swim in the 200 metre Butterfly.
In the age 13 category, Nicole Flynn finished 4th in the 400 metre Freestyle and 5th in the 800 metre Freestyle, 2 of her 4 personal best swims over the weekend, while Beth Wilson swam her way to Finals in both the 100 metre Butterfly and Freestyle events.
Eleven year old Dylan McShane grabbed top 10 placements in both the 400 metre Freestyle and 200 metre Freestyle, the latter in a personal best time.
In the boys age 12 category, Matthew McEwan earned places in both the 200 metre Individual Medley and 100 metre Butterfly finals to go with a top 10 placement in the 20 metre Breaststroke with personal best swims in each. Jack Bath joined Matthew in the 100 metre Butterfly final with a personal best swim, and also bagged a top 10 finish in the gruelling 400 metre Individual Medley.
Seth Knox and Lewis Crosthwaite highlighted the boys Age 13 group, with Seth grabbing a 4th I the 100 metre Freestyle final and Lewis earning a place in the 100 metre Breastroke final, both with personal best times!
Many other swimmers recorded personal best times and all gained exposure to top level competition which they will be able to draw on in the future.
Keep up the good work swimmers.
Session Four of the Club Annual Distance Championships 2018 will take place on Sunday 25th November 2018.
The warm-up will start at 17:00 prompt. All swimmers taking part are asked to be on poolside by 16:45.
All swimmers participating are reminded to check in prior to the warm-up. Failure to do so may result in you being withdrawn and subsequently or not being in the correct heat.
Improvers 1 will train at their usual time.
Any swimmers not participating please inform their coach as soon as possible.
The results for the West District Short Course Championships Junior Age Group are now available on the website.
To view the results please CLICK HERE.