Bellshill Open, Bellshill (15 & 16 February 2014)
Well done to everyone who took part in the Bellshill Open. This was the first time we had entered the Meet and what an eye opener! The standard was exceptionally high but by heading West, we had the opportunity of experiencing a different venue and coming up against different swimmers. There were some excellent swims with lots of PBs.
Silver: Sophie Hamilton - 200 FLY
Claire Dow - 200 IM
Scottish Schools Swimming Championships, East Kilbride (7 March 2014)
Congratulations to those who made the Scottish Schools finals having qualified at the Edinburgh Schools Championships at the end of last year. Claire Dow, Sophie Hamilton, Fraser Allison, Jonah Walsh and Joe Penman made the trip to East Kilbride to represent their schools.
Well done to Fraser who took silver in the 200 Breast.
Lothian Leagues Round 1, Prestonpans (8 March 2014)
The first of three rounds of the Lothian Leagues took place at Prestonpans on Saturday 8 March.
We had two 10-11 Boys teams but only managed to enter one Girls team which is a pity considering the number of swimmers we have at the moment.
Also in the afternoon session we had one 12-13 Girls team, one 12-13 Boys team & one 14 & over Girls team. Unfortunately we didn't enter a 14 & Over Boys team as no-one responded to the email.
The morning session produced 11 PBs and some very close to their PBs, so some great swimming. A special mention to:
- Cameron Alexander for swimming ‘TOO FAST’ in his 100 IM, going outside the time band to produce a 6.5sec PB
- Scarlett Donald for taking 7secs off her 200 FREE
- Carla Lovell who had a great 100 IM taking 5secs off her time
- Daniel Penman for taking 4secs off his 200 FREE with a super swim
There were great swims from Charlotte Drainer, Angus Skakle & Emily Mander in the 200 FREE, all achieving great PBs. Charlotte & Angus also swam another PB each in the 200 IM a short time later which was brilliant. We also had some super relay swims.
At the moment we don’t know what positions our teams are lying but we should find out in Round 2 which takes place on 12 April.
Well done swimmers!
Individual places are as follows:
2nd: Carla Lovell - 100 IM
Cameron Alexander - 50 FLY
Boys 'A' freestyle relay (Angus Allison, John Mander, Cameron Alexander,
3rd: Daniel Penman - 200 FREE
Carla Lovell - 50 BREAST
4th: Boys 'B' freestyle relay (Ted O'Connor, Jack McInally, Gregor Watson, Felix Hale)
5th: John Mander - 50 BACK
Adele McDaid - 50 FLY
6th: Felix Hale - 200 FREE
1st: Emily Mander - 100 BACK
Joe Penman - 100 FLY
2nd: Angus Skakle - 200 FREE
Joe Penman - 50 BACK
3rd: Boys 12-13 freestyle relay (Angus Skakle, Logan Dow, Aryan Singh, Joe Penman)
4th: Girls 14 & over freestyle relay (Anna Andrew, Emily Mander, Sofia McCorkindale, Aurea Crolla)
5th: Angus Skakkle - 200 IM
Sophie McCorkindale - 200 IM
Logan Dow - 100 BACK
Portabello Mad March Meet - Prestonpans (15 & 16 March 2014)
This Meet was heavily oversubscribed and unfortunately many swimmers didn't get the chance to swim. However, for those that did, it was a fantastic weekend with lots of PBs; more Scottish National Age Group consideration times, and several medals. Places included:
Gold: Fraser Allison - 200 IM
Bronze: Fraser Allison - 50 BACK
Fraser Allison - 200 BACK
Jocelyn Low - 200 IM
Boys 12-13 Medley relay (Joe Penman, Fraser Allison, Jonah Walsh, Angus Skakle)
Boys 12-13 Freestyle relay (Joe Penman, Angus Skakle, Jonah Walsh, Fraser Allison)
ELST Novice Meet 2014
We had 14 swimmers accepted for this novice gala, 13 of whom took part and there was some super swimming.
The morning session was for the 8 & under & 9 year olds who swam 25 FLY & 50 of the other strokes. We had 4 swimmers in this session all swimming in four events. For some, this was their first external competition. The swimmers managed 13 PBs, 4 medals & 1 speeding ticket!
Gold: Ines Donald – 25 FLY
Michael Skakle – 50 BREAST
Silver: Michael Skakle – 25 FLY
Michael Skakle – 50 FREE
4th: Lewis Allan Brown – 50 BREAST
6th: Michael Skakle – 50 BACK
Speeding Ticket: Ines Donald – 50 BREAST
In the afternoon, 9 swimmers, age 10 and over, took part. Again all swam four events over 50m. There were 16 PBs with many of the other times just short of new PBs. No speeding tickets this session but another 4 medals.
Gold: Tom Eccles – 50 BREAST
Silver: Ted O’Connor – 50 FLY
Aidan Bain – 50 BREAST
Bronze: Ava Harrison – 50BACK
4th: Tom Eccles – 50 FLY
Gregor Watson – 50 BACK
6th: Ted O’Connor – 50 BACK
Ted O’Connor – 50 BREAST
Well done swimmers!
The latest Anderson & Huntley Cup results from 2 March, together with the recipients of 'Speed Awards' can be found here
Results of the 400m Trophy and the Knight Trophy can be viewed by clicking here
Fiona & Lana