West District Pre-Snags

11 of our swimmers attended the West District Pre-Snags meet on 29th Feb and 1st March. As the amount of scratches for all clubs indicate, this can be a difficult meet to get into as all the best swimmers in the district chase those elusive SNAGS qualification and consideration times.

Our swimmers managed to secure 20 Long Course PB’s or new times from 32 legal swims, with the honour of biggest PB during the meet going to Adam Thomson in the 200m Free with a 17.43 second drop on his old time winning him the Gold Medal.

David Rowan dipped under 30s for his 50m Butterfly, not to be outdone our other Club Captain Sophie posted PB’s in three out of her four swims as did Murray McGhee, while Callum Darbyshire returned to competitive action following his injury at the end of last year to post PB’s in both his events. Emma Johnson posted the most PB’s for the club during the meet with 5 out of 6 swims.

Kathryn White and Aimee Richmond both took on the punishing 400m IM for the first time in a long course pool and both delivered excellent benchmark times.

In the Boys 11-13 50m Freestyle we had 3 out of the top six swimmers, a phenomenal achievement for a club of our size, with Adam grabbing the Bronze Medal, while Evan and Sam dipped below 30s for the first time in a Long Course Pool. Adam then also secured the Bronze Medal in the 100m Freestyle.

Evan continued his good run of swims in the Backstroke events to win the Gold Medal in the 200m, as well as the Bronze in the 50m.

Adam, Evan and Sam also improved on some of their SNAGS qualification/consideration times and with the qualification window now closed have done all they can to get to Aberdeen at the beginning of April.

The full set of results are now available in the members section of the website.

East Kilbride Graded Meet

Everyone that attended the East Kilbride Meet at Larkhall would agree that this meet was very unusual in that everyone on poolside found themselves putting on extra layers!! Due to a fault with the heating the temperatures at poolside had dropped so low you could see the vapour rising from the “warm” water of the pool into the “refreshing” air around poolside.

Our swimmers made the best of the conditions though with several of them posting multiple PB’s – Carmen Hume (100IM, 50 Breast, 50 Fly, 50 Back), Beth McCallum (50 Free, 50 Back), Evelyn Coyle (100 Breast, 100 Free, 100 Back, 100 Fly), Zak Boyd (100IM, 50 Free) and Adam Scott (100 Breast, 100 Free).

In addition we also had PB’s from Chloe Campbell in the 50 Breast, Paige Lazenbury in the 100 Free, Tristian Mathieson in the 100 IM, Abigale Quinn in the 50 Fly and Lewis Forbes in the 100 Free.

Evelyn and Paige also took on the 200m IM for the first time, and the honour of the biggest PB of the day goes to Zak Boyd in the 100m IM with a very impressive 13.02 second PB.

The full list of results is now available in the members section of the website.