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Scots Make a Major Contribution to Olympic Success

24 August 2016

Scottish Swimming would like to congratulate the Olympic swimmers, divers, their coaches, support teams and families for the outstanding performances in Rio. These 2016 Olympic Games have been the most successful Games for British Swimming in 108 years and Scots have played a significant part.

Future Olympians Welcomed to National Junior Camp

22 August 2016

British Swimming will welcome the next generation of Olympians at a national camp in a new concept that has been developed in conjunction with the ASA, Scottish Swimming and Swim Wales. The camp, which will be held at the Aberdeen Sports Village from 15 – 18 September, will see athletes split into gender and stroke-specific groups as they get the opportunity to come together at the beginning of a new sporting quadrennial.

Jack Laugher seals Olympic Silver

17 August 2016

Jack Laugher completed a historic diving double at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games as he added 3m individual silver to his synchro gold to give Team GB 50 medals. Laugher began his second Olympic campaign in perfect style claiming gold in the 3m synchro and returned four days later to start his individual medal bid.

Scottish Swimming seeks Two Board Directors

17 August 2016

Scottish Swimming seeks committed individuals with a passion for sport in Scotland to fulfil two vacancies on the organisations Board of Directors. Working as part of a team, the successful candidates will have an understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing the sport and possess the necessary leadership qualities to drive the strategic direction of Scottish Swimming.

Scottish Swimming seeks Safeguarding Officer

17 August 2016

Scottish Swimming is looking to contract a Safeguarding Officer to work alongside the Chief Executive Officer and Director of Services to drive forward all wellbeing, safeguarding and child protection activity for Scottish Swimming. As Safeguarding Officer, you will be the first point of contact for dealing with wellbeing; safeguarding and child protection cases and you will work closely with key groups to ensure that Scottish Swimming’s policies are updated in line with legislation

Superb Silver Concludes GBRs Olympic Swimming Campaign

14 August 2016

The Rio Olympic Games have proved to be the most successful for GBR swimmers in over 108 years as a silver medal was added on the final day of the competition to the one gold and four other silvers won earlier in the meet. Chris Walker-Hebborn, Adam Peaty, James Guy and Duncan Scott knew they would be up against a strong quartet from the US, who have never lost the medley relay and indeed Ryan Murphy broke the World Record for his 100m backstroke during the final handing over to Cody Miller in 51.85.

Grace Reid Finishes 8th Overall in Olympic Final

14 August 2016

Two years on from dislocating her shoulder and undergoing surgery Grace Reid from Edinburgh Diving Club has finished 8th overall in the 3m springboard final at the Rio Olympic Games. The 20 year old was the first British female since 1972 to compete in the final of this event and if she had any nerves she did her best not to show them. A couple of over-rotations in the first two rounds saw her in 10th place, but a superb final two dives, a back 2½ somersault, piked (64.50) and forward 2½ somersault, 1 twist, piked (67.50) moved her up the leader board and she finished her Olympic debut in 8th place overall.

Reid Secures Place in Olympic Final

13 August 2016

Grace Reid of Edinburgh Diving Club produced a confident set of dives in the semi-final of the 3m springboard to reach the final of her first Olympic Games. 20-year old Reid nailed her first two dives, with her 2nd round dive, a forward 3.5 somersaults, piked producing a score of 69.75, an improvement of almost ten points from the prelims.

Wallace finishes 8th in Olympic Final

12 August 2016

Back in April Dan Wallace was looking a pretty dejected figure leaving Tollcross in Glasgow after a poor showing at the GB Olympic Trials. Four months later he’s repaid the selectors by winning an Olympic silver medal and finishing 8th in the final of the 200m IM, a remarkable turnaround.

Milne Concludes Rio Campaign

12 August 2016

Following medal success in the 4x200m freestyle Stephen Milne would have been keen to get back in the pool to compete and is wait was finally over today as he took to the blocks for the heats of the 1500m freestyle. Going in lane 1 of the final heat, Milne (Perth City Swim Club) didn’t let the occasion get to him, keeping to his own race plan and finishing 4th in 14.57.23, 10th overall for the event.