Thursday, March 6, 2014

Scotland’s Youth Team Victorious in Bangor

Scotland’s 43-strong youth squad were runaway victors in the Celtic Duel Nations in Bangor, Northern Ireland, an event which was incorporated into the Swim Ulster International Meet/Dave McCullagh Memorial.

Days One and Two witnessed a tightly contested duel between Ireland and Scotland and all was to play for heading into the Day three races. In a winner takes all style, 3 points were awarded to the fastest swimmer between the two nations with zero points going to second place in each final. A bonus point was also awarded to the scoring athletes who had made the ‘A’ Final, meaning pressure was on from the get-go for athletes to perform in the morning. This made for a weekend of tough and exciting racing between Ireland and Scotland.

Early leaders Scotland were made to battle hard to hold their top spot position, and while Ireland fought to win every point that was on offer on the final night, Scotland in the end proved too strong. The final score finished Scotland: 195 Ireland: 137, with Scotland taking home the Celtic Duel Meet Trophy.

To listen to an interview with lead Coach for the Scotland squad at the event, Steven Tigg, visit our Soundcloud Channel here:

Congratulations to the winning team!