Tuesday, March 31, 2015

First Medals Won at #SNAGS2015

The Scottish National Age Groups Swimming Championships kicked off this evening at the Aberdeen Aquatics Centre with Heat Declared Winners being crowned for the girls 1500m and the boys 800m freestyle events.

Arbroath St. Thomas swimmer, Sophie Smith, smashed the 13 years age group record by almost six seconds, taking gold in 17:36.99.

Young Iona MacLeod of Dundee City Aquatics, started her National Age Groups campaign well securing gold in the 11 years age group category with a time of 18:54.45.

In the 800m freestyle, Stephen Milne (Perth City) swam a good, controlled race taking victory in the 17 years and older category in 8:04.72. Milne, the Commonwealth Games silver medallist in 4.200freestyle, looked in good shape ahead of the British Championships in London, which are less than two weeks away.

The full results service from the meet can be found at http://www.swimscotland.co.uk/meets%2015/SNAGs15/

Full gold medal results from this evening were:

Girls 11-12 years 1500m freestyle:

Iona MacLeod, Dundee City Aquatics – 18:54.45

Girls 13 years 1500m freestyle:

Taylor Bartlett, South Lanarkshire – 19:35.64

Girls 14 years 1500m freestyle:

Sophie Smith, Arbroath St Thomas - 17:36.99

Girls 15 years 1500m freestyle:

Nikki Miller, South Lanarkshire – 17:43.64

Girls 16 years 1500m freestyle:

Eilidh Grant, Dundee City Aquatics – 18:02.66

Girls 17 years & over 1500m freestyle:

Eilidh Duthie, City of Aberdeen Swim Team – 17:33.69

Boys 11-12 years 800m freestyle:

Sean Craigmile, East Lothian Swim Team – 9:59.55

Boys 13 years 800m freestyle:

Keir Buchanan, South Lanarkshire – 9:22.71

Boys 14 years 800m freestyle:

Daniel Ferguson, West Lothian – 9:10.57

Boys 15 years 800m freestyle:

Duncan McKinney, City of Glasgow Swim Team – 9:10.63

Boys 16 years 800m freestyle:

Scott McLay, Perth City – 8:44.05

Boys 17 years & over 800m freestyle:

Stephen Milne, Perth City – 8:04.72

The Scottish National Age Groups Championships has attracted over 900 athletes and  the event runs until 5 April with the evening session (finals) being streamed live from 1st April at www.scottishswimming.com/live. The morning and afternoon heats can be followed with our CoverItLive feed, which can be found at  www.scottishswimming.com/snagslive

Photos from the event can be found on our Flickr page: https://www.flickr.com/photos/scottishswimming/sets/72157651687515295/

Session times for the event are as follows:

Tuesday 31st March

  • Evening Finals:     From 17:00

Wednesday 1 – Sunday 5 April

  • Morning Heats:     From 08:30         
  • Afternoon Heats:  From 13:00         
  • Evening Finals:     From 17:15         

More information about the event and daily summary reports can be found at /snags or www.facebook.com/scottishswimming

The event can also be followed on social media by using #SNAGS2015 as hashtag, as well as on Scottish Swimming’s website, www.scottishswimming.com.  And to bring all social media coverage together in one place check out www.swimbuzz.co.uk