Thursday, March 26, 2015

Quin Secures IPC Qualification Time in Glasgow

“To hit the time and have the World Championships here in July is pretty insane. I can’t wait.” Scott Quin

On the opening day of the British Para Swimming International Meet, Scott Quin from Warrender Baths Club won the Men’s 100 Breaststroke title and impressed in both the heats and final.

Quin (SB14) swam under the IPC Swimming World Championships qualification time twice through the day but won the gold medal with a time of 1:07.53 and a total of 963 points. His heat time of 1:07.45 was a British Record.

“I am happy with my swims and my performance today,” Quin said. “This morning I was surprised how I swam myself. I got a bit of a shock but it’s been working really well in training so I was on form for a good swim.

“This evening’s race was just about staying relaxed because this morning I was quite tense so my coach said ‘stay relaxed and enjoy it’ so that was my focus.

“To hit the time and have the World Championships here in July is pretty insane. I can’t wait.”

Karl Forsman (SB5, Sweden) won the silver with a time of 1:34.41 and a total of 910 and Aaron Moores (SB14) won the bronze with a score of 881 after touching in 1:09.57.

In the ‘B’ final of the same event, Garioch’s Conner Morrison (S14) was 10th in 1:16.74/656 points.

Shetland’s Erraid Davies (SB9) made a welcome return to the venue which saw her pick up a bronze medal last summer, but her time of 1:22.26 was outside the IPC qualification standard and she was placed 5th in the 100m breaststroke final (818 points).

Perth City’s Reagan Doig (S14) finished 7th in the ‘B’ final of the event in 1:23.90 (738 points).

James Clegg (Edinburgh University) broke the S12 British Record in the ‘B’ final of the 100m freestyle finishing 2nd overall in 55.00 (793 points). His brother Stephen (S13) who swims with Tranent was 6th in the ‘C’ final with a time of 58.62 (660 points).

Rosie Bancroft (City of Oxford) finished 4th in the 100m freestyle ‘B’ final. The S10 athlete finished in a time of 1:06.29 (747 points).

The British Para Swimming International Meet are taking place at Tollcross, Glasgow between 26 and 29 March 2015. The event is one of the largest open competitions for para swimming and has attracted teams from countries all over the world. The event is also be a key qualification meet for the World Championships and will give athletes a chance to compete at Tollcross ahead of the event.