Sunday, April 05, 2015

Warrender Retain Top Club Title at Conclusion of #SNAGS2015

With selections for the Commonwealth Youth Games on the horizon it is worth noting that from this meet alone, 12 swimmers achieved the qualification standard

Warrender Baths Club walked away with the Top Club Title at the conclusion of the Scottish National Age Groups Championships which took place at Aberdeen’s Aquatic Centre.

Athletes from the Edinburgh club again performed well today with a number of individual titles being won, which helped the Club to a total of 1125 points.  Just behind them were the team from South Lanarkshire with 1004 points while City of Aberdeen, Carnegie and FIRST made up the remaining top five places.

Amongst the medallists from Warrender this evening were Katy Smith for the 100m breaststroke (15 years age category). Smith also took the bronze medal in the 50m butterfly. Katie Goodburn and Libby Simpson both won bronze medals in the 100m breaststroke in the 11-12 and 13 years age group categories respectively.

Daniel Saunders made a trip to the podium, winning silver in the 100m freestyle (11-12 years category) and Kirsty Armstrong also won silver for the 16 years 50m butterfly final.

In other events Matthew Parks of Edinburgh University put in an aggressive final 50m to take gold in the boys 17 years and over 100m freestyle final. Craig McLean of Carnegie had taken an early lead and looked good for the title, but Parks really powered down his lane and just edged 16-year old McLean to take the title. Parks came home in 51.12; McLean won silver in 51.53 and Cameron Watkins of Edinburgh University the bronze in 52.40.

The trophy for the best performance by a boy 16 years and under went to Cameron Muir of South Ayrshire for his 100m breaststroke (691 FINA points). The best performance by a female 16 years and under went to Erin Robertson of South Ayrshire for her 50m breaststroke, which scored 765 FINA points.

With selections for the forthcoming Commonwealth Youth Games in Samoa on the horizon it is worth noting that from this meet alone, 12 swimmers achieved the qualification standard.

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

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 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 today can be found on our Flickr page:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/scottishswimming/sets/72157651289806227/

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

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