Thursday, March 03, 2016

Dave McCullagh Memorial Meet kicks off Competitive Build Up

#We set high standards at our first Project Ailsa Camp and I'm looking for encouraging steps being taken towards the achievement of season targets" Alan Lynn

Six female swimmers will compete for Scotland under the Project Ailsa banner at the Dave McCullagh Memorial Meet in Bangor, NI from 4-6 March 2016.

Set up to energize and inspire our female swimmers to be ambitious, resilient and excellent, Project Ailsa is a new initiative established in the summer of 2015 to create a positive environment for female swimmers to thrive and fulfil their potential. The trip to Bangor forms part of the competitive build up to the British Championships/Olympic Trials in Glasgow, 12-17 April 2016. 

The small squad will be led by National Coach, Alan Lynn and Morag Mitchell, Head Coach of Carnegie ASC.

Speaking ahead of travel to County Down, Alan Lynn said, "We are expecting some tough competition and therefore the execution of race plans and delivery of process goals is paramount. We set high standards at our first Project Ailsa Camp and I'm looking for encouraging steps being taken towards the achievement of season targets."

Swimmers are: Corrie Scott, Karen Reid, Katie Stark, Megan Briggs, Samantha Caulfield & Jennifer King #thesegirlSSwim 

In addition to the Project Ailsa squad, a small Disability Squad will also be travelling to Bangor to compete in the Memorial Meet, led by Coaches Kris Gilchrist, Bruce Halloran and Sharon Welsh:

Abby Kane
Toni Shaw
Oliver Carter
Stephen Clegg
Connor Morrison
Scott Quin

Good luck to all Scottish swimmers and GB Para Squad taking part this weekend representing various teams! 

For more information about the Swim Ulster International/Dave McCullagh Memorial - please click here 

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