Wednesday, March 30, 2016

First Medals Won at Scottish National Age Group Championships

The Scottish National Age Group Championships kicked off today at Tollcross International Swimming Centre with great racing across all age ranges and a number of records broken.

14 year old Sophie Smith of Arbroath St. Thomas put in a confident performance in the 100m freestyle  turning in 28.25 then powering down the back 50m to take the victory in 58.45 (15 years age category). Katie Robertson of South Ayrshire won silver in 58.60 while Roisin Ramsay of Warrender secured bronze in 59.56.

Another Scottish Youth Squad Member, Keir Edgar, also swam well in the 100m backstroke. The 14 year old representing FIRST touched home in 1:02.03 to take gold in the 15 years age category. Charlie Poole from City of Leicester won silver in 1:02.83 while Calum Chittleburgh of Warrender took bronze in 1:02.98.

Scottish Age Group Records were broken in the heats and finals by Katie Shanahan and Douglas Kelly. Shanahan (City of Glasgow Swim Team) broke the 11 years record in the 50m backstroke posting a time of 32.07, while Kelly (Milngavie & Bearsden) broke the 12 years record for 50m butterfly, touching home in 28.55.

Pending ratification of her time from the Edinburgh International Meet earlier in the month, Shanahan may also have broken the age group record in the 100m freestyle with her time of 1:02.81.

The full results service from the meet can be found at

The Scottish National Age Groups Championships has attracted over 1000 athletes and the event runs until 3 April with the evening session (finals) being streamed live at

Photos from Day 1 of the event can be found on our Flickr page:

Session times for the event are as follows:

Wednesday 30 March – Sunday 3 April

Morning Heats: From 08:30         

Afternoon Heats: From 13:00*      

Evening Finals: From 17:15       

* Earlier starting time on Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd April of 12:50.

More information about the event and daily summary reports can be found at or

The event can also be followed on social media by using #SNAGS2016 as hashtag, as well as on Scottish Swimming’s website,