Thursday, September 01, 2016

Scottish swimmers head to Loughborough for 2016 UK School Games

43 Scottish swimmers representing Scotland North & West and Scotland South & East are travelling down to Loughborough today to compete in the UK School Games 2016, an event that brings together 1,600 of the UK’s best young athletes for four days of sporting competition .

The Games have been a launch pad for many elite athletes. At the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, 150 of the competitors previously took part in the School Games..

Sport England Director of Community Sport, Mike Diaper, said: “The School Games are so important because they’re where our future Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth Games medal winners get a real sense of what it’s like at a major multi-sport competition. By bringing them together at high-profile events like this, we’re giving them a head start over up-and-coming athletes from around the world.

“Loughborough University has a fine reputation for sporting excellence, so it’s a fantastic venue for 2016. I’m certain next year will build on the brilliant finals we’ve had in Manchester, Sheffield and the Olympic Park.”

Loughborough University Executive Director of Sport, John Steele, said: “Loughborough is proud to deliver across the full spectrum of sport, from performance to participation and from coaching to volunteering. With this in mind, I have no doubt whatsoever that we will empower our students, staff and volunteers to help deliver an unforgettable School Games experience for everyone involved. I speak on behalf of all of my colleagues at Loughborough in saying we are relishing the challenge of staging this iconic school sport event.”

Youth Sport Trust Chief Executive, Ali Oliver, added: “The School Games give a true taste of high-level multi-sport competition to the UK’s best school-aged competitors. I have no doubt that Loughborough will continue the excellent reputation this event has now rightly gained.”

There are 45 swimming events in the jam-packed 2016 School Games timetable and this year all the action will take place over one day of competition on Saturday 3 September. Plus, with each race at the Games being swum as a final, it’s sure to be a fast and exciting day out!

Athletes will compete in both individual and team relay events for points. The number of points awarded to each athlete after a race contributes to the overall team total.

Eight teams compete in the School Games representing England NorthEngland CentralEngland EastEngland South, Scotland North & West, Scotland South & East, Ireland and Wales.

For more information on the swimming schedule please click here: http://www.2016schoolgames.com/swimming

Scottish swimmers competing at the 2016 UK School Games: 

Name

Team

Club

Adam Donachie

North & West Boys

Blantyre

Andrew Macintosh

North & West Boys

East Kilbride

Callum Warnock

North & West Boys

Bellshill Sharks

Craig Greenock

North & West Boys

Cumbernauld ASC

Duncan McKinney

North & West Boys

COGST

Joe Watt

North & West Boys

COGST

Kyle Hughes

North & West Boys

Motherwell & Wishaw

Lewis Beagrie

North & West Boys

Hamilton Baths

Marshall Illingworth

North & West Boys

South Ayrshire ST

Scott Gibson

North & West Boys

East Kilbride

Thomas Balfour

North & West Boys

Bellshill Sharks

Alice Alcaras

North & West Girls

COAST / Bridge of Don

Bobbi Greig

North & West Girls

East Kilbride

Hannah Dryburgh

North & West Girls

Aberdeen ASC

Katie Mackenzie

North & West Girls

COGST

Katie Robertson

North & West Girls

South Ayrshire

Megan Niven

North & West Girls

South Ayrshire

Nikki Millar

North & West Girls

East Kilbride

Serena Iheagwaram

North & West Girls

COGST

Toni Shaw

North & West Girls

COAST

Zoe Macdonald

North & West Girls

Milngavie & Bearsden

 

 

 

Archie Goodburn

South & East Boys

Warrender Baths Club

Christian Buchanan

South & East Boys

ELST / Musselburgh

Fraser Allison

South & East Boys

Warrender Baths Club

Greig Rowe

South & East Boys

Carnegie ASC

Jonah Walsh

South & East Boys

Warrender Baths Club

Jospeh Penman

South & East Boys

Inverleith

Keir Edgar

South & East Boys

FIRST / Bo'Ness ASC

Oliver Carter

South & East Boys

Carnegie ASC

Ross Neally

South & East Boys

Trojan ASC

Ryan Retson

South & East Boys

FIRST / Grangemouth

Steven McCormick

South & East Boys

FINS CSC

Anya Reed

South & East Girls

FIRST

Beth Johnston

South & East Girls

BEST / Galashiels

Cara Smyth

South & East Girls

INCAS

Ellie Rielly

South & East Girls

Heart of Midlothian

Emma Govan

South & East Girls

Livingston & District Dolphins

Katie Taylor

South & East Girls

Heart of Midlothian

Katy Smith

South & East Girls

Warrender Baths Club

Keeanna Macinnes

South & East Girls

Heart of Midlothian

Lexie Waller

South & East Girls

Heart of Midlothian

Roisin Ramsay

South & East Girls

Warrender Baths Club

Sophie Smith

South & East Girls

Arbroath St Thomas

Supporting coaching staff attending the 2016 UK School Games:

Name

Team

Club

Role

Aaron Sievewright

North & West

COGST

Coach

Laura Bowie

North & West

Cults Otters

Assistant Coach

Morag Mitchell

South & East

Carnegie ASC

Coach

Craig Mitchell

South & East

Warrender

Assistant Coach

Supporting team staff attending the 2016 UK School Games:

Name

Team

Club

Role

Kim Figgins

North & West

East Kilbride

Team Manager

Shannon McCleland

North & West

Dumfries Dolphins ASC.

Assistant Team Manager

Dawn Calvert

South & East

Aquanauts Livingston

Team Manager

Laura Muncey

South & East

Kinross Otters

Assistant Team Manager

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