Monday, July 9, 2018

Successful week at European Deaf Swimming Championships for Scots

The Five Scots who travelled to Poland with the GB Deaf Swimming team last week and returned home with medals won and records set in what was a positive weekend for the group as a whole.

Experienced campaigner Jack McCommish took home a treble of bronze medals while fellow 2017 Deaflympics medallist Shiona McClafferty set a new Scottish Deaf Record in the 100m breaststroke with a time of 1:18.17, She came 8th in that final, and also reached the 200m breaststroke final and the 200m medley final, finishing 7th and 8th respectively. McClafferty was also part of the Women's 4x100m freestyle relay team that came fourth in their final.

McCommish set a Championship record in qualifying for the 50m breaststroke final (29.67), but was beaten into third place in the final despite swimming more than two tenths faster (29.55). His other medals came in the 100m breaststroke and 50m freestyle.

15-year-old Lucy Jordan-Caws, a non-residential Scot, competed in her first major international event and swam superbly to reach the final of the 200m butterfly, finishing fifth with a time of 2:42.58. Inverclyde twins Fraser and Lewis McCulloch also set numerous PBs in Lublin.

Overall the GB team finished seventh in the medal table and recorded the third most improvement in times. In total there were 82 PBs, 18 age group records, three Scottish records, four I.O.M records, seven English records, five British records, two British Relay records, six Relay finals & 34 individual finals.

Full results can be found here