Sunday, July 28, 2019

Scots round off British Summer Championships in style

For the majority of Scottish swimmers, the season finished tonight at the conclusion of the British Swimming Championships, taking place at Tollcross International Swimming Centre in Glasgow, and for some it was the opportunity to finish the season on a high.

At the end of the meet, Performance Director of Scottish Swimming, Ally Whike, said:

“This has been an excellent meet with many encouraging performances across all age groups. There has been some excellent racing against tough opposition from all across Britain, and that’s testament to the continued hard work of the athletes and coaches throughout the season.

“It has been particularly pleasing to see the Scottish athletes who represented GB at the recent European Juniors in Kazan, continue to move their events on. I’m sure that after a break everyone will be keen to get back to training as we move towards what will be another important year for our sport.”

One such junior who returned from Kazan and who has continued to make a splash during this meet has been Charlie Hutchison of Ellesmere College. He added to his already impressive medal tally with silver in the 200m backstroke (17/18yrs).

Other Scots from the European Juniors, Emma Russell, Archie Goodburn and Lauren Wetherwell also all made progress in their events over the week.

East Lothian Swim Team’s Stefan Krawiec leaves the meet with five medals, adding two more tonight with gold in both the 200m freestyle (1:58.58) and the 50m butterfly (27.05) in the 13/14yrs age group.

University of Stirling’s Craig McLean won gold in the 19yrs/over 200m freestyle, while Lucy Grieve of South Ayrshire Swim Team took the title in the 100m butterfly (15yrs). Her gold medal was won in 1:00.86.

Other Scottish medallists were:

Cameron Travis (Aberdeen Performance) BRONZE 200m freestyle (15yrs)

Katie Robertson (South Ayrshire Swim Team) SILVER 100m breaststroke (17/18yrs)

Kara Hanlon (Edinburgh University) BRONZE 100m breaststroke (19yrs/over)

Keanna Macinnes (University of Stirling) SILVER 100m butterfly (17/18yrs)

Yasmin Perry (Aberdeen Performance) BRONZE 100m butterfly (17/18yrs)

University of Stirling SILVER 4x100m medley (17yrs/over)

Martyn Walton, Kyle Boyek, Callum Lawrie, Craig McLean


Full results can be found HERE.

The British Summer Championships are being live streamed. The link can be found HERE.