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Silver City Blues Retain Scottish Masters Championship Trophy

On the 19th and 20th of April the club competed in the Scottish Masters Championships in Edinburgh. A fuller report will follow but the highlights were as follows.

The club retained the top club trophy, winning it for a 20th time in the 23 occasions it has been contested.  REN 96 were runner-up with Heart of Midlothian in third.

We won too many medals to list here but special mention goes to Kelly McIntosh, Audrey Cooper, Chris Ferguson, Martin Snape, Andrew Evans, Bert Philip and Farqhuar Macrae who all won the best in age category awards.

The Meet was notable for the number of records that the club members amassed. By our counting there were 24 Scottish Masters records spread amongst Kelly McIntosh , Laura Robertson, Chris Ferguson, Bill Reid (3), Martin Snape (5), Audrey Copper (5) and topped off with a massive 8 for Farqhuar Macrae. Four of Audrey’s records were also British Masters records and among these the 400 I.M. was a European Masters record.

Further awards were announced at the Championship dinner that evening with Kevin Reynard winning the top men’s 50 metre backstroke trophy with Martin Snape and Audrey Cooper winning the equivalent for men’s 50 metre breaststroke and women’s 1500 freestyle respectively. Martin and Audrey were named as the winners of the Scottish Masters Decathlon’s while Chris Ferguson was in third place.

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Inter-Continental Dual-Meet March 2019

On Sunday the 10th of March, Silver City Blues took part in it’s first Inter-Continental Dual-Meet with Grand Prairie, Alberta, Canada. An idea thought up by Bill Nash of the Grand Prairie Club to enable his swimmers to compete in real-time against other clubs without having to travel to location. It was the intention to […]

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High Places for SCB Swimmers in the British Masters Decathlon

The results of the 2018 British Masters Swimming Decatlon have now been made final and confirms good results for a number of Silver City Blues swimmers. Audrey Cooper finished in third place and this achievement was shared by Martin Snape. With over 2100 swimmers ranked in the men’s event and over 1700 in the women’s […]

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SCB Are Top Club At Inverclyde Masters

The club continued its winning ways at the Inverclyde Masters Meet on 21st/22nd September with lots of great swims from the assembled team of Audrey Cooper, Bronwyn Farr, Alison Findlater, Dianne Fraser, Ailsa Main, Gill Main, Kelly McIntosh, Alison Pirie, Brian Bain, Adam Caton, Chris Ferguson, Bill Forbes, Pete Long, Greg Smedley, Martin Snape and Dave Sutherland. Among […]

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The Late Late News!

Scottish National Masters Championships  2018 Tollcross  Glasgow The view of the trophy at the end of the social. After some concern that the club was under threat of losing the top club award at the Scottish, a fantastic team effort resulted in the club dominating the event once again  – winning the trophy with more […]