Silver City Blues sent it’s largest ever team with 18 swimmers competing a total of 180 swims across three days of competition at Ponds Forge in Sheffield. The club had another very successful event taking 40 medals in all 19 Gold, 11 Silver and 10 Bronze medals.
The weekend kicked off with the gruelling 1500m Freestyle with John MacLean picking up Gold and Brian Bain claiming a Silver. In the same event Audrey Cooper claimed one of her 5 Gold medals and set a new British record along the way. Audrey secured two further Scottish records in the 400m Freestyle and 200m Breaststroke. June Falconer also got her meet off to a golden start with a Scottish record in the 1500m, June also secured a Scottish record in the 400m Freestyle along the way to a tally of 4 gold medals and a bronze.
Scottish Records tumbled in the female 25-29 category with success for Rachael Keir and Laura Robertson. Rachael set 4 new Scottish records in the 100m, 200m and 400m Freestyle and equalled the record in the 100m Butterfly. Laura Robertson won Gold in the 400IM setting a new Scottish Record along the way. Martyn Lawrence also had success in the 25-29 age group in the Men’s event setting 3 new club records in the 200m Freestyle and in both the 100m and 200m Breaststroke.
Keith Dunnett had a busy programme taking on 15 events achieving 5 club records including impressive 100m Backstroke and 400IM swims. Andy Wheeler achieved life time best during whilst swimming an “alternative programme”. Chris J Ferguson set new club records in the 100m Breaststroke. Brian Bain achieved club records in the 1500m Freestyle, 200m Backstroke, 100m Backstroke and 800m Freestyle. Carly Fraser also achieved Club records in the100m Breaststroke and 200m IM. 100m IM, 50m Breaststroke, 200m and Breaststroke. Dianne Fraser picked up two club records in the 100m Butterfly and the 50m Freestyle. Tom Lindsay also secured a club record in the 100m Butterfly.
Bronwyn Farr had some impressive time drops from the Scottish Championships earlier in the year. Jenny Brown had a fantastic swim in the 1500m Freestyle. Dave Edwards improved on his 200m Freestyle and 800m Freestyle results from earlier in the year. Adam Caton set new PBs in the 50m Breaststroke and 100m IM. Scott Gauld achieved new best times in all of his swims.
There was also Relay success for the team with a club record for the team of Rachael Keir, Carly Fraser, Laura Robertson and Dianne Fraser in the women’s 4 x 50m Medley Relay and another golden performance in the mixed 4 x 200m Freestyle relay with superb swimming from Brian Bain, Andy Wheeler, Audrey Cooper and June Falconer. The club secured a further 3 silvers and 2 bronze medals from the relays.
This was the largest tem SCB has sent to the ASA nationals and hopefully you’ll be joining us next year!!
The detailed list of SCB’s results can be found HERE