UKschoolgames SE team

Five swimmers were selected to represent the Scotland South and East team at the 2016 UK School Games. Archie Goodburn, Fraser Allison, Jonah Walsh, Katy Smith, Roisin Ramsay and coach Craig Mitchell made up a strong part of the team of 26 swimmers and staff. The UK School Games were held at Loughborough University from 1-4 September, although the swimming competition itself was run out of Ponds Forge International in Sheffield, a pool which all the swimmers were familiar with as they had been competing there at the British Summer Championships at the end of July.

 

The UK School Games is a multi-sport event for elite young athletes of school age from around the United Kingdom. The event seeks to create an inspirational and motivational setting that provides young sports people with the opportunity to thrive and perform at the highest levels, against some of the best competitors in the country. The competition re-enforces the experience of Olympic and Paralympic Games complete with Opening and Closing Ceremonies.

 

Every Warrender swimmer brought home a medal which was a fantastic achievement! The breakdown of the medals can be seen below and the girls combined to break three Scottish Junior Records in all three of their relay events.

 

Roisin Ramsay                - 200 Fc Bronze, 4x 100 Fc Relay Gold, 4 x 100 Medley Relay Gold, 4 x 200 Fc Relay Gold

Katy Smith                      - 100 Fc Silver, 4 x 100 Fc Relay Gold, 4 x 200 Fc Relay Gold

Archie Goodburn             - 200 IM Silver, 4 x 200 Fc Relay Bronze

Jonah Walsh                    - 4 x 200 Fc Relay Bronze

 Fraser Alison                   - 4 x 200 Fc Relay Bronze

 

In an absolutely thrilling race, Scott Quin tonight took silver behind British team mate Aaron Moores in the SB14 100 Breaststroke at the Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro.

After breaking the Paralympic record in the heat with a new best time of 1:06.65, Quin gave world record holder Moores the fight of his life to finish within 0.03 of him in the final, to take the silver medal.

Well done Scott, we are all so proud of you!!!

 Scott RIO

 

In December 2015, Club member Neil Ferguson, suffered a serious stroke which changed his life at the age of 13. Inspired by Neil´s friends and Age Group Squad swimmers Ruaridh and Callum (and their dads) who took part in the Stroke Association Resolution Run, Cati decided to swim the 10 km at the Great Scottish Swim on Friday 26th August. This was her first 10 km as well as being her first ever swim in a Scottish loch. Congratulations on taking on this challenge Cati for such a great cause!
 
 

Welcome to the new season of swimming! I hope everyone had a fantastic summer, and that you are all feeling inspired by our Team GB athletes competing in Rio!

All of our squads are now back in the water, with many new faces (swimmers and coaches) getting used to their new schedules.

Over the next few weeks I will be running squad meetings for parents. This will allow you to hear a little more about your squad and give you the opportunity to ask any questions which you may have. Your squad administrator will notify you of the time and place for your meeting in due course.

The first event on our calendar is our Club Championships. You will have received some information about this already and you will get more detail as we get closer to the time.

I look forward to getting around to visit all of our squads over the next couple of weeks and I hope everyone has a very successful season of swimming!

Laurel Bailey Head Coach