AGM

Warrender Baths Club’s 2016 AGM will be held at The Royal Commonwealth Pool, Edinburgh

 on Tuesday 8th November 2016 at 7.30pm

All members are welcome

The last three weekends have been very busy with the 2016 WBC Club Championships running across four days. This year saw us expand our Novice Championships further, incorporating all of the swimmers in the Benson and Smith squads. These swimmers were lucky enough to get demonstrations from Performance Squad swimmers George Clough, Calum Reid, Mhairi Swanson and Roisin Ramsay. They also had a very special guest, Scott Quin, come to present medals and show off his very own silver medal from the Paralympics! It was fantastic to see the swimmers enjoying themselves and racing up to nine races across the afternoon! Some were racing for the very first time and everyone did a fantastic job.
 
The senior Championships took place at Glenrothes and then Ainslie Park and we had some outstanding early season swims right across the Club. A number of records were broken throughout the Championships and an updated listed of records will soon be published on the website, along with the overall champions for each age group. We managed to get through almost all of the medal presentations at Ainslie Park, with thanks to life members Grant Cook, Ian Wright, Lewis Smith and Gillian Hepburn for coming along to hand out medals. The remainder of the medals will be distributed in training over the next few weeks.
 
Our main weekend of racing was an accredited Level 2 meet, and I must thank all of our officials for giving their time to make sure we had enough numbers to make this work. Swimmers will now be able to use these times for entry into district and national meets. We hope that in 2017 we will be able to get the entire championships licensed and accredited.
 
With 250 swimmers taking part, the Championships are a big event which would not happen without the help and support of our volunteers. A huge thanks must go to everyone who helped to ensure the event ran successfully once again!
 
Please note that the trophies for the top three places in each age group will be handed out at our Annual Awards Night which will take place at Edinburgh Academy on Saturday the 3rd December. We are following the Awards with a Club Disco, so please mark the date in your diary!

 

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