A small team of swimmers competed at the Elgin A.S.C. meet held at Buckie Leisure Centre on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st February. They were Hannah Craig, Clara Douglas, Jemma Grant, Beth McIntosh, Lois Milne, Rachel Taylor, Findlay Douglas, Matthew Smith, Thomas Holmes and Peter Holmes. Although it was an icy journey the temperature started to warm up once the swimmers started to haul in the medals. The following won in their age groups:
Garioch Amateur Swimming Club travelled to the Edinburgh International Age Group Championships 13th to 14th February. This was their first ‘team’ event since the pool closure but despite the 5am departure from Inverurie their spirits were high. The team of sixteen swimmers comprising Orla Adams, Andrew Bryce, Hannah Craig, Jemma Grant, Thomas Holmes, Peter Holmes, Hazel Johnston, Emily Jones, Alastair Miley, Joseph Miley, Lois Milne, Greig Rennie, David Smith, William Walker, Phoebe Whitehead and Haillie Wilson did not disappoint. They still managed to collectively gain an approximate 75% strike rate increase thus proving that the recent change in their training programme did not seem to affect their performance.
A small team of Garioch Swimmers attended the Peterhead Graded Meet (On Tour) at Banff Swimming Pool last weekend. Molly Carlier, Hamish Cooper, Clara Douglas, Findlay Douglas, Abbey Freer, Beth McIntosh, Nicole Mowat, Owen Robinson, Matthew Smith and Jessica Thomson did themselves proud. The honours consisted of only one medal – Beth McIntosh took 3rd place in the girls 14 & over 100m Backstroke – but the swimmers were delighted to take 27 personal best times from 42 swims and showed great team spirit, enthusiastically (and noisily!) supporting their team mates.