Seven Garioch swimmers enjoyed great Irish hospitality at the Swim Ulster International Meet in the brand new Aurora Complex in Bangor, taking full advantage of magnificent facilities and high quality competition. All swam well in what was for many the first long course meet of the year, with most swimmers making finals and some taking back highly prized medals.
Congratulations are due to Conner Morrison on his wonderful performances at the recent DSE (Disability Sports Events) National Junior and Youth Swimming Championships in Sheffield. Swimming in the S14 category, Conner won gold in the 200IM, 100 breast and 400 free relay as well as silver in 200 free and 100 back, helping the Scotland team to third out of ten teams. Well done Conner on these well deserved achievements.
Garioch’s young and relatively inexperienced team did extremely well in taking third place at the Elgin Spring Meet at Buckie Swimming Pool. In the 10-11 category, Finley Cousins and Isla Johnston both swam really well in the physically demanding 200 fly to achieve bronze, with Finley taking 33 seconds off his previous best, whileNicole Ogg continued her excellent performances in freestyle events by taking bronze in the 200 free.
"While his younger team mates were competing in the Elgin Spring Meet in Buckie, senior Garioch ASC swimmer David Smith (21) was taking part in the Silver City Blues Masters annual meet.
Garioch’s youngest swimmers were in action at the Peterhead Graded Age Meet, where there were some very impressive performances throughout the day, with 10 swimmers achieving personal best times in each of their races and plenty of medals being won.