A small but strong team of swimmers from Garioch Amateur Swimming Club took advantage of Patrick Miley’s suggestion that they gain some additional Long Course training at the Royal Commonwealth Pool in Edinburgh. Competing at the East District Long Course Open Championships, they were lucky enough to witness some of the biggest names in British Swimming, including our own Hannah Miley.
Garioch’s swimmers enjoyed yet more trophy success, winning the best overall team award in the Dolphin Commonwealth Stars of the Future meet at Aberdeen Aquatic Centre. The team is in unstoppable form at the moment, on this occasion beating 13 other clubs to the top prize. All the swimmers played their part in the victory, gaining great experience of long course competition in a world class facility.
Garioch ASC made it three trophies in a row by taking the Hunting Trophy in Dyce ASC’s annual meet which this year took place in the brand new Aberdeen Aquatic Centre. The medals were shared around in impressive style with 17 swimmers making the podium during the day.
Having won the best team award at the Westhill Invitational Meet the previous week, Garioch’s swimmers did it again, securing the top team trophy at the Ythan ASC Annual meet in Ellon. This event saw our youngest squad swimmers compete – and with great success, winning over 20 medals and achieving many PBs into the bargain.
Westhill Swimming Club hosted the first meet in the new Aquatic Centre at Aberdeen Sports Village, giving Garioch’s swimmers the wonderful opportunity to experience a long course competition in world class facilities. With Scottish National Age Group times up for grabs, a number of swimmers were focused on producing consideration times to enable them to compete back in the same venue in June. Some great swims were achieved and many medals won.