Aberdeen Aquatic Centre provided the venue for The 2014 City of Aberdeen Swim Team Grand Prix, with many of the country’s best swimmers being challenged by a strong City of Manchester team and a number of up and coming Irish swimmers including 13 year old sensation Antoinette Niamt (remember that name!). Garioch’s best were also there, with many making finals and vying for medals. Hannah Miley, back from 3 weeks’ altitude training, achieved 6 gold medals, 2 silvers and a bronze, swimming strongly throughout an exhausting week-end. Brother Alastair Miley swam well to win a bronze in the 400IM.
Inverness Aquatic Centre was the venue for the first meet of the season for Garioch’s junior and senior swimmers as they competed in the North District Open Championships. A strong squad showed fine form throughout the week-end, with a number of medals being won and numerous PBs achieved.
Seven members of Garioch Gators attended the recent gala for swimmers with Sensory, Physical and Learning Disability. With 150 swimmers from all over Scotland, competition was intense over the 10 disability time bands. The 7 Gators swimmers returned with 7 medals and several PBs. Ewen Dundas, silver 50m butterfly, Amelia Maude, gold 25m front crawl and gold 25m Breaststroke, Andrew Stirling, bronze 25m butterfly, Colin Telfer, silver 25m Breast stroke, Scott Gauld, silver 25m backstroke, Kirsty Matheson, PB and Charlotte Macdonald, PB.