The annual GASC Club Championships were held on 17th November 2018 and was open to all members of the club, 63 swimmers participated over the two sessions.
There was definitely a competitive edge to the meet as you would expect but there was a huge emphasis on fun, team building and inclusion.
MC Dave and his new sound system were banging out the tunes that had them rocking in the aisles with the swimmers, coaches, crowd and even the swimming pool staff throwing some shapes to Dave’s tunes (He is available for weddings and birthday parties :-). The atmosphere was great throughout the day with many saying that it was the best Club championship they had attended.
Swimmers as young as 7 competed in Freestyle, Breaststroke, Butterfly, Backstroke and I.M events, with distances appropriate for the age. The competition was fierce across the age groups in all events but even more so when the relay events took place at the end of both sessions with coaches Richard, Craig, John and Laura taking charge of an inflatable and a group of swimmers.
For the majority of the younger swimmers they had not had the opportunity to set a time for these events before so there was a lot of excitement to see how all the hard work and training they have put in would work. There were lots of races and categories so the full results have been posted within the Swimmer Info section of the website. A further blog will also be published with details of all the trophies awarded at the presentation evening that took place on the same night at Inverurie Bowling Club
Competing were Laura Allan, Hannah Barnes, Jesseka Beaumont, Catherine Boddie, James Boddie, Anna Body, Tessa Boyd, Abbie Bruce, Layton Burr, Jenna Campbell, Amira Cheyne, Isaac Chirnside, Oscar Chirnside, Alex Clark, Amy Cowan, Rebecca Cowan, Amy Crooke, Ellen Denny, Kayla Dinnin, Imogen Fletcher, Olivia Fraser, Isla Garden, Nathan Geddie, Ceri Gillespie, Nula Gow, Libby Griffith, Jamie Hay, Craig Ingram, Ellie Ingram, Abbie Killoh, Ellen MacDonald, Gwen MacDonald, Johanna Mackenzie, Catriona MacLachlan, Kirsty MacLachlan, Anna MacPherson, Kenzie Masson, Ben McLaughlin, Erin McLaughlin, Elizabeth McWilliam, Eden Miele, Kristina Misovicova, Kyle Mitchell, Lucy Mitchell, Cathy Mullan, Nathan Poojary, Hayden Pritchard, Emily Proud, Harry Proud, Keira Rainnie, Fergus Reid, Isla Reid, Finn Scalon, Ava Smith, Miguel Stewart, Ben Summers, Ellie Tetlow, Fraser Tetlow, Katy Tweedie, Libby Tweedie, Mia West, Isabelle Yong and Yasmeen Zarouali.
A fantastic well done to all the swimmers who took part and especially to those who were setting their first competitive times in new event, as ever thanks to all the volunteers, coaches and in particular the parent helpers who may have had a go at helping out for the first time, we hope you enjoyed it.
“The more you believe in yourself, the faster you’re going to get”