17th April 2019

Seven pupils participated in the Scottish National Age Group Swimming Championships which were held at Tollcross International Swimming Pool in Glasgow from 27th-31st March.  This is the primary national swim meeting of the year for young Scottish swimmers and qualifying to participate is a great achievement.  Over 1,100 swimmers participated, representing 102 Scottish clubs and selected clubs from across the UK and as far afield as Dubai.

Stella McCardie (SI) had a very successful meet, becoming a double Scottish champion, in the 100m Fly and 200m Fly, amongst a haul of 2 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze medals.

Emilia Rae (SII) qualified through heats to reach two finals, and our other pupils performed very well, recording multiple personal bests (PB), in both individual and team relay events.  Full results below:

Stella McCardie (SI), girls 11-13: 
•100m Fly - Gold & Scottish National Age Group champion (PB)
•200m Fly - Silver & Scottish National Age Group champion (PB) - the gold medallist in this race was a non-Scottish guest swimmer, so Stella is awarded a further gold medal and the Scottish title
•1500m Free - Silver (PB)
•800m Free - Bronze (PB)
•50 Fly - Bronze (PB)
Stella also finished 4th in the 400m Free, 5th in the 400m Individual Medley and 7th in the 200m Free, with personal bests in all swims.  Stella also represented her club, REN96, in 3 relay events.

Emilia Rae (SII), girls 11-13:
•200m Breast - 5th (PB)
•100m Breast - 7th (PB)
•50m Breast - 14th
Emilia also represented REN96 in 3 relay events.

Lewis Heasley (SV), boys 17-18:
•50m Back - 14th
•100m Back - 20th

Oliver Patton (SI), boys 11-13:
•200m Back - 28th
•100m Back - 35th
Oliver also represented his club, Inverclyde ASC, in 2 relay events.

Matthew Heasley (SII), boys 14:
•100m Back - 42nd

Ashley Blyth (SIII) represented Inverclyde ASC in 3 relay events and Alistair Currie (SI) represented Inverclyde ASC in 2 relays.

Congratulations to all our young swimmers - qualifying to swim at SNAGs puts them amongst the very top young swimmers in the country.

St Columba's School Kilmacolm

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