Stirling Swimming Club had its largest number of swimmers qualify for the Central gala this weekend with over 50 making the trip to Grangemouth. It was a successful day for the club with 43 individual medals won plus 5 relay teams making the podium. Many of the younger swimmers were attending their first gala and not only collected personal best times but were very much part of the team who achieved second place just losing out to Grangemouth for best overall club.
In the 10 and Under Boys Angus Cameron was joint runner up after medalling in each race. He was joined by Hamish Lang, Ian Shilladay and Cameron Harris in the relay event and although they missed out on a medal all swam well in a tough race. In the girls events in the same age group Ella Shilladay also had a fantastic day collecting four medals in pb times. In the backstroke Anastarsia Moffat had a superb swim coming from a slow heat to unexpectedly win a bronze medal with a 7 second pb time. Not wanting to be outdone twin sister Amarialla reduced her breaststroke time by 5 seconds then teamed up with Anastarsia, Ella and Beth Gallacher to achieve a great silver medal in the relay.
The 11/12 Boys saw Scott MacArthur win 3 medals in a tough age group whilst Jack Matthewson swam superbly in the breaststroke to cut his entry time by 14 seconds and Logan Henderson reduced his 200m Freestyle pb by 10 seconds. Kayrine Kelly performed to her usual high standard with four medals and was joint winner of the overall age group trophy. Also in this age group Nicola Allan had a great 200m freestyle swim and Rebecca Millar significantly reduced her breaststroke pb time.
The 13/14 year old boy’s events were particularly tough for the
The 15 years and above
Like their 13/14 team mates
The final event of the day was the mixed relay with the club’s fastest male and female freestyle swimmers from each age group taking on the other clubs. Anastarsia then Angus led off for