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Our swimmers regularly take part in competitions and we are proud of their achievements. Here are the latest news updates.

 

Coach's Report: Monikie, Larkhall & Musselburgh

 

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Lanark ASC swimmers were out in force recently with 35 swimmers competing at 3 different venues on the same day; Midlands District Open Water Championships at Monikie, the Larkhall Avondale ASC Meet at Larkhall and the Summer Meet at Musselburgh.

 

First up were the open water swimmers at Monikie. Justin Bone (11/12) won the 2km title, this following on from his 1 km success at the East District Lochore Meadows event. 13/14 year olds Millie McArthur and Euan McLeod won their 2km events and their was a bronze medal for Abbigail McArthur (15/16) in the 5km championships.

 

Onto Larkhall where 16 swimmers represented the Club .Cameron Bruce, Ross Carswell, Ellarose Stewart and Mia Rae all won events and other top 3 finishes went to Abbie Barnstaple, Helena Ramage, Niamh Jeffrey and Connor Fallon. 4 to 6 place medals were awarded to Katie Towers, Chelsea Millward, Ian Henderson and Emma McCafferty.

 

News spread to the Musselburgh Summer Meet of the Larkhall and Monikie medal spree and the 14 young swimmers were determined to join in the party. Evi Mackie became the fastest 10 year old girl over 50m butterfly in the Club’s history when she won the event in a time of 37.51 seconds. Other gold medallists were Robbie McDairmant, Erin Lammie, Jessica Pratt, Malcolm Ormrod and Alastair McDairmant and Ailishia Forgie in the relay. Silver / bronze medallists were Charlie Barnstaple, Calum MacDonald and Ryan Allan with 4tth to 6th place pennants won by Orlaith Jeffrey.

 

At the end of a very busy and successful day coach Karen Kelly said “I was at Musselburgh with the 8 – 11 year olds and was delighted to hear the news filtering through from the other two venues. It is the first time in my 46 years with the Club I can recall us competing on three fronts in the one day. Logistically very challenging but ultimately very rewarding”

Coach's report: East Kilbride Open Meet

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The McArthur sisters were once more in the medals, this time the East Kilbride Open Meet.

Abbigail won the 15/16 200m backstroke and Mille was third in the 11/13 years 200m backstroke. Anya McLaughlin, Cameron Bruce, Euan McLeod and Connor Fallon all set new personal bests.

Coach Karen Kelly said “Abbigail and Millie are two of the most committed swimmers to all our training sessions and deserve their success.”

Coach's Report: Alloa ASC Junior Meet

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22 young Lanark ASC swimmers travelled to Grangemouth for the Alloa ASC Meet.

In the 7/8 years age group top three medals went to Erin Lammie (gold and silver),Orlaith Jeffrey (silver and bronze) and Katy Barker (silver). There was top 3 spots in the 9/10 age group for Malcolm Ormrod (2 gold) and Ruaraidh Biggins (bronze) Calum MacDonald (bronze). The 11/12 year old swimmers also were in the medals; Ian Henderson (bronze) and Annabel Godfrey (bronze).

Fourth to sixth place medals were won by Jessica Pratt, Holly Fell, Isla Jones, Ryan Allan, Chelsea Millward, Casey Thomson, Alistair McDairmant and Craig Shaw. The girls relay team of Jessica Pratt, Isla Jones, Chelsea Millward and Casey Thomson won their event.

 

All the swimmers set new personal best marks as did Robbie McDairmant, Alison Carswell, Cora Johnstone, Ruth Maxfield, Lucy Taylor and Claudia Wood.

 

Coach Karen Kelly. “The young swimmers can be proud of their efforts. Many of them were competing outside Lanarkshire for the first time and took it in their stride”

 

Confirmed Swims: Larkhall Avondale Graded Meet. Saturday 15 June 2019 at Larkhall.

LARKHALL AVONDALE GRADED MEET

SATURDAY 15 JUNE 2019 at LARKHALL

CONFIRMED SWIMS

Age as at

15 June 2019

Session 1

Warm up

9.00am

Session 2

Warm up

1.30pm

11/12 years

   

Samantha

Pratt

100m fly

200m free

100m free

100m back

200m IM

Katie

Towers

100m breast

100m fly

100m free

100m back

200m IM

Abbie

Barnstaple

100m breast

100m fly

100m free

100m back

200m IM

Islay

Cathcart

100m breast

100m free

100m back

Chelsea

Millward

100m breast

200m free

100m free

100m back

200m IM

Helena

Ramage

100m breast

100m fly

100m free

100m back

200m IM

Claudia

Wood

100m breast

200m free

100m free

100m back

200m IM

Ross

Carswell

100m free

100m back

200m IM

100m breast

200m free

Ian

Henderson

100m free

100m back

200m IM

100m breast

200m free

Callum

Smith

100m free

100m back

100m breast

13/14 years

   

Emma

McCafferty

100m breast

200m free

100m free

100m back

200m IM

Anya

McLaughlin

100m breast

200m free

100m free

100m back

200m IM

Ellarose

Stewart

100m breast

100m fly

100m free

100m back

200m IM

Cameron

Bruce

100m free

200m IM

100m breast

100m fly

200m free

Ross

Dunlop

100m free

100m back

 

15 years & o

   

Niamh

Jeffrey

100m breast

200m free

100m free

100m back

200m IM

Mia

Rae

 

100m free

100m back

200m IM

Connor

Fallon

100m free

100m back

200m IM

100m breast

100m fly

Coach's Report: Haddington Total Swimmer Meet, May 2019

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Lanark ASC sent a 30 strong squad to Prestonpans for one of their favourite events of the year; the Haddington Total Swimmer Meet.

The swimmers posted 71 personal best times with 8 swimmers coming through the 5 qualifying events to reach the grand final - the 200m IM.

Sisters Millie (11/12) and Abbigail McArthur (15/16) won their respective age groups. In the 9/10 years age group there was a silver for Evi Mackie and bronze for Katie Towers. Other finalists were Cameron Bruce, Ellarose Stewart, Lucy Jones and Ayla Miller.