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

 

North Ayrshire 200 Meet

Lanark ASC’s busy competition schedule continued at a pace when seventeen swimmers travelled to Stevenston in Ayrshire for the two day North Ayrshire 200 Meet.. The meet is so named as all the events are at least 200m and above.

The swimmers brought home 3 best in age group awards, 12 gold, 11 silver and 16 bronze medals.

The three best in age group award winners were Justin Bone (10 years & under) and Mitchell Stevenson and Erin Snow both in the 15/16 years category.

Thirteen of the squad won medals:-

10 and under

Justin Bone – 1 gold, 2 silver, 2 bronze

Ayla Miller – 1 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze

Abbie Barnstaple – 1 bronze

11 years

Millie McArthur – 2 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze

12 years

Ellarose Stewart – 1 bronze

Cameron Bruce – 1 gold, 1 silver

14 years

Abbigail McArthur – 1 bronze

Heather Stevenson – 1 silver

Connor Fallon – 2 bronze

15/16 years

Erin Snow – 2 gold, 2 silver, 2 bronze

Mitchell Stevenson – 3 gold, 1 silver, 3 bronze

Alistair Dunsmore – 1 bronze

17 years & over

Shiona McClafferty – 2 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze

After the all weekend four session competition coach Karen Kelly said. “The swimmers enjoyed an excellent two days swimming. Some of our younger swimmers were competing in events they had never swum before but took it in their stride. To bring back three best in age group awards and a large medal haul was pleasing but more importantly was the experience gained and times posted in a 200m and above competition”.

West District Long Course @ EK

A nineteen strong Lanark ASC squad were back in action in the West District Long Course Championships held at East Kilbride.

The Lanark swimmers were in fine form bringing back no fewer than 11 District Medals.

In the 13 years age group Euan McCleod won his first West District title when he swept to victory in the 200m butterfly and for good measure picked up a bronze in the 100m butterfly. In the youngest age group Ayla Miller and Justin Bone made their West District debuts and also won medals. Justin was 2nd in the 400m freestyle and 3rd in the 200m butterfly whilst Ayla was second in the 200m butterfly.

Twelve year old Millie McArthur won two silver medals; 400m freestyle and 400m IM and was third in the 200m butterfly. Heather Stevenson (15) was third in the 400m IM as was Erin Snow in the sixteen and over 100m breaststroke. Mitchell Stevenson was second in the 200m butterfly in the same age group.

Abbigail McArthur, Mia Rae and Shiona McClafferty also secured points scoring top 6 finishes. District debutants Helena Ramage and Abbie Barnstaple all set new personal best marks as did Ellarose Stewart, Jessie Gilchrist, Anya McLaughlin, Sandy Barr, Cameron Bruce and Caitlyn Hamilton.

After the Meet coach Karen Kelly said “ It was a rewarding Meet for the Club with some excellent performances, the standout being Euan’s first district title in the 200m fly. The four youngsters swimming at District level for the first time did Lanark ASC proud. A strong commitment to training should yield more success at competitions in the forthcoming weeks”

West District Champs @ EK

WEST DISTRICTS

Lanark ASC swimmers won 5 medals in the first West District Championship Meet of the season held at East Kilbride.

Euan McLeod was third in the 13 years and under 100m butterfly. There was further success in the butterfly events in the 14 years and over age group when Mitchell Stevenson was third in both the 100m and 200m events.

Shiona McClafferty (14 years and over) was second in the 50m breaststroke and third in the 100m breaststroke.

Millie McArthur, Ellarose Stewart, Niamh Jeffrey, Heather Stevenson, Cameron Bruce and Alistair Dunsmore all posted personal best times.

After the Meet coach Karen Kelly said "The swimmers can be satisfied with their efforts at a Meet so early in the season and to secure five medals was a welcome bonus."

Cumbernauld Christmas Meet

Lanark ASC completed their competitive season at the Cumbernauld Christmas Meet held at the Tryst Centre, Cumbernauld.

In the 14 year old girls age group Abbigail McArthur won the 100m backstroke in a time of 1.09.54, the first time she had dipped under the 1.10 mark for the event. She also won a bronze in the 100m butterfly.

Competing in the same age group, Heather Stevenson won the 100m freestyle and was third in the 100m breaststroke.

In the youngest age group (8/9 years) Finlay Barr was third in the 50m freestyle. Eleven year old Millie McArthur won silver in the 50m backstroke.

The Lanark girls team of Joanna Dale, Ayla Miller, Ellarose Stewart, Anya McLaughlin, Niamh Jeffrey and Heather Stevenson equipped themselves well to take bronze in the 6 x 50m freestyle squadron relay.

After the Meet coach Karen Kelly said “There were some excellent swims from the swimmers, particularly Abbigail and Heather. The swimmers posted 35 personal best times which is a good platform for the 2018 season.”

Pictures from our Ceilidh 2017

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