Exciting swimming on show at GASC amateur Championships

Members of Garioch Amateur Swimming Club pictured at the annual Club Championships.
Members of Garioch Amateur Swimming Club pictured at the annual Club Championships.

THERE was great excitement as ever for the Garioch Amateur Swimming Club Championships on November 23 and 24, with a large turn-out of swimmers and spectators enjoying some exciting swimming.

This annual event is a great chance for the younger swimmers to watch and learn from their more experienced colleagues and for the older competitors to demonstrate the standards that are possible with hard training, commitment and determination. Gold medal winning performances were won as follows:

Backstroke:

Freya Cummine (7-8) 25M; Conrad Slessor (7-8) 25M; Anya Slessor (9-10) 100M; Cullen Dacre (9-10) 100M; Avery Collins (11-12) 200M; Cameron Crawford (11-12) 200M; Shannon Crawford (13-14) 200M; Spencer O’Grady (13-14) 200M; Orla Adams (15 and over) 200M; Alastair Miley (15 and over) 200M

Butterfly:

Conrad Slessor (7-8) 25M; Isla Johnston (9-10) 100M; Neil Johnston (9-10) 100M; Lauren McPhee (11-12) 100M; Phelim McNally (11-12) 100M; Shannon Crawford (13-14) 100M; Spencer O’Grady (13-14) 100M; Orla Adams (15 and over) 100M; Alastair Miley (15 and over) 100M;

Breaststroke:

Freya Cummine (7-8) 25M; Conrad Slessor (7-8) 25M; Anya Slessor (9-10) 100M; Ben Barclay (9-10) 100M; Lauren McPhee (11-12) 200M; Phelim McNally (11-12) 200M; Christy Johnston (13-14) 200M; Spencer O’Grady (13-14) 200M; Orla Adams (15 and over) 200M; Robert Bryce (15 and over) 200M;

Freestyle

Freya Cummine (7-8) 25M; Conrad Slessor (7-8) 25M; Anya Slessor (9-10) 100M; Josh Littlejohn (9-10) 100M; Lauren McPhee (11-12) 200M; Phelim McNally (11-12) 200M; Shannon Crawford (13-14) 200M; Spencer O’Grady (13-14) 200M; Orla Adams (15 and over) 200M; Findlay Douglas (15 and over) 200M

Individual Medley

Freya Cummine (8 and under) 100M; Conrad Slessor (8 and under) 100M; Anya Slessor (9-10) 100M; Neil Johnston (9-10) 100M; Lauren McPhee (11-12) 200M; Phelim McNally (11-12) 200M; Shannon Crawford (13-14) 200M; Spencer O’Grady (13-14) 200M; Orla Adams (15 and over) 200M; Alastair Miley (15 and over) 200M;

50M Freestyle

Anya Slessor (8-9); Conrad Slessor (8-9); Nicole Ogg (10-11); Mikey Smith (10-11); Austeja Ernuite (12-13); Daniel McKenzie (12-13); Shannon Crawford (14-15); Spencer O’Grady (14-15); Orla Adams (16 and over); Robert Bryce (16 and over)

Congratulations to all the swimmers for their great work. Thanks are due in particular to Garry Holmes for all his excellent work as Meet Convener in organising and managing the championships. Thanks also to Rod Douglas for his sterling efforts in ensuring that the vital technological support enabled the meet to run smoothly and efficiently. Many parents helped out in a variety of officiating roles, marshalling, time-keeping, judging, refereeing and coaching/assisting. And many helped with important roles in the swimshop, raffle and in ensuring that sweets and drinks were in constant supply to the officials and poolside helpers. Thanks are due to everyone who helped make the two sessions so enjoyable and profitable for the club.