Tales from the Archives

on Monday, 18 June 2012.

Craig follows in David’s footsteps

Tales from the Archives

40 years ago we had a promising young swimmer from Warrender Baths setting off to Munich for the '72 Olympics. David Wilkie swam his heart out for GB and did not disappoint with a silver medal in the 200m Breaststroke. This year we have another promising young swimmer from Warrendar Baths Club going to the Olympics in London. Another connection is his speciality is Breaststroke also and I am sure the District will want to wish Craig Benson every success and hope he has a great Olympic experience.

New Scottish Records for Craig's young and old from Carnegie

on Monday, 18 June 2012.

More records fall

New Scottish Records for Craig's young and old from Carnegie

At the East Lothian Distance Meet on 16th June Carnegie swimmer Craig McLean smashed the Scottish Record in the 200m Back for the boys 13yrs. Craig took over 3 seconds off the previous time finishing in 2:10.72.

 

Also, Craig Holmes who is competing at the FINA World Masters in Italy set a new Scottish Record in the 30-34yrs age group for the 50m backstroke – 29.77 seconds and 12th place.

New Scottish National Age Group Record for Lauren

on Monday, 18 June 2012.

Final Record for Fife Pool

New Scottish National Age Group Record for Lauren

InCAS swimmer, 12 year old Lauren Pirouet, succeeded in establishing a new Scottish National Age Group Record for the 200m freestyle at the final round of the Fife Leagues held on Sunday 17 June at the Fife Institute of Sport, Glenrothes.

 

The record was a fitting closure to the Fife Institute pool given the meet was the final competitive swimming gala to be hosted at the facility which is due to close shortly with a new centre opening in 2013.

 

Pirouet targeted the 200m freestyle event knowing she was less than one second off the previous record of 2:09.92, set in 2006 by former InCAS swimmer Lucy Ellis, who is currently targeting the London 2012 Olympics.

 

Pirouet’s swim was controlled from the outset allowing her to pass the halfway mark on target to break the record. She pushed home hard in the second half of the race to set a new Scottish national age group record time of 2:09.32, an improvement of 0.60 seconds over the previous. An outstanding achievement for this aspiring 12 year old swimmer with the result firmly placing her at the No 1 ranking within the GB standings.

 

Together with her fellow InCAS team mate, 13 year old Tain Bruce, Pirouet now focuses her attentions to the forthcoming ASA British Age Group Championships being held in July at Ponds Forge, Sheffield.