Welcome to the new East District website! Hopefully the masters community will find this useful - please help us to keep it as up-to-date as possible by sending me your masters swimming news and pictures etc!
Laura Crawford (Masters Convenor)
The Scottish Masters took place at Scotstoun on 20/21st April. It was a successful meet despite limitations in electronics. East District masters teams were well represented and it was good to see teams like Carnegie, Dunfermline and Incas growing in numbers. The 2013 date has been set at 19/20 April and the venue is still to be determined (hopefully Tollcross).
Top females from the East District:
Carol Thain Hearts (25-29yrs)
Janet McLean Carnegie (35-39 years)
Wendy Szaranek Carnegie (45-49 years)
Andrea Gellan Incas (55-59)
Top males from the East District:
Graeme Hunter Incas (18-24 years)
Alex Pitcher Hearts (25-29 years)
Philip Sawrey Hearts (50-54years)
Overall team scores from the East District :
5th Swim West Lothian
World Masters 2012
This takes place in Riccione, Italy from 8th to 18th June 2012 – 39 swimmers going from Scotland.
Scottish Masters Long Course Training
Stirling booked as follows:
27th May 2012: pool 3.30pm -5.30pm land session beforehand at 2.00-3.00pm.
Autumn series booked now with Sat 1st Sept and Sat 29th Sept with 6 lanes for 1800 -2000. No gym booked at the moment
2013. Dates booked. 26th Jan / 23rd Feb / 30th March / 27th April all at 6.00pm – 8.00pm with no gym booked at the moment.
East District Masters Sprint Meet
A survey was sent out to masters swimmers within the East District to advise that there were some funds available to encourage Masters swimming within the district and to establish how masters would like this money to be spent. The options were a training day, training camp or fun/sprint type meet. The results of the survey were a fun/sprints type gala. Deans High School in Livingston has been booked for 18th August 2012 and the meet will be open to East District masters swimmers only. Susan Liddle is pulling the meet information together and has secured the services of Ralph on the electronics. John Bruce has added the date to his diary as referee and I have asked Tony Dane, Margaret Somerville, Colin Kennedy and Susan MacFarlane if they could save the date to officiate – formal invitations will be sent for officials once the programme/timings are confirmed.
East District Masters Open Meet – November 24th
Stuart has been busy organising this meet and the pool is booked and licence applied for. Some changes have been made to the format this year in order to keep the gala within the time limits for example the 400m swims will not be included in the £20 entry fee and the fee now includes 5 swims as opposed to 6. Young masters (aged 16 to 17) will now have their own top club trophy separate from the overall top club.
********WORLD MASTERS 2012 RESULTS *******
Swimmers from the East District Masters clubs started their events yesterday 10/6/12. Results so far are excellent for our swimmers:
In the 800 Free Carol Thain (Hearts) came 7th in a time of 10:01:80, Sandy Galletly (Warrender) was 2nd in a time of 12:15:62 and Andrew Hutchinson (Hearts) was 37th in a time of 10:28:00. I will try to keep you updated with the results after each full day of swimming.
Results from the 200 back - Carol Thain 2.35.44 (8th), Sandy Galletly 3.21.98 (7th), Phil Sawrey 2.42.38 (15th)
100 Breast - Alex Pitcher 1.10.09 (15th), Dave Taylor 1.13.50 (42nd)
400 IM Results: Carol Thain (8th) 5.34.15, Dave Taylor (39th) 5.31.47
200 Free: Alex Pitcher (45th) 2.12.57, Phil Sawrey (40th) 2.22.83
50 Fly: Craig Holmes (36th) 28.71
200IM: Carol Thain (4th) 2.33.60, Phil Sawrey (24th) 2.47.19, Alex Pitcher (50th) 2.29.91
100 Fly: Dave Taylor (56th) 1.04.45
50 Breast: Alex Pitcher (17th) 31.53, Dave Taylor (53rd) 33.57
200 Breast: Sandy Galletly (21st) 3.54.19, Alex Pitcher (10th) 2.33.57, Dave Taylor (33rd) 2.43.23
100 Back: Phil Sawrey (18th) 1.13.82, Craig Holmes (17th) 1.06.72
50 Back: Craig Holmes (12th) 29.77 in a new Scottish Masters Record for his age group - well done!
Scottish records were also broken by Sandy in ALL four of his events and Alex Pitcher in the 100 and 200 breast.
400 Free: Carol Thain (10th) 4.50.77, Sandy Galletly (7th) 6.08.37, Phil Sawrey (28th) 5.06.27
InCAS – British Gas National Masters & Age Group Championships Report
A small raiding party of InCAS swimmers headed South over the weekend of 26-28 October, to compete within the British Gas National Masters & Age Group Short Course Championships hosted at the international venue of Ponds Forge, Sheffield and it took one swimmer a total of 100 seconds to collect 3 British National Titles and establish 3 new Scottish Masters swimming records!
Competing in the 25- 29 years age group, 29 year old Thomas Davidson added 3 British titles to the British title he won in June of this year, also in Sheffield.
Davidson secured the titles of British Masters Champion in the 50m Butterfly with a time of 25.31; the 100m Freestyle in 51.55; and his winning time in the 50m freestyle of 23.19 produced the 10th fastest 50m freestyle of all time in Scotland, only 0.8 sec behind Scottish record holder Richard Shaffers of Edinburgh University, and the fastest recorded 50m Freestyle this year by a Scottish swimmer.
Thomas said of his results ‘after missing my train Friday evening, enforcing an unplanned drive through a snow storm in Newcastle, and arriving just before midnight on the eve of my 3 swims, I was really up against it. My results are so pleasing and a great launch pad for me to concentrate on my chosen events- who knows what possible’.
Also swimming for InCAS in the 35 – 39 age group, 35 year old Alex Balman who continues to swim lifetime personal bests in his chosen events. Alex placed 8th in the 50m Butterfly in 28.31; an 8th place in the 50m Freestyle, 26.16; a 9th place in the 100m Butterfly in a 1.06.05; and 15th in the 100m Freestyle in 56.80.
Graeme Hunter competing in the 18-24yr age group took Bronze in the 200m freestyle in 1.57.60, and recorded a 27.85 in the 50m Butterfly; 24.40 from the 50m Freestyle, and a 53.91 from the 100m Freestyle, posting near lifetime best.