The British Gas ASA National Age Groups Championships

on Monday, 23 July 2012.

New Scottish National Age Group Record

The British Gas ASA National Age Groups Championships

Lauren Pirouet of Fife Performance Swim Squad established a new Scottish National Age Group Record for the 12 years girls 400m freestyle, taking over 2 seconds off the Scottish National Age Group Record and some 5 seconds, off the current East District Age Group record to touch in on 04:35.59.

 

Congratulations are extended to her and her squad.

British Age Group record for Mark Szaranek

on Friday, 20 July 2012.

Success at the British Gas National Youth Championships

British Age Group record for Mark Szaranek

Mark Szaranek of Carnegie stormed to a semi-final victory in 100m Butterfly tonight with a New British 16 year Age Group Record of 00:55.17.  At the Semi -Final stage his club mate, Craig Bowman, is lying in 3rd place with a 00:56.51.  The final is tomorrow evening at 3pm

 

 

 

http://www.swimmingresults.org.uk/swimming/results/2012/youth12/index.php

 

 

More Olympic Memories

on Sunday, 15 July 2012.

David Wilkie

More Olympic Memories

David Wilkie was only 16 when he won his first major medal, a bronze for Scotland in the 200 metres breaststroke at the Edinburgh Commonwealth Games. He went one better two years later, taking 200m breaststroke silver behind American John Hencken at the Munich Olympics and, as a result, landed a sports scholarship at the University of Miami.

Hencken's 200m breaststroke world record fell to Wilkie at the 1973 World Championships in Belgrade, as the Scotsman won in two minutes 19.28 seconds - 1.24secs inside Hencken's best. Wilkie's gold rush continued the following year as he won the 200m medley and 200m breaststroke at the 1974 Commonwealth Games in Christchurch and the same two events at the European Championships in Vienna.

World Double

At the 1975 World Championships in Cali, Colombia, Wilkie retained his 200m world crown and added the 100m title.

Hencken lowered his own 100m breaststroke world record to 1:03.11 at the Montreal Olympics in 1976 to edge Wilkie into second place, but Wilkie was in a class of his own in the 200m breaststroke. He was the only non-American man to win a swimming gold in Montreal - with the USA first in the other 12 events - and did so by shattering Hencken's world record by 3.10secs in 2:15.11.