Well done to Edinburgh Diving Club's athletes who travelled to The Netherlands

on Friday, 09 February 2024.

Eindhoven Diving Cup 2024

EDC

Well done to Libby, Jessica, Scarlett, Meg and Jameelah who recently travelled to The Netherlands to represent Team Scottish Diving at the Eindhoven Diving Cup 2024. 🏴󠁧󠁒󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 πŸ‡³πŸ‡±
Girls Group C
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Girls Group B
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Girls Group A/B 3m Synchro
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Swimmers brave the cold and ice

on Friday, 09 February 2024.

Inaugural European Ice Swimming Championships

European Ice

The Romanian City of Oradea played host to the inaugural European Ice Swimming Championships over the past weekend, as five Scots won medals as part the Great Britain team.

The competition, which takes place in water cooler than five degrees Celsius, saw swimmers from across Europe compete for continental titles, as well as age group medals, over the four days competition in the Eastern reaches of the European continent.

Five Scots were selected as part of a wider GB group, all of whom picked up medals, in what was a huge haul for Britain. 14 European medals were awarded to British athletes (top three overall), with 99 age group medals handed out.

Olympian Dan Wallace secured the best results of the meet from a Scottish point of view, taking overall European silver in the 50m Breaststroke (32.07) and 100m Freestyle (56.05). Dan also secured 30-34 year old world records in the 100m Butterfly (1:02.83) and the silver medal winning 100m Freestyle – the IMer showing his adaptability across strokes.

Euan Stewart was on fire in the freezing conditions in Oradea, registering an astonishing four age group World Records. He claimed new 55-59 benchmarks in the 50m Butterfly (30.18), 100m Butterfly (1:10.90), 50m Breaststroke (36.18) and 100m Breaststroke (1:21.59) – alongside a barrel load of silverware.

Connor Mollison broke the 30-34 age group World Record in the 50m Backstroke in 31.67 taking age group gold, and fifth overall in the discipline.

Brian Bain (Silver City Blues), was in speedy form in the distance freestyle events, finishing with a gold medal in the 1000m event in the 60-64 age group. His time of 15:50.45 was over three minutes faster than the silver medallist in the same category. Brian was also age group gold medallist in the 500m Freestyle and silver medallist in the 250m Freestyle.

James Leitch secured 45 to 49 Gold in the 250m Freestyle, just touching out Czech swimmer Rostislav Vitek in 3:04.36. James also took a superb seventh overall in the Men’s 1000m Freestyle – his time of 13:09.96 narrowly missing out on silverware in his age category.

FOR FULL RESULTS INCLUDING RELAYS SEE BELOW

Full Results : Oradea 2024 Results | IISA (internationaliceswimming.com)

Live stream: IISA TV – YouTube

Great result for Niamh and the GB Womens Water Polo Team in Doha

on Friday, 09 February 2024.

Doha, Qatar

Doha 1

Great Britain produced a magnificent performance on Thursday morning in Doha to beat South Africa 5-14 (2-5, 0-4, 1-5, 2-0) in their third and final preliminary game at the World Championships πŸ€½β€β™€οΈ πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§
The result guarantees Great Britain a place in the top-12, which completes their goal of finishing higher than their last appearance on the global stage, which was 13th in 2013.
Great Britain dominated from the start against South Africa, who finished 10th at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and will also be competing in Paris this summer.
There were nine different scorers for Nick Buller's squad, with Toula Falvey top scoring with three, while there were also goals for Lily Turner (2), Kathy Rogers (2), Katie Brown (2), Annie Clapperton (1), Amelia Peters (1), Lotte Van Wingerden (1), Brooke Tafazolli (1) and Katy Cutler (1).
Captain Kathy Rogers was the player of the game and told World Aquatics "It was a really big match. We prepped hard for it, watching film, looking at how they played.
"Our whole focus was on that game. Two days before we were building up for this game and to put a performance β€” a team performance in β€” was really, really good.
β€œWe were calmer in offence and defence and found our rhythm.
"But I honestly think it is about the team. We had every one of our girls touch the ball.
"Everyone contributed and in a game we didn’t know what the outcome would be, as we haven’t played South Africa for years.
"To put in a performance like that was so controlled, on defence as well, we should be really proud of ourselves.”
Great Britain will now face Australia in Saturday's play-off round, 2.30pm start (UK time).