Winning Students swimmers impress at British Champs25 April 2019
Winning Students swimming scholars showed their class this past week after winning thirteen medals at the British Swimming Championships in Glasgow.
The Championships, which also double-up as trials for this summer’s World Championships, saw a number of Winning Students scholars take on Britain’s best, including Olympic Champion Adam Peaty and Olympic medallist Siobhan-Marie O'Connor, at the Tollcross International Swimming Centre.
University of Stirling scholar, Duncan Scott, put in another series of majestic performance across the week, winning three golds and two silvers as well as breaking the British record in the 100m freestyle.
Speaking of another successful meet, Scott said: “It’s been a good strong week. I was disappointed with my first event, the 200 fly. It was the second fastest time I’ve ever been but I feel there’s a lot more to give there and I’m not sure when I’ll next do that event.
“But in total it’s been a really solid meet for me. I’ve made big PBs across events, in the 100 fly, 100 free and I was close there in the 200 free. I think I’ve done enough to make the team!”
University of Edinburgh’s David Cumberlidge enjoyed a fruitful championships as he secured silver in the 50m freestyle and bronze in the 100m event.
There were also a silver medal for Scott’s Stirling teammate, Scott McLay, in the 100m freestyle and the former Commonwealth Youth champion also broke a Scottish record in the 50m fly.
Craig McNally of the University of the West of Scotland secured a silver medal in the 200m backstroke and there were bronzes for University of Edinburgh athletes, Kathryn Greenslade, Jack Thorpe, in the women’s 200m backstroke and men’s 50m freestyle whilst, Craig Benson (University of Stirling), took bronze in the 50m and 200m breaststroke events.
The athletes now turn their attention to this summer’s major competitions, including the World Championships in Gwanju, South Korea, and World University Championships in Napoli, Italy, with Scott and McLay being named in the Senior GB squad for Gwangju.