World, European, British and Scottish Records Tumble

Thirty eight Scottish swimmers from 24 clubs competed in the National Para Swimming Championships in Manchester last weekend. The Scottish Contingent made up 15% of the competitors at the annual event.

Rio Paralympians Scott Quin, Abby Kane, Stephen Clegg and Andrew Mullen were the role models for aspiring swimmers at Scottish and Club Level across the country.

Swimmers who competed were:

Stephen Clegg (University of Stirling) Scott Quin (Warrender Baths) Andrew Mullen (City of Glasgow)
Conner Morrison (University of Aberdeen) Abby Kane (REN96) Adam Donnachie (East Kilbride)
Amy MacFarlane (Motherwell & Wishaw) Beth Johnston (BEST) Cameron Hemphill (INCAS)
Cara Smyth (INCAS) Cerys Venters-Scott (Carnegie) Charlotte Barry (University Stirling)
Christian Buchanan (Musselburgh) Dylan Bleakley (ELST) Erin Swann (Bellshill)
Fraser Kane (REN96) Gavin Roberts (City of Glasgow) Hope Gordon (ELST)
Isaac Dunning (Inverclyde) Jack Milne (Dundee City Aquatics) Jason Cobb (Bucksburn)
Jon Law (University of Stirling) Kai Goldie (Kirkintilloch & Kilsyth) Kayleigh Haggo (South Ayrshire)
Kyle Cooper (University of Stirling) Kyle Hughes (Motherwell & Wishaw) Laura Pilkington (West Lothian)
Lewis Beagrie (Hamilton Baths) Louis Lawlor (City of Glasgow) Mairin Savage (Stirling Swim)
Matthew Scott (Bridge of Don) Neil Ferguson (Musselburgh) Oliver Carter (Carnegie)
Reagan Doig (Stirling Swim) Rhys Gill (Ythan) Rosie Sheridan (Stirling Swim)
Sam Downie (Musselburgh) Steven McCormick (Fins)

Grampian swimmer Conner Morrison and West Swimmer Abby Kane who made her debut in Rio both showed excellent form by swimming superbly and breaking World Records in their events respectively:

World Records

Conner Morrison (University of Aberdeen) SB14 100m Breaststroke – 1:05.74

Abby Kane (REN96) S13 100m Backstroke – 1:09.59

European Records proved no challenge for City of Glasgow Swimmer Andrew Mullen who smashed his performances in the individual medley, butterfly and backstroke. Stephen Clegg was also out to make his mark with a hatrick of records, one European and two British Records:

European Records
Andrew Mullen (City of Glasgow) SM5 200m IM – 3:04.05
Andrew Mullen (City of Glasgow) S5 50m Backstroke – 35.87
Andrew Mullen (City of Glasgow) S5 50m Butterfly – 37.35
Stephen Clegg (University of Stirling) S12 100m Butterfly – 58.56

British Records
Stephen Clegg (University of Stirling) S12 100m Freestyle – 53.54
Stephen Clegg (University of Stirling) S12 50m Freestyle – 24.39

There weren’t many Scottish Records still standing after the event. As you can see below there were records broken across all strokes and distances by many swimmers:

Scottish Records
Ollie Carter (Carnegie) S10 100m Freestyle – 58.02
Louis Lawlor (City of Glasgow) S14 100m Freestyle – 56.36
Rosie Bancroft (City of Oxford) S10 100m Freestyle – 1:04.45
Jon Law (Helensburgh) SB13 100m Breaststroke) – 1:18.50
Beth Johnston (BEST) S10 50m Freestyle – 31.22
Beth Johnston (BEST) S10 100m Backstroke – 1:16.02
Abby Kane (REN96) S13 50m Freestyle – 30.56
Abby Kane (REN96) SM13 200m IM – 2:37.31
Conner Morrison (University of Aberdeen) SM14 200m IM – 2:18.74
Conner Morrison (University of Aberdeen) S14 200m Freestyle – 2:03.29
Reagan Doig (Stirling Swim) SB14 100m Breaststroke – 1:21.95
Hope Gordon (ELST) S9 400m Freestyle – 5:20.82

For a full list of results click here

Also over the weekend Toni Shaw (University of Aberdeen) was competing at the Scottish Short Course Champs in Edinburgh and broke Scottish Records in:
SM9 200m IM – 2:39.14
S9 100m Freestyle – 1:05.32
S9 100m Backstroke – 1:14.14

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