Sharks maintain good start to year at national champs

Bellshill Sharks ASC
Bellshill Sharks ASC

Bellshill Sharks swimmer Adam Airlie landed a bronze medal in the recent Scottish Schools swimming championships at Aberdeen.

Adam was successful in the 100 metres backstroke at the event for which a large number of Sharks swimmers qualified.

Other top Sharks performer were Luke Ramsey and Vhairi Munro who reached the finals of the 50m backstroke and 50m butterfly respectively.

And in the 200m freestyle relay events Shannyn Reilly, Louisa Carroll, Erin Speed and Rachel Healey finished seventh with St Gerard’s Primary while Lea Heffernan and Leah McNally helped Knowetop to eighth place.

Other Sharks swimmers who qualified for the event were -

Katie Lynch - 100m and 200m breaststroke; Antony Waring - 200m fly, 200m individual medley; Giano Napolitano - 200m ind med, 200m fly; Marc Devlin - 100m fly, 200m fly; Thomas Balfour - 100m fly, 200m breast.

David McLuckie - 100m fly, 200m fly; Lauren Addyman - 100m fly, 200m fly; Rachel Speirs - 100m fly, 200m fly; Callum Warnock - 200m back, 100m breast; Adam Airlie - 200m back; Nicole Henderson - 200m freestyle; Liam McDougall - 100m free, 200m free; Ryan Buchanan - 100m free, 200m free; Jenna Cole - 50m free; William Balfour - 100m breast, 200m breast; Kerrie Anton, 200m ind med.

In the West District Grand Prix at Tollcross in Glasgow a number of club swimmers achieved new best times while at the Bathgate open meet there were gold medalds for Adam Airlie (4), Thomas Balfour (2), William Balfour (2), Lauren Addyman and Katie Lynch, silvers for Lauren Addyman, Thomas Balfour (2) and William Balfour and bronze for Liam McDougall, plus three golds and a silver in relays.