Craig Lord

July 2, 2015

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With most leading swimming nations having put their only or main selection meet behind them and several countries having named significant squads for World Championships this August, SwimVortex marked its 2nd anniversary last month with the start of a series looking ahead to the summer showcase.

Who is shaping up for a knockout in Kazan?

Which teams are looking strong?

Where will thrill spill, upset sneak in, status be maintained and lost?

Day 1 - June 23rd and after a morning of heats the men’s junior swimmers make it through to the finals for the 4 x 100 Freestyle. They were seeded 5th after the morning heats.

Alloa lad Duncan Scott the only Scottish swimming member of team GB
swam the first leg and led from the first 50m. The boys never looked back. Martin Walton also swam under 50 seconds to maintain the lead. The Russians were always at their heals but third swimmer Speers kept his head and led before handing to Cameron Kurle who fought for home in a games record at the inaugural European Games.

This is only day one and the British Team has 3 Golds in their bag.

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Day 1

June 23rd

After a morning of heats the men’s junior swimmers make it through to the finals for the 4 x 100 Freestyle. They were seeded 5th after the morning heats.

Alloa lad Duncan Scott the only Scottish swimming member of team GB swam the first leg and led from the first 50m. The boys never looked back. Martin Walton also swam under 50 seconds to maintain the lead. The Russians were always at their heals but third swimmer Speers kept his head and led before handing to Cameron Kurle who fought for home in a games record at the inaugural European Games.

This is only day one and the British Team has 3 Golds in their bag.

Duncan Scott has been selected for Team GB for the World Championships in Kazan in July 2015. He will be the youngest male swimmer in a squad of thirty. Five from Scotland. He will join his Stirling University team mates Robbie Renwick and Ross Murdoch.

Earlier in the week the team for the inaugural European Games was announced. Duncan will travel to Baku and compete again for team GB.

15 February 2015

The swimmers competing at the Arena Pro Series in Orlando concluded their competition with two golds in the men’s and women’s 4x100m Medley Relay.

Luke Greenbank, Calum Tait, Craig Bowman and Duncan Scott won the gold in the men’s event while the women’s squad comprised of Lauren Quigley, Abbie Wood, Amelia Clynes and Chloe Tutton.

Greenbank and Evans earlier in the session won bronze medals in the 200m Backstroke.

Hannah Miley won the bronze in the 200m Individual Medley and took silver in the 400m Freestyle and bronze in the 200m Breaststroke on day two of the competition.

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