Swimming In Scotland

Swimming In Scotland

78 soloists and 10 relays took part in the British Gas Scottish Open Water Swimming Championships on July 24th in Fife. Stephen Waterhouse from Leeds and Mark Deans from Glasgow renewed their rivalry and never were separated by too much during some heated swim in the 2K and 5K races.

The swimmers went 1-2 in both the 2K and 5K races. Stephen won by one second in each event after the two rivals raced shoulder-to-shoulder for nearly 7K total. Konstantinos Grammenos from Edinburgh University took third place in the 5K and James Leitch finished third in the 2K.

The women’s 5 km was won by Alice McCall comfortably won the women’s 5K with Helen McRoberts in second and Ishbel Rodger in third. In the 2K race, Marnie Stewart broke free from the leading pack to take the victory, followed by Megan Donnelly and Ishbel Rodger.

The results:

Men’s 5K
1. Stephen Waterhouse, 57:36
2. Mark Deans, 57:37
3. Konstantinos Grammenos, 58:07

Women’s 5K
1. Alice McCall, 59:54
2. Helen McRoberts, 1:01:29
3. Ishbel Rodger, 1:01:30

Men’s 2K
1. Stephen Waterhouse, 23:08
2. Mark Deans, 23:09
3. James Leitch, 23:51

Women’s 2K
1. Marnie Stewart, 24:01
2. Megan Donnelly, 24:17
3. Ishbel Rodger, 24:30

The 2010 Scottish open water swimming calendar runs from June to September:

June 12th: YeAABA Kirkton of Balmarino in Dundee / River Tay
June 13th: East District Championships in Lochore Meadows
June 13th: YeAABA Tayport Cup in Dundee / River Tay
June 26th: YeAABA Veterans Single Tay in Dundee / River Tay
July 3rd: Midland District Championships in Loch Earn
July 10th: YeAABA Monifieth Championship in Dundee / River Tay
July 24th: Scottish Championships in Strathclyde Park
August 7th: YeAABA Double Tay Championship in Dundee / River Tay
August 8th: YeAABA Woodhaven Championship in Dundee / River Tay
August 13th: Midland District Stannergate Championship in Dundee / River Tay
August 14th: West District Championships in Strathclyde Park
August 15th: Scottish Championships in Loch Rannoch
August 22nd: Midland District Senior Championship in Dundee / River Tay
August 30th: YeAABA Bridge to Bridge Championship in Dundee / River Tay
September 4th: North District Championships in Loch Oich
September 5th: Forth River Race in South Queensferry / River Forth
September 11th: YeAABA Loch Earn Championship in Loch Earn
September 12th: YeAABA Crannog Mile Championship in Loch Earn

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