Success for Robert Gordon’s young swimmers

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Robert Gordon’s College pupils from Primary 7 to S6 took part in the Scottish Schools Team Championships on 13th June at the newly refurbished Royal Commonwealth Pool in Edinburgh. A record 65 schools took part with 329 teams being entered.

The primary boys team (Nicolas Hutcheon, 11 years old, Tom Gambold, 11, Louis Houette, 12, and Guy Broadhurst, 11) swam superbly and retained the Primary Boys trophy for the 4x50m Freestyle Relay.

Robert Gordon’s College retained the overall Boys Championship trophy setting two new records in the process.

Both records were set by the boys S3/4 team (Arron Kamiskas 15 years old from Westhill, Jack Ness 15 years old from Banchory-Devenick, Christopher Yule 15 years old from Westhill and Lewis Proctor 15 years old from Dyce), the 4x50m Medley Relay (1.52.64) and the 4x50m Freestyle Relay (1.42.01).

The S1 boys team (Adrian Hutcheon 12 years old from Aberdeen, Craig Smith 12 years old from Aberdeen, Murray Coueslant 13 years old from Westhill, Nicholas Cameron 12 years old from Aberdeen and Thomas Hill 12 years old from Aberdeen) won gold medals in both the 4x50m Freestyle and 4x50m Medley Relays.

The girls Open Team (Hayley Monteith S6 17 years old from Aberdeen, Morven Sneddon S5 17 years old from Aberdeen, Caitlin Toothill S4 15 years old from Westhill and Caitlin Rees S5 17 years old from Tarves) triumphed in the 4x50m Freestyle Relay.

In addition to these successes the swim team returned to Aberdeen with a number of silver and bronze medals.

Miss Sarah Baxter, Teacher of Swimming said: “All of the swimmers showed great team commitment and swam to an exceptionally high standard amongst a field of very strong competition.

“They were very deserving of their trophies and medals and continued the tradition of Robert Gordon’s College achieving great success in the pool”.

Mr Hugh Ouston, Head of College added: “These pupils have achieved stunning results this season.

“I am sure that they will look to emulate the outstanding successes of Gordonian David Carry who has qualified for his third Olympics and wish him good luck for the Games.

“All Gordon’s pupils enjoy swimming from as early as Nursery where they have taster sessions in our onsite pool with the support of specialist swimming staff”.