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Winning Students swimmers on song at national short course champs

10 December 2018
Scott McLay broke a 15 year-old national record in the 50m butterfly.

Scott McLay broke a 15 year-old national record in the 50m butterfly.

Winning Students’ swimmers lived up to their reputation this past weekend as they claimed over 40 medals at the Scottish Short Course Championships in Edinburgh.

Leading the way for the programme were Lucy Hope (University of Edinburgh), Scott McLay and Duncan Scott (both University of Stirling) who won 13 individual medals between them, whilst there were also titles wins for Jack Thorpe, Tain Bruce (both University of Edinburgh), Craig McNally (University of the West of Scotland) and Keanna MacInnes (University of Stirling).

Other medal winners included: Craig Benson, Craig McLean (both University of Stirling) and Kathryn Greenslade (University of Edinburgh).

Scott, who was recently named Sports Personality of the Year at the Scottish Sports Awards, recorded the fastest ever Scottish 100m individual medley time. Stirling teammate MacInnes also swam a new record time in the 100m butterfly whilst McLay broke a 15 year-old national record in the 50m butterfly event.

With a personal haul of four medals, McLay was pleased with a good weekend’s work. He said: “I’ve kind of been focusing on everything here really but with it being Short Course obviously the turns come into it a lot. I’m very happy with how the meet has gone overall.”