Edinburgh International Meet 2016

Posted: 18th March 2016

With a star studded field full of Olympians and current Olympic Gold medalists and World Champions from around Europe, Mount Kelly swimmers had tremendous presence over the three days of intense racing at the Edinburgh Swimming International last weekend.

14-year-old Athena Clayson led the Mount Kelly charge in the finals winning Gold in the 50BK (30.22) and the 100FC (58.02) and setting a new Mount Kelly record and British Championships qualifying times.

At one of the highest calibre competitions in the UK Mount Kelly Swimmers produced a total of 8 medals:

Gold Medals: 
Athena Clayson in the 50 Back and 100 Free

Silver Medals: 
Tony-Joe Trett in the 200 I.M, 400 I.M & 400 Free 
Thalia Poaros in the 200 Fly

Bronze Medals: 
Athena Clayson in the 200 Back
Thalia Poaros in the 400 Fre

Finalists:
Athena Clayson  50FC (27.36), 100FC (1st), 50BK (4th),100 BK (1st), 200Bk (3rd), 50 Fly (2nd)
Alex Seymour 200 BK (3rd)
Will Luckham-Down in the 50 Free (6th)
Andy Paige in the 50 BR (4th),100 Breast (6th)
Ben Staig in the 50 Back (7th)
Tom Brew in the 200 I.M (8th), 200 BK (8th)
Julian Chan in the 100 Fly (7th)
Thalia Poaros 100 Fly (5th)
Megan Bowen 200IM (8th)
Ben Staig 100BK (Swam Sunday night), 200 Back (8th)

6 New Mount Kelly School Records:
Ben Staig – 100 Back (59.51)
Athena Clayson – 100 Back (64.65) + 100 Free (58.02) + 50 Free (27.36) + 50 Back (30.22)
Alex Seymour – 200 Back (2.08.25)

Olympic Trials Qualifying Times:
Tony-Joe Trett – 400 I.M
Athena Clayson – 50, 100 & 200 Free, 100m & 200 BK
Ben Staig – 100 Back
Alex Seymour – 200 Back

32 Personal best times:
Athena Clayson 50BK (30.22),100BK (64.65), 200BK (2.19.82), 100FC (58.02), 200FC (2.07.97), 50 Fly(28.98 & 28.63)Thalia Poaros in the 100 Fly (1.04.82), 200 Fly (2.22.89 & 2.20.97) 200FC (2.10.65), 400FC (4.31.86), 400IM 
Tom Brew in the 400 Free (4.23.68), 200FC (2.04.01), 400IM (4.57.95), 200 BK (2.16.73), 200IM (2.18.81)
Andy Paige in the 50 Breast (31.09 & 30.80), 100 BR (67.95), 200FC (2.02.82)
Alex Seymour in the 100BK (60.24), 200 Back (2.09.18 + 2.08.25), 200IM (2.17.60) 
Will Luckham-Down in the 50 Free(24.88),100 Free (54.85), 100BR (69.74),50BK (29.62)
Tony Joe Trett 200IM (2.10.70), 200FC (1.56.33)
Ben Staig 50 BK (28.12), 100 BK (59.51)
Michael Alcorn 100 BR (69.60)
Christy Gold 50 BR (34.95)
Harry Turner 50 FC (25.43)
Halle Ashworth 50 Free (29.94) 
Gabi Weaver 50 BK (32.53)

Our swimmers in Edinburgh were a credit to the school and the feedback from officials and staff was tremendous. 

Performances at this level are a testament to all their hard work. 

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