Dundee Pupils' Success at National Galas

With support from schools, Leisure and Culture and Active Schools, pupils from Dundee attended the Tayside Schools Swimming Gala for pupils with a disability swimming for a place in the Tayside team to compete at the Scottish Disability Sport National Junior Swimming Galas in November.


Tayside sent its largest team for a few years to the SDS Junior Gala for pupils with a physical, visual or hearing disability – 6 swimmers, of which 2 were from Dundee – Shayne McVicar, Rowantree Primary School and Rhys Colliar, Craigie High School. This gala was held at Grangemouth Sports Complex on Wednesday 8 November and was a very successful day for the team, everyone swam well and won at least one medal. Rhys won a Silver medal in the 25m Freestyle back, class 9 and Shayne won a bronze medal in 50m Freestyle front class 3.


On Wednesday 22 November, the Tayside team, with 34 pupils from Dundee – 29 of which were from Kingspark School, travelled to Tollcross International Swimming Centre in Glasgow for the SDS National Gala for pupils with a learning disability.


The results are as follows:

Jack Milne, Harris Academy – Gold – 100 IM (CR), Gold – 50 Back (CR), Gold – 50 Breast (CR), Silver – 50 Butterfly, Bronze – 100m Front

Taylor McKenzie, St Ninian’s RC PS – Bronze – 100 IM, Bronze – 50 Back Class 1, Bronze – 100 Front

Ruaridh Finlay, St Francis RC PS – Gold, 50 Breast Class 3, Silver – 25 Butterfly Class 3

Cole Campbell, St Paul’s RC  Academy, Bronze – 25 Front Class 8

Olwyn Day, St John’s RC HS – Bronze -25 Breast Class 5, Silver – 25 Butterfly Class 3

Sean McGuire, Kingspark – Gold – 25 Back Class 10

Scott Forbes, Kingspark – Bronze - 25 Back Class 10

Michael Morrison, Kingspark, Bronze – 25m Back Class 8

James Harrow, Kingspark – Bronze – 50 Back Class 2

Charley Clark, Kingspark – Silver – 25 Back – Class 6