University of Stirling Swimming club making history

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University of Stirling Swimming club (USSC) made history in Sheffield last month, as the first university outside of Loughborough to claim the overall men’s title in the BUCS Long Course Swimming Championships in 32 years. 

USSC men’s team was able to end Loughborough university’s 32-year winning streak of the Long Course Championship with 176 points, merely 8 points more than Loughborough. 

“This was a massive win for the Stirling Men’s Team,” says Martyn Walton, president of USSC. “Hopefully Stirling can now build on our successes and string back to back wins as Loughborough have done for many years.” 

This victory, as Walton recognize, was thanks to Para swimmers Ollie Carter and Jon Law who were able to achieve numerous points for the men’s team and bring them victory.

The Stirling mixed team also brought home 22 medals: 10 gold, 6 silver and 6 bronze. This was enough for the USSC to finished second in the overall performance and for the women’s team to finish third overall. 

While claiming goal, the men’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay team (Duncan Scott, Scott Mclay, Lorenz Weiremans, Calum Bain) and men’s 4x100m Medley Relay team (Martyn Walton, Craig Benson, Duncan Scott, Scott Mclay), were able to get a record-breaking time. 

Cassie Wild was named the Top Female Performer after she broke the championship record in 100m backstroke in a time of 1:00.08.

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