COACH SAM CLINCH GOLD

Sam clinches a gold but still wants to swim faster.

Sam our lead coach  lead by example by competing himself in the Scottish National Short Course Masters & Senior Age Group  Championship and what a competition  he had! The event took place at Tollcross Park Leisure Centre Glasgow , under the auspices of Swim Scotland and  swam three events in the 35-39 masters age group category.This was Sam’s first competition in over two years.

His best result by far was his 200m freestyle in which he came first in a time of 2.12.72 – a full two seconds ahead of his nearest rival.

Sam was also runner up in the 400m freestyle. scoring 4.50.73 but explained that it was a hard fought race.

“This was a tough race for two reasons. I had done the 100m only 20 minutes before this race and its never easy to use two different energy systems in two very different races.” However, after he swam the 100m, Sam had very mixed emotions and although he came sixth he was, on the other hand, happy for now  to record his second best time ever of 1.00.51 He now wants to go on and break a minute over the distance. “I know that I’m capable of it and I will have another chance when I compete again in October” added Sam. 

John Holden