The Edinburgh International Swim Meet 2017

News from the weekend

Relive the 2017 event

Friday's Sessions

Friday's finals highlights include a head to head between Ross Murdoch and James Wilby in the first event, the 200 breaststroke, followed by the women's 100 breaststroke final featuring Swedish world champion Jennie Johansson.
There are Scotland / England battles in event 3 and 4 between Stephen Milne and Jay Lelliott at 1500 freestyle and Kathleen Dawson and Lizzie Simmonds in 100 backstroke. Ireland enters the fray in the next event with Conor Ferguson heading for gold in the 100 backstroke.
The skins finals are fly for men and freestyle for women, with Olympic champion Pernille Blume in action in the latter taking on the best from Germany, Scotland, Ulster and Denmark.
The final individual event of the evening is the men's 200 IM featuring Dan Wallace and Duncan Scott, Sweden's Simon Sjodin and a strong English contingent led by Jarvis Parkinson.

Saturday's Sessions

Saturday's finals contain two sets of skins events; the backstrokers take to the water first at event 3 and 4. In the youth final Conor Ferguson breaks 1 of the 3 meet records he sets over the weekend and there is further Irish interest when Brendan Hyland competes in the 200 fly final mid session. Denmark's Emilie Beckmann shines in the 100 fly final, before Hannah Miley dominates the 400 IM.
Towards the end of the evening the women's 50 breaststroke and men's 50 freestyle skins takes place - Jennie Johansson takes to the water in the final event for her of the weekend and Edinburgh's David Cumberlidge and Dan Wallace are left to defend Scottish sprinting's honour in the men's event.
The evening finishes with a mixed 4x50 freestyle relay, where both meet records are broken.

Sunday's Sessions

The first open final of the day is during the morning session (after about two hours of preliminary heats), with Scottish Olympian Camilla Hattersley in action in the women's 1500 freestyle.
The evening session starts with another Scottish Olympian, Hannah Miley, in action again in the 200 IM, before European's Erik Persson and Emilie Beckmann show their mastery of skins sprinting in the men's breaststroke and women's butterfly. Mid session current world record holder Rikke Moller Pedersen takes part in her favourite 200 breaststroke. In the 100 freestyle finals David Cumberlidge is again in action, against Ireland's Curtis Coulter and Pernille Blume and Lucy Hope contest the women's final.
At the end of the three days of swimming, Denmark's Pernille Blume collects the top cash prize for the highest FINA points score, with awards also to Scotland's Kathleen Dawson and Ross Murdoch, England's Imogen Clarke and Sweden's Jennie Johansson.

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