Success on the Short Course for Edinburgh Swimmers

The Edinburgh Performance Swim Programme has launched their 2023/24 BUCS campaign with a successful weekend of record breaking swims at the BUCS Short Course Swimming Championships.

Last weekend 40 University of Edinburgh students travelled down to Sheffield to compete in the BUCS Swimming Short Course Championships. The weekend was an incredible display of talent from across the UK with Edinburgh finishing the weekend ranked 3rd Team Overall. 

On day one it was Archie Goodburn and Katie Goodburn who claimed the first medals of the event with Katie claiming silver in the Female 100m IM event and Archie securing a gold medal in the 100m Individual Medley, breaking the BUCS Short Course record with an impressive time of 54.55 seconds. 

Image of archie goodburn receiving gold medal for swimming


Day two also saw an array of medals being won across the team with Katie Goodburn returning to the pool to claim her second medal of the weekend, a bronze in the female 50 metre freestyle. Uiseann Cooke and Kara Hanlon also went on to claim bronze medals in the Open 200m Breaststroke and Female 200m Breaststroke with the Edinburgh Open 200m Freestyle Medley team consisting of Tom Carswell, Archie Goodburn, Luke Shaw and Bruno Kempster bringing home the final bronze medal of the day. Scott Gibson took to the pool in the Open 50m backstroke to claim an impressive silver medal followed by a stand out performance by Archie Goodburn to win his second gold of the competition in the Open 50m Breaststroke. Kara Hanlon also had a record breaking day in the 50m Breaststroke final lowering her lifetime best and the Scottish Record for the 50 Breaststroke again by 0.14 seconds to a time of  30.28.


Two UoE swimmers celebrating in pool


On the final day of the BUCS Short Course championships it was the medley teams who made a splash. Scott Gibson, Archie Goodburn, Tom Carswell and Bruno Kempster were up first in the open 200m Medley where their outstanding performance resulted in a gold medal. In the Female 200m Medley Iona Colbert, Kara Hanlon, Ciara Schlosshan and Katie Goodburn put on an equally impressive performance to claim bronze with a time of 1:50.21. Chiara Schlosshan closed her weekend with another bronze medal performance in the Female 200m Butterfly event, whilst Archie Goodburn demonstrated his outstanding talent in the Open 100m Breaststroke claiming his 3rd individual gold medal of the weekend and 5th medal overall.


Image of male swimmer doing breaststroke at BUCS champs

Kara Hanlon and Archie Goodburn are hoping to continue their short course success on the national stage as they prepare to travel to the European Short Course Championships as part of Team GB from the 5-10 December in Otopeni, Bucharest.

The weekend was an excellent display of talent from across the University's Performance Swimming Programme and highlighted the commitment and dedication of the students and coaching teams who hope to continue their medal success throughout the rest of the season. 


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