On 10 August, 29 swimmers took part in and completed the Clyde Swim from Kilcreggan to The Esplanade in Greenock. This swim is a distance of 1.85 miles (3 km) the water temperature is around 14 degC (57 degF). The swim was won by Calum Dyer, aged 16 with a time of 46 min 52 sec.  He therefore won the Junior Male swimmer class.  Kevin McLaughlin was the next swimmer in with a time of 49 min 36 sec making him the fastest adult male swimmer.  The fastest female swimmer was Anna Kitner with a time of 1 hr 1 min 28 sec.  The fastest junior female swimmer was Anna Kane with a time of 1 hr 9 min 32 sec.
The Full Results are shown below:
1 –  Calum Dyer, Time: 00:46:52
2 –  Kevin McLaughlin, Time: 00:49:36
3 –  David McCorkindale, Time: 00:50:04
4 –  James McLatchie, Time: 00:50:28
5 –  Aidan Grant, Time: 00:50:33
6 –  Ian Marshall, Time: 00:52:25
7 –  Stewart Wilson, Time: 00:55:02
8 –  Leon Trayling, Time: 00:57:07
9 –  Andrew Osborne, Time: 00:57:20
10 –  Scott Forrest, Time: 00:57:42
11 –  Andy Olejnik, Time: 00:57:57
12 –  Danny McLaughlin, Time: 00:58:04
13 –  Scott Skivington, Time: 00:59:12
14 –  Colin Campbell, Time: 00:59:45
15 –  Alan Crighton, Time: 01:00:10
16 –  John Dyer, Time: 01:00:42
17 –  David Jenkins, Time: 01:01:04
18 –  Kenneth Robertson, Time: 01:01:15
19 –  Anna Kitner, Time: 01:01:28
20 –  Andrew White, Time: 01:03:49
21 –  Stephanie Mackie, Time: 01:04:12
22 –  Chris Jones, Time: 01:08:08
23 –  Lesley Martin, Time: 01:08:48
24 –  Anna Kane, Time: 01:09:22
25 –  Jamie Jenkins, Time: 01:16:16
26 –  Elizabeth Deegan, Time: 01:16:38
27 –  David Deegan, Time: 01:17:01
28 –  Yvonne Coull, Time: 01:19:19
29 –  William Marshall, Time: 01:20:22
In addition 3 swimmers were given “Tabasco” awards for having done the swim without a wetsuit.  These swimmers were Anna Kitner, Stephanie Mackie and  Kevin McLaughlin.
Nine swimmers were raising money for charities.  These swimmers are expected to raise over £3000 for their respective charities.  The swimmers and their charities are shown below.  If known the expected amount to be raised for the charity is given.
John Dyer – Firefighter’s Charity (around £500)
Daidd and Jamie Jenkins – Argowan Hospice (around £800)
David McCorkindale – Lilybank and Glenburn School (around £770)
James McLatchie – Port Glasgow Otters Swimming Club (around £500)
Danny McLaughlin – Lilybank School (around £150)
Andrew Osborne – Classrooms for Malawi
Scott Skivington – Salvation Army
Leon Trayling – Argowan Hospice (around £400)
This swim was organised by the Royal West of Scotland Amateur Boat Club (RWSABC) who now offer open water swimming as one of the activities of the club.  Swimming joins kayaking, rowing and sailing as sports offered at RWSABC. Joe Heffernan coordinated the organisation of the swim.  RWSABC would like to thank all the people that provided assistance on the day and also those companies that provided other support.  Inverclyde Leisure provided the PA system  as well as a cash donation to help with costs.  Terry Meade, The Gourock Butcher provide the burgers and sausages.  Alan Mortimer of Ware With All Ltd. provided financial support.

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