Scottish Squad Headed to Indy For Arena Pro Swim In June

There are two final stops of the 2015-16 Arena Pro Swim Series, with both Santa Clara, California and Indianapolis, Indiana playing host to simultaneous meets spanning June 3-5th.

Among the attendees at the IUPUI Natatorium in Indianapolis that weekend will be a squad of Scottish swimmers selected by their federation to compete stateside. Based on performances achieved at Scotland’s National Age Group Championships, as well as the British Championships, 11 swimmers were selected to travel to Indianapolis based on achieving a minimum of 820 FINA points. 5 additional swimmers were added to the traveling roster via discretionary picks by National Coach Alan Lynn.

Said Coach Lynn of the announcement, “With the eight (8) swimmers selected to the Rio Olympic Games competing in Europe with Team GB, we are looking to the intense competitive cauldron of US Swimming to provide some great racing experience for the group. As the final tune-up Meet before the US Olympic Trials, the Indianapolis Pro Series will be keenly contested and we will be agreeing challenging process goals with the swimmers to achieve.”

“The trip is the first opportunity to establish the kind of environment and culture we want to develop for the National Team leading into the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia just under 2 years from now. Learning and resilience will the key themes of the trip, alongside a focus on technical excellence.”

Qualifying Swimmers:

Mark Szaranek, Kieran McGuckin, Kieren Preston, Euan Inglis, Chris Kerr, Craig McNally, Calum Tait, Sean Campsie, Cameron Brodie, Kirsty Simpson, Corrie Scott

Discretionary Picks:

Cassie Wild, Katie Robertson, Anna Fleming, George Clough, Ryan Retson

Coaches:

Ian Wright, Monica Borland, Mat Trodden and Gregor McMillan; in addition to SportScotland Institute of Sport staff

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Retta Race

After 16 years at a Fortune 1000 financial company, long-time swimmer Retta Race decided to change lanes and pursue her sporting passion. She currently is Coach for the Northern KY Swordfish Masters, a team she started up in December 2013, while also offering private coaching. Retta is also an MBA …

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