Good luck to our own Matthew Garrity at tonight’s Inverclyde Sports Personality of the Year awards. Matthew is one of five finalists in the Young Sports Personality category. While all the finalists are impressive, we obviously think Matthew would be a massively deserving winner. Here’s just some of the highlights of what he achieved in his age group in 2018:
- Multiple West District record holder in the 100m and 200m breaststroke
- Scottish National Age Group champion 200m breaststroke and silver medallist 100m breaststroke
- Scottish schools champion 200m breaststroke and silver medallist 100m breaststroke
- Ranked no 1 in Scotland for the 50m, 100m and 200m breaststroke
- Ranked 6th in Britain for the 50m breaststroke and 7th for the 100m and 200m breaststroke
- (Literally) dozens of West District medals in multiple events and distances
- Selected for the Scottish swimming national squad
- Selected to compete at the British championships, achieving a 6th place finish
- Voted IASC senior swimmer of the year by both coaches and swimmers
- Volunteer coach for younger club swimmers
- All round amazing athlete, role model and ambassador for his club, his school and his sport.
Whatever happens tonight Matthew, you are an inspiration to everyone at the club and a winner in our eyes.