TEVIOTDALE ASC recently held their very successful club championships over two weeks at Teviotdale Leisure Centre followed by a party and presentation night at Wilton Bowling Club. Swimmers aged from 7 to 17 took part, so swimming from beginners to Scottish National level was on display. The personal bests kept coming, rewarding the swimmers for all their hard work and effort put in at training.
Awards went to:
8/under Boys/Girls: Sean McMichan; runners-up: Kirsty Wood, Ryan McMichan and Sophie Angus.
10/u Girls: 1, Kate Arnott; 2, Alex Turnbull; 3, Amy Johnston.
10/u Boys: 1, Vilmantas Noreika; 2, Charlie Jack.
12/u Girls Cup: 1, Emma Suddon; 2, Lindsey Jack; 3, Amy McMichan.
11/u 200m Freestyle Mixed Open & 11/u 200m I/M Mixed Open Cups: Lindsey Jack.
13/over Girls Open, 200m Free, 200m IM, 400m Free & 800m Free: Jessica Wilcox; runners-up: Rachel Sharp, Kristie Waugh, Aylish & Ellie Paisley.
13/o Boys & 800m Free: Donald Gray. 400m Free: Vilmantas Noreika; runners-up: Charlie Jack and Donald Gray.
This year some of the younger swimmers took on the older ones in the 400m and 800m freestyle, a huge achievement for which they were acknowledged.
Runner-up certificates were awarded to Lindsay Jack, Mairead Cottrell, Emma Suddon, Alex Turnbull, Jenny Sharp, Amy McMichan and Sarah Johnston.
Three special awards were given for commitment and good attitude to training and also success at competition throughout the year, to Amy Johnston, Vilmatas Noreika and Emma Suddon.
Many congratulations to Donald Gray on his successes at the British Disability Championships in Sheffield last weekend, for winning two golds and two silvers.
The club thanks all the hard-working coaches, who give up their time free of charge; Alex Jordan, Borders performance coach, for his continued expertise; the committee for all that goes on behind the scenes; the parents; and last but by no means least, the fantastic swimmers. Additional thanks go to Stuart Holmes and his staff at Teviotdale Leisure Centre, Wilton Bowling Club and Roxburgh Hand Knits, for their continued support.