Teviotdale trio make waves with strong showing in national event

Teviotdale Amateur swimming club members, Kristie Waugh, Jessica and Scott Wilcox have just returned after 5 days at one of the biggest events in the Scottish Swimming calendar. This year the Scottish National Age Group Championships were held at Sunderland Aquatic Centre due to Glasgow preparing for the Commonwealth Games.
Teviotdale Amateur swimming club members, Kristie Waugh, Jessica and Scott Wilcox have just returned after 5 days at one of the biggest events in the Scottish Swimming calendar. This year the Scottish National Age Group Championships were held at Sunderland Aquatic Centre due to Glasgow preparing for the Commonwealth Games.

TEVIOTDALE Amateur Swimming Club members Kristie Waugh and Jessica and Scott Wilcox made a big splash at the Scottish National Age Group Championships.

One of the biggest events on the Scottish swimming calendar, the meeting was held at Sunderland Aquatic Centre due to preparations for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

All three were competing for the Borders Elite Swim Team and they didn’t disappoint.

Jessica competed in five events – 100 and 200m backcrawl, 50m, 100m and 200m freestyle – and swam her way into the final of all five, finishing a very credible fourth in the 200m back crawl. The 16-year-old, who has competed at the Scottish nationals for the last five years, said: “All of my events were sprint/middle distance and although it was the Scottish nationals I was up against some of the best in the UK so it was pretty tough.

“Although my times weren’t quite as good as they could have been I was pleased to make every one of my finals and get very decent placings in all of them.”

While brother Scott competed in three events – 100m freestyle and 100m and 200m breaststroke – making the finals of both breaststroke events and narrowly missing the final of the 100m freestyle, even with a time of 56:09 seconds.

He said: “I was feeling quite confident about doing some strong swims in some of my main events.

“I’m quite content with my results at this point in the training block I’m in just now, although there were no pbs set.”

Kristie competed in three events – the 200m individual medley and the 100 and 200m breaststroke. She was a reserve for the 100m breaststroke final and a finalist in the 200m breaststroke in which she swam two seconds faster than the morning heats.

Both Kristie and Jessica were also selected to swim in all three relay events along with fellow Borderers Amy Fraser (Gala) and Lucy Hope (Kelso).

A spokesperson for Teviotdale ASC said: “We would like to congratulate the trio, to qualify for a national event is a huge achievement, to then go on to make a final deserves high praise.”