Turbo swimmers go the extra length

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Hawick Teviotdale Turbo Swimming club members were in action in Sunday’s Border schools trials at Galashiels – and this time the girls were representing their schools, namely Drumlanrig, Lilliesleaf and Hawick High.

The first event of the day was the backstroke, and Lindsay Jack recorded a great personal best to land a silver in the under-12s, with Amy McMichan knocking four seconds of her best time. In the under-14 age group, Emma Suddon managed a bronze, while Mairead Cottrell had a great swim.

In the breaststroke, Amy recorded a great personal best. Mairead then took part in the 100m breaststroke along with Rachel Sharp, and the latter swam a great race to take gold in the under-16 event.

Lindsay was back among the medals with a bronze in the butterfly, after which Rachel and Emma took part in the 200m front crawl in their respective age categories, with Rachel getting the bronze.

After the break, Emma was straight into action again in the 200m individual medely in which she notched a great time to secure bronze. Mairead did well in her last swim of the day, the 200m breaststroke, while Emma’s final event saw her picking up bronze in the 100m freestyle. Rachel then made another splash by taking gold in the 100m freestyle.

In the relays, Amy took part in the under-12 event for Drumlanrig and won a silver behind Melrose.

The club would like to wish Donald Gray all the best in the British championships at Sheffield in a fortnight.