Teri team prove to be stars of the future with haul of medals

Youngsters from Hawick Amateur Swimming Club show off their silverware alongside coach Lesley-Anne Aitken
Youngsters from Hawick Amateur Swimming Club show off their silverware alongside coach Lesley-Anne Aitken

HAWICK Amateur Swimming Club struck gold at Saturday’s Stars of the Future meet at Peebles – and added a sprinkling of silver and bronze for good measure.

First off for the 12-strong Teri team was Mya Pearce with a good personal best in the 25m backstroke for girls nine and under, followed by Rhys Tait who also swam a personal best to take gold in the boys’ event. Amy McMichan scooped bronze in the 50m backstroke for 10-year-old girls, while Lyall Hodgins lifted gold in the boys’ race. Next in the pool were Abbie Jeffrey (silver) and Greg Lowrie (gold and personal best) for the 11-year-olds.

The gold medals were coming thick and fast and Megan Landels and Rhys Tait both won their respective 25m breastroke events in new PBs.

Jenna Amos and Liam Caldwell continued the leisure centre club’s winning ways with golds in their 50m breaststroke events, while Rhiann Ferguson and Greg both swam personal bests, Rhiann taking gold and Greg the bronze.

The freestyle relays saw the four nine-and-unders winning silver, and the four 10-year-olds and four 11-year-olds going one better with golds.

The butterfly came next and Megan swam a personal best to take bronze and Rhys won another gold. Jenna and Liam also hit gold, after which Abbie swam to silver and Gavin Mitchell to gold.

The freestyle events produced more good Hawick swims with Megan and Corey Tait swimming personal bests, Jenna and Lyall winning golds (the former with a personal best), Rhiann and Gavin both notching PBs with Rhiann taking silver.

The meet concluded with relays and Hawick finished in style with silvers for the nine-and-unders and 11-year-olds, and gold for the ten-year-olds, followed by gold in the final squadron relay.

Hawick were also awarded the overall cup (ahead of Gala, Peebles, Duns and Kelso) and the relay trophy.