Cousins Emma Suddon, 12, and 15-year-old Rachel Sharp 15 are looking forward to this weekend when they both take part in the east district age group swimming event at the Commonwealth Pool in Edinburgh.
Both are members of the Teviotdale Turbos club and this is their first time in this competition. They both managed qualifying times in the 100 metres freestyle races. The pool is a 50 metres in length, so instead of four lengths with turns, the girls will have two lengths and one turn, and they are both looking forward to the challenge.
Emma and Rachel are following in the footsteps of many Turbos teammates who have already competed at this level, including Jessica and Scott Wilcox ,and Katie and Kristie Waugh.
Teviotdale members wish the girls all the best.