Swimming club juniors lead the way

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Hawick Amateur Swimming Club made a big splash in the second round of the Borders League at Teviotdale Leisure Centre last month, when Jenna Amos and Liam Caldwell both started the day off in superb fashion by finishing first in their respective 200m individual medley races. Competing over the same distance, Rhiann Ferguson and Mark Messer also swam well when facing tough competition as both were swimming up an age.

The backstroke for the ten-and-unders saw Sophie Allen coming in second in the girls’ race and Corey Tait was first for the boys. In the 12-and-unders, Mya Pearce was third and Lyall Hodgins took first. Abbie Jeffrey came sixth in the 14-and-unders and Mark Messer was second. Chloe Scott notched fourth spot in the 15-and-overs.

The breaststroke saw Alyssa Jack and Ben Morozzo both taking top spot for the ten-and-unders. Eilidh Jaffray came third in the 12-and-unders and Liam Caldwell was first. Lisa Murphy and Jamie Grant both finished fourth for the 14-and-unders, while Rhiann Ferguson and Jack Wilson both came fourth in their 15-and-over

races. The butterfly was next, and Cara Jeffrey and Marcus Brogan both recorded runners-up spots for the ten-and-unders. The 12-and-unders saw Connie Wilson in fifth and Rhys Tait in second. Abbie Jeffrey finished sixth for the 14-and-unders and Mark Messer second. Chloe Scott was fourth for the over-15s.

The freestyle event Megan Landels and Sean Whiteford both came first for the 10 and under event. Jenna Amos and Greg Lowrie were both second in the 12 and unders. Lisa Murphy and Gavin Mitchell both came fifth for the 14 and unders. Whilst Rhiann Ferguson was fourth and Jack Wilson third for the 15-and-overs.

The relays saw the ten-and-unders winning the girls’ medley, the boys’ medley and their squadron freestyle. The 12-and under girls came second in their relay, while the boys were first in theirs and in the squadron freestyle. The club brought the curtain down on the day with third place in the squadron relay for the 13-and-overs.

The Hawick club is currently leading the way in the junior section of the Borders League, and having won the title last year, the young Teries are all keen to maintain their grip on the title at the third round which takes place on May 19.