Turbo-charged swimmers in Border League action

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Hawick’s Teviotdale Turbo Swimming Club took to the pool for the second round of the recent BRSC Border League second-round meeting at Teviotdale Leisure Centre.

Amy Mcmichan and Emma Suddon started the day off in the 200m individial medley, and both girls acquitted themselves well with personal bests. Amy and Emma didn’t get much rest as they were in the next event, the 100m backstroke, and again both put in good performances.

The next race was the breaststroke with the Hawick club flag being flown by Sean McMichan, Alex Turnbull, Mairead Cottrell and Rachel Sharp – with the latter two swimmers recording personal bests.

The butterfly saw Emma Suddon in her third event of the day, while Vilmantas Noreika and Amy Johnson took to the pool for the first time, and all three can be pleased with their performances.

Kirsty Wood and Alix Piggot dipped their toes into the competition water in the freestyle event, and both girls had great swims. Angelika Flis, Ryan McMichan and Rachel were also in the freestyle, with Rachel winning her race.

The relays brought the competition to a close with Ryan, Sean, Villmantas and Tyler Milton, from Duns, all making their mark. The girls were last up with their relay with Amy J, Alix, Amy M and Alex all doing well.

Back in action on Sunday after swimming well at the TLC the previous day was Lindsay Jack who blitzed her way to gold in the 200m butterfly at Carneigie.

Earlier this month, Emma Suddon made a splash at the Commonwealth Pool in Edinburgh when competing in the Scottish national age groups event. She was part of the best freestyle relay team which also included Kirsty Armstrong, Lizzie Clelland and Kathryn Swinney, all of whom swam well and won their heat.