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Wick Swimmers At Scottish Schools Swimming Championships

22nd March 2009

Photograph of Wick Swimmers At Scottish Schools Swimming Championships

Following the Highland schools qualifying event in Inverness, 5 Wick swimmers had qualified for the Scottish finals held recently in the 50m pool at Tollcross Leisure centre in Glasgow. This will be the venue for the swimming events during the 2014 Commonwealth games and was a great experience for the young Wick swimmers.

Unfortunately two of the swimmers Stephanie Webster and Cameron Tait were unable to attend due to illness. That left Shannon Mackenzie and Fraser Tait from Pulteneytown Academy and Jordan Munro representing Hillhead.

All three were in the 12 and under age group where the top 20 swimmers at each stroke were drawn in two heats of 10. Both Shannon and Fraser qualified for the final in the girls and boys breaststroke respectively and then had to wait until the end of the morning session for their finals. Their finals were one after the other and I think coaches and parents were more nervous than the swimmers. In the first final Fraser was up with the leaders until towards the end and finished a very credible 6th with a personal best time for a long course pool. Next up was Shannon and in an exciting race the result was in doubt right up until the touch with Shannon finishing an excellent 3rd winning the Bronze medal.

In the afternoon Jordan was competing in the Butterfly and again the standard was very high with Jordan coming a respectable 14th with a personal best time.

 

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