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Wick Amateur Swimmers At Thurso Mini Meet

30th May 2013

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Thirty seven members of Wick Amateur Swimming Club competed recently in the Thurso Mini Meet. This meet is for 8-12 year olds.

The 8-9 years girls section had Eve Watt, Lana Klimas, Abbie Bruce, Iona Fleming, Aiva Harper, Kirsty Robertson and Amy Williamson swimming for Wick. All the girls swam well, some swimming for the first time competitively. Many picked up PB's and Aiva Harper won silver in the 25m Breaststroke.

The 8-9 yrs boys section had Drew Mathieson, William Mackay, Jack Crowe, Ian Cook, Sam Bullen and Mark Beveridge swimming for Wick. Again there were first time competitors and several PB's. Drew Mathieson picked up two golds in the 25m freestyle and backstroke and a silver in Backstroke, he also won his section overall which is a fantastic achievement. Ian Cook won two bronze medals in the 25m freestyle and backstroke and Sam Bullen made it a trio of medal winners with a bronze in the 25m breaststroke.

The girls 10 years section had Hannah Budge, Emma Fishenden, Natalie Gow, Kirsten Gunn, Erin Hamilton, Emma Mackay, Shona Miller, Abby Munro and Carrie Robertson swimming for Wick. All swam well with several PB's and again many were competing for the first time.

The boys 10 years section had two Wick swimmers, they were Harry Bartlett and Angus Henry. Again there were several PB's between the two boys and Angus won two 4th place ribbons for 50m backstroke and breaststroke.

The 11years girls section again had two Wick swimmers, they were Kevagh Bremner and Sarah Harper. Sarah picked up two silver medals for 50m butterfly and backstroke and both girls had PB's.

The 11 years boys section had Grant Aitkenhead, Robbie Gunn, Frank Macgregor,Ben Sinclair and Adam Williamson swimming for Wick. Grant won a bronze in the 50m butterfly, while Robbie won three silver medals for 50m backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly as well as a bronze for 50m freestyle. Ben won bronze for 50m breaststroke and three 4th place ribbons for 50m freestyle, butterfly and backstroke. Again there were several PB's by all the boys.

Isla Miller was the only Wick girl in the 12 years section and swam well against tough opposition.

Iain Fishenden, Max Hagan, Liam Harper, Owen Manson and Kyle Sutherland were competing in the 12 years boys section. Max won gold in the 50m breaststroke and two 4th place ribbons in the 50m backstroke and butterfly.

The relays rounded off both sessions. The 200m freestyle relay for 11/12 age group was won by Wick A team who were Max Hagan, Sarah Harper, Isla Miller and Ben Sinclair and bronze was won by Wick B team who were Robbie Gunn, Kevagh Bremner, Kyle Sutherland and Erin Hamilton. Meanwhile in the younger age group the A team of Drew Mathieson, Abby Munro, Emma Fishendon and Angus Henry won Bronze medals in both the freestyle and Medley relay.


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