Good displays in Aberdeen

AT THE weekend St Thomas swimmers travelled to the Bridge of Don April Showers meet in Aberdeen.

Competing for the first time in St Thomas colours, Ross Duncan, swimming in the eight-year-old boys, picked up gold medals in the backstroke and butterfly events along with a bronze in his freestyle race.

Gemma Watt, in the eight-year-old girls’ section, was also on top form coming fourth in the 25 backstroke, winning bronze in the 25 freestyle, silver in butterfly and gold in the breaststroke.

Swimming in the nine-year-old girls, Chloe Cameron demonstrated sound improvements in technique setting personal best times in her backstroke and freestyle events.

Rachael Fotheringham, also competing in the nine years age group, won gold in the 50m breaststroke in a new personal best time and was placed fourth in the backstroke.

In the boys’ nine years, George Cowan claimed a silver in the 50 breaststroke and won two golds in his freestyle and backstroke events, while team-mate Cameron Craig showed improved technique in his breaststroke race and was placed fourth in the backstroke.

Megan Watt competing in the 10-year-old girls, finished eighth in the 50 backstroke, silver in the 50 freestyle in a closely fought race and gold in the breaststroke.

Kali Bell and Katrina Smart represented St Thomas in the 11-year-old girls’ section.

Kali won silver medals in the 50m breaststroke and backstroke, while demonstrating clear improvements in her butterfly and freestyle technique.

Katrina, who had just arrived back from holiday, smashed her personal best times in the freestyle and breaststroke events doing enough to win the gold in the breaststroke!

George, Kali, Cameron and Rachael also combined in the 4x50 medley relay event securing fifth place in an extremely close race, while the team of Megan, Kali, Rachael and George rounded the day off with a superb victory in the 4x50 freestyle relay beating the local opposition by three seconds.