Masters perform well at Westhill

THE NEWLY formed Angus Masters Swimming Club got off to a flying start at the recent Silver City masters gala up in Westhill, Aberdeenshire.

Alastair Caird was in fine form winning gold in the 200m backstroke, 200m freestyle and 100m breaststroke. He also picked up a bronze medal in the 50m breaststroke on his way to winning the overall age group.

Gary Nisbet won bronze in the 25m backstroke, but was disappointingly knocked out of the 25m freestyle sprint at the semi-final stage.

Vicky Taylor won her 200m backstroke event, adding silver in the 25m and 50m backstroke and bronze in the 200m freestyle.

Stewart Maxwell dominated the breaststroke in his age group, winning the 25m, 50m and 100m events. He also added two silver medals and a bronze to his tally.

Ewan Eadie swam well winning the 25m and 50m breaststroke and taking silver in the 100m breaststroke.

Mark Shepherd represented Arbroath St Thomas and picked up a gold, four silver medals and only narrowly missed out on setting a new 200m butterfly age group record.

Mike MacKenzie – swimming for Forfar ASC - was in top form, picking up five gold medals, one silver and also set himself two new personal best times en-route to winning his overall age group.

With some of the usual squad missing, Angus Masters still managed to finish a very credible fifth overall in the team event. The club’s attention will now turn to the Scottish Masters in Glasgow at the end of April.

Angus Masters cater for both fitness and competitive swimmers. Anyone interested in joining should contact Alastair Caird on 01307 468977 or Gary Nisbet – nisbetg@btinternet.com