ST THOMAS swimmers travelled to the Peak Leisure Centre on Sunday to compete in the Stirling Autumn Meet. They competed in two age groups, 10 to 12 and 13/14 across a range of different events from 50m to 400m.
Swimming in the 10 to 12 years group, Blair Geddes was on excellent form winning a bronze medal in his 200m front crawl, coming sixth in the 200m backstroke while also winning a ‘too fast’ plaque for his 5.33.96 swim in the 400m free style. He also set personal best times in the 50m freestyle and 50m butterfly.
Matthew Michie swam close to his entry times in most of his events. In his 200m events in particular he demonstrated much improved technique and racecraft.
Louise Fraser also had a successful weekend setting a personal best in her 200m individual medley and securing a ninth place finish in the 50m backstroke, also in a personal best time.]
Kali Bell set a new personal best time in her 50m breaststroke and in her 200m backstroke swam with much improved technique. Sophie Buick improved her 200m breaststroke and butterfly times by a massive 11 and 20 seconds respectively finishing sixth and fifth, her 50m backstroke by three seconds and 50 butterfly by four seconds.
Ashley Thomson, swimming in the afternoon only, dominated her 200m backstroke race improving on her entry time by 16 seconds and securing a bronze medal. Ashley was also placed eighth in the 200m butterfly and came second in the 50m freestyle heat in a new personal best time. Swimming in the 13/14 age group, Ross Geddes won a bronze in the 200m breaststroke. Ethan Bell came fifth in the 200m and 50m backstroke, set a new personal best time in the 50m freestyle and improved his 200m freestyle time by nine seconds, coming 10th overall.