Top swims by St Thomas members in auspicious company

Members of the St Thomas swimming club who competed in the Scottish championships at Tollcross last weekend were pictured at the Sports Centre on Tuesday evening. They are, from left, back - Nathan Watt, Taylor Young and Blair Fotheringham: front - Sarah Cummins and Katie Phillips
Members of the St Thomas swimming club who competed in the Scottish championships at Tollcross last weekend were pictured at the Sports Centre on Tuesday evening. They are, from left, back - Nathan Watt, Taylor Young and Blair Fotheringham: front - Sarah Cummins and Katie Phillips

St Thomas swimmers travelled through to Tollcross International Swim Centre in Glasgow last week to swim in the Scottish Open Championships.

Competing against Olympians Robbie Renwick and Hannah Miley, St Thomas swimmers rose to the occasion with some impressive swims.

Nathan Watt, recovering from injury, set a long course pb in his 100 fly and swam close to his entry times in his other individual events, while Sarah Cummins competing in her first Scottish Nationals competition this year set a new personal best in the 100 breaststroke.

Taylor Young smashed his personal bests in the 200 individual medley and freestyle. In his individual medley swim, Taylor led his heat from start to finish demonstrating much improved turning technique, and finishing first in the afternoon heats.

Taylor also set a new long course personal best in his 50 freestyle.

Blair Fotheringham, making his debut in the Scottish Open Championships, took an incredible five seconds off his 400 freestyle - a time which had only been set in April at the National Age Groups. Blair also set a new long course personal best in the 200 IM and swam close to his entry times in his other swims.

Katie Phillips set long course personal bests in the 50 and 100 freestyle and 50 and 100 butterfly. In her butterfly events Katie demonstrated much improved technique. She improved her 50 time by two seconds and her 100 time by over a second making the ‘B’ finals for both events.