On 18th September 2010, a group of our youngest swimmers made the trip to Eyemouth to compete in this meet for the first time.
Poolside space was minimal as swimmers from 11 clubs, including two who had travelled from the north of England congregated on the packed poolside. Undeterred by this our swimmers got on with the job and produced some excellent results.
First to compete was Natalie Ramsay who finished 4th in the 9 years old butterfly event. In the older boy’s event, Andrew Denholm claimed the silver with Andrew, Lewis Barrow, Iain Doyle and Alasdair Iredale all recording very good personal best swims.
The next event was breaststroke where Andrew again won silver and his younger sister Cara finished fourth, both in personal best times. Also in this event there were PBs for Euan Edmiston, Natalie Ramsay, Lewis Muego, Logan Wright, Katie Skilbeck, Alasdair Iredale and Lewis Barrow.
The good performances continued into the backstroke where there were 4th place medals for Andrew and Natalie supplemented with good PBs for Euan, Logan, Alasdair and Anna MacKay.
The final individual event saw Cara claim the bronze medal in the freestyle and PBs for Euan, Natalie, Lewis Muego, Katie and Alasdair.
The final event of the day probably turned out to be the most exciting and produced a very close finish. The cannon relay featuring one boy and one girl from each age group was a hard fought affair with little separating the hosts and our team of Cara, Euan, Logan, Natalie, Andrew and Anna. In the end, we won the Gold medal with all six swimming magnificently.