FIRST Open meet 2015

A team consisting of swimmers from Gold and Silver squads travelled to Bathgate for the FIRST Open meet on the 24th/25th January.
Despite many being at the younger end of their age groups they all competed well.
The first event was the 50m butterfly which resulted in gold and a club record for Fraser Wilson, Bronze for Matt Rietvelt and a club record for Eilidh Redpath.
Katie Golder won silver in the 200m backstroke reducing her time by almost 6 seconds before Beth McFarlane won Gold and Ria Colbridge silver in the 100m breaststroke. There was a bronze and a club record each for Fraser and Jamie Ferguson in their respective 400m freestyle events with the latter reducing his time by 17 seconds.
The 50m backstroke proved to be a strong event for us. Jamie comfortably won Gold as did Fraser with club record number two and Katie collected her second silver of the meet.
Ria won bronze in the 200m breaststroke with a massive personal best and then in the very next event won another in the 100m freestyle.
Eilidh also collected bronze in this event but they were both bettered by Ross Muego (silver) and Fraser (gold).
Day one was brought to a close with the 200m IM with Beth claiming silver as a result of a very gutsy swim.
Beth was one of the first back in action on day 2 and this time she made sure of the Gold in the 50m breaststroke as did Ria who was having a great meet.
They were matched by Fraser in the boys event who won by a clear margin whilst setting another club record.
Another who was swimming really well was Katie and she picked up a bronze in the 200m freestyle.
The 100m butterfly brought silver for Beth and this was followed by gold and another club record for Fraser, this time in the 400m IM.
The final session started with the 50m freestyle and despite setting club records, Eilidh and Fraser had to settle for bronze and silver medals respectfully.
Beth then won silver in the 200m butterfly as did Fraser and Ross in the 100m backstroke in which Katie claimed bronze.
In addition to the medal winners others had excellent swims most notably Euan Edmiston, Lewis Thomson, Sam Paterson, Jodie Finlay, Jake Hadfield, Eve Thomson, Amber Roe and Vaila Robertson.

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