Major haul of medals for young Ythan swimmers

Ythan Amateur Swimming Club boys' team.

Ythan Amateur Swimming Club boys' team.

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Ythan Amateur Swimming Club competitors were in top form at two recent local events which resulted in a massigve haul of medals and personal best times.

First up was the Peterhead Graded Meet, where seven swimmers - Lauren Astley, Harry Copeman, Lauren Duncan, Alannah Rae, Emily Riach, Jessica Riach and Calum Smith - were competing in selected events covering all strokes over 100m and 200m distances, with every swimmer achieving much-deserved personal bests.

Ythan Amateur Swimming Club girls' team.

Ythan Amateur Swimming Club girls' team.

There was medal success for Calum with gold in the 100m Freestyle and 100m butterfly, plus silver in the 100m breaststroke. Emily also picked up a bronze for her efforts in the 100m breaststroke.

The second event saw a 20-strong squad of ‘mini-meeters’, aged 8-12 years, attend the second annual Aberdeen Amateur’s competition at the city’s International School.

Each swimmer performed to the best of their ability, up against some of the best young talent in the North-east.

Again, there were many impressive personal best times set, showing that the hard work and dedication the young swimmers are putting in is really paying off.

Medallists were:

Girls - Eilidh Gault (9 Yrs): Gold – 50m Freestyle, 50m Backstroke, 50m Butterfly. Silver – 50 Breaststroke Erin Currie (9 Yrs): Silver – 50m Backstroke, Bronze – 50m Butterfly. Relay Team (Jessica Riach, Reilly Brosnan, Isla Burns, Eilidh Gault): Bronze – Freestyle relay.

Boys Moray Gault (8 Yrs): Gold – 50m Freestyle, 50m Butterfly, Silver – 50m Backstroke, Bronze – 50m Breaststroke. Euan Currie (12 Yrs): Silver - 50m Butterfly, 50m Backstroke, Bronze - 50m Freestyle, 50m Breaststroke. Harry Copeman (10 Yrs): Silver – 50m Freestyle. Relay Team (Lewis Hay, Euan Currie, Harry Copeman, Moray Gault): Silver – Freestyle relay, Bronze – Medley relay.