Mini Meet success for St Thomas swimmers

AT THE weekend St Thomas swimmers competed in the Dundee City Aquatics Mini Meet held at the Olympia Leisure Centre.

Swimming in the 8-9 age group for St Thomas, Chloe Cameron and Gemma Watt demonstrated good improvements in technique setting personal best times in their events.

Sophie Smith and Rachael Fotheringham, also competing in this age group, set personal best times with Sophie winning silver medals in the 50m backstroke and freestyle events, while Rachael was placed sixth in the backstroke and fifth in the butterfly event.

In the boys’ section, Ben Morrison, Robert Allan and Cameron Craig all set personal best times in their individual events; Ben won a fourth place and fifth place ribbon in the backstroke and freestyle respectively; Robert came fifth in backstroke and won two bronze medals in the freestyle and butterfly events; Cameron smashed his personal best times coming fifth in the butterfly final.

In the 10-year-old age group, Megan Watt swam close to her entry time in the 50m butterfly and set personal best times in her freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke events.

Eden Main set personal best times in all her events and made the final of breaststroke coming fifth. Team-mate Ashley Thomson made the finals of the backstroke, butterfly and freestyle events, coming fifth twice and fourth in the butterfly.

Ally Morrison won gold medals in all her individual swims; she had to dig deep in the breaststroke and butterfly events with some close finishes but did enough to secure the best girl trophy.

In the 11-year-old age group Brandon Runge, Matthew Michie, Blair Geddes, Kali Bell and Louise Fraser all set new personal best times. In the freestyle event Matthew swam a determined race with a strong last 10m to set a new personal best time and he made the final of the breaststroke.

Brandon swam with improved technique coming fifth in the butterfly, eighth in the backstroke and ninth in the freestyle, while Blair came 8th in the freestyle and sixth in the backstroke.

Kali demonstrated that hard work in training does pay off with new personal best times in her events, while Louise also swam with improved technique, taking a fifth place in the butterfly and fourth in backstroke.

Louise, Ally, Ashley and Rachael also combined in the 4x50m freestyle relay to secure a silver medal each!

The fantastic individual results achieved by the swimmers meant that St Thomas was placed second equal overall in the best club category with hosts DCA, just behind Aberdeen Dolphins.