Milngavie swimmers put on the style in Swansea

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Members of Milngavie and Bearsden Swimming Club competed in the British Youth Championships in Sheffield and Welsh Summer Nationals in Swansea recently.

The two competitions marked the end of the swimming season for club members.

In the British Youth Championships Lauren Averell, Megan Donnelly, Greg Watson, Hannah Voute, Paige Lang and Emily Tang qualified for the prestigious end of season championship. After posting top performances at district and national level during the year.

The group were also joined throughout the week by last year’s bronze medallist Calum Tait.

Greg came closest to emulating the achievements of last year’s medal winning team, finishing in fourth place in the boys 15/16 100m backstroke on the final night.

Earlier in the week Megan Donnelly made both the 100 and 200m Butterfly finals, recording her first ever final swims at this competition. The 2nd year university student showed the consistency with which she has raced all season.

A semi final in the 50m freestyle marked Lauren Averell’s final swim with the club. Hannah Voute swam to a personal best time in the 50m freestyle, and will now have her sights set on following in the footsteps of Lauren and Megan, who have set the benchmark for the club at this level of competition in recent years.

Both Hannah and Lauren also joined forces with Paige Lang and Emily Tang for the 4x100m freestyle relay.

Meanwhile in Wales, Georgia Callander was the first club member to represented the club at the Welsh summer nationals.

She continued her impressive form with two fourth place finishes and excellent personal bests in the 100 and 200m butterfly.

Coach Craig Houston said: “As is always the case at this level, the competition was exceptionally strong again this year. Last year was an undoubted high point in the club’s recent history and whilst we couldn’t quite match that this time round, there were still performances of huge quality and promise in both Sheffield and Swansea.

“I’m positive that we have a group of swimmers at the club who can continue to swim fast at youth and senior level in the coming seasons, where it matters most of all.”