Scotia swimmers in medals haul

Medal winning Scotia swimmers
Medal winning Scotia swimmers

Members of the Scotia Masters Swimming Club took home an impressive medal haul at the first major competition of the swim year.

A total of 37 medals and two new meet records were won by the eight swimmers in attendance.

Hosted by Inverclyde Masters, the event kicked off on the Friday evening with the 800m front crawl event.

Laura Shields, and Craig Drummond both represented Scotia in this event, achieving a third and fourth position respectively for their age groups.

The main competition got underway early Saturday morning with Eildih Dent (Gold), and Laura Shields (Silver) taking to the podium in the 200m front crawl event.

This was quickly followed up by more medals from Stuart Galbraith, Ruth Morrison, Lynn Campbell, Connor MacQueen and Andrew Hunter, many of whom swam new personal best times on their way to the podium.

Special congratulations are due to Stuart Galbraith and Andrew Hunter who both finished third overall for their age groups - as well as the 120-159 year old relay team who secured a hard-fought Silver medal.

The event was enjoyed by all who attended, especially by those who were competing for the first time in almost a decade.

Scotia Masters swim three times a week at the Leisuredrome and is open to anyone over the age of 18, regardless of ability.

New swimmers are always welcome and anyone interested can make contact through their website, facebook or by e-mailing