Swimmers win medals

Erraid Davies with her two gold medals.

Erraid Davies with her two gold medals.

Delting Dolphins swimmer Erraid Davies won two gold medals at the DSE National Junior and Youth Swimming Championships at the weekend in Sheffield as a member of the Scottish Para Swimming Squad.

She dominated the 10-13 age group for the 50m breaststroke, coming in four seconds ahead of the second swimmer, and in the 100m breaststroke, both in personal best times.

Davies was also a member of the Scottish relay team which came fifth.

Meanwhile Lerwick swimmer Andrea Strachan won a silver medal in the Berlin International Swim Meet at the weekend.

Strachan, who hopes to qualify for Scotland’s squad for this year’s Commonwealth Games, was competing in the 50m butterfly and the 100m and 50m breaststroke.

Shetland's serial medal-winning swimmer Andrea Strachan has now made the podium four times in Bermuda. Photo: Andrew Inkster

Andrea Strachan

On Friday she completed the 50m butterly in a time of 29.19 seconds, just outside her personal best. On Saturday she was slightly off the pace in the 100m breaststroke which saw her miss out on a final place in the evening.

However, on Sunday in her favoured event, the 50m breaststroke, she qualified in third place. She improved in the final to finish second equal in 32.32 seconds to take the silver.

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