Swimmers do well at meet

FIVE young swimmers from the Clickimin training squad took part in the North District age group meet in Inverness at the weekend.

Craig Nicolson competed in 10 events in the 13-14 age group and achieved personal best times in all his swims. He won a silver medal in the 200m breaststroke and came fourth in the 100m breaststroke, missing out on a bronze by half a second.

Craig’s times broke the Shetland 200m breaststroke record by three seconds and the 100m breaststroke record by two seconds.

He was fourth in the 100m freestyle, again just missing bronze by 0.6 of a second, and was sixth in the 200m and 1,500m freestyles and seventh in the 400m freestyle.

Nicole Petursdottir, also in the 13-14 age group, started to show an improvement in her form. Her best result came in the 200m individual medley with a two-second improvement in her time and a place in the final where she finished seventh.

Nicole also improved her time in the 100m breaststroke. In most of her other events she swam a few tenths of a second slower than her PBs.

Megan Nicolson, 12, competed in 11 events. She had a mixed weekend and achieved five PBs. Her best swims were the 100m butterfly where she was fourth, missing bronze by four hundredths of a second, and the 200m individual medley where she improved her time by just over seven seconds to be eighth equal. She was also eighth in the 100m freestyle.

Megan Petursdottir, also 12, took part in 10 events. Her biggest PB of the weekend came in the 200m butterfly where she improved her time by eight seconds. She also bettered her times in the 100m freestyle and 100m backstroke.

Sarah Williamson, at 11 the youngest of the group, competed in seven events and achieved PBs in all her swims. Her best efforts were the 100m breaststroke where she was sixth and the 200m breaststroke where she came seventh.

A spokesman from the training squad said he would like to compliment the children on their hard work at the competition and their excellent behaviour throughout.


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