22nd October 2018
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Records crash in senior sprint championships

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Last Sunday the Shetland swimming association held the Senior Sprint Championships and there was some fantastic swimming and many time records were broken.

Highlights included three gold medals for Megan Petursdottir and four golds for Felix Gifford, while the distance champions of 2008 were awarded their trophies.

Girls’ 50m butterfly – 11-12: 1 Megan Petursdottir (SH); 2 Arwen Raikes (DD); Sarah Keay (SM). 13-14: 1 Megan Nicolson (LK); 2 Nicole Petursdottir (SH); 3 Jessika Swanson (DD). 15-16: 1 Andrea Strachan (SH); Amy Harper (LK). Over 17: 1 Lynsey Henderson (LK); 2 Jan Price (SM). Overall: Andrea Strachan.

Boys’ 50m butterfly – 11-12: 1 Donnie Price (SM); 2 Darin Eldridge (SM); 3 Calum Maccoll (DD). 13-14: 1 Felix Gifford (DD); 2 Craig Nicolson (LK); 3 Jake Swanson (DD). 15-16: 1 Callum Macgregor (LK); Zai Vessey (DD). Over 17: 1 Tom Raikes (DD). Overall: Tom Raikes.

Girls’ backstroke – 11-12: 1 Megan Petursdottir; 2 Sarah Wil­liamson (SH); 3 Sarah Keay. 13-14: 1 Jessika Swanson; 2 Megan Nicolson; Bethany Byrne MaCombie (SM). 15-16: 1 Amy Harper; 2 Andrea Strachan; 3 Merran Nugent (LK). Over 17: 1 Jan Price. Overall – Amy Harper.

Boys’ backstroke – 11-12: 1 Donnie Price; 2 Saul Swanson (DD); 3 Calum Maccoll. 13-14: 1 Felix Gifford; 2 Craig Nicolson; 3 Jake Swanson. 15-16: 1 Callum Ma­cgregor; 2 Zai Vessey. Over 17: 1 Tom Raikes. Overall: Felix Gifford.

Girls’ 100m IM – 11-12: 1 Sarah Williamson; 2 Megan Petursdottir; 3 Arwen Raikes. 13-14: 1 Megan Nicolson; 2 Jessika Swanson; 3 Leigh Wishart (DD). 15-16: 1 Andrea Strachan; 2 Merran Nugent. Over 17: 1 Lynsey Henderson; 2 Jan Price. Overall: Andrea Strachan; Megan Nicolson won the under-13 trophy.

Boys’ 100m IM – 11-12: 1 Donnie Price; 2 Darin Eldridge; 3 Saul Swanson 13-14: 1 Felix Gifford; 2 Craig Nicolson; 3 Jake Swanson. 15-16: 1 Callum Macgregor. Over 17: 1 Tom Raikes. Overall: Callum Macgregor. Donnie Price won the under-13 trophy.

Girls’ breaststroke – 11-12: 1 Sarah Williamson; 2 Sarah Keay; 3 Megan Petursdottir. 13-14: 1 Bethany Bryne-Macombie; 2 Megan Nicolson; 3 Kirsty Laurenson (SM). 15-16: 1 Andrea Strachan; 2 Merran Nugent. Over 17: 1 Lynsey Henderson; 2 Jan Price. Overall: Andrea Strachan Boys’ breaststroke – 11-12: 1 Donnie Price; 2 Darin Eldridge; 3 Jason Riise. 13-14: 1 Craig Nicolson; 2 Jake Swanson; 3 Felix Gifford. 15-16: 1 Callum Macgregor; 2 Zai Vessey; 3 Kieran Odie. Over 17: 1 Tom Raikes. Overall: Craig Nicolson.

Girls’ freestyle – 11-12: 1 Megan Petursdottir; 2 Sarah Keay; 3 Sarah Williamson. 13-14: 1 Megan Nicolson; 2 Jessika Swanson; 3 Leigh Wishart. 15-16: 1 Andrea Strachan; 2 Merran Nugent. Over 17: 1 Lynsey Henderson; 2 Jan Price. Overall: Andrea Strachan.

Boys’ freestyle – 11-12: 1 Donnie Price; 2 Calum Maccoll; 3 Darin Eldridge. 13-14: 1 Felix Gifford; 2 Craig Nicolson; 3 Jamie Murphy. 15-16: 1 Callum Macgregor; 2 Zai Vessey; 3 Kieran Odie. Over 17: 1 Tom Raikes. Overall: Tom Raikes.

Age group sprint championships – 11-12: Megan Petursdottir and Donnie Price. 13-14: Megan Nicolson and Felix Gifford. 15-16: Andrea Strachan and Calum Macgregor. Over 17: Jan Price and Tom Raikes.

Distance champions 2008 – 200m freestyle: Tom Raikes and Amy Harper. 200m butterfly: Felix Gifford and Amy Harper. 200m backstroke: Felix Gifford and Amy Harper. 200m breaststroke: Craig Nicolson and Andrea Strachan. 400m freestyle: Felix Gifford and Amy Harper. 400m IM: Felix Gifford and Amy Harper. 800 IM: Felix Gifford and Amy Harper. 1500m freestyle: Felix Gifford and Rachel Southern.

A spokesman said Shetland Swimming Association would like to thank all the officials and the staff at Clickimin for all their help.