Swimmer Megan Petursdottir took part in the Stars of the Future Gala on Sunday at the Olympia Leisure Centre in Dundee. Megan, 12, from Gulberwick, was representing the Shetland Amateur Competitive Swimming Club and was in fine form. In the first event she produced a personal best in the 100m backstroke to reach the final. In the 100m freestyle her five-second personal best of 1.09.43 was enough for a place in the final.
In the final of the 100m backstroke Megan improved her time once again to finish in a creditable fifth place. In the final of the 100m freestyle she was unable to improve on her time from the heats, finishing sixth.
Megan’s best performances came in the afternoon session when she won silver in the 100m individual medley with a personal best time of 1.17.05 – a two-second improvement – and in the 100m butterfly when she was the second fastest qualifier for the final with a time of 1.16.47, a three-second improvement on her previous best.
In the 100m breaststroke she was also the second fastest qualifier for the final. In the final of the butterfly Megan swam just outside her time from the morning, but this was still good enough for silver.
In the final of the breaststroke, the last event of the day, Megan went two seconds faster than the heats to finish second, a personal time of 1.25.77 gaining her silver number three.
All in all it was a good weekend’s work and Megan said she would like to thank the Dundee City Aquatics Swimming Club and all the officials.