Lerwick swimmer Andrea Strachan has become the first Shetlander to win a medal at senior level at a national championships.
She took the bronze medal in the 50 metres breaststroke final at the Scottish National Championships at Glasgow’s Toll Cross Leisure Centre at the weekend.
Andrea qualified in third place, a position she held in the final, just missing out on going under 33 seconds. She now trains and competes for Edinburgh University where she is now a member of the performance squad.
Head coach Chris Jones said: “Andrea’s medal at the Scottish championships was fantastic. She has not only worked hard in the pool and gym over the last few months but worked hard at her lifestyle and adapting to leaving home and settling in Edinburgh. I am delighted with the way Andrea has started her swimming in Edinburgh and I am sure she will have a bright future in the sport.”
Andrea was also in the final of the 100m breaststroke qualifying in seventh place. There she finished in ninth place, another fine performance. In the 100m individual medley she finished in a credible eighth.