Lerwick swimmer Andrea Strachan claimed the silver medal in the final of the 50 metres breaststroke at the Scottish National Short Course Championships last Saturday, having just missed a podium place in the 100m in the previous evening.
She also won a bronze in the 4x100m freestyle relay, representing the Edinburgh University team.
The competition at the Royal Commonwealth Pool, Edinburgh was undoubtedly the fastest event of 2013 in Scotland with a large contingent from several top clubs from England in attendance, attracting many who have their eyes set on selection for Commonwealth Games teams.
Making it to a final was indeed challenging and even qualifying for a B final was a good achievement. Felix Gifford, swimming for City of Aberdeen, made it in to three of the B finals – the 200m butterfly, 400m freestyle and 400m individual medley where he performed well in all. He also produced an excellent swim with a PB in the 200m freestyle.
Three other Shetland Island Games swimmers had to settle for heat swims only. Lerwick’s Amy Harper achieved a personal best time in the 100m IM and achieved a season best time in the 50 freestyle.
Team mate Callum Macgregor’s best swim was in his 50m butterfly, touching only three hundredths of a second outside his entry time. He also swam close to personal best times in the 50m freestyle, 100m freestyle and 200m IM.
South Mainland’s Donnie Price achieved good PBs in the 400m freestyle, 200m freestyle and 200m IM and knocked four seconds off his entry time in the 1500m freestyle where he finished ninth overall. In the 400m IM he was close to entry time and was bang on his time in 200m breaststroke.
South Mainland ASC would like to thank Serco NorthLink for their support.