26th April 2019
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Strachan’s delight at earning Games place

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Years of hard work have paid off for swimming starlet Andrea Strachan who has earned a place in the Scotland squad for the Commonwealth Games this summer.

The 21-year-old says the last two or three years have been focused on getting into the team, with 5am starts, being a feature of her training programme.

Earlier this month Strachan achieved the nomination time in the 50m breaststroke – on the final day of the National Swimming Championships in Glasgow.

The national championships were held at the city’s Toll Cross National Swimming Centre, where swimming for the games will take place later this year.

She said she was “really happy” with her personal best time of 31.65s, and after performances in the national championships and British championships, she has landed a place for the 50m breaststroke on the Commonwealth stage.

“It’s going to be a great experience for me,” she said.

“Especially with it being a home games.”

And her family will also be supporting her in Glasgow – Strachan said they are excited about the games and have their tickets, ready for the event.

Strachan, who is studying at the University of Edinburgh, also trains in the capital.

She won two gold and three silver medals at last year’s NatWest Island Games in Bermuda.

About Adam Civico

The Shetland Times editor since October 2012. Born and bred in South Yorkshire, before moving to Shetland I was assistant editor at the Barnsley Chronicle, where my journalism career began. When not editing The Shetland Times I can be found walking or (occasionally) running, enjoying good food, or trying to find the latest Sheffield Wednesday result. Contact me with your news and views about Shetland – a.civico@shetlandtimes.co.uk, on Twitter @adamcivico or telephone 01595 746715.

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  1. M Inkster

    Well done Andrea! Jeanna, Michael, Ellie and Haakon Inkster

  2. Raymond Smith, Kirkwall

    Great news well done!

  3. Jim Sinclair

    Andrea do your very best on thursday we will be with you all the way Good luck


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