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More success for Lanark ASC at West District Group 2 long course event

Four swimmers secured 10 medals for the club. Photo courtesy of Stuart Stevenson

It was a welcome return to Tollcross for Lanark ASC when the club competed at the West District Group 2 long course championships, taking 10 medals back to the Royal Burgh.

Twelve-year-old Millie McArthur won the 800m freestyle title and also won five bronze medals in the 50m backstroke, 200m backstroke, 50m breaststroke, 200m breaststroke and 200m IM.

Justin Bone was second in the 11-year-old boys 200m freestyle.

Heather Stevenson,15, was third in the 50m breaststroke and the 200m IM and there was a bronze for Shiona McClafferty in the 50m breaststroke.

There was top six finishes for Ayla Miller, Ellarose Stewart, Anya McLaughlin. Euan McLeod and Abbigail McArthur. Abbie Barnstaple, Cameron Bruce, Niamh Jeffrey and Erin Snow also made finals.

After the meet coach Karen Kelly said: “The swimmers thrived being at Tollcross, all achieving at least one personal best time.

“Lanark now has eight swimmers eligible for the Scottish Age Groups in March; Niamh Jeffrey, Abbigail McArthur, Shiona McClafferty, Anya McLaughlin, Erin Snow, Cameron Bruce, Euan McLeod and Mitchell Stevenson.”