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Lucky number 13 for Lanark swimmers

Lanark ASC

Thirteen Lanark swimmers aged 13 years and under represented the Club at the West District Junior Age Group Championships at the Tollcross International Swimming Centre.

Eleven year olds Justin Bone and Ayla Miller both won bronze medals; Justin in the 1500m freestyle and Ayla in the 200m butterfly.

There was a 400m IM District title win for 12 year old Millie McArthur as well as 2 bronze medals in the 200m backstroke and 800m freestyle.

The 13 years boys also enjoyed medal success. Euan McLeod won the 200m butterfly and was second in the 100m butterfly. Cameron Bruce  finished third in the 100m butterfly.

Abbie Barnstaple, Annabel Godfrey, Helena Ramage, Ellarose Stewart, Anya McLaughlin, Abigail Smith, Ross Carswell and Benji Jones all posted personal best times.

After the Meet, coach Karen Kelly said “It was good to see so many personal bests being posted as well as the podium finishes. Euan showed great tenacity to win the 200m butterfly as he suffered a bad knee injury in the summer which hampered his training for a few months. Cameron deserved his first ever district medal and Millie’s versatility came to the fore in the 400m IM. Justin and Ayla coped well winning medals in 2 of the most demanding events in swimming.”