Swimming success for Lanark ASC's Millie McArthur
Young swimmer Millie McArthur was the pride of Lanark ASC with her exploits representing the South Lanarkshire Swim team at the Scottish National Age group Championships held at Tollcross International Swimming Centre.
Twelve year old Millie competing in the 11-13 years age group reached 6 finals from 6 swims finishing 6th in the 200m IM, 7th in the 200m butterfly, 50m freestyle and 400m IM and 8th in the 200m breaststroke and 9th in the 50m backstroke. She won a deserved bronze medal in the 4 x 100m mixed medley relay and was fourth in two other relays. Fourteen year old Euan McLeod posted personal bests in the 100m butterfly and 200m freestyle. There were solid performances from Erin Snow, Abbigail McArthur, Heather Stevenson and Mitchell Stevenson.
After the five day Nationals, coach Karen Kelly said “Millie exceeded her own and indeed my expectations with her performances. This was a huge step up for her. She became the first female Lanark swimmer to reach a National final in all four strokes and I.M and swam with a maturity beyond her years.”