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Success for Highland Swimmers at National Event

Issued: 8 Sep 2010

At the weekend members of The Highland Swim Team attended the UK School Games in Sunderland with two young swimmers from Tain and Thurso coming home with awards.

Sixteen year old Rona Plowman from Thurso, who is currently part of the Scottish Youth Development squad, came 3rd in the 50 metre free style race with a time of 27.85 secs and 5th in the 100 metre free style with a time of 1.00.73. She was also part of the free style relay team for the 100 metre and 200 metre freestyle events, with her team getting placed 7th and 6th.

Hope Gordon, aged 15 from Tain, a Scottish Disability Swimming Team member , came 3rd in the 50 metre free style multi disability event with a time of 36.15 secs and also came 3rd in the 100 metre back crawl race with a time of 1.33.03 and was placed 4th in the 100 metre freestyle event.

The Highland Council's Swimming Development Officer Jeff Tavendale was delighted with the swimmers. He said: "The UK School Games is organised as a home international competition and it was the first time that Rona and Hope have competed at such an event. They did really well and the experience will help to prepare them for bigger events and to encourage them to continue to work hard in their training."

Any swimmers keen to become members of The Highland Swim Team should contact Jeff on 01463 667530.

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