A group of swimmers from Cupar and District Swimming Club took part in the Fife Performance 124 Gala at Carnegie Sports Centre at the end of May. In what was an excellent weekend of competition, the club swimmers picked up numerous PBs and a total of 16 medals.
Club Captain Euan Baillie raced in three events on Saturday, 100m Fly, Back and IM, swimming lifetime bests and winning bronze in each. 14-year-old Oliver Carter swam six races, picking up silver for 400m Free and 200m IM and bronze for 100m and 200m Free. Catriona Cleary swam a great 400m IM, setting a new club record in her age-group.
Ten-year-old Charlotte Williamson delivered great PBs in her 200m and 100m Backstroke races, taking bronze in the latter, whilst Findlay Baillie pulled out the stops in several races to pick up a medal haul of one bronze, three silver and a much coveted gold after an excellent 100m Breaststroke swim.
Lewis Baillie had a very productive weekend, setting great new PBs in 200m and 400m Freestyle and lifting gold for 200m Breaststroke. He also took silver in 100m and 200m IM, the latter securing him another consideration time for the Scottish National Age-Groups in Aberdeen next month.
12-year-old Rona Moss set new PBs in 200m Freestyle and IM, despite a goggle malfunction during the backstroke section. Ten-year-old Eve Hewitt took her first steps on to the major competition stage, setting PBs in both the 100m Backstroke and IM. Twelve-year-old Murdo Denholm picked up lifetime best in the 100m Freestyle and 200m IM. In the 200m Freestyle he took nine seconds off, which means he has taken over 30 seconds off this season - a reflection of his dedication to training.
Cupar Head Coach Mark Laing said: “Our haul of 16 medals is our best competitive performance for many seasons and is a testament to all of the hard work being undertaken by our swimmers, coaches and parents.”