Early start is worth it for Cupar swimmers

It was an early start for a group of swimmers from Cupar and District Swimming Club as they made their way to Prestonpans for an East District Distance Time Trial,” writes Ella McGeorge.
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Representing the boys were Laws brothers, 13-year-old Steven and Richard,14.

They swam along with Liam Black, 16.

Steven Laws competed in the 200m freestyle and 200m breaststroke, coming first and second respectively for his age group with personal bests in both swims.

The Cupar and District swimmers at the meetThe Cupar and District swimmers at the meet
The Cupar and District swimmers at the meet
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Richard Laws also swam the 200m freestyle and then came second in his next event, the 200m backstroke with his fastest ever time.

Black came second in his age group in the 200m backstroke, again with a fastest time.

Three cousins, Abbie Henderson and Sophie Paterson, both 12, and Jennifer Niven, 13, competed in the 200m freestyle and 200m breaststroke, all achieving big personal best times.

Caera Baillie, 14, followed suit in the same events, swimming her fastest ever times also.

Sisters Anna Black, 13, and Helen, 16, performed well.

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Anna achieved PBs in the 200m breaststroke and the 200m backstroke.

Her older sister also swam her fastest times in the 200m freestyle and 200m backstroke, coming third in the latter event.

Hannah Staal, 16, finished first in all three of her events - the 400m freestyle, 400m individual medley and the 200m backstroke, securing PBs in the last two of these events.Ella McGeorge, 15, also swam her fastest ever times in the 200m freestyle where she came second, and the 200m backstroke.

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