Inverclyde Now Logo SWIMMING — Success For Port Otters At Kilmarnock Gala

16 January, 2018 | Other Sports

EIGHTEEN members of Port Glasgow Otters Swim Team travelled to the Galleon Centre in Kilmarnock to take part in the Kilmarnock Jets 30th anniversary open swimming gala.

With 91 events and 14 clubs participating, it was an exciting competition. The team had a successful day with several personal best (PB) times being broken. They returned with a tally of 28 medals — 10 gold, eight silver and 10 bronze.

Three of the youngest swimmers in the club, Emma McEwan, Niamh McTaggart and Zak Gallacher, each won a gold medal in the beginners’ width. This was a great achievement for Zak as this was his first time competing in a swimming gala.

Chris Dillon, John Brotherton and Jordyn Fitzharris all swam well with several fourth places being recorded, just missing out on medals.

Eve Cushnaghan won two golds in the 75m individual medley (IM) and 50m freestyle (both class 2). Paula Carroll won silver in the 50m butterfly (class 2) and bronze in the 100m IM (class 4).

Isaac Dunning won a full set of medals — gold in the 100m backstroke (open), silver in the 100m IM (class 2) and bronze in the 100m freestyle (open).

Alex Horne won bronze in the 25m backstroke (class 10). Lindi Steele won bronze in the 25m freestyle (class 6). Emma Thompson won bronze in the 25m freestyle (class 7). Colin McLean won bronze in the 50m backstroke (class 4).

Lottie Barry won gold in the 75m IM (class 4) and two silvers in the 50m backstroke (class 4) and 50m freestyle (class 3). Aimee Hagan won gold in the 50m freestyle (class 1) and two bronze in the 50m backstroke (class 2) and 25m breaststroke (class 4). Aimee also won the trophy for the Best Female Swimmer of the Day.

Ross O’Donnell won gold in the 25m breaststroke (class 4) and two silvers in the 50m backstroke (class 2) and 50m freestyle (class 1).

Katy Boyle won gold in the 50m freestyle (class 1) and bronze in the 50m breaststroke (class 1). Richard Browning won silver in the 100m backstroke (open).

The club congratulate all the swimmers who took part in this successful competition.

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