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Three of Cupar & District Swimming Club’s top young swimmers travelled to Dunfermline last weekend to take part in the Carnegie So Long Meet.

All three swimmers swam outstandingly and set lifetime bests in almost every race in what was a highly competitive meet.

Twelve year old Lewis Baillie, from Ceres, achieved several massive personal best swims.  In the 400m Individual Medley, he reduced his entry time by 18.06 seconds to come in at 5.55.01.  In the 200m Freestyle, he took 3.49 seconds off and in his favourite event, the 200m Breaststroke, he took 6.17 seconds off to record a 3.05.39 and a fifth place overall.  On the Sunday, his improved performances continued with 5.56 seconds off in the 400m Freestyle and a massive 38.75 seconds off in 800m Freestyle after being offered a last-minute place in the race as reserve, recording 11.00.51.

Thirteen year old Oliver Carter was also delighted with his success over the weekend.  He achieved lifetime personal bests in all three of his swims.  Ollie took over 9 seconds off his entry times in both the 200m Freestyle and 200m Backstroke.  He was especially pleased with the 18.42 seconds improvement he made to his 400m Freestyle to come in at 5.30.01.

In the two taster events for 10 years and under, Adam Young continued to show his great potential for the future.  Adam picked up a bronze medal in the 200m Freestyle and a silver medal in the 200m Individual Medley, as well as setting new club records in both swims.

Cupar Lead Coach, Mark Laing, said “Well done to all three boys for representing our club to such a great standard.  I am delighted with the level of commitment from these young swimmers.  Their hard work at training has certainly paid off and I am sure they will continue to develop and progress, ones to watch for the future.”

New members are always welcome at Cupar & District Swimming Club.  Contact or come along to Cupar Sports Centre at 8 am on Saturday for a swimming assessment.


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