Hard work pays off for Eyemouth swimmer

Toby Douglas with fellow swimmer Katie Walker
Toby Douglas with fellow swimmer Katie Walker

Every week approximately six pupils from Eyemouth High School are involved in swimming training at Duns pool.

This means getting up some days a 6am and other days not getting home until 9.30pm.

Although this training is vigorous and costly on a friendship level, the outcomes mean swimmers Toby Douglas with fellow swimmer Katie Walker are not only fit, but go on to become high achievers.

One such successful individual is our very own Toby Douglas.

Toby has recently spent a weekend competing alongside successful Olympians such as Hannah Miley, Ross Murdoch and Adam Peaty at the Edinburgh International Swim Meet held at the Royal Commonwealth Pool.

Toby’s hard work and determination paid off as he came second in the 50m butterfly, fourth in the 50m backstroke, second in the 100m freestyle and a fantastic first in the 50m freestyle.

Toby clocks up a staggering 13 hours a week training with Duns Amateur Swimming Club and is also currently part of the Silver National Development squad for Scotland. Just recently Toby also competed alongside Kacper Dluzak in the Scottish National Championships.

Toby is an amazing inspiration to our School, he demonstrates the ambition and commitment it takes to become a high achiever. He shows the level of effort and determination needed to achieve any goal, a great example for students to aim higher and commit to the cause.

Eyemouth High School is extremely lucky to have such motivated pupils. Toby is an excellent role model to all his peers.