Medals and personal best times order of the day for swimmers

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An extremely hectic weekend saw Eyemouth & District Swimming Club competing on all fronts both home and away.

Saturday saw the annual Mighty Minnows Meet, sponsored by Graniteworktops 4U at Eyemouth Leisure Centre, which gives the younger swimmers a chance to shine and take centre stage.

Once again they did not disappoint. Facing strong competition from clubs from East Lothian, across the Borders and welcoming Alnwick Dolphins for their annual visit, Eyemouth Swimmers delivered a total of 72 personal best times from 84 individual swims.

This resulted in a medal count of nine gold, 11 silver, seven bronze, with the relay shield and overall trophy capping a superb meet for the Eyemouth under 11s.

Meanwhile, up in Inverness, Toby Douglas was flying the flag for Team Oranje in the North District Open Meet with personal best times in the 100 metres butterfly, breaststroke and backstroke.

Roll onto Sunday and an early start at Prestonpans for the Borders section of the Scottish Schools Championships which saw the swimmers representing their school and netting a raft of personal best times and a clutch of medals in the process.

A full list of the result can be found on the swimming club website which also has contact details for anyone interested in joining.

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* Duns ASC was represented at the Lothian Graded Meet at Prestonpans by just one female swimmer, Jane Hardie, in the 100 freestyle.

Danny Milton swam 100 freestyle and achieved a place in the final where he improved on his heat time and won a silver medal with a very competitive swim.

Tyler Milton was the fastest 9-year-old in both his 10 and under events. In the backstroke he swam a PB and was reserve for the final.

In the 50m butterfly he swam a great PB to reach the final, before taking a further three seconds off his time to win a silver medal in the final. Amazing stuff!

The following weekend, four of Duns’ younger swimmers enjoyed a great day’s racing at Eyemouth Mighty Minnows.

Harry White swam a 2 second PB in the freestyle, Tyler Milton gained two silver medals and two PB times in butterfly and backstroke.

For the girls, Roseanna Prentice swam all strokes and gained a PB and sixth place in the backstroke.

Poppy White gained PB times in all four strokes and fifth in the backstroke.