The St­ingrays Too cel­e­brate suc­cess

War­wick­shire event is next for Crieff swim­mers

Strathearn Herald - - MOTORS - Ross Gardiner

St­ingrays Too, the dis­abil­ity swim club based in Crieff, is cel­e­brat­ing an­other suc­cess­ful sea­son.

Michael and Robert Mur­rell re­cently suc­cess­fully com­peted at the SDS re­gional schools tri­als in Perth.

The medal haul for the Crieff club was fur­ther en­hanced by a num­ber of dif­fer­ent swim­mers com­pet­ing at events around Scot­land and Eng­land.

Over the sum­mer, the club has had swim­mers se­lected for the 2017 Spe­cial Olympics in Sh­effield ( Michael Mur­rell and David Charleson), the 2017 Scot­tish Downs Syn­drome swim­ming event in Dundee (Christo­pher Mar­shall, Christo­pher Pearson and David Charleson) and the Discovery Games, also in Dundee, where they were joined by Bro­gan Dodds, Aonghus Kidd and Robert Mur­rell.

Next up for the club is the Bri­tish Downs Syn­drome com­pe­ti­tion in Rugby, which will be at­tended by Christo­pher Mar­shall as part of a con­tin­gent of Downs Syn­drome swim­mers from all over Scot­land. There are also high hopes that Michael and Robert Mur­rell will be se­lected for the Scot­tish schools com­pe­ti­tion later this year.

The club meets at the Strathearn Com­mu­nity Cam­pus on Fri­days be­tween 5.30pm and 6.30pm and caters for swim­mers of all ca­pa­bil­i­ties, for in­stance many of the swim­mers have only re­cently started to com­pete. The club wel­comes swim­mers with learn­ing and phys­i­cal dis­abil­i­ties and has a mix of com­pet­i­tive and recre­ational swim­mers.

The club op­er­ates un­der the aus­pices of The St­ingrays and swim­mers can and do at­tend both, clubs, de­pend­ing on abil­ity and num­bers.

De­tails of dates for the club can be ob­tained from Strathearn Com­mu­nity Cam­pus and ses­sions restart af­ter the Oc­to­ber break.

Pic­tured, from left to right, are Michael Mur­rell, Aonghus Kidd, Robert Mur­rell, David Charleson, Daisy Dick­son, Christo­pher Mar­shall, Christo­pher Pearson, Gemma Ot­tolini and Natalie Ot­tolini ( inset) at Strathearn Com­mu­nity Cam­pus with their sea­son’s haul of medals.

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