Lochaber pupils in the swim
LOCHABER Leisure Centre swim team had a total of 37 swimmers competing at the annual Highland schools event in Inverness on November 2. There were representatives from the local primary schools as well as Ardnamurchan and Lochaber High schools.
There was a surprise in store for club coach Steven Martin. Over the past two years the club has gone from strength to strength and the total medals won on the day surpassed his expectations.
Two years ago, when the club first competed, they managed to win two bronze medals. Last year they managed to win two gold medals and this year they managed to win a very impressive nine golds, four silvers and seven bronzes – a sure sign that Stevie’s commitment, dedication and many hours spent training his young motivated swimmers is paying off.
On the day there were 23 age group records broken with 12 of these times now standing as new club records. There is also the chance that 12 of these times will now be considered for the Scottish schools event in January of next year.
All in a day’s work for Stevie and his dedicated swim team.
Stevie has the swimmers disciplined, motivated and the atmosphere he generates among the swimmers is a token of appreciation to him for the number of hours he commits to each of the swimmers whom he has such belief in.
Results from the day: gold medallists: Alistair Tait, Lyall Morris (both from Ardnamurchan High School), Aimee McKay winning two golds, Connor Cann winning two golds, Dora Shepherd and Jenna MacLean (all from Lochaber High School). Evie-Jay Clark from Inverlochy Primary.
Silver medallists: Lysol Morris Ardnamurchan, Jack Hamilton and Evan Atkinson (both from Lochaber High),
The successful Lochaber Leisure swim team