Beth in medal haul

Borders Elite Swim Team’s Beth Johnston took gold in the mixed class 100m backstroke and bronze in the mixed class 50m freestyle at the Sainsbury’s School Games in Manchester.

“It felt quite good considering that I’ve been away on holiday and only just got back recently,” said the 13-year-old. “It’s brilliant to get two medals from the event.

“My aim is to progress through to the Paralympics.

“To get to Rio will be tough, but I’m more confident on making the 2020 Games over in Tokyo.”