FOLLOWING on from their success at the Kelso Meet earlier in the month, where Hawick ASC won 42 individual medals, 32 relay medals, the overall winners’ trophy and the Relay Cup, the club were again in action in the final round of the Border Leagues 2012.
The Junior League team went into the final round on Sunday, September 9, with a lead of 21 points and they all put in brilliant swims to win the round, ahead of second-placed Eyemouth.
The Teries started well with Jenna Amos and Liam Caldwell both swimming PBs in the 200m freestyle. In the 50m backstroke, Megan Landels was first up, and she swam close to her pb. Also in backstroke, Jamie Diver (50m), Chloe Scott and Lyall Hodgins (100m) swam pbs, gaining valuable points for the team.
Breaststroke was next and in the 50m, Eilidh Jaffray and Sophie Allen both recorded PBs and Harris Brogan swam close to his PB time. In the 100m breaststroke, Liam Caldwell also recorded a personal best.
Butterfly was next and in the 25m, Cara Jeffrey and Rhys Tait swam well, while Sean Whiteford recorded a pb.
In the 50m fly, Greg Lowrie, Gavin Mitchell and Jenna Amos all competed strongly for the team.
The final individual event of the meet was the freestyle and Mya Pearce and Marcus Brogan (50m) both recorded pbs, while in the 100m, Jamie Grant and Rachel Shiel swam well and Lisa Murphy produced a PB to add to the evergrowing list.
The relays were extremely exciting with the noise from the spectators and swimmers almost taking the roof off the Teviotdale Leisure Centre.
The girls’ 10 and under medley relay team – Megan Landels, Eilidh Jaffray, Cara Jeffrey and Mya Pearce – won their event and not to be outdone, the boys in the same age group – Jamie Diver, Harris Brogan, Rhys Tait and Marcus Brogan – also won their event.
In the 12 and under girls’ medley relay, Chloe Scott, Rhiann Ferguson, Jenna Amos and Lisa Murphy came within half-a-second of winning their race and the boys – Lyall Hodgins, Liam Caldwell, Greg Lowrie and Jamie Grant – also came a close second in their race.
The squadron freestyle relay saw all eight 10 and under swimmers win their event and the 12 and unders came in second place.
The scores for the different sections of the Junior League are added up over the four rounds and the 10 and under, and the 12 and under boys both won the trophies for their sections. The BRSC Junior League overall trophy also went to Hawick.
The Intermediate team all swam 100m events and also did well with PBs for Mark Messer and Alan Wise in backstroke, Akiko Ballantyne and Jack Wilson in breaststroke. Abbie Jeffrey, and Jack Wilson in freestyle and a very impressive new time for Ruaridh McCall in freestyle. The squadron freestyle relay of Erin Middlemass, Alan Wise, Abbie Jeffrey and Jack Wilson also got a substantial pb.
Lauren Grant and Kirsten Mitchell also swam well for the Intermediate League, gaining valuable points for the team.
The Border League trophies for 2012 were awarded to: Overall Junior Shield – Hawick ASC; 10 and under girls – Gala ASC; 10and under boys – Hawick ASC; 12 and under girls – Gala ASC; 12 and under boys – Hawick ASC; 200m Cup – Kelso ASC; Intermediate Shield – Eyemouth & District ASC.
Hawick Amateur Swimming Club’s young members were in magnificent form again last Saturday, winning the club their third event in as many weeks.
They took part in the Eyemouth Mighty Minnows and came home with 11 golds, five silvers and eight bronzes in the individual events, and also won the freestyle squadron relay in grand style.