TEVIOTDALE Turbos were off to an early start last weekend, competing in the Haddington Total Swimmer meet at the Mercat Pool, Prestonpans.
Four Hawick girls were taking part – sisters Rachel and Jenny Sharp, Emma Suddon and Lindsay Jack – with each having to swim five races.
They earned points for each race and and those with the highest scores in their age group entered a grand final.
Rachel was competing in the 14/15 age group and swam very well, but did not muster enough points to make the final.
Emma, Jenny and Lindsay were all in the 10/11 age group. Lindsay, 10, was just hundredths of a second outside her personal best in her 100m individual medley race, while Jenny also narrowed missed out on a PB, this time in the freestyle contest.
Jenny and Lindsay did not make the final, but Emma qualified as the fourth top swimmer of the day.
In the final, which was a 200m medley, she finished a creditable fifth overall, only to be told she had been disqualified by a technical infringement on her back crawl section.
A great day was had by all the girls and a very tired team headed all the way back to Hawick on Sunday night.