Turbos in East Lothian

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.