Silver City win team trophy

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Silver City Blues swimmers returned home from the Scottish Masters event in Glasgow, with several awards including the Best Team trophy, eight Scottish records, six best-in-age-group awards and a haul of individual medals.

Forty swimmers travelled down for the event, from all age groups and ability levels. Particularly strong was the team in the 18–24 year group with eight members representing the Cults-based club.

Betty McMillan (75-79 years) took the 100m and 200m breast stroke, 200m Individual Medley and 400m Freestyle Scottish records and won the best overall performance in her age group.

Day Campbell of the 60-64 year age group broke the 800m free Scottish record and took the trophy for her age group.

Audrey Cooper (55-59 age group) broke the 400m Individual Medley Scottish record and Erica Jones (31–34 age group) broke the Scottish record in the 50m and 200m Backcrawl.

Other winners of their individual age group trophies included Farquar McRae (70-74), Bert Philip (65-69), Bill Reid (55-59) and Keith Dunnett (40-44).

The overall team trophy was won by the club by over 400 points to runners up Ren 96.

Other notable performances included winners of the “age-adjusted” sprint performances, which included Kevin Reynard in his 50m Butterfly, Rachael Keir in her 50m Backcrawl and Bill Reid in his 50m Breaststroke. Kevin also won the Scottish men’s Decathlon Trophy for overall performances over a range of 10 events throughout last year.

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