Evi Mackie plays at swimming championships

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Evi Mackie with an impressive medal haul

Representing South Lanarkshire, Evi won the 11/13-year-old 200m butterfly in 2min 40.05s to break his previous record, with silver medals in the 100m breaststroke and 200m IM and bronze medals in the 100 m butterfly and 400 m IM.

Millie McArthur reached the 200m backstroke and 100m freestyle final and became Lanark’s fastest long course 50m freestyle swimmer with a time of 28.75 seconds.

Millie was also part of four South Lanarkshire stints which achieved three fifth-place finishes and one sixth-place finish.

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The club’s other runner-up was 14-year-old Craig Shaw, sixth in the 200m breaststroke and seventh in the 100m breaststroke.

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The other three Lanark representatives were all in butterfly events. Abbie Barnstaple (15) and Cameron Bruce (17/18) both had personal bests while Euan McLeod (17/18) was just outside his best record.

Abbie’s time in the 50m butterfly was just 0.11 seconds outside Lanark’s club records.

Lanark coach Karen Kelly said, “Evi’s results were excellent and a just reward for her commitment and dedication to the training environment. Millie battled breathing issues and did well to reach the final and break a club record.

“Craig, at his first Nationals, exceeded all expectations and all three butterfly swimmers had strong strokes.

“Our Lanark pool has been closed a few times due to roof issues and we are indebted to our friends at Larkhall, Hamilton and East Kilbride clubs who generously provided pool time for our six Scottish National Championship swimmers through age group.”