Nine swimmers from the Elgin Amateur Swimming Club compete in Glasgow as 16-year-old Lucas Brown wins three gold medals

A swimmer from MORAY has won an impressive hat-trick of gold medals in a national competition.

Lucas Brown (16) won three gold medals, as well as two bronze medals, at the Scottish National Age Group Championships in Glasgow.

Lucas Brown (right on the top step of the podium) receives his gold medal in the 100 meter backstroke.

An impressive performance allowed Lucas to win three gold medals in the backstroke – in 50, 100 and 200 meters. He added bronze medals in the 50 and 100 meter crawl to those victories.

A spokesperson for the Elgin Amateur Swimming Club said: “We would like to congratulate Lucas Brown on his fantastic achievement in winning a treble of gold medals.

“Lucas is a wonderful ambassador for the club and for Scottish swimming.”

Lucas was just one of nine members of Elgin Amateur Swimming Club who represented the club at the Scottish National Age Group Championships in Glasgow.

The Championships are the biggest event on the Scottish swimming calendar, attracting over 1,000 competitors from across the UK and beyond in the pre-coronavirus pandemic.

For 2022, however, the competition has focused on 18 and under.

Rowan Brown, Maya Cheshire, Beth Manson, Fraser McLaughlin, Taylor Sinclair, Jacob Wood, Caitlin Parnaby and Jessica Powell were in action for Elgin ASC.

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Left-right: Taylor Sinclair, Rowan Brown, Maya Cheshire, Lucas Brown, Fraser McLaughlin, Jacob Wood and Jess Powell.
Left-right: Taylor Sinclair, Rowan Brown, Maya Cheshire, Lucas Brown, Fraser McLaughlin, Jacob Wood and Jess Powell.
Left-Right: Beth Manson, Coach Andy and Caitlin Parnaby.
Left-Right: Beth Manson, Coach Andy and Caitlin Parnaby.

Jacob Wood, 17, took fifth, seventh and eighth places at the event – his best result coming in the 17-18 age category of the 400m individual medley. He finished seventh in the 800m freestyle and eighth in the 200m backstroke.

There were also top 10 finishes for Jessica Powell and Taylor Sinclair. Taylor (15) earned a seventh-place finish in the 400-meter individual medley in the 15-year-old category. Jessica (15) won a ninth place finish in the 400 meter individual medley.

A spokesperson for Elgin ASC added: “Thank you to Andy Summers for his time in coaching our nine swimmers at the Scottish National Age Championships and for his commitment to the Elgin Amateur Swimming Club. “

The club trains children from the age of seven up to a competitive level. Some of the club’s best swimmers compete at Scottish level, some even at British level.


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