TWENTY swimmers from East Lothian Swim Team (ELST) ventured west over the weekend to compete in the South Ayrshire Spring Graded Meet.

The team swam fantastically and achieved multiple personal bests, with the following swimmers winning medals in individual events across the two days: Katie Anderton, Ross Anderton, Libby Ballantyne, Joel Begg, Findlay Brown, Georgia Cowan, Zara Fenemore, Alice Finlay, Emma Finlay, Lucy Fleming, Olivia Flockhart, Eva Kay, Ava Marko, Rihanna Marko, Ethan Mulligan, Harvey Orr, Kirsty Siewright and Beth Taylor.

Jamie Ward, ELST head coach, was delighted with all the swimmers’ efforts over the weekend.

He said: “Over the last two years, due to the pandemic, these swimmers have missed out on so much competitive action, so it was great to see them racing.

“For some of them it was their first experience of competing away from home (with an overnight stay).

“The team competed brilliantly, putting everything they do in training into practice.

“The team also showed great team camaraderie, cheering on their teammates in every race, I was very proud of them.”