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Super swimmers net 15 medals

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By Fiona Reid
Super swimmers net 15 medals

THIRTEEN swimmers from the region came home with a combined total of 15 medals from a top disability swimming competition on Saturday.

The Dumfries and Galloway branch of Scottish Disability Sport entered a team into the Scottish Disability Sport (SDS) National Swimming Gala for Adults with a Learning Disability.

The event took place at Tollcross International Swimming Centre in Glasgow and included swimmers from the Annan Disability swimming club and the Dumfries Splash Club.
Over 350 swimmers from all over Scotland attended, with the team of 13 swimmers from the region scooping a total of 15 medals – nine gold, two silver and four bronze.
Rhys Handleigh of Dumfries swam exceptionally well and won four gold medals and broke the Scottish record in the 100 metre freestyle in a time of 56.67.
Gold medals also went to Connor McKinley, Harriet Davis, Ian Anderson, Lewis Lamont and Jessica Lamont.
The two silver medals were both won by Connor Cruikshank and bronze went to Johnny Foden, Mandy Harkness and two bronze to Tammara McIlwean.
Chair of the D&G Disability Sport group George Morrison said: “I would like to congratulate all the swimmers on their exceptional performances and would like to thank the coaches for all their hard work and support with the swimmers and all the parents and carers who helped assist with the event.”