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Nine Elgin Amateur Swimming Club swimmers compete in Glasgow as 16-year-old Lucas Brown wins trio of gold medals


By Jonathan Clark

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A MORAY swimmer has taken home an impressive hat-trick of gold meals from a national competition.

Lucas Brown (16) wrapped up a trio of gold medals, as well as two bronzes, in the Scottish National Age Group Championships in Glasgow.

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

A mightily impressive showing saw Lucas win three golds in backstroke – across 50, 100 and 200 metres. He added to those wins with bronze medals in the front crawl across 50 and 100 metres.

An Elgin Amateur Swimming Club spokesperson said: “We wish to congratulate Lucas Brown on his fantastic achievement of winning a hat-trick 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 largest event in the Scottish swimming calendar, attracting more than 1000 competitors from across the UK and beyond pre-coronavirus pandemic.

For 2022, though, the competition focused on those aged 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.

17-year-old Jacob Wood picked up fifth, seventh and eighth place finishes at the event – with his best result coming in the 17-18 age category 400 metre individual medley. He finished seventh in the 800 metre freestyle and eighth in the 200 metre backstroke.

There were top 10 finishes, too, for Jessica Powell and Taylor Sinclair. Taylor (15) picked up a seventh place finish in the 15 age category 400 metre individual medley. Jessica (15) claimed a ninth place finish in the 400 metre individual medley.

A spokesperson for Elgin ASC added: “Thanks to Andy Summers for his time given to coach all nine of our swimmers at the Scottish National Age Championships and for his commitment to Elgin Amateur Swimming Club.”

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


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