FORMER Carnegie Swimming Club member Ollie Carter set a new Scottish record at the recently-held British Pars-Swimming Winter National Meet.

The 21-year-old, who now competes for the University of Stirling, broke the S10 best in the 50 metres freestyle at the competition at the Wales National Pool, in Swansea, with a time of 26.58 seconds.

Carter, who was named as Disability Sport Fife's Swimmer of the Year for 2020 earlier, was joined by Carnegie duo Cameron Hemphill and Cerys Venters-Scott at the event, which saw 24 open multi-class events held across two days, with a further 11 finals held across two evening sessions specifically for events in which athletes could achieve Commonwealth Games consideration times.

Multi-class open events awarded podiums across three different age categories – 13-and-under, 17-and-under, and 18-and-over – which meant more than 200 medals were handed out.

In addition to the 50m freestyle, in which Hemphill also competed and clocked a time of 36.56, Carter took part in the men's 18-and-over 100m freestyle (56.32), and the 100m butterfly, where he swam times of 1:05.68 and 1:06.43.

Hemphill, 18, was involved in a further three events, which included the 100m freestyle, where he finished in a time of 1:22.23.

He swam 6:19.77 in the 400m freestyle multi-class event but, in the 100m breaststroke, suffered a DQ (disqualification).

Club-mate Venters-Scott, 19, took to the pool in five events, starting with the women's 18-and-over 100m freestyle multi-class, in which she touched the finishing wall in 1:16.09.

Times of 3:23.74 in the 200m individual medley; 2:47.15 in the 200m freestyle; 1:25.14 in the 100m backstroke; and 1:50.35 in the 100m breaststroke followed as she also enjoyed a productive meet.