TALENTED young members of Carnegie Swimming Club have enjoyed a busy end to the season with impressive performances at various competitions.

The East District 'Summer Sizzler' event in Edinburgh, held in a 50-metre pool, saw a large number of the 40-strong team from the club's sharks to junior performance squads competing for the first time.

Freya Kealing led their star performances; in the 11-12 years age group, she finished first in the 50m and 100m butterfly, and 50m backstroke, as well as claiming second place in the 100m freestyle and 100m backstroke.

Fraser Muir, in the same age group, topped the standings in the 50m and 100m freestyle, and 50m backstroke, and was second in the 100m butterfly, while Ara Gill was second in the 50m freestyle.

The 13-14 years age group saw James Kilpatrick place second in the 50m backstroke, while Nathan Wilson, a 15-16 age group swimmer, was first in the 100m butterfly.

Evina Kasapidis was first in the 50m breaststroke in the 17 years and over category, and third in the 100m butterfly, while Taran Murphy was second and third in the 50m and 100m breaststroke respectively.

There were 11-12 years (Fraser Muir, Julian Szot, Freya Kealing and Ara Gill) and 15-16 years (Nathan Wilson, Iona Kasapidis, Zara Innes and Lewis Muir) 4x100m medley relay wins for Carnegie, while the 15-16 years team (Calder Murphy, Iona Kasapidis, Hannah Anderson and Lewis Muir) were also winners in the 4x100m freestyle relay.

Carnegie rounded off their successful meet by winning the 8x50m 'cannon' relay, which involved one male and one female swimmer from each group, with Taran Murphy, Fraser Muir, Lexie O'Brien, Julian Szot, Freya Kealing, Evina Kasapidis, Iona Kasapidis and Calder Murphy taking to the water.

The Scottish Open, at the Aberdeen Sports Village, followed a week later and 10 Carnegie swimmers took part, rubbing shoulders with some members of Team Scotland, who went on to compete at the Commonwealth Games.

All of those who took part swam long-course personal best times, while Katie Pake, who also competed in the 100m backstroke multi-classification event at the British Summer Championships in Sheffield, placed 14th overall and just missed out on a place in the final, and Cameron Hemphill made the finals in each of their multi-class events.

The Scottish National Open Water Championships, held in Dundee, also saw success for the club.

Masters swimmer Janet McLean placed first in her age group – and eighth overall – in the 2km race, while Zara Innes, who alongside Gemma Brown was attempting the 1km race in open water for just the second time, finished second in the 14-15 years age group, with Gemma also finishing in the top eight.

It was then back to Aberdeen for the Scottish Summer Meet and James Kilpatrick, in the 12-13 years age group, won five gold medals.

He triumphed in the 50m, 100m and 200m butterfly, and the 100m and 200m backstroke, and also collected a 200m individual medley silver, and 400m freestyle bronze.

Gemma Brown, in the 15 years category, qualified for five finals; the 200m butterfly, where she placed fourth; the 100m butterfly (fifth); the 50m butterfly (seventh); the 200m individual medley (ninth); and the 100m backstroke (10th), while also placing ninth in the 400m individual medley.

Also in the 15 years age group was Nathan Wilson, who secured a fifth place in the 50m backstroke, and 10th place in the 400m individual medley, while Jaden Chan qualified for all three breaststroke finals, finishing eighth in the 50m, fourth in the 100m, and 10th in the 200m.

Iona Kasapidis was eighth in the 200m butterfly, and his 17-year-old sister, Evina, ninth in the 100m breaststroke, while Fraser Muir, Lexie O'Brien, Katie Wells, Calder Murphy and Lewis Muir all improved their entry positions.