A TALENTED quartet of swimmers from Woodmill High School won two gold medals at the Scottish Secondary Schools Relay Championships.

S1 pupils Morven Lister, Emma Russell, Ellie Turner and Rebecca Braid were on top form at the competition, held at the Royal Commonwealth Pool taking victory in both the 200m individual medley (IM) and freestyle events.

The girls, all members of Carnegie Swimming Club, began the opening session of the championships in the heats of the IM and they coasted their way into the final, winning in a time of 2:12.93, almost six seconds quicker than second-placed George Watson’s College (2:18.18).

With Morven leading off and swimming the first leg, Woodmill swam even quicker in the final, posting an overall time of 2:11.78 to win the title ahead of George Watson’s (2:19.21) and Royal High School (2:23.24).

Not content with one gold, they returned to the pool later for the freestyle competition and, once more, eased their way into the final with a time of 1:59.71, ahead of the High School of Glasgow (2:07.98) and Royal High School (2:09.06). Woodmill made sure of a dream double by recording a convincing first place in a time of 1:59:43, almost seven seconds quicker than second-placed Royal High (2:06.08), while the High School of Glasgow (2:06.65) had to settle for bronze.

Jacqueline Moore, principal teacher of PE, said: “They all swim together at Carnegie and most of their training is done there, as our pool is only 12 metres. That is a big help but they were representing the school and look like they can have a good go again next year as they move into S2.

“There are a lot of expectations on them as they are used to competing at a high level, so they wouldn’t worry about that. It is a very prestigious competition and they have done very well.”