Jack Milne leads the way for Tayside

Jack Milne at the National Junior Swimming Championships 2016

Scottish Disability Sport’s Junior Swimming Championships saw a strong turn out from Tayside.

Pupils from across Dundee, Angus and Perth & Kinross made the journey to Tollcross International Swimming Centre in Glasgow. Their efforts saw Tayside bring home 11 gold, six silver and three bronze medals.

The day was particularly eventful for Taysider Jack Milne, an exemplary athlete who showcases a competitive nature, polite manner and positive attitude at all times. Jack received the honour of Best Male Swimmer and broke the previous record for 50m butterfly. The swimmer from Dundee City Aquatics’ new record sits at 29.89 seconds.

Jack said: “I feel privileged to have had the opportunity to achieve this. It was a great gala and I enjoyed swimming against fantastic swimmers. I hope to hold onto my record next year.”

Many thanks to all the parents, guardians and members of staff who helped bring athletes to the event. In particular, many thanks to Gordon Quinton, Caroline Ness and the staff at Kingspark School.