Western Isles Swimmer Wins Double Gold

Swimming Double Gold Medallist Marsaili Macaulay

Western Isles Swimmer Marsaili Macaulay made her debut swims at the Scottish Disability Sport National Championships in Grangemouth recently. Twelve-year-old Marsaili Macaulay from Benbecula took everything in her stride whilst competing in her first junior national swimming championship event.

This is the first time a swimmer from the Western Isles has competed in the national championships. Marsaili did the Western Isles proud by winning two gold and one bronze medal.

  • Junior Female Class 8 25m Freestyle Gold Medallist 
  • Junior Female Class 10 25m Backstroke Gold Medallist
  • Junior Female Class 10 25m Breaststroke Bronze Medallist

Marsaili (pictured with her Freestyle Gold medal) is looking forward to getting back in the pool to improve her stroke technique, endurance and ultimately her times.

Many thanks to experienced Team Orkney Coach Helen Rothnie who supported Marsaili throughout the event. The CnES Sport & Health team are working with Scottish Disability Sport, Scottish Swimming and Swim Western Isles coaches to put together a programme of support for Marsaili.