19th Oct, 2017

Glasgow golds for ace duo

Evesham Editorial 12th Feb, 2015 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

PERSHORE High School duo Amy Weston and Jack Betteridge clinched gold medal successes when they competed as part of the Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS) squad in Glasgow at the weekend.

Thirteen-year-old Amy from Flyford Flavell and 15-year-old Jack from Pershore competed in the Scottish Regional Short Course Speed Competition on Saturday and Amy won gold in the 50m obstacle and 50m rescue medley and silver in the 25m manikin carry, 50m manikin carry and team manikin relay.

Unfortunately, Jack was suffering from a bout of food poisoning, but managed to compete in a relay medley and manikin carry and won a gold medal in both.

After a late finish Amy and Jack were up early on Sunday morning to train at Tollcross International Swimming Centre in Glasgow, where the Commonwealth Games were held in 2014.

After a two-hour session in the pool, they were then put through their paces in an hour-long fitness session, followed by lunch and a break, but then resumed with another two-hour session in the afternoon.

Although it was a long and tiring weekend, it was very rewarding for the duo, whose next big event is the National Speed Competition on March 7/8, which takes place at the Olympic Pool in London.

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