Galashiels disability swimmer Beth Johnston enjoyed a medal-laden performance with the Scotland squad at the National Junior and Youth Championships earlier this month in Sheffield. The youngster swam brilliantly to claim three bronze medals and two silver medals. The medals came in the 100m breast, 100m free and 50m free (all bronze) and the 200m individual medley and 100m backstroke (silver). Scotland’s performance coach was delighted with her performance and nominated Beth for Achieve 2014, which sees successful nominees given the opportunity to participate in a comprehensive learning programme ahead of, during and after this summer’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. The Rowan Boland Memorial Trust has given Beth two grants in 2012 and 2013 to support her development in the sport. Mum Louise said: “Many thanks to the Trust for your continued belief and support for Beth.”
- Members and staff of the Scottish Building Society
- Beth Johnston has revealed the secret of her para-swimming success which is sending her to the Commonwealth Games
- The Rowan Boland Memorial Trust returns to its roots for this year’s annual ball
- It started off in a garden with 20 people to raise money for a local charity
- A Galashiels tyre firm has rubber-stamped its support for the Rowan Boland Memorial Trust.