Best Junior

FALKIRK Otter Charlotte McKenzie was among Olympic and Paralympic award winners at the Scottish Swimming awards last week. Larbert High’s backstroke specialist won the W. G. Todd award for the best female junior athlete of the year.

Earlier this year Charlotte was selected to represent Great Britain at the European Juniors in Antwerp, where she reached the final in the 200 backstroke, finishing sixth.

Then on her return to Great Britain she broke two Scottish backstroke records at the National Youth Championships in Sheffield.

Another Otter, Rebecca Murray, was one of eight Scots selected to attend the British Swimming Open Water Camp in France.

The club also has four swimmers selected to represent the district at the Inter County Championships in Sheffield next month - Marc Elrick, Jenna Lafferty, Charlotte McKenzie and Gregor Birrell.