Plymouth Leander’s Beeley impresses at Scottish National Open Championships

PLYMOUTH Leander swimmer Tom Beeley picked up a gold and a silver medal at the Scottish National Open Championships in Aberdeen.

Beeley triumphed in the 200m butterfly in 1:59.66 minutes. He was nearly three seconds ahead of his nearest rival, which was Thomas Paine of Manchester Swimming Club.

University of Plymouth student Beeley then followed that up by taking silver in the 100m butterfly in 55.33 seconds. He was just beaten by Manchester’s Sam Horrocks.

Beeley was also seventh in the 400m freestyle (4:07.45) and also came third in the B finals of the 50m butterfly (25.79) and 200m freestyle (1:56.28).

Former Plymouth swimmer Perry Gardner, who is studying at the University of Stirling, won silver medals in the 50m and 100m backstroke and bronze in the 200m backstroke.

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