Maybole youngster is a swimming success

Kayleigh Haggo, Maybole's swimming superstar.
Kayleigh Haggo, Maybole's swimming superstar.

A Maybole youngster with cerebral palsy is celebrating recent success at a swimming meeting in Glasgow.

Sixteen year old Kayleigh Haggo who is a pupil at Carrick Academy has a form of the condition which affects her balance and motor skills and she has to use a wheelchair.

Kayleigh won a youth silver medal in the 50m backstroke at the British Para-Swimming International meet at the Tollcross centre in the East End of Glasgow.

Kayleigh also enjoyed three personal bests at the meet and was internationally classified.

This added to Kayleigh’s already lengthy CV of success which includes holding the Scottish short course record in the 100m breast stroke in 2014 and 2015. She is also the holder of the Scottish records in 2014 over the long course of 50 and 100m breast strokes and won a silver medalist in 2014 at the British Para-Swimming International meet.

Kayeligh was also a Commonwealth Games baton bearer in 2014 and was named Ayrshire sportsability young athlete of the year at a charity ball on 25 April, which followed up her win in the same category in 2012.

The good news for the teenager continued as she has been picked for the Scottish Swim Team at the Cerebral Palsy International Sports and Recreation Association (CPISRA) World Games in August.

A fundraising night for those world games has been organised for Saturday May 30 at 8pm in the Carrick Sports Club. Moma will provide the music and there will also be an auction and a raffle.

Tickets are available from Kate Hutchison on 07521204611.