Kyle McEwan swims with champion Hannah Miley

13-year-old Kyle McEwan from Lanark pictured with Commonwealth Games swimmer Hannah Miley. Kyle won competition to swim with Hannah at Commonwealth pool in Edinburgh.
13-year-old Kyle McEwan from Lanark pictured with Commonwealth Games swimmer Hannah Miley. Kyle won competition to swim with Hannah at Commonwealth pool in Edinburgh.
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TEENAGE swimmer Kyle McEwan was delighted to get the chance to take to the pool with his sport’s Scottish hero Hannah Miley in Edinburgh.

Thirteen-year-old Kyle, a member of Lanark Swimming Club, won a competition to be part of the same relay team with Commonwealth and European champion Hannah at the Royal Commonwealth Pool.

Mum Jennifer said: “The format for this challenge was for a four person relay team to swim 4000m through an open water course, each member swimming 1000m.

“There were a total of 19 teams taking part in the afternoon.

“Hannah led a team and Kyle was one of three lucky youngsters who won a place on Hannah’s team swimming the third leg.

“Throughout the course of the afternoon, Hannah spent time chatting with her young team mates and shouting words of encouragement as they swam.

“Kyle had a great day and Hannah spent lots of time before and after the event getting pictures taken with the kids as well as signing their caps and t-shirts.

“When he entered the competition I don’t think he thought for a second he would win but it was definitely a great experience for him.”

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