Full house at The View for Oban Otters prizegiving

Oban Otters 2021 prize winners finally got the chance to celebrate their haul of silverware on Friday night.

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Gateway Cup winner, Abby MacQueen.

Oban Otters held their 2021 Prizegiving ceremony and fundraising evening at The View on Friday night thanks to the easing of Covid restrictions.

Club president Moira Logan welcomed the large gathering of Otters and their friends and families, with coaches Shannon McCuish and Debbie MacIntyre making the presentations.

Following the presentations there was a full house for the bingo and raffle at which £750 was raised for the club to buy new equipment.

The Otters wish to thank The View for organising the evening and the club’s supporters for all the raffle donations.

2021 Oban Otters Role of Honour

Development squad cups

Spence Shield, girls age 9/10: Jaime MacIntyre; runner-up, Rosie Campbell.

Achnacreebeag trophy, girls age 11+: Rose MacInnes; runner-up, Isla Muir; 3 Aly MacDonald; 4 Mara Breslin.

Larchfield trophy, boys age 11-13: Alfie MacIntyre; runner-up, Riley Anderson; 3 Sean Summers; 4= Alasdair Bruce and Daniel MacInness.

ABCD cup, boys aged 14: Thomas Thomson; runner-up, Noah Soares Domingues.

Junior Squad cups

Iona Shop cup, boys aged 12: 1, Finn MacKechnie; 2 Cameron Craik; 3 Owen Stevenson.

Individual Medley (IM) 100m: Cameron Craik; 2 Owen Stevenson.

JS Shield, boys aged 13: Marco MacGregor; 2 Rufus Hughes; 3 Daniel Campbell.

IM 100m: Marco MacGregor; 2 Rufus Hughes.

JS Shield, girls aged 13: Rebecca Bruce.

IM 100m: Rebecca Bruce.

Performance squad cups

Intermediate trophy, girls aged 12: Lily Robinson.

IM 100m: Lily Robinson.

Hannah’s shield, boys aged 13: Joel Robinson.

IM 100m: Joel Robinson.

Gateway cup, girls aged 13: Abby MacQueen; 2 Megan Carre; 3 Juliette Main; 4 Anna Logan.

IM 100m: Abby MacQueen; 2 Juliette Main.

Hunter cup, boys aged 14+: Kai MacKechnie; 2 Andrew Boyle; 3 Ewan Dowd.

Forteith cup, girls aged 14+: Rachel Carre; 2 Edie Elliott; 3 Alex Elliot; 4 Kay Logan; 5 Abby Docherty.

IM Beaver Timber Shield (girls): Rachel Carre; 2 Alex Elliott; 3 Kay Logan

IM Beaver Timber Shield (boys): Kai MacKechnie; 2 Ewan Dowd.

MacKechnie Cup (donated by the family of former Oban Otters Girls Champion Ella MacKechnie): Edie Elliot.

Coates Cup (donated by the family of former Oban Otters Boys Champion Sam Coates): Andrew Boyle.

Since 1975, Oban Otters has been run by volunteers and there are currently nine coaches running four swimming squads of over 50 swimmers, supported by a committee and teen poolside helpers. Please contact Otters on their Facebook page for more information on how you can help support the club, with sponsorship for cups, volunteering time or expertise.

Main photograph: Oban Otters 2021 prize winners finally got the chance to celebrate their haul of silverware on Friday night. Also in the photograph are former Girls Champion Ella MacKechnie and Amanda Coates (mum of former Boys Champion Sam). NO_T14_ObanOtters_PrizeGiving_2021

Insert pic: Gateway Cup winner, Abby MacQueen. NO_T14_ObanOttersPrizegiving_Abby MacQueen