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Sainsbury's School Games Alumni: Swim Star Erraid Davies
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Erraid Davies (centre) with competitors at the Sainsbury's 2014 School Games
Sainsbury's School Games Alumni: Swim Star Erraid Davies
29 May 2015, 10:22 am
By Sainsbury's 2015 School Games
Sainsbury's 2015 School Games competitors heading to Manchester this September need only look at athletes such as Erraid Davies to see how far they can go in their chosen sport.
The 14-year-old made her School Games debut two years ago in Sheffield, securing a silver medal in the 100m breaststroke SB9 category. A year later in Manchester, the Scottish youngster followed up her second place success with a well-deserved victory in the same event with a time of 1:24:77.

In between her School Games successes, Erraid hit the headlines last summer when she became the youngest person to not only compete at a Commonwealth Games, but also win a medal.

At just 13-years-old, Erraid picked up a bronze medal in Glasgow after a spectacular performance in the SB9 100m breaststroke. She took five seconds off her personal best and finished just behind Australian silver medallist Madeleine Scott, with New Zealand's Sophie Pascoe taking gold.

Having achieved so much at such a young age, it was no surprise when Erraid was shortlisted for BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year towards the end of 2014.

Most noticeably, Erraid seems to be following in the footsteps of fellow School Games winner and Paralympic star Ellie Simmonds who was 13 when she won golds at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games in the S6 100m and 400m freestyle events.

After such a successful year, Erraid will be hoping to continue to produce great results in 2015, as she looks to return to Manchester to compete in the Sainsbury's School Games in September.

Lorraine Gifford, Head Coach at Delting Dolphins Swimming Club based in Brae, has been working with Erraid since she was eight-years-old and predicts a bright future for the teenager, including a trip to the 2016 Paralympics in Brazil.

The swimming at this year's Sainsbury's School Games will take place at the Manchester Aquatics Centre on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 September.

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