Shetland is fortunate in having a strong network of swimming clubs and pools that is the foundation of our swimmers’ performances at the Games.
The swimming events at any Games always attract hundreds of spectators, as well as competitors and officials on poolside. Like the athletics arena, heats normally take place in the morning and finals take place in the evening. Over 40 individual and relay events take place over the course of four days of short-course swimming competition.
Shetland has been represented in the swimming events at every Games since 1985 in the Isle of Man, where Tracey Conroy won Shetland’s first medals in the pool. In recent years, the performances of swimmers at the Games has risen significantly and with some excellent times from elite swimmers from Faroe, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands.
Our most successful swimmer is Andrea Strachan, who won her first gold medal in Rhodes in 2007 and has since won medals in 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2015 before retiring from competitive swimming.
Shetland Swimming Association is represented on the SIGA Committee by Lesley Hutchison.
Shetland Medals for Swimming
|100m Backstroke||Tracy Conroy||Bronze||1985|
|100m Backstroke||Tracy Conroy||Gold||1987|
|50m Freestyle||Tracy Conroy||Silver||1989|
|50m Butterfly||Tracy Conroy||Silver||1989|
|50m Backstroke||Tracy Conroy||Silver||1989|
|Women's 100m Breaststroke||Andrea Strachan||Silver||2007|
|Women's 50m Breaststroke||Andrea Strachan||Gold||2007|
|Women's 100m Freestyle||Amy Harper||Bronze||2009|
|Women' 50m Breaststroke||Andrea Strachan||Bronze||2009|
|Men's 400m Freestyle||Felix Gifford||Bronze||2011|
|Women's 100m Breaststroke||Andrea Strachan||Gold||2011|
|Women's 100m Freestyle||Amy Harper||Silver||2011|
|Women's 100m Individual Medley||Andrea Strachan||Gold||2011|
|Women's 200m Freestyle||Amy Harper||Silver||2011|
|Women's 200m Individual Medley||Andrea Strachan||Gold||2011|
|Women's 400m Freestyle||Amy Harper||Bronze||2011|
|Women's 50m Breaststroke||Andrea Strachan||Gold||2011|
|Women's 50m Freestyle||Amy Harper||Gold||2011|
|Women's 800m Freestyle||Amy Harper||Bronze||2011|