North East MSP Mike Rumbles has congratulated a local swimming team who are celebrating a £1,000 windfall from the Evening Express CommunitEE Chest giveaway.
The City of Aberdeen Swim Team (COAST) provides a performance training and competition environment for swimmers in Aberdeen. The money, split with the Aberdeen Dolphins Swim Club, was used to prepare them for the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games. They have also trained for the recent Rio Olympic Games, and now set sights on the Commonwealth Games in 2018
Mr Rumbles said: “I'm delighted the COAST group has received this prize. The local team have been doing a great job in producing world-class swimmers and fully deserve this funding boost.
“I also want to congratulate the Evening Express for their good work across the North East. Their awards help many communities programmes expand on their previous achievements.
"Well done to all those who’s applications have been successful. I am very much looking forward to hearing all about how the new funding has helped expand their projects.”