Club records smashed

THREE Kirkintilloch and Kilsyth swimmers travelled down to Sunderland to compete in the Scottish National Age Group Championships recently.

The meet was, for the first time ever, held outside of Scotland due to the refurbishment of its original home in Glasgow.

The contest attracted the very best swimmers from throughout Scotland for a total of five days of intense competition.

Thirteen-year-old Christopher Muir set four new club records when swimming in the 1500m Freestyle where he finished 11th.

He set club records in the 200m Freestyle in 2:26.12, 400m Freestyle in 5:00.19, 800m Freestyle in 10:12.95 and 1500m Freestyle in 19:07.68.

Fourteen-year-old Emma Scobie set a new club record in the 50m Butterfly in 34.83, whilst competing in the 100m Butterfly which she swam in 1:18.43.

Emma also swam strongly in the 100m Backstroke with a time of 1:15.60.

Twelve-year-old Heather Lees set a new personal best of 1:31.28 in the 100m Breaststroke.

Head coach Hanifah Khan was pleased that three swimmers had made the long journey down to Sunderland to compete and it showed the significant progress which is being made in the performance side of the club.

Hanifah said: “I would like to thank the swimmers, parents and coaches for all of their efforts in Sunderland, which were rewarded with excellent swimming performances by all of our swimmers.”

Kirkintilloch and Kilsyth swimming club is a family friendly, Scottish Swimming SwiMark accredited, club. New members are welcome.

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For more sports results, see this week’s Kirkintilloch Herald dated Wednesday, April 11.