Swimmers take the plunge to follow in footsteps of Olympic hero

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IT has been a successful season all round for swimmers at Scotia ASC.

The club – who train at Bishopbriggs Leisuredrome – has seen many swimmers from all age groups entering competitions.

The season started with a splash when the whole club took a bus to Ayr to compete as a team at the Clyde Coast Winter League, where many great personal bests were achieved.

Since then there has been a competition almost every weekend where Scotia swimmers showed off their colours.

The younger swimmers entered mini-meets and some graded meets whilst the older swimmers entered graded meets and proudly represented Scotia at West Districts, where Eilidh Smith won a bronze medal for 100m breaststroke and a fourth place for 200m breaststroke.

Sean Robertson also won a sixth place for 100m breaststroke. Along with others these swimmers also gained fantastic personal best times.

To finish off a successful season of swimming, members from all squads represented their club at Cumbernauld Winter Meet – where eight-year-old Katie Shanahan excelled and won four golds and two silvers. On top of all that she won top girl!

All swimmers left with a personal best, with many also winning medals.

Twelve-year-old Mollie Binnie entered her first competition and in doing so came a second away from gaining national consideration.

The biggest success story this season for Scotia is that of 12-year-old Chris Garry and 12-year-old Eilidh Smith, who after their fantastic swims this season have gained national consideration times for the Scottish Gas National Age Group Championships in April. Scotia are very proud of all their swimmers and would like to thank them for all their hard work throughout this season.

The club would also like to thank all the committed coaches for putting so much time and effort into producing and nurturing the talented swimmers that Scotia has.

Over the past 25 years since the club was established at Bishopbriggs Sports Centre, now the Leisuredrome, it is estimated that some 1,600 local youngsters have swam with the club – including Olympic silver medallist Michael Jamieson.

For more information visit www.scotiaasc.co.uk

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