Scottish Swimming have now organised a Grand Prix which will be hosted by a different district as it moves round the country. Round 1 was held 14-15th January in East Kilbride in the newly refurbished 50m A listed Dollan Centre. The Dollan Centre houses Scotland’s first 50m pool. "The meets are primarily aimed at offering our best swimmers the opportunity to race against high quality opposition, at key periods of the competitive season," wrote Ally Whike, Director of performance with Scottish Swimming.
Competition was going to be tough. The first warm-up at 7.45am saw some of Bo’ness ASC best. First swim of the day for the boys was the 400 Individual Medley (IM) The fastest 12 would swim again in session 3 of the day starting at 5.30pm. Craig Knight was 1st Reserve with 14 year old team mate Duncan Scott as 2nd reserve.
Saturday afternoon was for the 10-13 year old girls and the 10-14 boys. First up was Duncan Scott who swam home in 2.17.17 to take the gold and a PB on his entry time.
Duncan Scott set off to get his 2nd Gold of the weekend in the 200 Fly with 4 seconds off his entry time.
Good training and great coaching has enabled these swimmers to progress to this stage. What next?