Bo’ness ASC sent 7 swimmers through for the East District Grand Prix at the Royal Commonwealth Pool in Edinburgh for the 2nd and 3rd of June. This was a three session competition with morning heats and finals and an afternoon session for the under 16’s.

Both Kayrinne Kelly (16) and Duncan Scott (15) had been invited as part of the Scottish Swimming youth development squad (YDS) to stay over at Edinburgh University’s Pollock Halls on the Friday and Saturday night. They then sat with the rest of the YDS throughout the competition.

Duncan had 5 swims, finaled in 4 and made the A final of 3. Not bad for a 15 year old swimming in the Open events for the over 16’s.  He produced a Personal Best (PB) in the 400m Individual Medley where he finished 5th. He finished 5th in the 200 IM and 6th in the 200 Butterfly. Highlight for him would be making the B final of the 100 Fly, finishing with a PB of 59.54 and another time for the British in July. Duncan had recently returned from swimming at the new Olympic pool in London where he was swimming at the UK school Games for Scotland South and East. Duncan won Gold in the 200 IM and Silver in the 400 IM.

Another fantastic weekend for the Bo’ness swimmers. All swimmers are members of Bo’ness ASC and are coached as part of F.I.R.S.T. (Falkirk Integrated Regional Swim Team) by Steven Tigg and Monica Borland. F.I.R.S.T. recently won top team at the Scottish National Age Groups in Sunderland. Beating Warrender who had held the top place for 10 years.

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