Scotland is divided into four districts by Scottish Swimming. Bo’ness ASC is part of West District, the largest of the four districts. Competitions are regularly held in different parts of the country throughout the year.
A new season has started and the first competition was held in Cumbernauld on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th December. Swimmers can enter district competitions if they have achieved the relevant times. Remember British age and youth Gold medallists swim in these competitions so the standard is high.
Another super weekend for the Bo’ness ASC swimmers. This was the last chance for the swimmers to achieve times for the British Age groups at Sheffield in July.
Bo’ness sent four swimmers through to the West District Competition at Tollcross, Glasgow. The 50m pool is the only competition pool open in Scotland at present as both The Dolan Centre, East Kilbride and The Commonwealth Pool, Edinburgh are undergoing refurbishment.
Bo’ness A S C in Glasgow 2011
The 2014 Commonwealth Games swimming venue, Tollcross, was the place for the latest competition for Bo’ness young swimmers. Bo’ness sent four swimmers through for the City of Glasgow Swim Team Open Age Group Championships on the 30th April and 1st May. While many basked in sunshine outside the swimmers gave their best indoors.
Bo’ness ASC Swimmers at District Competition
Two Bo’ness ASC swimmers braved the early morning cold to get to Cumbernauld for the first district meet of year. Bo’ness swims within West District, one of four districts within Scotland. The District holds regular competitions throughout the year with 22 clubs competing and gaining points for their club if placed within the top six. A swimmer must achieve a certain time in order to qualify for district competition. This meet was for the 10-14 age group.
This weekend 6 swimmers from Bo’ness ASC travelled through to Glasgow for the Edinburgh International Swimming Gala (on tour as it was held at Tollcross venue for the 2014 commonwealth Games). This is such an important event in the swimming calendar that 2010 Commonwealth Games Gold medal winner Hannah Milley was in action. Tollcross is an Olympic sized 50m pool with 10 lanes. Quite overwhelming, especially when the spectator area is full.
Youngest of the boys, Duncan Scott, 13, swam a PB in his first race of the day, 100 Back. He repeated this before lunch in the 200 Breast. Session 2 on Saturday saw him swim a 200 Back, followed in the evening with the 200 IM. Sunday he also had 4 swims: 100 Fly (PB) a 200 Free and in the afternoon 100 Free and a 200 Fly.