A total of 24 BASC swimmers attended the LDD Development Meet at the Xcite Centre, Whitburn on Sunday 17th January. This was Improvers and Bronze squads first meet since the New Year, and some of the younger swimmers from Developers had also been invited.
It was a very successful meet with a total of four medals for BASC; three individual and one relay team win. Thomas Osborne claimed two silvers for his 11yrs Boys 50m Backstroke and 50m Freestyle. Kyle Aitken won a bronze in the 10yrs Boys for his 25m Butterfly time of 21.89 secs and James Knight did very well in the 8yrs & under Boys for his 25m Backstroke time of 27.25 secs.
The mixed 10-11yrs relay team won a bronze, narrowly missing a 2nd place finishing just under a sec behind Inverkeithing. Well done to Kyle Aitken,Marc Thompson-Pueyo, Thomas Osborne and Niamh Glen for such a great team effort.
Just about everyone wearing a BASC cap set new PB’s at the event, too many to list individually, but some noteworthy times include; Isabel Nicolson improving by 11.27 secs in the 8yrs & under Girls 25m Breaststroke; Robin Campbell beat his previous time by 10.03 secs in the 10yrs Boys 50m Breaststroke; Kyle Aitken swam 6.95 secs faster in the 10yrs Boys 25m Butterfly, while Beth McGrow and Ruari Burnett both set new PB’s in excess of 5 secs faster in their respective 50m Freestyle swims.
Many thanks to Ross Stephen who attended as BASC coach, and Emma Wood providing Time Keeping services.