Competition was a learning curve for Bo’ness swimmers

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BO’NESS ASC took part in the Warrender Junior Age Group Open meet held over two days at Prestonpans.

When swimmers go to these events they hope to attain personal best times but really enjoy winning medals!

In the nine-year-old age group Alice Ferguson won gold in 100m IM, 200m freestyle, 50m backstroke, butterfly, and freestyle, plus 50m breaststroke bronze. She was top girl in her age group.

Rahul Kishore was sixth in 100m IM, 50m backstroke, butterfly and freestyle.

In the 10-year-old age group Matthew Dwane was fourth in the 200m freestyle and sixth in the 50m freestyle. Sam McDougall was fourth in the 50m butterfly, fifth in the 200m freestyle, 50m backstroke and sixth in the 100m IM.

In the 11-year-old category Ian Duncan took gold in the 200m freestyle, which was a great achievement having just returned from five months’ injury. He also came fifth in the 50m freestyle and 50m butterfly. Benjamin McDougall was fourth in the 50m butterfly, fifth in the 200m IM, 50m backstroke and 50m freestyle.

Other club members who competed and achieved personal best times were Max Gemmell, Lewis Kilgour, Christopher Horden, Ross Livingston, Euan Veitch, Cara Farquarson, Ellen Kilgour, Sophie Malcolm, Angharad Hopwood, and Harriet Brown. Coach Aileen Horden said: “This was a great event for our young swimmers to compete in and they have all gained from the experience.”