Great times in Glenrothes competition

Kelso swimmer Kirsty Armstrong took four medals home from the East District age-group championships in Glenrothes.

Armstrong secured a British age-group qualifying time and personal best in her victory in the 10-12 years 200m butterfly.

She claimed another gold with a dominant performance in the 200m breaststroke and a silver in the 200m freestyle with a significant PB and another British qualifying time.

Armstrong rounded off a successful weekend with a bronze in the 200m backstroke and another solid PB.

Understandably proud of her performance, Armstrong said: “I was happy just to contribute to the team medal tally as the whole squad performed really well.

“We all train hard, so it’s great when we can all enjoy success together at competition. That’s what it’s all about and I recommend it to anybody who might want to join our squad.”

Yet another Kelso ASC member, Morgan Anderson, took control of the 14 years 200m breaststroke, winning gold by an impressive margin. He also collected bronze in the 200m freestyle.

Kelso’s Lucy Hope claimed gold in the 15 years 200m back with an extremely impressive display, breaking the East District age group record in the process.

The Scottish Swimming Gold squad member, who receives support from the Scottish Institute of Sport, also took silver in the 200m freestyle (equalling her PB) and fifth place in the 200m butterfly (PB).

Borders performance coach, Alex Jordan said: “I was also extremely pleased with those team members who may not have contested finals, but performed close to their potential and really pushed their boundaries. Kathryn and Gregor Swinney (Peebles ASC), Robbie Czajka (Gala ASC) and Jenny Adams (Kelso ASC) recorded very impressive PBs and did themselves, their clubs and Swim Team Borders proud.”