Kirsty bags bronze in Sheffield

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SUCCESS in the pool continued for Borders swimmers last night when 13-year-old Kirsty Armstrong bagged a bronze medal at the British Age Group Championships in Sheffield.

The Kelso ASC and Borders Elite Swim Team (BEST) member qualified as fifth fastest for the 100m butterfly final yesterday morning as well as notching a personal best performance when coming fifth in the 200m individual medley.

In last night’s final she clocked 1.03.58 - a Scottish Age Group Record while her split at the 50m mark, 29.87 was also a Scottish National Age Group Record.

Kirsty is one of three BEST swimmers at the meet with fellow Kelso ASC members Lucy Hope and Ryan Brown also performing over the next week.