Nov 29 2012 By Lizzie Smith
Stuart Quinn is the best in the west.
The 11-year-old won gold in the 100 metres butterfly at the West District championships held at Cumbernauld.
The Kilmarnock Amateur Swimming Club (KASC) member cut 3.11 seconds off his personal best.
He finished four seconds ahead of the silver medallist.
Stuart is the club’s first West District champion in two years.
He also won bronze in the 200m backstroke and was fifth in the 200m freestyle.
Also competing in the 13 and under championships, club-mate David Rowan was fourth in the 100m breaststroke. Alasdair McGhee finished sixth in 100m backstroke. And Euan Leslie took 2.28 secs off his PB in 100m breaststroke.
In the 14 and overs West District championships at Grangemouth, Bethany More won bronze in the 100m breaststroke.
(A week later, Bethany took almost two seconds off her 100m breaststroke at the Ren96 meeting.)
Susannah Sharp, in her first competitive 800m freestyle, took 9.96secs off her PB.
Francis Clark broke the one minute mark in the 100m freestyle by shaving 2.22secs off his PB.
Natasha Allen finished fifth in the 100m butterfly and took a massive 24.95secs off her PB for the 400m freestyle.
KASC are very proud of the efforts and performances of their Western District swimmers in the last month.
To find out more about the club, visit www.kilmarnockasc.org.uk