Sep 7 2012 by Lizzie Smith, Kilmarnock Standard
KILMARNOCK Amateur Swimming Club (KASC) lifted the top team trophy at the Trojan Open branded meeting held in Bathgate.
The club’s 44 swimmers came home with an astonishing 84 personal best times picking up six golds, seven silvers and 13 bronze medals and eight fourths, 11 fifths and eight sixth spots.
There were also three ‘too fasts’ for Jamie McKinnon, Kerr McCulloch and David Rowan.
Two relays teams were entered finishing second and fourth respectively. The second placed squad only narrowly missed out on winning after a breathtaking final leg by Mary Morris.
With so many impressive swims on the day, KASC captains Amy Caldwell and Kerr McCulloch were presented with the top team trophy as the club had an overall winning total of 189 points.
Bethany More and Sarah Rowan did the club proud at the Scottish National Open Championships held in the newly-refurbished and Royal Commonwealth Pool in Edinburgh.
The pair were in great company at the high-class event with Olympian Hannah Miley amongst the swimmers.
Bethany and Sarah qualified in 50m, 100m and 200m breaststroke.
Both set new personal bests in the 50m, Bethany finishing 19th in 36.44, just missing out on a place in the final.
Sarah swam 37.49, which was almost a full second faster than her top time.
In the 100m and 200m, the pair swam just outside their entry times. Bethany clocked 1.23.40 and Sarah 1.27.20 in the 100m and Sarah finished in 3.16.47 in the 200m.
KASC’s head coach Brian Dalgleish said: “These results and the progress made in the last year bodes well for the future at the club.”
Former KASC swimmers Scott Jackson, Rosie Wynne, Andrew McFadzean and Cameron Muir also swam at the national meet for their current clubs.
For more club news, visit kilmar nockasc.org.uk