Brodies Scottish Schools Review

Some excellent swimming on show from all three KASC swimmers who qualified for the Scottish Schools Final on Saturday. First up was Emma Kavanagh of Kilmarnock Academy to swim the Girls 17-19 years 200m Breaststroke. Despite a lack of training recently due to her prelim exams she swam a very determined race, showing great stamina to come through and finish 7th on the touch with a great last 50m.

Kilmarnock Academy’s Adam Thomson’s 13-14 years 200 IM was the very next race, and despite getting a poor lane draw battled through to finish 13th overall and 3rd fastest 13 year old in the competition. Finishing off the morning session for KASC was Evan Boyd of St. Joseph’s Academy in the boys 13-14 years 200m Backstroke, who posted a new PB on his way to finishing 12th as the 2nd fastest 13 year old in the competition.

It was then a new experience for the boys as they left Tollcross to recover in the afternoon in order to prepare them for their first ever evening session of competition swimming, which must have worked as they both smashed their races. First it was Evan in the 13-14 years 100m Backstroke who grabbed himself another pb as he placed 12th overall, however this time he finished as the fastest 13 year old.

The best race was left to last though, with Adam swimming a phenomenal 2nd 50m of his 13-14 years 100m Freestyle heat. After turning at 50m in 3rd place he made up almost 2m as he chased down the boy leading in lane 5 beside him to take the race on the touch, winning by 0.04s. This seen him finish 7th overall and fastest 13 year old in the event, also earning himself a new pb in the process.

Well done swimmers, fantastic swimming all day.

Minileague Team Training

Reminder that the following swimmers have been selected for the Minileague team this year and have additional training at Loudoun Academy this afternoon starting at 1pm:
Sarah McGuffie, Kayla Hunter, Kaci Scott
Abigale Quinn, Sophie Borthwick
Chloe Campbell, Cara Monachello, Rebecca McNulty, Eilidh Stevenson
Lucy Lennox, Yvie Glencorse, Hayley Ferguson, Ava Hunter, Carmen Hume
Rory McLeod, Callum Cooke
Xander Harkins, Cole McCluskey, Zak Boyd, Gordon McLeod
Elliot Ferrie, Thomas Barbour, Luke Hyslop, Ewan Warwick
Adam Scott
The first hour will be land training and team bonding with the second hour in the pool. Swimmers should arrive at Loudoun prior to 1pm and will be ready to be picked up just after 3pm.

Enjoy the experience swimmers!!

Brodies Scottish Schools Championships

Tomorrow Adam Thomson (@WMCKilmarnockAc), Emma Kavanagh (@WMCKilmarnockAc) and Evan Boyd (@StJoAcad) will be heading to Tollcross to compete in the Brodies Scottish Schools Championships. Although they are officially representing their schools we are sure that everyone at KASC is extremely proud of all three swimmers.

For anyone who would like to watch them swim tomorrow but can’t make it to Tollcross the Championships are available to watch live using the following links:

All three swimmers are competing in session 1, Emma is up first at around 9.45am for the Girls 200m Breaststroke (Event 107) and is followed by Adam in the very next race  in the Boys 200m IM (Event 108). Evan then competes in the Boys 200m Backstroke (Event 122) at around 11.00am.

Adam and Evan return in the evening for session 3, this time it is Evan up first in the Boys 100m Backstroke (Event 301) which is scheduled to start at 5.30pm. Adam then has his second race of the day in the Boys 100m Freestyle (Event 313), which we expect to be at around 6.50pm.

Best of luck from everyone at the club and remember: