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.