Friday, 01 April 2016 19:01

Falkirk Otters Meet Report – Sat 26th & Sun 27th March

Another multi-squad turn out at this event with 20 swimmers competing from Developer to Gold squads, cheering their teammates on to win a clutch of medals and set new PB’s. BASC swimmers won a total of 23 medals; with 5 Golds, 11 Silver and 7 Bronze medals.

Sarah Coffey and Alice Knight had a terrific weekend winning joint Best Girl in their age category. Sarah won 3 Golds (11yrs 200m IM, 100m Back, 400m Freestyle) and 2 Bronze (11yrs 100m IM, 50m Back), while Alice won 3 Silver (11yrs 200m IM, 100m Back, 400m Freestyle) and 1 Bronze (11yrs 100m Breast), setting new PB’s in every swim and improving her 400m Freestyle time by 16.8 secs.

Abby Keeble did very well in her age group winning 3 Silver (12yrs 100m IM, 50m Fly, 100m Fly) and 1 Bronze (12yrs 400m Free). Abby also achieved best BASC PB of the day improving her 400m Freestyle time by an impressive 26.77 secs.

Liam Murphy won 2nd place Best Boy in his age group, taking home 2 Golds (11yrs 100m IM, 100m Breast), 3 Silver (11yrs 50m Back, 200m IM, 100m Back) and 1 Bronze (11yrs 400m Free) with a 11.63 sec improvement on his 400m Freestyle time.

Also in the medals were Joy Drummond with 1 Bronze (11yrs 50m Breast) and Max Gemmel with 2 Silver (12yrs 200m IM and 100m Fly) and 1 Bronze (400m Freestyle).

Away from the medals almost all BASC swimmers set new PB’s. In the younger age group Holly Holmes improved her 7-8yrs 100m IM time by 9.97 secs, and she achieved 5th place for her 50m Breast setting a new PB by 8.04 secs.

Many thanks to the coaches; Susan Grant, Elaine Coffey and James & Sandy Stephen; also to our timekeepers Hazel Glen & Alison Mulholland; and Judge Mentors Sandra Knight & Jane Murphy. A special thanks also to Linda Keeble for the meet report!