Swimmers from the Largs district area celebrated another highly successful weekend for the North Ayrshire Amateur Swimming Club recently.

The youngsters were making waves after winning dozens of medals, top six placings and personal bests at the Cumbernauld Spring Graded meet.

Ten year old Sarah Short from Fairlie, pictured, got a brilliant win in the 100m Breaststroke, and three seconds faster than she’s ever gone before.

For the boys 9 year old Angus Wark from West Kilbride managed three visits to the podium with a thrilling victory in the 50m Fly and followed that up with bronze medals in the 100m Breaststroke and 200m Individual Medley, impressing Junior Coach Alan Dickson.

“Angus keeps getting better and better,” he told us “He managed to sneak into the 50m Fly final and he had the cheek to win it on the very last stroke. That’s a fantastic achievement.”

Among the other notable performances from local swimmers, 9 year old Emma Binnie from Skelmorlie posted a 9 second PB in her 50m Fly.

Daniel Convery from Largs, who’s 10, took 5 seconds off his 100m Breaststoke record. 13 year old Eva Graham from Seamill sliced 4 seconds from her 100m Backstroke time and there was another 4 second PB for 11 year old Molly Sutherland from Fairlie at the same distance.

“For some of the swimmers it was their first competition away from one of our home pools and it was a big learning curve for them about how to manage themselves across a full day of competition,” says Alan.

“For the younger ones it’s a real challenge to make sure they’re drinking enough and making smart choices about what they’re eating and I think they’ll have taken something away from that experience.

“The Cumbernauld meet is set up really well for these young swimmers. For some of them it’s the first opportunity they have to swim the heats and then keep themselves properly warmed up and motivated to swim in a final later on and most of them managed to go faster again which is the name of the game.”