Largs swimmer Fraser Kelly set the seal on his breakthrough season in the pool by claiming two national titles.
The 15 year old took the 100m fly and 200m freestyle titles, with new personal best times, at the Scottish Summer Championships in Aberdeen, and collected a silver medal in the long-distance 800m freestyle.
“Fraser really dominated those events he won,” reflects North Ayrshire head coach Ross Douglas.
“The 100 fly was spectacular. Before the race he was a little tired and lethargic and I wasn’t expecting much, so to go and swim that time (1:00.12) was just incredible.”
The Aberdeen trip was the warm up for Fraser who’d also qualified for a swim at the prestigious British Summer Championships held in Sheffield.
Fraser swam the punishing 200m fly, setting a new benchmark time of 2:14.55, and finishing in 14th place in his age group.
“The British Summer meet is very special environment,“ says Ross. “It’s really easy to lose perspective down there but you’ve got to remember that you’re racing against the top 24 kids in Britain in that event, so even if you come last you’re still 24th in the UK! It’s still a great achievement.”