Largs swimmer Abby Kane completed a clean sweep of gold medals at the British Para-Swimming Championships.
The 15-year-old Paralympic silver-medallist at Rio, who trains with North Ayrshire Swimming, dominated her S13 class for visually-impaired athletes at the competition staged in Manchester, winning all four of her races.
In her favourite event, the 100m Backstroke, Abby was fastest of all the swimmers in the 14 to 17 age group, across all classes, stopping the clock at 1:13.15.
In the 200m IM she was nearly 12 seconds clear of her nearest rival, and comfortably won the 50m Freestyle and was fastest by 18 seconds in the 400m Freestyle.
Reflecting on her success Abby told us: “There are lots of areas to work on and I’ve set a benchmark for the season to get faster times.
2019 is going to be a key year for Abby who’s targeting a qualifying spot in the GB team for the next Paralympics in Tokyo 2020.
She’ll be working closely with North Ayrshire’s Head Coach, Jess Wilkie, who’s working closely with Scottish Swimming on Abby’s training plan.
“I’ve identified a few technical areas we can focus on,” she says, “We’ll be doing a lot of work on starts and using backstroke ledges.
“It was good to have some nice feedback from other coaches who were down there with Abby. She’s a polite girl and it’s always good to hear that your swimmer is well-mannered and representing the club in a good light.”