Duns swimmers dominate at club’s 500 meet with 42 medals

The Duns ASC swimmers who were so successful in the club's annual 500 meet.
The Duns ASC swimmers who were so successful in the club's annual 500 meet.

As the season comes towards the close, Duns ASC swimmers continue to improve and have posted some great new times.

Last weekend 17 Duns ASC swimmers took part in the annual Duns 500 meet and were on fire posting 46 new personal best times and gaining 21 gold, 18 silver and three bronze medals.

In the 10/11 age group all swimmers competed in 100m backstroke, breaststroke, freestyle! Individual medley and 50m butterfly.

Roseanna Prentice won gold in back and breast, silver in free and IM and finished with a bronze in the 50m butterfly. Poppy white and Nicole Marshall posted new bests in all five events whilst Kayla Marshall posted new bests in back, breast and free.

On form, Tyler Milton, won gold in back, free, IM and butterfly but he lost out to team mate Sam Brady in the breaststroke. This was more than compensated for by winning the cup for best under 11 boy.

Sam pushed Tyler all the way in his races picking up silver in back, IM and free alongside his gold for breaststroke. Harry White and Alfie Gracey posted impressive new times in the backstroke and freestyle.

The 12 and over swimmers competed at 100m in each stroke. In the 12/13 age, Rachael Dawson posted five new PBs whilst picking up gold for back and free and silver for the IM.

Kirsten Bennett and Gaby Gracey reduced their times in back and IM with Kirsten just being pipped for bronze in breast.

Lewis Tharme took the top boy trophy in the IM and followed this up with gold in fly and silvers in back, breast and free. Daniel Warner posted a great time in his breaststroke improving on his entry time by over six seconds.

The senior swimmers completed the line up with an impressive haul of medals. Jessica Douglas and Megan Hay shared the spoils taking the top two spots for the older girls in all events. Gold for Jessica in breaststroke, IM and freestyle and for Megan in back and butterfly.

James Thompson was dominant in the older boys events taking gold in all five swims. Morgan Thompson finished off a great day gaining three silver and two bronze with an impressive new time in butterfly.

Cameron Thompson was the only Duns representative at INCAS distance meet posting new best times in all of his events.