A 46 medal splash as Broch ASC get 2016 off to a flyer

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Broch ASC got the best start possible to 2016 with success at FIRST Open Meet, SAS Junior Meet and North District Age Group Championships.

Emma Thoirs flew the flag for the Broch at the FIRST meet in Bathgate bringing home seven medals, including golds in the 50m breast and 50 m front crawl.

Sarah Burkinshaw, Broch ASC Front Crawl, said: “Emma continued to display her strength in underwater fly kick in the short course pool and maintained her swim times .

“She is looking forward to continuing to challenge herself in training in the months leading up to Snags in April .”

Mor medals followed at the SAS Juniors meet with 11-year-old Emma Downie awarded Best Girl.

Ms Burkinshaw said: “It was great fun to be able to enter a number of relays and the younger swimmers smashed it.

“Well done Amy, Aimee, Ally, Mia and Fraser . There were many personal best times posted on the individual swims over the weekend which has resulted in hitting required qualifying times for a number of them .”

The Broch team then travelled to Inverness to compete in the North District Age Groups.

The team won eleven medals on the first day, including four golds.

Ms Burkinshaw said: “All the swimmers continued to display some great development in their races - the hard work and commitment to their challenging training schedule is paying off .

“As a coach it’s so rewarding to be able to watch you all approach your swims with such maturity and focus.”

The second day also seen the Broch add to their medal collection with a further 12 medals including a gold for the 100m fly.

Ms Burkinshaw was keen to promote the work Broch ASC has done in bringing Broch swimmers to the fore and making the sport popular in Fraserburgh.

She said: “Proving the commitment to the swimming program is starting to show Broch ASC have increased swimmers not only qualifying for North District events but medaling too and hitting their targets whether that be to swim at North District or Scottish National Age Group.

“At the moment we have 12 swimmers with an outstanding total of 59 eligibility times and there is still a few competitions left to increase this number.”

The team Head Coach also thanked all the parents who supported and officiated the swims making sure the team were well supplied for their busy swimming schedule.