Young swimmers making a splash

Swimming competition
Swimming competition

A record number of children in East Dunbartonshire took part in the recent Scottish Schools Swimming Championships heats.

Over 110 children from 18 East Dunbartonshire schools competed at the event in Bishopbriggs Leisuredrome – the most children that have ever taken part.

The event was organised by the EDLC Trust’s swimming development team and supported by volunteers from Milngavie and Bearsden, Scotia, Kirkintilloch and Kilsyth swim clubs.

The competitors will find out in January if they have qualified to compete in the Scottish Schools Championships which is taking place at Tollcross International Swim Centre in January.

Councillor Stewart MacDonald, vice-convener of East Dunbartonshire Culture and Leisure Trust, said: “It was fantastic to see so many keen young swimmers competing at the heats at the Bishopbriggs Leisuredrome. There are some extremely talented swimmers in East Dunbartonshire and I am sure we will be well represented at the championships in January.”

Scott Hill, chair of East Dunbartonshire Leisure and Culture Trust, said: “The annual Scottish Schools Swimming Championships is a great opportunity for promising young swimmers to compete against some of the best swimmers in the country.

“There is a growing number of dedicated young swimmers in East Dunbartonshire and it was great to see so many competitors keen to qualify at the heats on Saturday. We have done well in the championships in previous years and I am looking forward to seeing more and more children from East Dunbartonshire qualifying in the future.”