Seventeen swimmers from Dumfries Amateur swimming club travelled as a team South of the border to compete at the Sunderland Aquatic Centre in their annual New Year Meet. This competition attracts swimmers from Scotland, England and Ireland. It is by far one of the favourite meets amongst the Dumfries swimmers and it is also the first long course meet of the season, where the swimmers try to achieve qualification times to compete at the up and coming Scottish National events.
On the 12th of January a team of 19 swimmers from Dumfries ASC travelled to Sunderland for the first Long Course competition of the season. A team event is a great opportunity for swimmers to develop skills and resilience out with the water. Great fun and a boost for team morale! Despite ongoing illness within the squad and the Christmas holidays the youngsters rose to the challenge.119 individual races ranging from 50-400metres covering all strokes culminated in 21 medals: 5