As the season closes for the swimmers at D.A.S.C. to have a well earned two week break, there was one last important swim meet for some to attend. The British Summer Meet, held at Tollcross in Glasgow on 23rd -28th July.
Entry for this is by invitation only from performances recorded in a designated qualifying window and the top 24 ranked swimmers in each event in each age group are invited to attend.
D.A.S.C. had 5 swimmers qualify. Cameron Allison qualified for four individual swims, 400m freestyle, 100m freestyle, 200m I.M. and 200m freestyle. Cameron quoted that 'racing at British was a good way to end 2018/19 season and I feel I gained a lot of experience to take into the next season.'
Ava Simpson qualified for 3 individual swims, 100m backstroke, 200m backstroke and 50m backstroke, she went through to the finals in her 200m backstroke and came 9th overall and also the 50m backstroke final where she came 6th overall. Ava quoted 'The meet was a great experience. I was happy to reach two finals but disappointed not to achieve personal best times.'
Owen McBurnie qualified for 1 individual swim, 100m backstroke and quoted 'The atmosphere at the meet was great in my eyes, due to the meet being closer to home. As it was my third time at British Summer Nationals I felt comfortable racing in front of the whole country. A great experience. I hope to return next year.'
Cameron Gordon qualified for 1 individual swim, 50m butterfly.
The boys 14-16 year relay team also qualified for the 400m medley relay which comprised of Owen McBurnie, Cameron Allison, Cameron Gordon and Bryce Procter, they placed 26th overall.
What an amazing achievement by all.