First meet of year for GASC youngsters

Westhill hosted the first meet of the new season for Garioch Amateur Swimming Club’s youngest swimmers on Saturday (September 20), giving a selection of 8-11 year old swimmers the chance to pit their skills against other young swimmers.

The team performed very well and there were excellent individual performances throughout the day. 9 year old Matthew Dick won gold in the 50 back and 50 free, with 8 year old Conrad Slessor winning gold in the 50 back, free and breast. 9 year old Sam Walker won gold in the 50 breast. The Garioch boys 8-11 year old 100M medley relay team featuring Neil Johnston, Matthew Dick, Conrad Slessor and Sam Walker took first equal place in an exciting finish.

Ben Barclay won silver in the 50 breast and Mikey Smith won silver in the 50 free. There were good swims and many PBs from Rebecca Aiken, Catherine Boddie, Tara-Nicole Buchan, Millie Mackenzie, Heather Rae and Ethan Trail. Thanks to Sarah Smith and Steve Dick for their sterling poolside work and to the parents who officiated.