Local swimmers
flying the flag for Deeside

Alicia Lumsden, Stian Howard, Ben Ferguson
Alicia Lumsden, Stian Howard, Ben Ferguson

Three local swimmers kept the Banchory flag flying at the recent Scottish National Open Swimming Championships held at the Tollcross International Swimming Centre in Glasgow, one of the venues for last year’s Commonwealth Games.

With 25 swims between them across the four days of the meet Ben Ferguson, Stian Howard and Alicia Lumsden joined other swimmers from South Aberdeenshire in representing the area. All three swim for Banchory Beavers ASC.

Not only did the meet deliver several good PBs and a great opportunity to swim in the Commonwealth pool, but also to see Olympic/Commonwealth stars such as Michael Jamieson, Adam Peaty, Ross Murdoch, Siobhan O’Connor and Aimee Willmott in action.

Things quieten down now for a few weeks before pre-season starts again on July 20.