The overall turnout for the Premier League Gala for Forfar Amateur Swimming Club (FASC) at Perth recently was extremely disappointing.
It was an earlier than usual start, which can make it difficult for the older swimmers who have jobs, but it is essential that all swimmers make a note of the gala dates and ensure that they are available.
There were 17 no swims, which meant that the club was always playing catch up to Dundee City Aquatics, who were first, and Perth City, St Thomas and Kinross, who were second third and fourth respectively. However, the swimmers who did compete did so really well.
Rohan Brown was the only winner, and to Erin Brown and Beth Milne who got second places. A second place also went to Rohan Brown, Calum Kelman, Matthew McSheffrey and Jack Green in their freestyle relay.
With the help of Luke Millar in his individual swims, the 11/12 boys score 21 points from a maximum of 30. Beth Steele and Niamh Anderson did really well in their first Premier League Gala for the 10 and under girls, and they were ably helped by Lauryn Millar and Morven Whyte.
The under-10 boys of Jack laird, Nicholas Fletcher, Ethan Brown and Jaden Green also performed well, with Nicholas taking up his usual challenge of the 50m butterfly.
There were not enough girls to make up a team for the 11/12 girls, but Becky Wilmsurst, Becky Laird and Niamh McSheffrey all worked hard to gain points for the team.
Erin Brown was joined by sisters Lucy and Kirsty Richardson, and Karri Milne for the 13/14 girls who tackled the swims with their usual professionalism.
Beth Milne and Zoe Wilmshurst were the only representatives for the 15 and over girls.
The ‘Man of the Meet’ was Rohan Brown, ‘Gala Star’ was Lauryn Millar. Calum Kelman, Jack Green, Beth Steele, Niamh Anderson and Morven Whyte all received Endeavour Certificates.
The next Premier League Gala is on November 10.