COMPETITIVE swimming recently returned for members of Incas when they travelled across the Forth to participate in the East District Time Trials.

Eight swimmers with the club took to Edinburgh's Royal Commonwealth Pool in the last weekend of September and they emerged with some impressive swims that included a number of new personal bests.

Leonie Bedborough impressed in the girls' 12 years and over category, earning PBs in each of her events – the 100 metres breaststroke, 100m freestyle, 100m backstroke and 200m individual medley.

In the breaststroke, her time of one minute and 21.29 seconds saw her finish first, while second places came in the freestyle (1:07.99), backstroke (1:17.90), and individual medley (2:44.25).

At the opposite end of the age range, Jacqueline McMillan claimed three new PBs from five swims in the 200m individual medley, 100m backstroke, 100m butterfly, 100m freestyle, and 100m breaststroke.

A time of 2:25.48 saw her take first place in the individual medley, which was added to in the backstroke (1:06.39), while there were second places in the butterfly (1:09.35) and freestyle (1:00.02), and a third in the breaststroke (1:19.85).

In the 13 years and over boys category, Taylor Hutton managed a new PB in every event, finishing second in the butterfly (1:09.92), the backstroke (1:14.16), and the freestyle (1:00.51); third in the individual medley (2:35.00); and fourth in the breaststroke (1:20.03).

Matthew McMillan, in the boys 15 years age group, topped the board in the breaststroke (1:07.77), and claimed second places in the butterfly (58.73), individual medley (2:12.89), and backstroke (1:03.53), in what were all new PB swims. He also finished seventh in the freestyle.

Casey Drummond, in the 15 years girls age group, posted four PBs, three fourth places and one fifth; 14 years age group competitor, Evie Graham, collected five PBs; while Faye Hunter, who earned four PBs, and Sophie Ingram – in the 15 and 17 years age groups respectively – also competed.

Incas coach, Barry McMillan, was proud of the swimmers' efforts, commenting: "This outcome was a true reflection of the young athletes’ hard work and commitment both in the pool and dry land over the past few months.

"The future is looking bright!"