SWIMMERS with a West Fife club have been making a splash after helping them to a record national competition entry.

Last month, history was made for InCAS Swimming Club, which is based in Inverkeithing and Dalgety Bay, when four of their members qualified to compete at the Scottish National Age Group Championships.

Leonie Bedborough, Taylor Hutton, Casey Drummond and Matthew McMillan not only qualified, but they excelled at the meet, held at Glasgow’s Tollcross International Swimming Centre, to reach 12 finals and bring home four medals.

Going up against the biggest and best clubs from around Scotland, they showcased their talent in style, with Leonie, in the girls’ under-13 age group, winning a super silver in the 200 metres breaststroke, which she followed up with a fourth in the 100m breaststroke; sixth in the 20m individual medley; seventh in the 50m breaststroke; and ninth in the 400m freestyle.

Taylor competed in the boys’ 14 years age group and swam to a brilliant bronze in the 200m freestyle, which he added to by finishing fifth in the 200m breaststroke, sixth in the 100m breaststroke, seventh in the 400m individual medley, and eighth in the 100m freestyle.

In the boys’ 16 years age category, Matthew was in fine form to collect two bronze medals, in the 200m butterfly and 400m individual medley, and also placed fifth in the 200m individual medley.

Casey performed in the same age group in the girls’ category and placed 10th in the 200m backstroke final, and was first reserve for the 200m butterfly final.

A club spokesperson said: “The performances across the board showed real strength in depth, and were the result of considerable effort in the training pool, coached and supported by head coach Barry McMillan, who travelled with the youngsters to Glasgow to provide invaluable advice and feedback throughout the meet.

“These swimmers performing at the top of their game provide real inspiration to the rest of the swimmers in the club, who recently held their first annual presentation night in the Glen Pavilion to celebrate the success of all the swimmers.”

That success came after Matthew (left), a Scottish junior team member, had travelled to Sheffield to compete at the British Swimming Championships.

In his first outing on the British stage, which saw him mix with the likes of 100m breaststroke world record-holder, Adam Peaty, and Scottish star, Ross Murdoch, the 15-year-old produced a superb performance in the 200m butterfly.

On the second day of competition, Matthew posted a new personal best of two minutes and 13.78 seconds in his heat, having progressed from turning last after the first 50m to missing out narrowly on third place, going on to finish seventh overall for his age.