MEMBERS of a West Fife swimming club made a splash by enjoying a significant medal haul at a recent competition.

Over the weekend of January 21-22, InCAS (Inverkeithing Competitive Amateur Swimmers) travelled across the Forth to take part in the East District Age Groups championships at Edinburgh’s Royal Commonwealth Pool, and won eight gongs in the process.

They sent their biggest contingent of swimmers in living memory to the competition, with 13 in all having achieved the required qualifying times, although four of those were unable to take part on the day.

However, the remaining nine that did represent the club rose to the challenge admirably, also recording some fine personal best times in the combination of 200 metre races and 50m sprints.

Taylor Hutton was InCAS’ top performer, who raced to a pair of gold medals in both the 200m freestyle, and 50m breaststroke, in the boys 15 years age group.

After qualifying from the 200m freestyle heats quickest, in a time of two minutes and 7.49 seconds, he swam even quicker to pick up gold, touching home first in 2:04.98.

A similar pattern occurred in the 50m breaststroke, as he turned a heat time of 33.29 into a title-winning final effort of 33.09, whilst he also picked up two more medals, in the 200m breaststroke and 50m butterfly.

In the former, Taylor won silver in 2:43.22, whilst also picking up bronze in the latter in 29.10.

Leonie Bedborough also produced some fine medal winning performances, as she picked up three of them in the girls 14 years age group.

After qualifying for the final in 37.61, she won 50m breaststroke silver in a slightly quicker time of 37.06, whilst she also won the same colour of medal in the same discipline over 200m, posting an effort of 2:53.05.

A bronze medal was also claimed by Leonie in the 200m backstroke (2:42.18), whilst Brodie Hay, in his first long course district meet, did superbly well to win 200m backstroke bronze (3:22.26) in the boys 11-12 years age group.

Some younger swimmers, including Harvey Whytock, Cerys Coppins, Eilidh McKelvie, Faye Hunter, Caitlin Stocks and Daniel McShane, represented InCAS for the first time at that level, with head coach, Barry McMillan, delighted with the swimmers’ attitude and performance.