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Oban Otters held their annual gala recently and saw many impressive performances and club history being made.
In the Performance Boys’ category, on a meteoric rise, 11-year-old Kai MacKechnie broke an astounding three long-standing club records.
He is pictured below with the Bank of Scotland Trophy after smashing the following records:
50m Butterfly – club record held by Lorn MacLuckie since 1989 – Kai knocked it down by an impressive two secs finishing in 39.2 seconds.
50m Breast Stroke – club record held by Cameron MacLean since 1979 – Kai shaved a whisker off this completing in 44.57 seconds
50m Freestyle – club record held by Alasdair Aitken since 2006 – Kai pounded an astonishing three seconds off this to finish in a time of 33.27 seconds.
Further Club records were broken as follows:
Junior Girls’, 10 years, 25m Breast Stroke – record held by Suzie Smith since 2005. Abby MacQueen broke an impressive three seconds off this by finishing in a time of 25.35 secs.
Junior Girls’, 10 years, 25m Back Stroke – record held by Victoria Welsh since 2005. Anna Logan shaved half a second off this by finishing in a time of 24.06 secs.
With the recent restructuring of the club into Junior Squad and Performance Squad there were some new race categories which led to some new club records being laid down as follows:
Junior Girls’, nine years, 25m Backstroke, Lily Robinson (22.94 secs).
Junior Girls’, nine years, 25m Breast stroke, Lily Robinson (24.86 secs).
Junior Girls’, nine years 25m Freestyle, Lily Robinson (19.43 secs).
Junior Girls’, 10 years, 25m freestyle, Abby MacQueen (20.40 secs).
Junior Boys’, 10 years, 25m Breast stroke, Marco MacGregor (25.76 secs).
Junior Boys’, 10 years, 25m Freestyle, Ayden Baird (19.15secs).
Junior Boys’, 11 and over, 25m Breast stroke, William MacPherson (46.62 secs).
Junior Boys’, 11 and over, 25m Freestyle, William MacPherson (28.86 secs).
Well done to all those who took part in such a fantastic day of swimming which provided a showcase for swimmers after a year of hard training.
Special thanks to the coaches, officials and Atlantis staff for ensuring that the event ran like clockwork.