GALA Amateur Swimming Club sent six of the best to the national championships last month.

And the club was rewarded with some fantastic performances.

The Scottish National Age Group Championships took place at the Aberdeen Sports Centre.

For five full days those lucky enough to qualify go head to head over all swimming disciplines and distances culminating in nail biting finals held each evening.

Gala's swimmers competed at the Granite City as part of the Border Elite Swimming Team (BEST) team.

Maili Brown had a strong swim in the 200M Back as did Eslbeth Roper who had five swims with new PBs in the 100M & 200M Free.

Lindsay Jack had six swims, reaching the final of the 200M Back where she finished 7th and had to swim off for the 50M Fly final where she posted a fantastic PB.

Laura Frizzel had four swims and gained two PBs in the 50M Fly and 200M Fly, where she finished 7th in the final.

The star of the show for Gala was Sarah Frizzel who after her success at the East Districts competed in five swims and gained PBs in all.

Sarah reached the final of the 50M Breast finishing 4th, came 7th in the 200M Fly, reached the final of the 200M IM but was unfortunately disqualified for a technical infringement, however overcame that disappointment by collecting bronze in the 100M Breast and silver in the 200M Breast.

The first SNAGs Gala medals for a long time and a great achievement by anyone’s standards.

Courtney Stewart along with Sarah and Lindsay competed in the BEST A and B 100M IM relay teams with the A team finishing 7th and the B team a credible 26th.

On the same weekend Andrew Watt and Lizzie Clelland travelled in the opposite direction to compete in the National Qualifier at the Sunderland Aquatic Centre.

Lizzie competed in six swims where she had three PBs, while Andrew with nine swims gained five PBs including a whopping 23 seconds improvement in the 400M IM.

All the swimmers returned back to the Borders weary and tired but justly proud of their efforts.

Gala ASC would like to congratulate all the other Border Swimmers who competed at SNAGs and Sunderland, with special mentions to coaches Lauren Jocelyn and Robyn Methven for looking after the swimmers during their travels.