GALA'S young swimming sensations made a bit of splash at the recent Borders Regional Swimming Committee's annual Borders Championships.

Held at Galashiels Swimming Pool last Sunday it was a day when many up-and-coming swimmers shone.

The Championships are usually held later in the year and swimmers contest 14 titles, however the BRSC felt that the previous format favoured the older swimmers and only concentrated on the Freestyle discipline.

This year they introduced more stroke events, across differing age groups.

And the 2018 Championships took up an entire day and with 46 different titles up for grabs.

Gala ASC have a good track record at this event and with their new head coach, Jenny Adams, looking on, the 17 Gala swimmers who entered this year didn’t disappoint with some outstanding swims, a bucket load of PBs, 34 medals and finished the day with a phenomenal 17 Border titles.

Erin Liddle: 100M Free (12&U)

Archie MacDonell: 100M Breast (12&U)

Lucy D’Agrosa: 100M IM, 100M Breast, 200M Free and 100M Fly (all 12&U)

Anna D’Agrosa: 100M Breast (16&U and Open), 100M Free (16&U and Open), 100M Fly (16&U)

Jake Shepherd: 100M Breast (16&U)

Andrew Watt: 400M Free, 400M IM, 100M Back, 100M Fly and 1500M (all Open events)

The Gala swimmers on the day were: Lucy & Anna D’Agrosa, Erin & Darcie Liddle, Elsbeth & Meghan Roper, Sebastian & Henry Grant, Archie MacDonell, Lucius Armitage, Ewan Dickson, Katie Doyle, Layla Whitson, Amy Owenson, Malina Corrin, Jake Shepherd and Andrew Watt.

Gala ASC would like to thank all the parents and volunteers who helped on the day especially the new head coach Jenny Adams who along with Aurel D’Agrosa looked after the swimmers on poolside.