SWIMMERS from Irvine and Kilwinning put in a series of remarkable performances at the North Ayrshire 200 Meet as the home club scooped 54 medals at the Auchenharvie pool.

There were dominant performances both in the age-grouped 200m races and in the open distance events.

Adam Currie (11) from Irvine, achieved a clean sweep in the 200m races for his age group which he entered, taking the gold medal for the Breaststroke, Fly, Backstroke and Individual Medley.

That he would be presented with the boys shield on Sunday afternoon was a foregone conclusion.

Junior Coach Alan Dickson was delighted with the performance of swimmers from his squad who posted some very impressive personal bests.

Eilidh Moore from Irvine took 21 seconds off her 400m Freestyle time and followed that up by slicing more than 25 seconds off her 800m Free.

Alan said: "The girl’s 800m free was one of the standout events, Eilidh had worked for a number of weeks to get her pacing right and when it came to the swim she achieved what she’d hoped to.

”It’s not the run-of-the-mill meet for them, some of the swims are much more taxing than they would normally undertake.

“A particular highlight for me was that we didn’t have any disqualifications in the 200 IM at all and it’s such an easy event to get disqualified in, it’s so technical with all the stroke changes and they all coped with that really well. Eilidh’s younger sister Erin is a great example of what I’m talking about. At nine years old she was doing a 400m Free and a 200m IM as well as the other 200m events.”

Competing in a 10 and under category, she took second in the 200m IM, the 200m Free and the 200m Backstroke.

Cameron McDonald (12) from Kilwinning, added a bronze medal to the tally, taking third in the 200m Breaststroke.

Head Coach Ross Douglas says the progress that’s been made in recent months was there for all to see.

“Fifty four medals is an incredible total and even better was a personal best success rate of 90% from everyone that swam over the weekend.

“Last year we only had 13 swimmers who entered, this year we had 32 which shows the growth in the club, and a lot more people are contributing to the achievement," he said.