Step Rock Swimmers took to the Open Water to compete in the East District Open Water Championships at Lochore Meadows on the 1st of June.
Kicking off the Open Water season on the 1st June, 14 Step Rock swimmers competed in the first of four district events.
The club, recognised more often for pool swimming, returned to open water swimming last season as part of the 90th anniversary celebrations. The open water squad is now a 16 strong team who have been training regularly and honing their Open Water skills over the winter months in preparation for the 2019 season. The committed team consist of younger swimmers Ellie, Finch, Rowan, Sam J, Fraser and Freya and Daniel, Isaac, Lucy, Esmee, Anna H, Anna S, Orla, Isla T, Isla H and Kayla swimming in the older age groups.
14 of the squad competed at the East District Open Water, where their specialist outdoor training proved to have paid off. All of the Step Rock swimmers had a great day, some swimming in their first ever competitive open water races, others achieving amazing Pbs. There were medals for both Fraser and Rowan in the age 11-12 1km swim, with Fraser taking the East Champion title. And the Step Rock A team of Isaac, Anna H, Isla T and Daniel went on to be crowned the East District Relay Champions, bringing home the recently donated Step Rock Chain Relay Trophy.