InCAS swimmer, 12 year old Lauren Pirouet, succeeded in establishing a new Scottish National Age Group Record for the 200m freestyle at the final round of the Fife Leagues held on Sunday 17 June at the Fife Institute of Sport, Glenrothes.
The record was a fitting closure to the Fife Institute pool given the meet was the final competitive swimming gala to be hosted at the facility which is due to close shortly with a new centre opening in 2013.
Pirouet targeted the 200m freestyle event knowing she was less than one second off the previous record of 2:09.92, set in 2006 by former InCAS swimmer Lucy Ellis, who is currently targeting the London 2012 Olympics.
Pirouet’s swim was controlled from the outset allowing her to pass the halfway mark on target to break the record. She pushed home hard in the second half of the race to set a new Scottish national age group record time of 2:09.32, an improvement of 0.60 seconds over the previous. An outstanding achievement for this aspiring 12 year old swimmer with the result firmly placing her at the No 1 ranking within the GB standings.
Together with her fellow InCAS team mate, 13 year old Tain Bruce, Pirouet now focuses her attentions to the forthcoming ASA British Age Group Championships being held in July at Ponds Forge, Sheffield.