Fife Swimmer Lifts First Open water Title

Well done to Kirsty Brunton from Dalgety Bay and INCAS swimming club and Adam Donnachie from East Kilbride on winning the women’s and men’s 1K race at the 2017 Scottish National Open Water Championships at Loch Venacher organised by Scottish Swimming earlier in the month.

This was the first occasion that events have been included in the championships for swimmers with physical impairments. Both Kirsty and Adam swim in the S8 category of international Para swimming. Kirsty’s time was 0:29:36.00 and Adam’s time was 0:18:59.00. Excellent swims on both counts. Kirsty is coached by Garrie Roberts at INCAS.

Kirsty is an excellent and experienced sailor and the week leading up to the open water swim was fully involved in the Dalgety Bay sailing club youth week. She is a fully committed club volunteer with years of service to the club in various capacities.

Disability Sport Fife recognises Kirsty as a role model mum who is now involved in a range of sports and is supportive of Get Out Get Active (GOGA) in Fife. Kirsty herself has benefitted from the GOGA investment in Fife and is now fully committed to recumbent cycling as well as her aquatic sports. Her open water swimming commitment has enabled her to lift the first Scottish title for female disabled participants.

Richard Brickley MBE – President Disability Sport Fife