Fife Teenager Competes in First Open Water Event

Congratulations to S14 swimmer Cerys Venters Scott who recorded a time of 00:17:57 for the half mile course at the Great Scottish Swim in Loch Lomond. This was the first appearance by Cerys in an open water event and surely will not be her last. Despite a rather frantic but typical open water start, out of 350 starters Cerys finished 49th and in the 0-19 age group she was placed 27th.

Cerys and experienced open water swimmer Kirsty Brunton have been training together at Kinghorn Loch. The two Disability Sport Fife swimmers hit it off and the performance by the young Fife teenager is a clear indication of the special relationship. Up until recently Cerys has been coached by Garrie Roberts at Incas but she has now moved to Carnegie SC.

One of the highlights of her first open water swim was meeting Jack Burnell, European Silver medalist and Olympic finalist in the 10K marathon swim.

Loch Lomond was a wonderful experience for this young rising Fife star in S14 junior swimming.

Richard Brickley MBE – President Disability Sport Fife