Scotland’s swimmers underlined their Olympic credentials with a series of national records at the Scottish National Short Course Championships in Edinburgh.
Perth City’s Stephen Milne was one of the most impressive of the meet, taking down two long-standing records.
The 21-year old, who reached the finals of both the 800m and 1500m Freestyle on his World Championship debut in Kazan this year, beat Robbie Renwick’s six-year old 400m Freestyle record on the opening night, clocking 3:40.19 to dive under Renwick’s 3:40.22 effort from the 2008 World Short Course Championships in Manchester.
Milne returned the following day to take down Atlanta 1996 Olympic bronze medallist Graeme Smith’s 1500m Freestyle marker from 14 years ago, touching in 14:36.55 to beat the old record of 14:37.28.
World Championship bronze medallist Ross Murdoch and Olympic silver medallist Michael Jamieson went head-to-head in the 100m Breaststroke for one of the match ups of the meet.
Murdoch’s sprint speed won the day as he touched in 57.59 compared to Jamieson’s 59.60 although the latter’s Scottish record of 57.52 from the 2013 Duel In The Pool remained intact.
Murdoch did reclaim the Scottish 50m Breaststroke record though, completing his golden double with a 26.69 effort.
Kathryn Johnstone also set a new national record for breaststroke, winning the 100m Breast title in 1:06.22.
The other Scottish record went to Robbie Renwick, who beat Duncan Scott’s old marker with a 47.65 PB in the 100m Freestyle.