Helensburgh Amateur Swimming club member Roisin Kavanagh has been selected by Scottish Swimming to join the West District Regional Development programme.

The 11-year-old, a first year pupil at Hermitage Academy, joined the club when she was eight years old, and has been competing regularly since then.

Roisin, who holds five club records, will get the chance to meet some of the stars of Scottish swimming, with day one being hosted by Corrie Scott, Commonwealth bronze medallist and holder of three Scottish records.

Corrie providing swimming demonstrations and hosted a question and answer session for the swimmers to find out more about her and her experiences.

The West District covers a massive area north/south, ranging from Oban to Stranraer and west/east from Islay to Bo’ness taking in Glasgow, Falkirk, and all of Ayrshire, with 50 affiliated clubs.

Selection for the programme is based upon achieving specific times over four events at accredited meets between November and June each year.

Roisin rose to the challenge qualifying comfortably.

Only 90 children aged between 11 and 14 swimming in the West Region are selected, and Roisin was one of only three swimmers selected from clubs in Argyll and Bute.

Roisin will attend up to three day long sessions between now and December, focusing on technique and strength training.

Selection for the programme qualifies her to attend days one and two.

To attend day three she needs to be selected from the 90 qualifying swimmers. Selection for day three is based on performance and attitude demonstrated during the previous sessions.

Following on from that, only a small number of swimmers will be selected to attend further camps.

A club spokesperson said: “The club is very proud of what Roisin has achieved so far and wishes her the very best of luck.”

If you are interested in joining the swimming club please visit the “contact us” page on their website: helensburghasc.co.uk.