A talented quintet of Portsmouth Northsea swimmers are aiming to get their timing spot on in the Scottish Nationals today.
Will Pointon, James Miller, James Corrigan, Oliver Kincart and Luke Robins have crossed the border in a final bid to achieve qualifying times for the ASA Age Group Championships in Sheffield in July.
Backstroke specialist Kincart is already assured of his place in the 200m event at the nationals.
He is now hoping to add to the 200m butterfly and 200m medley to his schedule.
Meanwhile, Robins – son of international swimmer and Northsea coach Grant Robins – will aim to continue his rapid improvement.
And head coach Paul Hogg is confident his swimmers can net their personal goals.
He said: ‘We’re sending a small team to the Scottish nationals and hoping to do well.
‘Oliver will be going and hopefully get times.
‘Luke Robins has made big strides and is in the top 25 in his age group.
‘Will Pointon isn’t far from qualifying for 200m butterfly for nationals.
‘His time has come down a lot.
‘James Miller has qualified in the 200m breaststroke and just missed the 100m.
‘He’ll be looking to get that wrapped up.
‘And James Corrigan has the 200m backstroke time but improved on it at the Easter meet.
‘He took a second off and is only a second off his 400m medley.
‘So hopefully we can go to Scotland and get some good performances.’
Hogg has been boosted by the efforts of Will Condron and Sarah Owen, who have both qualified for the 50m backstroke at the World Championship Trials in June.