A TRANENT swimmer is celebrating after he claimed a Scottish age-group record at an East Lothian competition.

Stefan Krawiec, 11, broke the short-course national record for the 50m butterfly at the Musselburgh Sprint Meet.

His time of 30.93 seconds for two lengths of the pool beat the previous best fly time of 31.05s set by Dale McAnish in May.

Prior to that, the record for 11-year-old males had stood since 2008.

Bruce Halloran, head coach of East Lothian Swim Team (ELST), said he was delighted for the unassuming youngster.

He told Courier Sport: “We at ELST are delighted for Stefan. He has worked incredibly hard since joining the East Lothian set-up a year ago.

“It’s never easy to break these records: you need to put together a pretty impressive swim and Stefan didn’t disappoint.

“Stefan is new to performance swimming, having come through the East Lothian Development pathway in the past 12 months.

“He has always shown great potential but the exciting part of all this is he has only just moved into our national programme and has many years ahead of him, but he is already rewriting the record books.

“We look forward to watching Stefan develop even further.”

And he gave a special mention to ELST coach Cameron Smith, who was responsible for Stefan at the time the record was set.

The Scottish record is just one of a host of achievements for the Tranent Amateur Swimming Club (TASC) member.

He is the Scottish Schools champion in the 50m fly and took the Andrew Taylor Award at the East District Championships for the most points from an individual swim, again for his 50m fly.

And Stefan, who lives in Tranent and attends Windygoul Primary School, also claimed the Sharp Trophy at the Scottish National Age Group Championships for the fastest 200m individual medley.

Pamela Krawiec, Stefan’s mum, said the family – including younger sister Zara, 8, who is also showing great promise as a swimmer at Tranent – were “so proud” of his achievements.

She said: “He just loves to swim and works so hard at training, getting up at 4.30am four days a week before going to school plus night-time sessions. The quality of coaching he has received at Tranent and is now receiving at ELST is fantastic, helping Stefan to achieve his goals.”

And Ross Mathieson, head coach of TASC, added: “Everyone at the club is very proud of Stefan.

“To achieve this national record is a great testament to the hard work and commitment he has shown in his training since a young age.

“We are delighted to see him reach such a high level and look forward to watching him continue to grow.”

Stefan’s younger sister Zara Krawiec, 8, is also showing great promise at TASC.