Fins’ swimmers had a very good start to 2024 at Michael Woods Centre, Glenrothes, with 36 swimmers in action at Round 1 of the Fife League and Novice League, 24 swimmers and 11 swimmers respectively.


In the League there were 44 individual swims plus two relays, with 75% of the individual swims resulting in PBs. Very encouraging was that 17 of the 24 swimmers had at least one 3rd placing or better, resulting in a total eight 1st, thirteen 2nd, and five 3rd placings.


There were three new entries to the Fins all-time top 50 rankings with the top performance coming from Adam Selbie, 13/14 boys, who enters the 200m backstroke in 32nd place, with a time of 2 minutes 26.11 seconds and an 8.57 second PB. This means that Nathan Lamond drops out of the top 50, having set his time in Glasgow in April 2007, and the entry time is now 2 minutes 34.09 seconds’

Adam also had another entry this time in the 100m butterfly in 49th place, with a time of 1 minute 7.82 seconds, and a PB of 7.63 seconds Dropping out this time is James Gray who achieved his time at the Glenrothes Spring Meet in February 2016, and the entry time now stands at 1 minute 7.83 seconds.


The other entry came from Charlotte Wardlaw, 15 and over girls, who enters well into the top 50 in 37th place in the 100m breaststroke, recording a time of 1 minute 25.18 seconds and with a PB of 4.84 seconds. Leaving the top 50 this time is Kirsty Wilson who set her time at the Fife Leagues in June 2012, and the new entry time is now 1 minute 27.00 seconds.


There were also some excellent PBs recorded, especially among the younger swimmers, three of whom recorded PBs in double figures. The top four PBs came from:

Grace Mills, 8 to 12 years girls, who reduced her 100m freestyle by 24.94 seconds.

Lillian Blair, 8 to 12 years girls, who had two PBs in double figures, reducing her 200m breaststroke by 17.02 seconds, and her 100m butterfly by 11.02 seconds.

Caleb Gray, 13/14 boys, reduced his 200m freestyle time by 14.24 seconds.


The full individual results from the league are:

Two swimmers had double wins namely Lilian and Adam. Lilian won the 100m butterfly and 200m breaststroke, while Adam won the 100m butterfly and 200m Backstroke.

Three swimmers had a win and a 2nd place finish and they were:

Jack Campbell, 8 to 12 boys, 1st – 50m butterfly; 2nd – 200m freestyle.

Cole Gray, 8 to 12 boys, 1st – 50m freestyle; 2nd – 100m breaststroke.

Irys Blair, 13/14 girls, 1st – 200m backstroke; 2nd – 50m freestyle.


The remaining winner was Eva Watson, 13/14 girls, 1st – 200m freestyle, 8th – 100m breaststroke.


Two swimmers had two second places and they were Kristin Mackay and Kimberley McCabe, both 15 and over girls. Kristin was 2nd in both the 100m butterfly and 200m freestyle, while Kimberly was 2nd in 100m backstroke and 200m breaststroke.


Two swimmers had a 2nd and 3rd place and they were Caleb Gray and Grace Wilson, 15 and over girls. Caleb was 2nd in the 200m freestyle and 3rd in the 100m backstroke, while Grace was 2nd in the 50 freestyle and 3rd in the 200m freestyle.


There were also two swimmer who achieved a 2nd and 4th place and they were Ethan Pate, 13/14 boys and Bailey Salmond-Will, 8 to 12 boys. Etan was 2nd in the 200m individual Medley and 4th in the 100m butterfly , while Bailey was 2nd in the 50m breaststroke and 100m freestyle.


The remaining two 2nd placed swimmers were Sadie Paton, 8 to 12 girls, who was 2nd in the 50m backstroke and 5th in the 100m freestyle, and Charlotte who was 2nd in the 100m breaststroke and 8th in the 50m backstroke.


Three swimmers gained a 3rd place and they were Chelsea Walker, 8 to 12 girls, who was 3rd in the 50m breaststroke and 6th in the 100m backstroke, Zeteny Nagy, 13/14 boys, was also 3rd in the 50m breaststroke and 6th in the 100m backstroke, and the final 3rd spot went to Jennifer Gordon, 15 and over girls, who was 3rd in the 100m butterfly.


The remaining seven swimmers finished as follows:

Summer Ramshaw, 8 – 12 girls, 5th – 50m freestyle; 7th – 100m breaststroke

Dmitri Tincovan, 13/14 boys, 5th – 50m backstroke; 10th – 100m freestyle

Alastair Gordon, 15/O boys, 5th – 100m breaststroke

Grace Mills, 6th -100m freestyle, 7th – 50m backstroke

Bryony Smart, 8 – 12 girls, 6th – 50m backstroke; 7th – 100m freestyle

Abby Morris, 15/O girls, 6th – 100m freestyle

Emilia Wisniewska, 13/14 girls, who is the least experienced competitor in the team, finished 15th in her first ever competitive swim in the 50m breaststroke.


To the best of my knowledge the individual results are accurate but there may be some inaccuracies regarding the relays. Fins had two relay teams in the League. Unfortunately, the 8 to 12 mixed 200n freestyle relay team were disqualified, but the 13/14 years mixed 200m freestyle relay team of Adam, Ethan, Eva, and Irys finished in third place.


Well done to all the swimmers taking part in the league in what was a very satisfactory meet.




Well done, also, to the Novice League swimmers, who also excelled.

All eleven swimmers secured a PB in all their swims, and all eleven swimmers achieved at least one top five placing or better.

The swimmers contested 21 swims achieving six 1st, three 2nd and two 3rd placings.


Considering that the Novice League swimmers compete over short distances there were some pretty good PBs recorded. The top four PBs coming from –

Leyton Neilson, 11/12 boys who reduced his 50m freestyle by 12.03 seconds

Elliot Blair, 8 – 10 boys, reduced his 50m breaststroke by 6.89 seconds

Clare Thomson 8 – 10 girls, reduced her 25m freestyle by 5.67 seconds, and

Eden Mackie, 11/12 girls, reduced her 50m breaststroke by 5.33 seconds.


There was one double winner and that was Elliot who won both the 50m breaststroke and 100 freestyle.

Lily-Mae McDonald, 8 – 10 girls, won her 25m backstroke and was 2nd in the 50m freestyle.

The remaining three winners all achieved an additional 5th place, and they were –

Leyton, who won the 25m backstroke and was 5th in the 50m freestyle.

Charlie Jack, 8 – 10 boys, won the 25m breaststroke and was 5th in the 50m freestyle.

Finlay Cunningham, 11/12 boys, won the 25m freestyle and was 5th in the 50m breaststroke.


Two swimmers gained a 2nd place, namely Eden, who was 2nd in the 25m butterfly, and 3rd in the 50m breaststroke; and Antonia Adie, 8 – 10 girls, who was 2nd in the 25m breaststroke and 5th in the 50m freestyle.


Olivia Bak, 11/12 girls, was 3rd in the 25m freestyle and 9th in the 50m backstroke.


The remaining three swimmers finished as follows:

Olivia Hathaway, 11/12 girls, 4th – 25n freestyle; 7th – 50m breaststroke

Clare, 4th – 25m freestyle; 9th – 50m backstroke

Lily Bonnar, 11/12 girls, 5th – 50m freestyle.


There was one relay event in the Novice League covering 8 to 12 year old, in a 4 X 50m mixed freestyle relay.

Fins entered two team with the team of Eden, Leyton, Lily, and Finlay finishing 4th overall. This team comprised of three 12 year and one 11 year swimmer,  and the team of Lily-Mae, Antonia, Charlie, and Elliot finishing in 9th place. This was a younger team comprising one 9 year and three 10 year swimmers.


Ken White,

Club Press Officer