Thirty three Fins’ swimmers were in action last Sunday at the Michael Woods Centre, for the second round of the Fife Leagues, and once again they produced some outstanding performances.

In the Fife League 21 swimmers contested 41 swims resulting in 13 wins, 8 second and 4 third places plus a further 8 top 10 finishes. There were 29 PBs recorded with the top three going to Kristin Mackay, who reduced her 100m Butterfly time by 20.66 seconds; Ailsa Burns, who reduced her 100m Backstroke by 18.92 seconds; and Fern Selbie, who reduced her 50m Breaststroke by 5.78 seconds.

The 16 and over girls age group saw Fins’ swimmers taking the top three places, plus the 5th spot, in the 50m Breaststroke and three swimmers had double wins.

The full top 10 results are:

Kristin Mackay, 9 to 11 girls, 1st. in both the 100m Butterfly and 200m Breaststroke

Nicole Reynolds, 16/O girls, 1st in both the 100m Backstroke and 50m Breaststroke

Theo Goodfellow, 16/O boys, 1st in both the 100m and 200m Breaststroke

Esme Lee, 12/13 girls, 1st – 100m Butterfly; 2nd – 200m Breaststroke

Mark Scott, 12/13 boys, 1st – 100m Breaststroke; 2nd – 200m Breaststroke

Erin Taylor, 14/15 girls, 1st – 200m Breaststroke; 2nd – 100m Freestyle

Caitlyn Dodds, 16/O girls, 1st – 100m Freestyle; 2nd – 50m Breaststroke

Arran Stowe, 16/O boys, 1st – 100m Freestyle; 2nd 200m Breaststroke

Blair Wardlaw, 14/15 boys, 1st – 100m Backstroke; 3rd – 50m Breaststroke

Neža Dolenc-Luznar, 1st – 100m Freestyle

Euan Pate, 16/O boys, 2nd in both the 100m Butterfly and 50m Breaststroke

Erin O’Connor, 16/O girls, 2nd – 100m Backstroke; 3rd – 50m Breaststroke

Kimberley McCabe, 16/O girls, 3rd – 100m Butterfly; 5th – 200m Breaststroke

Bethany Michie, 16/O girls, 3rd – 100m Breaststroke; 5th – 50m Breaststroke

Steven Hardie, 12/13 boys, 5th – 100m Freestyle; 6th 200m Breaststroke

Finn Dohery,12/13 boys, 5th – 100m Backstroke

Emma Lorrainsmith, 14/15 girls, 8th – 50m Breaststroke; 9th – 100m Backstroke

Ana Doherty, 12/13 girls, 10th 100m Freestyle

The remaining swimmer, who just missed out on a top 10 finish was Georgia Johnstone12/13 girls who was 11th in the 100m Breaststroke.


In the Fife Novice League 12 swimmers contested 16 swims, and although there were no winners Irys Blair, 9/U girls, went one better by beating the time band in the 25m Backstroke meaning she is no longer permitted to swim in this event in future leagues.

There were however one 2nd place, two 3rd places and a further7 top 10 finishes.

The novice swimmers recorded 15 PBs including two really good improvements from Niamh Doherty who reduced her 50m Breaststroke by 14.95 seconds, and Arran McKinlay who reduced his 50m Backstroke by 11.64 seconds.

The top 10 results were:

Adam Selbie, 9/U boys, 2nd – 25m Breaststroke

Ethan Hardie, 9/U boys. 3rd – 25m Backstroke; 4th – 50m Breaststroke

Ava Reid, 9/U girls, 3rd – 25m Freestyle

Mairi Doherty, 10/O girls, 7th – 50m Backstroke

Gemma Ewing, 10/O girls, 7th – 50m Breaststroke

Arran McKinlay, 10/O boys, 9th in both the 50m Backstroke and 100m Breaststroke

Ruby Learmonth, 9/U girls, 9th – 25m Breaststroke

Charlotte Wardlaw, 10/O girls, 9th – 50 Freestyle; 10th – 100m Breaststroke


In addition to Niamh, two swimmers who, despite recording PBs, missed out on a top 10 finish were Sophie Young and Gabby Keary.