The 4th and final round of the Fife Leagues were held at the Michael Woods Centre on Sunday 9th June 2024. Fins had 32 swimmers competing 22 in the League and 10 in the Novice league in what was a very good day for Fins, although the Novice League was truncated because of an unfortunate issue in the pool.


In the League 10 of the swimmers recorded a total of 13 wins, with 18 of the 22 swimmers recording third place or better, which is exceptional, with the remaining four swimmers finishing in 10th place or better. The swimmers contested a total of 42 individual swims plus 2 relays, recording 29 PBs, including one from the first leg of a relay.


The top performance by a Fins swimmer came from Irys Blair, 13/14 girls, who was also top in terms of achievement with two wins in her 100m backstroke and 50m freestyle. It was Irys’ 100m backstroke time that moved her from 39th to 25th in the Fins’ top 50 rankings, with a 0.93 seconds PB.

Irys’ 50m freestyle time also means that she moves from 49th to 38th in the rankings, having recorded a 0.51 second PB.


The two other swimmers with double wins were:

Lilian Blair, 8 to 12 girls, who won both the 50m breaststroke and 100m butterfly. In her 50m breaststroke Lilian recorded a 1.77 second PB, to enter the rankings in 37th place and as a result the swimmer to drop out is Lisa Anderson who set her time at Carnegie in 1988. The time now required to enter the rankings for this event is 40.54 seconds, and


Millie Whytock, 8 to 12 girls, who won both the 200m individual medley and 100m backstroke. In the 200m individual medley Millie recorded the 5th largest PB by a Fins’ swimmer of 6.31 seconds. Still a bit to go to reach the rankings but would not be expected of a 10 year old as there are no age groups involved,


Adam Selbie, 13/14 boys, won the 200m freestyle and was 2nd in the 100m freestyle where he recorded a 0.13 second PB which moves him up the rankings from 31st to 29th.


Kimberley McCabe, 15/O girls won the 50m breaststroke and was 2nd in the 200m backstroke. Kimberley recorded a 0.78 second PB in her 50m breaststroke which means she enters the rankings in 40th place. Charlotte Wardlaw was in 50th equal, along with a former Fins swimmer Claire Thomson so neither will drop out.


Kristin Mackay, 15/O girls won the 100m butterfly and was 2nd in the 200m freestyle.


Cole Gray, 8/12 boys won the 100m freestyle and was 2nd in the 50m backstroke.

Ethan Pate, 13/14 girls, won the 100m freestyle and was 2nd in the 200m butterfly


Sadie Paton, 8 to 12 girls, won the 100m breaststroke and was 3rd in the 50m freestyle. Sadie recorded the 2nd largest PB of 10.00 seconds in her 100m breaststroke.


Grace Mills, 8 to 12 girls, won the 50m butterfly and was 4th in the 100m freestyle.


Caleb Gray, 13/14 boys, was 2nd in both the 50m butterfly and 200m backstroke.


Bryony Smart, 8 to 12 girls, was 2nd in the 50 freestyle and 3rd in the 200m freestyle. Bryony recorded the 4th largest PB of 6.33 seconds in her 50m freestyle.


Jack Campbell, 8 to 12 boys was 2nd in the 100m backstroke and 3rd in the 50m butterfly.


Summer Ramshaw, 8 to 12 girls, was 2nd in the 100m breaststroke and 7th in the 50m butterfly


Eva Watson, 13/14 girls was 3rd in the 200m butterfly and 7th in the 50m backstroke. Eva recorded the largest PB by a Fins swimmer, reducing her previous best in the 200m butterfly by 15.71 seconds. This, in turn, means that Eva enters the rankings for this event in 48th place. Dropping out of the top 50 is Megan Jones who set her time at the INCAS Distance meet in June 2013, and the time now required for entry is 3 minutes 16.05 seconds.


Chelsea Walker, 8 to 12 girls, who was 3rd in the 50m backstroke and 7th in the 100m freestyle. Chelsea recorded the 3rd largest PB, of 8.55 seconds in her 100m freestyle.


Steven Pate, 15/O boys, was 3rd in the 50m breaststroke.


Ben Lewis, 15/O boys, was 3rd in the 50m freestyle. Ben recorded a 0.24 second PB in his 50m freestyle which moves him from 43rd to 36th in the rankings.


Grace Wilson 15/O girls was 4th in both the 50m backstroke and 100m freestyle. Grace recorded a 0.23 second PB in her 100m freestyle which improves her position in the rankings from 44th to 42nd.


Abby Morris 15/O girls was 6th in both the 100n backstroke and 50m freestyle


Finnley McDonald, 15/O boys, was 6th in the 100m freestyle and 7th in the 50m butterfly, and


Wiktor Bak, 15/O boys, was 8th in the 50m breaststroke and 10th in the 100m freestyle.

Fins also had two relay teams in action and the 8 to 12 years mixed 4 x 50m freestyle relay team of Lillian, Jack, Millie, and Cole won their event.


The 13/14 mixed relay team of Irys Ethan, Eva and Adam finished in 3rd place.



In the Novice League the competition had to be abandoned part way through meaning that some swimmers didn’t get a swim, some got one swim and three swimmers managed to get their two swims.


The outcome was that from the ten swimmers that did compete there were three wins, one 2nd, four 3rd, three 4th, one 7th, and one 9th placings.


The 13 swims produced 10 PBs the largest PB coming from Leyton Neilson, 11/12 boys, who reduced his 50m breaststroke by 1.53 seconds, with the next largest coming from Olivia Bak, 11/12 girls, who reduced her 50m backstroke by 1.01 seconds.


The results from the swimmers who did get swims are:

Antonia Adie, 8 to 10 girls, 1st – 25m butterfly; and 3rd – 50m backstroke

Eilidh Needham, 8 to 10 girls, 1st – 25m freestyle; and 9th – 50m breaststroke.

Elliot Blair, 8 to 10 boys, 1st 50m butterfly

Olivia Hathaway, 11/12 girls, 2nd – 25m butterfly; and 7th – 50m backstroke

Charlie Jack, 8 to 10 boys, 3rd – 50m backstroke

Eden Mackie, 11/12 girls, 3rd – 50m breaststroke

Leyton Neilson, 11/12 boys, 3rd -50m breaststroke

Olivia Bak, 11/12 girls, 4th – 50m backstroke

Finlay Cunningham, 11/12 boys, 4th – 50m backstroke

Lily Bonnar, 11/12 girls, 4th – 50m breaststroke


Ken White

Club Press Officer