Thirty four Fins’ swimmers were back at the Michael Woods Centre, last Sunday, for the 4th and final round of the Fife Leagues, with 21 competing in 40 swims in the League and 13 competing in 16 swims in the Novice League and they were very successful in both. In the Novice League three swimmers broke the time band which makes them ineligible to swim the particular stroke and distance at any future Novice Leagues. The swimmers also returned 100% improvement.

In the League a PB of 0.42 seconds for Kristin Mackay in the 100m Butterfly saw her move up another place in the Scottish 11 year old rankings to 2nd. Getting up to 1st spot will, however, be a bit more challenging as Natalie Mudie of Aquanauts Livingston, is currently 4.73 seconds ahead.

The overall improvement for the League swimmers was over 60% and the top two individual improvements were Finn Doherty, who reduced his 100m Freestyle by 13.93 seconds, and Ailsa Burns who reduced her 100m Freestyle by 4.10 seconds.

The were two swimmers with a double 1st placing and they were Kristin Mackay, 9 to 11 years girls, who won the 100m Butterfly and 200m Freestyle; and Erin O’Connor, 16/O girls, who won the 50m and 100m Freestyle.

Seven more winners were –

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

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

Theo Goodfellow, 16/O boys, 1st – 100m Breaststroke; 2nd – 50m Freestyle.

Ben Lewis, 14/15 boys, 1st – 100m Freestyle; 3rd – 200m Freestyle.

Nicole Reynolds, 16/O girls, 1st – 100m Breaststroke; 5th – 200m Freestyle.

Blair Wardlaw, 14/15 boys, 1st – 100m Backstroke; 9th – 200m Freestyle.

Esme Lee, 12/13 girls, 1st – 100m Butterfly.

The remaining top 10 placings were –

Neža Dolenc Luznar, 14/15 girls, 2nd – 100m Butterfly; 3rd – 200m Freestyle.

Euan Pate, 16/O boys, 2nd – 100m Butterfly; 6th – 50m Freestyle.

Holly Armit, 12/13 girls, 2nd – 100m Breaststroke; 7th – 50m Freestyle.

Kimberley McCabe, 16/O girls, 3rd – 100m Backstroke; 3rd – 50m Freestyle.

Stacey Miller, 16/O girls, 3rd – 100m Freestyle; 4th 50m Freestyle.

Steven Pate, 12/13 boys, 3rd – 50m Freestyle; 6th – 100m Backstroke.

Finn Doherty, 12/13 boys, 5th – 100m Freestyle; 6th 50m Freestyle.

Bethany Michie, 16/O girls, 6th – 50m Freestyle.

Ailsa Burns, 14/15 girls, 7th – 50m Freestyle; 9th – 100m Freestyle.

Ana Doherty, 12/13 girls, 7th – 100m Backstroke.

The remaining two swimmers, who finished just outside the top 10 were Heidi Mellon (12/13), and Georgia Johnston (12/13).

In the Novice League the top improvement came from Sophie Young who reduced her 50m Butterfly time by 6.76 seconds. The three swimmers to break the time band were –

Adam Selbie, 9/U boys, in the 25m Backstroke, who was also 4th in the 50m Freestyle; Ethan Hardie, 9/U boys, in the 25m Butterfly; and Jessica Wilson, 10/O girls, in the 50m Breaststroke.

There were two winners, namely, Irys Blair, 9/U girls, who won the 25m Freestyle and was 7th in the 50m Freestyle; and Ava Reid, 9/U girls, who won the 25m Breaststroke.

The remaining top 10 placings were –

Conner Winton, 9/U boys, 6th – 25m Breaststroke.

Charlotte Wardlaw, 10/O girls, 6th – 50m Freestyle.

Sophie Young, 10/O girls, 7th – 50m Butterfly.

Arran McKinlay, 10/O boys, 9th – 50m Backstroke.

Niamh Doherty, 10/O girls, 9th – 50m Freestyle

Alastair Gordon, 10/O boys, 10th – 50m Freestyle.

The two remaining swimmers who didn’t quite make a top 10 placing were Callan McComskie (10/O), and Olivia Dutiaume (10/O).