Seventeen Fins’ swimmers made the short journey to Glenrothes last Saturday to compete in the Glenrothes Spring Meet.

Not unexpectedly, and alluded to by Ian Lewis at the last committee meeting, the improvement rate dropped from its high rate to a still very acceptable rate of 67%, and there were still some very good PBs recorded.

The swimmers competed in a total of 57 swims achieving 5 gold, 5 silver and 5 bronze medals plus a further 9 top 10 placings.

It was also good to note that some relatively new faces were taking part.


I terms of performance there was only one movement in the all time top 50 short course club rankings and that was achieved by Steven Pate, 15 to 17 boys, who reduced his 100m breaststroke by 0.66 seconds moving him from 36th place to 32nd.

A further one second reduction would move him up another two places.


In terms of success Fins’ top swimmer with three gold medals was Lilian Blair, 8 to 10 years girls. It was three wins from three swims for Lilian who won the 100m individual medley; the 50m butterfly and 50m freestyle.

Ethan Pate, 11/12 boys, won medals in all of his five swims, including a gold in the 100m backstroke. Ethan also had three silver medals for the 200m individual medley; 100m butterfly; and 100m freestyle; plus a bronze medal in the 100m breaststroke.

The final gold medal was won by Irys Blair, 11/12 girls, in the 100m freestyle. Irys also won two silver medals in the 200m individual medley and 100m backstroke; and a bronze medal in the 100m butterfly. She also had a 6th place finish in the 100m breaststroke.

Caleb Gray, 11/12 boys, won two bronze medals in the 200m individual medley and 100m butterfly. Caleb also finished 5th in the 100m backstroke; 6th in the 100m freestyle and 9th in the 100m breaststroke.

The remaining bronze medal was won by Millie Whytock, 8 to 10 girls, in the 50m Backstroke. Millie also had four other swims finishing 7th in the 50m freestyle; 10th in the 100m individual medley; 13th in the 50m butterfly; and 14th in the 50m breaststroke.


The results produced by the remaining twelve swimmers were:

Steven Pate, 15/17 boys, 4th – 100m breaststroke; 11th – 100m freestyle

Campbell Rae, 13/14 boys, 4th – 100m Breaststroke; 12th – 100m backstroke; 20th – 100m freestyle.

Charlotte Wardlaw, 13/14 girls, 10th – 200m individual medley; 11th – 100m breaststroke; 17th – 100m backstroke; 20th – 100m freestyle.

Sadie Paton, 8/10 girls, 10th – 50m freestyle; 12th – 50m breaststroke; 16th – 100m individual medley; 20th – 50m butterfly; 21st – 50m backstroke.

Jessica Christie, 8/10 girls, 11th – 50m backstroke; 21st – 50m freestyle

Wiktor Bak 15/17 boys, 11th – 100m breaststroke

Medeea-Miriam Gorea, 13/14 girls, 12th – 100m butterfly; 23rd – 100m freestyle; 24th – 100m backstroke; 26th – 100m breaststroke.

Heidi Mellon, 15/17 girls, 13th – 100m breaststroke; 20th – 100m freestyle.

Eva Watson, 11/12 girls 17th in both the 200m individual medley and 100m butterfly; and 20th in both the 100m backstroke and 100m freestyle; and 32nd – 100m breaststroke.

Abby Morris, 13/14 girls, 19th – 100m butterfly; 32nd in both the 100m breaststroke and 100m freestyle.

Taylor Deacon, 11/12 girls, 35th – 100m breaststroke; 59th – 100m freestyle

Siobhan Law, 11/12 girls, 37th – 100m breaststroke.


The fours swimmers who improved most were:

Charlotte, who reduced her 200m individual medley time by 10.41seconds.

Jessica, who reduced her 50m backstroke by 9.17 seconds

Campbell who reduced his 100m breaststroke by 6.92 seconds and also his 100m backstroke by 6.03 seconds and,

Irys, who reduced her 100m butterfly by 6.57 seconds.