Eleven Fins’ junior and youth swimmers were at the Michel Woods Centre, last Sunday, for the Glenrothes Spring Meet. The meet attracted a large entry from Aberdeen to the Borders plus a swimmer from the Isle of Man.
Again, Fins’ swimmers turned in some excellent performances, from their forty three swims, resulting in 5 gold, 6 silver and 3 bronze medals and 10 top 10 placings.
Thirty six of the swims resulted in PBs with the top four coming from Ethan Pate, who reduced his 50m Breaststroke by 12.00 seconds; Adam Selbie, 9.66 seconds off his 50m Freestyle; Charlotte Wardlaw, 7.53 seconds off her 100m Breaststroke; and Arran McKinlay, 6.11 seconds off his 100m Breaststroke.
The meet was run as age on the day of the competition and the top swimmer for Fins was Erin Taylor, swimming at the higher end of the age group 13/14 girls, who won four of the five gold medals. They came in the 100m individual medley; 100m butterfly; 100m breaststroke; and 100m freestyle.
The remaining gold medal was won by Ben Lewis, 15/17 boys in the 100m freestyle. Ben also won silver in the 100m butterfly and bronze in both the 100m backstroke and 100m individual medley.
Mark Scott, 13/14 boys, continued his excellent run of performances by recording PBs in all his five events, winning 5 silver medals in the 100m butterfly; 100m backstroke; 100m individual medley; 100m breaststroke; and 100m freestyle.
The remaining bronze medal was won by Kristin Mackay, 11/12 girls, in the 100m butterfly. She also finished 5th in the individual medley; and 6th in the 100m breaststroke. This was a good result for Kristin who was in the wrong end of the double year age group.
The other top 10 placings were:
Kimberley McCabe, 15/17 girls, 4th – 100m breaststroke; 5th – 100m backstroke ; and 6th in both the100m individual medley and 100m freestyle.
Steven Pate, 11/12 boys, 4th – 100m breaststroke; 6th – 100m individual medley
Adam Selbie, 8/10 boys, 5th – 50m freestyle; 7th – 50m breaststroke.
The remaining swimmer was Olivia Dutiaume who was swimming in her first Open Competition.