Scottish Summer Meet...
Seven of Fins’ top age group swimmers had another very good weekend when they competed in the Scottish Summer Meet, which is an age group meet, held in the 10 lane 50m pool at the Aberdeen Sports Village. The meet was held from Friday morning through to Sunday evening and Head Coach Ian Lewis was very pleased with the statistics from the swimmers.
The swimmers competed in 18 swims and won a total of 6 medals – two gold, three silver, and a bronze. They returned an improvement rate of 61%, which as this level is very acceptable, and incredibly 17 swims secure a top ten finish.
Top swimmer for Fins was Kyle Pate, 1718 years boys, who won gold in his 200m Backstroke and recorded a 3.51 second PB in the process. Two more PBs saw him win silver in both the 50m and 100m Backstroke. Kyle also finished 8th in the 200m Individual Medley.
Not far behind was 13 year old Caitlyn Dodds, 14 years girls. Caitlyn is not 14 until Christmas Eve but age is based on 31 December and she won Fins’ second gold medal for 50m Backstroke. She did so with a 0.93 second PB but this is sufficient to move her up the 13 year old Scottish rankings by seven places to number one. This is still to be ratified. Caitlyn won a complete set of medals, taking the silver in the 200m Backstroke with a 3.43 second PB and a bronze in the 100m Backstroke again in a personal best time. She also gained a 4th place in the 100m Butterfly and 7th in the 50 Butterfly.
Just missing out on the Medals was Arran Stowe, 17/18 years boys who finished in 4th place in both the 200m Breaststroke and 400m Individual Medley. Arran also finished 6th in the 1500m Freestyle and recorded the largest PB for Fins over the weekend of 10.91 seconds.
The remaining three swimmers who gained a top ten finish were:
Michael Strang, 12/13 boys, 8th – 50m Butterfly
Claire Thomson, 15 girls, 8th – 800m Freestyle
Sam Lewis, 15 boys, 9th – 200m Breaststroke and was also 1st reserve for the final of the 100m Breaststroke.
Just missing out on a top ten finish was James Gray, 16 years boys.
Updated 2016-07-24 02:33:18 by Ken White