INCAS Distance Meet

15/05/2017
Fins swimmers were back at the Michael Woods Centre last Saturday and Sunday for the INCAS Distance Meet where all events were 200m or over.
 
Fourteen swimmers competed in 34 swims and returned another excellent improvement rate of 82%. Eleven swimmers gained a top ten finish with the remaining three swimmers not far away.
The swimmers gained 5 gold medals, 1 silver, and 3 bronze, and a further 18 top ten placings.
 Which meant that only 7 swims did not result in a top ten finish.
 
Top swimmer for Fins was Theo Goodfellow, 15 and over boys, who won a gold medal in both the 200m Breaststroke and the 200m Individual Medley. Theo also won bronze in the 200m Butterfly
 
Another double gold came from Esme Lee, 8 to 10 year’s girls, which is quite an achievement considering that just a year ago Esme was classed as a novice swimmer. Esme’s gold medals came in the 200m Breaststroke and 200m Backstroke and she won both with a bit to spare.
 
The final gold medal for Fins was won by Stephanie Strang, 15 and over girls, in the 200m Backstroke.
 
The only silver medal was won by Neža Dolenc-Luznar, 13/14 girls, in the 200m Butterfly. Neža just missed out on a further two medals, finishing 4th in both the 200m Individual Medley and the 400m Freestyle.
 
Kirsty Davis, 13/14 girls, won a bronze medal in the 200m Backstroke and just missed out on a second, finishing 4th in the 200m Butterfly. Kirsty also had a further three top ten finishes, finishing 6th in the400m Individual Medley; 7th in the 200m Breaststroke; and 9th in the200m Individual Medley
 
The remaining bronze medal was won by Michael Strang, 13/14 boys, in the 200m Freestyle. Michael also finished 9th in the 200m Individual Medley.
 
The remaining top ten finishes came from:
Megan Ovens, 15/O girls, 4th – 200m Individual Medley; 5th – 200m Freestyle; and 9th – 200m Backstroke
Blair Wardlaw, 11/12 boys, 5th – 400m Individual Medley; 9th – 200m Backstroke; and 10th – 200m Freestyle
Eireann Comrie, 13/14 girls, 6th – 200m Freestyle; 7th – 200m Individual Medley
Tianna Pease, 13/14 girls, 6th – 200m Breaststroke; 9th – 200m Freestyle
Peter Strong, 13/14 boys, 6th – 200m Breaststroke.
 
The remaining three swimmers with their highest placing are:
Mark Scott (11/12) – 11th; Ben Lewis (13/14) – 11th; and Kimberley McCabe (13/14) – 13th. All three recorded PBs.
 
In terms of improvement the top three were:
Neža, who reduced her 400m Freestyle by 9.58 seconds; Tianna, who reduced her 400m Freestyle by 7.99 seconds; and Esme, who reduced her 200m Breaststroke by 7.90 seconds.
 
Updated 2017-12-01 05:17:39 by Ken White