Haddington 100s

24/09/2017
Ten Fins’ swimmers from the Junior and Development Squads travelled to Prestonpans last Sunday where they competed in the Haddington 100s Meet, held at the Mercat Gait Pool.
 
The ten swimmers competed in twenty events, winning five medals and a further nine top 10 finishes, and returning a respectable 65 % improvement rate.
 
Top swimmer for Fins was once again Esme Lee, 10/u girls, who won four gold medals from four swims, all 100m in Backstroke, Breaststroke, Butterfly, and Freestyle. Her Breaststroke time of 1min. 30.61 sec. was a new meet record for the event. Esme had her 11th birthday the day after the Haddington meet and as the meet was based as age on the day she swam in the 10/u age group. Most competitions, and the Scottish rankings, are now based on age at 31 December, and despite this Esme has 7 top ten rankings as an 11 year old in Scotland. Her three top rankings are all the Breaststroke distances with the top ranking of 2nd in the 100m. This was as a result of her swim at Haddington. For the 50m she is ranked 3rd and the 200m – 4th. She is also ranked 5th in the 100m Butterfly, 7th in the 50m Backstroke, 8th in the 100m Backstroke, again as a result of her swim at Haddington, and 10th in the 50m Butterfly.
 
The other medal won by a Fins’ swimmer was a bronze medal and that was Blair Wardlaw, 13 years boys, in the 100m Freestyle. Blair just missed out on a second bronze, finishing 4th in the 100m Butterfly.
 
The remaining top ten finishers were:
Finn Doherty, 10/u boys, 4th – 100m Breaststroke; 7th – 100m Freestyle
Ailey Davidson, 10/u girls, 4th – 100m Breaststroke
Arwen McGloin, 11 year girls, 5th – 100m Breaststroke; 8th – 100m Backstroke
Holly Armit, 11 year girls, 6th – 100m Freestyle
Heidi Mellon, 10/u girl, 10th 100m Breaststroke
Peter Strong, 14/o boys, 10th – 100m Butterfly.
 
The top improvement came from Blair in the 400m Freestyle. This was an Open event, no age group, and therefore he was outside the top 10, but reduced his previous best by 11.66 seconds.
The top 100m improvement was by Ailey who reduced her 100m Breaststroke time by 4.20 seconds.
 
The remaining two swimmers to compete were Ana Doherty (11), and Kimberley McCabe (14/o). Both girls recorded PBs.
 
Updated 2017-12-01 07:14:27 by Ken White