Carnegie 140

23/10/2017
Thirteen Fins’ swimmers were back in action, following the school holidays, at the Michael Woods Centre, Glenrothes, where they were competing in the Carnegie Swimming Club’s 140th Anniversary Meet. The Meet attracted a good entry from all over Scotland and the North of England.
The swimmers competed in a total of 55 swims and returned a very respectable 67% improvement rate, considering a number of swimmers had been on holiday.
Overall the swimmers won a total of 13 gold medals, 5 silver, and 1 bronze. To be more accurate two swimmers shared the gold medals and three swimmers accounted for all 19 medals won. A further seven swimmers gained a top ten finish.
 
The top swimmer for Fins was Arran Stowe who won 9 gold medals and one silver medal. Arran was also named as the top boy in the 17 and over age group.
Arran’s gold medals were won in the 50m, 100m, 200m, and 400m Freestyle; 100m and 200m Breaststroke; 100m and 400m Individual Medley; and the 100m Butterfly. His silver medal was for the 200m Butterfly.
 
Neža Dolenc-Luznar won a total of 4 gold medals and was also named as top girl in the 13/14 girls age group, which is good going a she is at the ‘wrong’ end of the age group. Neža’s gold medals were for the 100m and 200m Freestyle; and the 100m and 200m Butterfly. She also won three silver medals in the 50m Freestyle and 100m and 400m Individual Medley; and finally, a bronze medal in the 400m Freestyle.
 
Fins’ final medal was won by Erin Taylor 11/12 girls who won a silver in the 100m Butterfly. Erin also finished 9th in the 200m Breaststroke.
 
The swimmers who gained a top ten finish were:
Claire Thomson, 15/16 girls, 4th – 400m Individual Medley; 8th – 200m Freestyle
Sam Lewis, 15/16 boys, 4th 100m Breaststroke; 9th in both the 100m and 400m Freestyle.
Theo Goodfellow, 15/16 boys, 5th – 400m Individual Medley; 7th – 100m Backstroke; 10th in both the 50m and 400m Freestyle.
Mark Scott, 11/12 boys, 5th – 100m Individual Medley; 8th – 200m Breaststroke; 9th – 200m Freestyle.
Kimberley McCabe, 15/16 girls, 5th – 200m Breaststroke
Euan Pate, 15/16 boys, 7th – 100m Butterfly; 10th – 100m Individual Medley.
Peter Strong, 13/14 boys, 10th – 100m Breaststroke
 
The three remaining swimmers who came close to a top ten finish were:
Ben Lewis (13/14); Holly Armit (11/12); and Hannah Payne (13/14). All three returned good PBs
 
In terms of improvement, one swimmer dominated and that was Theo who reduced his 100m Backstroke by 25.55 seconds; his 400m Freestyle by 15.67 seconds; and his 100m Butterfly by 7.41 seconds. Other two improvements of note were Kimberley, who reduced her 200m Breaststroke by 11.54 seconds and Mark who reduced his 200m Breaststroke by 8.48 seconds.
 
Updated 2017-12-01 07:16:52 by Ken White