Warrender Baths Club held their End of Season Meet at the Michael Woods Centre on Saturday and Sunday 15/16 June 2024 where Fins had a total of fifteen swimmers competing in what was another successful meet for the club.

back row L to R – Jack, Finnley, Eva, Charlotte, and Abby
front row L to R – Elliot, Cole, Millie, Eden, and Lily

There were no medals presented, nor were there any finals, but the fifteen Fins’ swimmers, who  competed in a total of 84 swims, achieved four wins and one 3rd place and fifteen other top ten placings. This may not seem a lot compared to previous meets  but twelve of the fifteen swimmers competed in the 10 to 12 years age group and, apart from Ethan Pate and Eva Watson, nine of the swimmers were giving away one year to their competitors, and for Elliot Blair it was two years.


More pleasing for both the swimmers and their coaches was the improvement recorded, with 64 of the 84 swims resulting in a PB. There were some good solid PBs ranging from 1 second up to over 11 seconds. There were 6 PBs under 1 second but they tended to come from the 15 and over swimmers, plus there were 11 first time swims setting a PB.


There was no movement in the top 50 rankings from the Warrender Meet.


Top swimmer for Fins was Ethan Pate, 10 to 12 boys, with wins in the 200m individual medley, 50m and 100m butterfly and 200m freestyle. Ethan was also 3rd in the 100m freestyle, 4th in the 100m breaststroke, and 5th in the 50m freestyle, 50m breaststroke; and 50m and 100m backstroke. All Ethan’s swims produce solid PBs between 1 and 3 seconds, except for one event.


Charlotte Wardlaw, 15/O girls, was 7th in the 200m breaststroke; 14th in the100m breaststroke, 21st in the 200m freestyle, and 27th in the 50m freestyle.


Cole Gray, 10 to 12 boys, was 8th in the 200m individual medley, 100m breaststroke, and 100m freestyle. Cole also finished 11th in the 50m butterfly and 12th in the 50m backstroke.


Millie Whytock, 10 to 12 girls, was 8th in the 50m butterfly, 10th in the 200m freestyle, 12th in the 100m butterfly, 14th in both the 50m backstroke and 50m breaststroke, 16th in the 100m freestyle, and 18th in the 100m breaststroke. Millie was one of the top improvers recording the 2nd largest PB of 11.13 seconds in her 200m freestyle, and 4th largest of 10.41 seconds in her 100m breaststroke.


Jack Campbell 10 to 12 boys, was 9th in the 50m butterfly, 10th in the 100m butterfly and 200m individual medley, 11th in the 100m breaststroke, 12th in the 100m freestyle, 13th in the 100m backstroke, and 14th in the 50m breaststroke, 50m backstroke, and 200m freestyle.


The remaining swimmer to gain a top 10 placing was Eva Watson, 10 to 12 girls, who was 10th in the100m freestyle, 12th in the 50m butterfly and 15th in both the 50m freestyle and 200m backstroke. Eva’s largest PB was 2.47 seconds in her 100m freestyle.


The results for the remaining swimmers were:


Finnley McDonald, 15/O boys, 13th – 200m freestyle, 14th – 100m butterfly, 18th – 100m breaststroke, and 19th in both the 50m and 100m freestyle.


Elliot Blair, 10 to 12 boys, 16th in both the 50m backstroke and 200m individual medley, 17th in both the 100m breaststroke and 100m backstroke, 19th in both the 50m and 200m freestyle, 21st – 50m breaststroke, and 22nd – 100m freestyle. Elliot was another top improver recording the 5th and 6th largest PBs, reducing his 100m backstroke by 10.18 seconds and his 100m freestyle by 9.26 seconds.


Sadie Paton, 10 to 12 girls, 17th in both the 50m breaststroke and 200m freestyle, 18th – 100m backstroke, 19th – 200m individual medley, 20th in both the 50m freestyle and 100m breaststroke, 21st – 50m butterfly, 26th – 50m backstroke, and 30th – 100m freestyle. Sadie recorded the 3rd largest PB when she reduced her 200m freestyle time by 11.10 seconds.


Leyton Neilson, 10 to 12 boys, 19th – 100m breaststroke, 25th – 50m freestyle, 27th – 100m backstroke, and 30th – 100m freestyle.


Grace Mills 10 t0 12 girls, 20th – 50m butterfly, 26th – 100m breaststroke, and 34th in the 100m freestyle.


Eden Mackie, 10 to 12 girls, 22nd – 50m breaststroke, 27th – 100m breaststroke, 28th – 100m backstroke, 34th – 50m freestyle, and 43rd – 100m freestyle. It was, however, Eden who recorded the largest PB, by a Fins’ swimmer, reducing her 50m backstroke by 11.73 seconds.


Summer Ramshaw, 10 to 12 girls, 23rd – 50m breaststroke, 29th – 100m breaststroke, 38th – 50m freestyle, and 45th – 100m freestyle.


Abby Morris, 15/O girls, 25th – 100m breaststroke, and 30th – 50m freestyle.


Lily Bonnar, 10 to 12 girls, 35th – 50m breaststroke, 42nd – 100m breaststroke, and 43rd – 50m freestyle.


Ken White

Club Press Officer