Carnegie Open Spring Meet

Fins Competitive Swim Club
12 Fins swimmers were back yet again at the Michael Woods Centre, Glenrothes, last Saturday and Sunday, this time for the Carnegie Swim Club Open Spring Meet and yet again had a very successful weekend. The 12 swimmers competed in 63 swims in total and 7 of them gained a medal, with a further 3 gaining a top ten finish returning a very acceptable 68% improvement rate. The 50m events were swum as heats and finals while the other distances were heat declared winner events.
Two swimmers won gold medals, two apiece, but the top swimmer for Fins was Arran Stowe, 17 and over boys, who won Gold medals in both the 100m and 200m Breaststroke. Arran also won three Silver Medals in the 200m and 400m Freestyle and the 50m Breaststroke. He brought his total of medals to seven by winning Bronze Medals in the 50m Freestyle and 200m Butterfly. Despite recording a PB in his 50m Butterfly he had to settle for 5th place.
The other double Gold medallist was Claire Thomson, 15/16 girls, who won Gold Medals in her 200m Freestyle and 200m Breaststroke. Claire just missed out on a third medal finishing 4th in the 200m Backstroke.
There was just one more Silver Medal won and that was by Ben Lewis, 11/12 boys, who won a Silver in the 100m Backstroke. Ben also won a Bronze medal in the 50m Backstroke.
Older brother Sam Lewis, 15/16 boys, was a double Bronze Medal winner in his 50m and 200m Breaststroke. He also just missed out on a third Bronze Medal in the 100m Breaststroke where he finished in 4th place, losing out on the Bronze Medal by just five one hundredths of a second to team mate James Gray. Sam was also 6th equal in the 100m Freestyle with a swimmer from City of Dundee Aquatics.
Lucy Brice, 15/16 girls, won a Bronze Medal in her 400m Freestyle. She was 4th in both the 50m Freestyle and 200m Breaststroke, 5th in the 200m Freestyle, 6th in the 50m Breaststroke and was 8th in both the 100m Breaststroke and 100m Freestyle.
Callum MacDonald, 15/16 boys, won a Bronze Medal in his 100m Freestyle. He was 4th in the 50m Backstroke, 5th in both the 50m Breaststroke and 200m Breaststroke, 7th in the 50m Breaststroke, the 100m Backstroke and the 200m Freestyle. He also had two 8th places in the 50n Butterfly and 200m Backstroke.
The final medal winner was James Gray, 15/16 boys, who won a Bronze Medal in the 100m Breaststroke and finished in 4th the 50m Butterfly.
The other three swimmers who gained a top 10 finish were – Kiara Mackay, 15/16 girls, 4th – 200m Freestyle; 5th – 50m and 100m Freestyle; 7th – 50m Backstroke; 8th – 50m Butterfly and 200m Freestyle. Theo Goodfellow, 13/14 boys, 6th – 50m Breaststroke; 8th – 200m Breaststroke; 10th – 50m Backstroke and 100m Freestyle, and Kirsty Davis, 13/14 girls, 8th – 50m Breaststroke.
The two remaining swimmers were Tianna Pease (13/14) and Kimberley McCabe (13/14).
In terms of most improved swimmer there was absolutely no dispute Kirsty McCabe reduced her 400m Freestyle time by 50.36 seconds, an improvement more likely to be associated with a 1500m. She also reduced her 200m Freestyle by 14.77 seconds.
More modest reductions came from Theo Goodfellow – 12.49 seconds off his 50m Backstroke; Kirsty Davis 9.61 seconds off her 200m Freestyle and Sam Lewis 8.38 seconds off his 200m Freestyle.
Updated 2016-03-20 12:02:59 by Ken White