Carnegie Winter Meet

Eleven Fins’ swimmers were at the Michael Woods Centre last weekend for the Carnegie Winter Meet. The meet attracted a strong entry with several clubs from south of the Border competing. Also competing was current GB and Scottish Internationalist Hannah Miley, from Garioch, who was a Commonwealth Gold Medal winner back in 2010. She has also featured in European and World Championships.
Fins’ swimmers managed to win 3 silver and 6 bronze medals and had a further 14 top ten finishes from their 50 swims. The improvement rate was down quite a bit to 42% which was probably due in part to the school holidays although there were a few good PBs recorded. Although there were a few times that were several second outside the swimmers’ PBs, the clear majority were within a second of their PBs.
The 50m and 100m events, except for the 100m Individual Medley, were run as heats and finals with the remaining events being heat declared winner.
Top Fins’ swimmer at the weekend was 12-year-old Michael Strang, swimming in the 10 to 12-year-old boy’s events, who won two of the three silver medals in the 100m Butterfly and 100m Freestyle. Michael also won two bronze medals for the 100m Individual Medley and 200m Freestyle. He just missed out on a third bronze by 0.11 seconds in the 50m Freestyle but was the first Scot home, with the first three places all going to Gateshead and Wickham swimmers.
Michael also finished 6th in the 100m Breaststroke and 7th in the 100m Backstroke.
The third silver medal was won by Arran Stowe, 17 and over boys, in the 200m Breaststroke and he also won a bronze medal in the 100m Breaststroke. Arran had three other top ten finishes and they were – 4th – 400m Freestyle; 5th – 100m Freestyle and 7th – 100m Individual Medley.
The remaining the bronze medals were all won by Caitlyn Dodds, 13/14 girls, in the 100m Freestyle, 100m Butterfly. Caitlyn had a further two top ten finishes – 5th – 50m Freestyle and 9th – 400m Freestyle.
The remaining top ten finishes came from:
Stephanie Strang, 17/o girls, 6th – 100m Backstroke
Theo Goodfellow, 13/14 boys, 8th – 200m Breaststroke, 10th – 100m Breaststroke
Kiara Mackay, 15/16 girls, 9th – 400m Freestyle
Claire Thomson, 13/14 girls, 9th – 400m Individual Medley
Sam Lewis, 15/16 boys, 10th – 100m Breaststroke
The two top improvements came from Theo, who reduced his 200m Breaststroke time by 12.10 seconds and Michael who reduced his 100m Breaststroke by 5.21 seconds.
Updated 2016-11-17 09:27:54 by Ken White