Summer Results

Fins’ swimmers are now back in full training following the summer break, but not all the swimmers had the full break as they were competing elsewhere.
Neža Dolenc-Luznar, returned “home” on holiday to Slovenia where she successfully competed in the Slovenian National Age Group Championships. Swimming in the 13 year old age group she won the 200m Butterfly in a time of 2min. 37.55 sec., a 6.33 sec. PB.
Neža also won bronze in both the 50m and 100m Butterfly again both PBs and just missed out in a further two medals finishing 4th in the 400m Individual Medley and 800m Freestyle, both PBs. She also finished 5th in the 400m Freestyle
Arran Stowe competed in three Open Water events and recorded his best performance at the Scottish National Open Water Championships, held at Loch Venachar, in the Open 10K where he won the bronze medal.
Arran had three swims over the weekend with the 2K and the 5K on the Saturday and the 10K on the Sunday.
In the 2K Arran finished in 5th place in both the 17 to 24 years age group and the Open Event.
In the 5K event he was again 5th in the 17 to 24 years age group and 7th in the Open.
In terms of Scottish Swimmers Arran finished one place higher in both the 2K and 5k events as ahead was an English swimmer from Ulverston, in the Lake District.
As a result of his bronze medal Arran received an invitation to compete as an ‘Elite’ Swimmer’ in the Scottish National One Mile Open Water Championships/Great Scottish Swim held over a one mile course last Saturday in Loch Lomond.
The Elite race consisted of just 20 swimmers but as the name suggests it was a very high standard field.
First and second places went to German swimmers with the winner being a former Open Water World Champion over 25k. The firsts Scot finished in 3rd place and that was Stephen Milne of Perth who represented GB in swimming in Rio and was part of the GB 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay team that won the World Title in Budapest earlier this year. 4th was an English Triathlete who was also an Olympian. 5th was the second Scot home, Marshall Illingworth from Ayrshire and Arran finished 8th overall, but as third Scot was awarded another National Senior bronze medal.
Of the ten Fins’ swimmers who travelled to Boblingen with the Fife Olympiad, eight returned with at least two medals.
Theo Goodfellow was a double gold individual winner for the 50m and 100m Breaststroke. Theo also won two relay bronze medals.
Caitlyn Dodds won one individual gold medal in the 100m Butterfly. She also won a relay gold. In addition, she won two individual silver medals for the 50m and 100m Backstroke, plus two relay silver medals. Caitlyn also won an individual bronze medal in the 50m butterfly.
The final gold medal was a relay medal won by Eireann Comrie. Eireann also won an individual silver medal in the 50m Breaststroke and a further relay silver.
Claire Thomson won two individual silver medals plus two relay silver medals. Claire’s individual silvers were in the 100m and 200m Butterfly.
The remaining silver medal was a relay medal won by Catherine Comrie. Catherine also won an individual bronze medal for the 100m Butterfly plus two further relay bronze medals.
The final swimmer to win individual medals was Sam Lewis who won two bronze medals for the 50m and 100m Breaststroke. Sam also won two relay bronze medals.
The remaining two swimmers won two relay bronze medals each and they were Michael Strang and Callum MacDonald.
Towards the end of the summer break Fins received some excellent selection news with four swimmers selected for Scottish Swimming District Regional Programme.
Top selection went to Caitlyn Dodds who is selected for Senior Bronze Squad which means she will attend training days at the National Swimming Academy, in Stirling. This also gives her the opportunity to attend a training camp and competition in Wales in 2018. She also has the opportunity to work towards inclusion in Scottish Swimming’s ‘Project Ailsa’ which is designed solely for female swimmers to help them stay in the sport for an extended period.
The other three swimmers have been selected for the Scottish Swimming District Regional Programme Bronze Squad. The three swimmers are Neža Dolenc-Luznar, Sophie Juskowiak, and Esme Lee. The will attend three one day mini camps with the aim of improving their skills, nutrition, introduction to land work, and their knowledge of the sport.
Updated 2017-12-01 05:30:16 by Ken White