Fife Championhips + Geordie Wotherpoon

Fins’ swimmers had a very successful day last Sunday, at the Michael Wood Centre, where a total of 39 swimmers competed. Eight in the Geordie Wotherspoon Trophy, for novice swimmers, and thirty one in the Fife Championship.
The Fife Championship consisted of 4 x 50m events in the individual strokes plus a 100m Individual Medley. The 50m events were run as heats and finals whereas the Individual Medley was heat declare winners. Swimmers were awarded points for their clubs based on 8 points for a win down to 1 point for 8th place. As a result, Fins C.S.C. emerged as the top Championship Club.
16 swimmers accumulated 31 medals including 11 Championship titles, 10 silver medals, and 10 bronze medals. The improvement rate was good at 70%.
The top swimmer for Fins was Kyle Pate, 15/O boys, who was the only swimmer to win three Fife titles and they were in the Backstroke, Butterfly, and Individual Medley. Unfortunately, this was Kyle’s final appearance for Fins as he is now a student at the University of Stirling and will be a member of the University of Stirling Swim Squad. It will however be interesting to follow his progress as he will now have access to almost twice the amount of water time and better facilities, including a 50m Pool, and we wish Kyle every success.
Caitlyn Dodds, 15/O girls, was a double winner in the Backstroke and Individual Medley. Caitlyn also won two silver medals in the Butterfly and Freestyle.
The Butterfly and Freestyle titles were, however, won by another Fins’ swimmer, Stephanie Strang, 15/O girls. Stephanie also won the silver medal in the Individual Medley.
Erin Taylor, 11/12 girls, won the Individual Medley title and a silver in the Butterfly. She also finished in 5th place in the Freestyle.
, 11/12 girls won the Backstroke title and a silver in the Freestyle.
There was a similar result for Arran Stowe, 15/O boys who won the Breaststroke title and a silver in the Individual Medley.
The remaining title was won by Sophie McGloin, 10/U girls, in the Breaststroke. Sophie also finished 4th – Butterfly; and 6th in both the Freestyle and Individual Medley.
The remaining medals were won by:
Catherine Comrie, 15/O girls, silver – Breaststroke; bronze – Individual Medley; 4th – Freestyle.
Michael Strang, 13/14 boys, silver – Butterfly; bronze – Freestyle; and 5th in the Backstroke, Breaststroke, and Individual Medley.
Eireann Comrie, 13/14 girls, silver – Breaststroke; 6th in both the Butterfly and Individual Medley; 7th – Freestyle.
Theo Goodfellow, 15/O boys, silver – Breaststroke; 6th – Individual Medley.
Ne┼ża Dolenc-Luznar, 13/14 girls, bronze – Butterfly, Freestyle, and Individual Medley; 6th – Backstroke.
Callum MacDonald, 15/O boys, bronze – Backstroke and Freestyle; 4th – Butterfly
Ben Lewis, 13/14 boys, bronze – Individual Medley; 4th – Backstroke; 6th – Breaststroke.
Esme Lee, 11/12 girls, bronze – Breaststroke; 4th – Backstroke; 1st. reserve – 50 Butterfly.
Sam Lewis, 15/O boys, bronze – Breaststroke; 5th – Individual Medley; 6th – Butterfly.
The swimmers gaining a top ten finish were:
Mark Scott, 11/12 boys, 4th – Breaststroke; 5th – Freestyle; 6th – Individual Medley; 7th – Backstroke and Butterfly.
Claire Thomson, 15/O girls, 4th – Backstroke; 5th – Butterfly; 8th – Individual Medley.
Arwen McGloin, 11/12 girls, 4th – Freestyle; 1st reserve – Backstroke; 10th Individual Medley.
Erin O’Connor, 13/14 girls, 5th – Backstroke and Breaststroke; 8th – Butterfly and Freestyle; 9th – Individual Medley.
Rhianna Henderson, 11/12 girls, 5th – Backstroke; 7th Butterfly and Individual Medley; 8th – Freestyle.
Euan Pate, 15/O boys, 5th – Butterfly
Blair Wardlaw, 13/14 boys, 6th – Backstroke; 7th – Butterfly; 8th – Breaststroke; 2nd reserve – Freestyle; 10th – Individual Medley.
Megan Ovens and Tianna Pease, 15/O girls, were equal 1st reserves for the Backstroke final.
Kimberley McCabe, 15/O girls, 1st reserve – Breaststroke.
In the Geordie Wotherspoon event eight swimmers contested nine swims and returned an excellent 89% improvement rate.
There was one winner, Ailsa Burns, 10/O girls, who won the 50m Freestyle. Ailsa was also awarded the most improved novice swimmer in Fife, which took into account her previous performances in the Novice Leagues as well as Sunday’s event.
The only other medal winner was Cairn Pease, 9/U boys, who won the bronze in the 25m Breaststroke. He also had a 4th place in the 25m Backstroke.
Four swimmers who gained top ten finishes were:
Finn Doherty, 10/O boys, 4th – 50m Breaststroke
Ryan Finnie, 10/O boys, 5th – 50m Backstroke
Heidi Mellon, 10/O girls, 7th – 50m Butterfly
Grant Wardlaw, 10/O boys, 10th – 50m Freestyle.
Updated 2017-12-01 05:36:39 by Ken White