REN 96 Open Meet

Thirteen Fins’ swimmers were at the On-X Linwood Sports Centre last Saturday and Sunday where they competed in the REN96 Open Meet.
The Swimmers competed in 60 swims with eight of the swimmers winning medals which comprised 5 gold, 6 silver, and 7 bronze. The improvement rate of 55% was a bit down on recent meets but was not as bad as the figure suggests. Fourteen of the 27 swims that did not result in a PB were less than one second outside, with a further 6 less than two seconds outside the swimmers’ PBs.
The 50m and 100m events were swum as heats and finals with the 200m and above as heat declared winner. In addition to the medal swims there were a further 22 top 10 finishes.
As a result of winning two gold medals, Fins’ top swimmer at the meet was Caitlyn Dodds, 14/15 girls, who won both the 100m and 200m Backstroke. Caitlyn also won two silver medals for the 100m Freestyle and 100m Butterfly. She also finished 4th in the 400m Individual Medley; 5th in the 50m Freestyle; 6th in the 400m Freestyle; and 7th in the 100m Breaststroke.
Three more swimmers won gold and they were:
Stephanie Strang. 16/O girls, who won the 100m Butterfly. Stephanie also won three bronze medals and they were for 50m and 100m Freestyle; and the 200m Individual Medley.
Theo Goodfellow, 14/15 boys, won the 100m Breaststroke. Theo also gained two 4th placings for the 200m Breaststroke and 200m Butterfly.
Catherine Comrie, 16/O girls, won the 400m Individual Medley. Catherine also gained two 7th placings for the 100m and 200m Freestyle; and was 10th in the 50m Freestyle.
A further three swimmers won silver and they were:
Neža Dolenc-Luznar, 12/13 girls, who won three silvers for the 200m and 400m Individual Medley; and the 200m Freestyle. She also won a bronze in the 100m Butterfly: and was placed 5th in the 400m Freestyle. Neža qualified for the final of the 50m Freestyle in 2nd place but was unfortunately disqualified in the final for a technical infringement.
Arran Stowe, 16/O boys, won silver for the 400m Individual Medley and two bronze for the 200m Individual Medley and 200m Breaststroke. Arran also had a further seven top ten placings which were – 4th – 400m Freestyle; 5th – 200m Butterfly; 6th – 100m Breaststroke; 8th – 200m Freestyle; and 9th for the 50m and 100m Freestyle and 100m Butterfly.
Esme Lee, 10/11 girls, won silver in the 100m Breaststroke and was 6th in the 100m Butterfly.
The remaining medallist for Fins was Holly Armit, 10/11 girls, who won bronze in the 100m Breaststroke and was 8th in the 100m Freestyle.
Two swimmers had top 10 finishes and they were Eireann Comrie, 14/15 girls who was 6th in the 200m Breaststroke; and Sam Lewis, 16/O boys who was 7h in both the 200m Breaststroke and 200m Individual Medley.
The remaining three swimmers, who all recorded PBs, were Michael Strang (14/15); Euan Pate (16/O); and Arwen McGloin (12/13).
Updated 2017-12-01 07:21:45 by Ken White