Eyemouth Mighty Minnows Meet

On 18th September 2010, a group of our youngest swimmers made the trip to Eyemouth to compete in this meet for the first time.

Poolside space was minimal as swimmers from 11 clubs, including two who had travelled from the north of England congregated on the packed poolside. Undeterred by this our swimmers got on with the job and produced some excellent results.

First to compete was Natalie Ramsay who finished 4th in the 9 years old butterfly event. In the older boy’s event, Andrew Denholm claimed the silver with Andrew, Lewis Barrow, Iain Doyle and Alasdair Iredale all recording very good personal best swims.

The next event was breaststroke where Andrew again won silver and his younger sister Cara finished fourth, both in personal best times. Also in this event there were PBs for Euan Edmiston, Natalie Ramsay, Lewis Muego, Logan Wright, Katie Skilbeck, Alasdair Iredale and Lewis Barrow.

The good performances continued into the backstroke where there were 4th place medals for Andrew and Natalie supplemented with good PBs for Euan, Logan, Alasdair and Anna MacKay.

The final individual event saw Cara claim the bronze medal in the freestyle and PBs for Euan, Natalie, Lewis Muego, Katie and Alasdair.

The final event of the day probably turned out to be the most exciting and produced a very close finish. The cannon relay featuring one boy and one girl from each age group was a hard fought affair with little separating the hosts and our team of Cara, Euan, Logan, Natalie, Andrew and Anna. In the end, we won the Gold medal with all six swimming magnificently.

Haddington 100’s Meet

This years meet was held at Prestonpans on 12th September 2010 and was the first meet of the new season.

Swimmers from Gold, Silver and Bronze squads competed and despite the fact that we only recently returned to training after the summer break, there were some excellent results.

In the first event, the girls100m backstroke Amy Flynn, Lauren Sutherland and Hebe Ramsay just missed out on medals finishing 4th in their respective age groups with Fiona Inglis going one better claiming the bronze.

In the corresponding boys event, Leigh Stadnik and Calum Archibald finished first in their age groups. Andrew Denholm finished 4th in the youngest age group as did Prentice Robertson in the oldest category.

Our next competitors were Chris Kerr and Jack Bisset in the 100m breaststroke where they finished first and second respectfully. In the girls breaststroke event, good swims from Beth McFarlane and Kimberley McKay saw them win Gold. Beth Denholm finished closely behind Kimberley to win silver.

The second session opened with the 100m butterfly with Beth Denholm winning her second silver medal of the day. Jenny Jubb claimed the Bronze in her age group and Calum Archibald silver in the boys event.

In the 100m freestyle, there were Gold medals for Lindsay Sinclair and Leigh Stadnik, silver for Fiona Inglis and Kimberley McKay and bronze for Lauren Sutherland and Andrew Denholm.

In the final event, the boys 400m IM, Chris Kerr and Jack Bisset repeated their success from earlier in the day, again finishing first and second.

In total, there were 41 personal best swims throughout the day with the younger swimmers performing extremely well.

British Youth Championships

For the second year running, Chris Kerr qualified to compete in the British Youth Championships which were held earlier this month in Sheffield. He competed in the 100m and 200m Breaststroke in the 15/16 years age group.

After training over the traditional summer break, Chris swam extremely well. Firstly he qualified for the semi final of the 200m event eventually finishing 12th overall narrowly missing out on the final by 0.2 seconds.

Later in the week he competed in his favoured 100m event. This time he successfully negotiated the heats and semi final to take his place in the final. There he recorded another personal best in a very close finish in which he finished 7th, a great result. Well done Chris.

Scottish National Open Championships

Six swimmers qualified to represent the club at the Scottish National Open Championships which were held in Glasgow between 22nd – 27th June 2010.

This years championships incorporated the trials for the Commonwealth Games so all the top swimmers participated Read more of this post

Alloa Open Meet

A small team attended this meet at the magnificent new Peak Centre in Stirling on 19th & 20th June 2010.

First to compete was Calum Archibald in the 200m backstroke where he reduced his personal best time by over 5 seconds. Read more of this post

East District Open Championships – Glenrothes 5th and 6th June

These championships were held at Glenrothes on 5th & 6th June 2010 and turned out to be one of the most successful meets in the club’s history.

Despite having a small team, those involved contested many finals and won 8 titles, 4 silver medals and 10 bronze medals.  Read more of this post

Bronze Squad – Carnegie Meet 20th February 2010

Bronze Squad Carnegie Meet  20th February 2010    Venue: Fife institute Glenrothes

This was the first meet of the year for Bronze group and the meet was heavily oversubscribed as the ranking was high therefore there were very few of the Bronze squad accepted.  Lauren Sutherland, Beth McFarlane and Louis Crosland were the swimmers from the group accepted and was a challenge for them as they are so used to swimming 50m swims and as this was a 100m swim competition and it was a challenge for them. Read more of this post