Home » leagues » Fife Novice League Glenrothes September 8th 2012

Fife Novice League Glenrothes September 8th 2012

Follow me on Twitter

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

FIFE NOVICE LEAGUE– ROUND 3 – MICHAEL WOODS SWIMMING POOL – SUNDAY, 8TH SEPTEMBER, 2013

Swimmer

Age Group

Event

Entry

Race

PB

Mia Anderson

9 & under

25m Backstroke

25.44

25.74

Amy Spencer

10-12yrs

50m Backstroke

50.90

49.83

– 1.07

Emily Baxter

10-12yrs

50m Backstroke

51.43

46.80

– 4.63

Elle Corbishley

10-12yrs

50m Backstroke

56.14

52.38

– 3.76

Jack Orr

10-12yrs

50m Backstroke

52.75

54.86

Christina Orr

9 & under

25m Breaststroke

43.00

31.48

– 11.52

Kirsten Smith

10-12yrs

50m Breaststroke

52.27

52.86

Olivia Carter

10-12yrs

50m Breaststroke

53.03

49.66

– 3.37

Abigail Cousins

10-12yrs

50m Breaststroke

1.02.81

57.31

– 5.70

Albert Badia

10-12yrs

50m Breaststroke

1.05.00

56.99

– 8.01

Eve Hewitt

9 & under

25m Fly

24.95

23.79

– 1.16

Isla Lorimer

10-12yrs

50m Fly

1.02.09

1.01.84

– 0.25

Charlotte Williamson

10-12yrs

50m Fly

55.91

48.91

– 7.00

David Reay

10-12yrs

50m Fly

1.01.34

55.03

– 6.31

Emily Reay

9 & under

25m Freestyle

27.32

23.28

– 4.04

Inver Petrie

9 & under

25m Freestyle

23.58

21.16

– 2.42

Kerri Stalker

10-12yrs

50m Freestyle

43.10

38.70

– 4.40

Lucy Robertson

10-12yrs

50m Freestyle

43.53

40.24

– 3.29

Louise Moncrieff

10-12yrs

50m Freestyle

43.59

39.83

– 3.76

Cameron Paterson

10-12yrs

50m Freestyle

43.29

39.55

– 3.74

Eve Hewitt

9 & under

50m Fly

1.00.53

54.14

– 6.39

Inver Petrie

9 & under

50m Fly

1.14.40

1.29.52

Olivia Carter

10-12yrs

100m IM

1.35.63

1.34.50

– 1.13

Kirsten Smith

10-12yrs

100m IM

1.38.50

1.44.69

Lucy Robertson

10-12yrs

100m IM

1.43.37

1.46.54

Cameron Paterson

10-12yrs

100m IM

1.47.03

1.44.79

– 2.24

Girls 9 & under IM – placed 1st in 1.45.39

Cupar A

1) Anderson, Mia             2) Orr, Christina  3) Hewitt, Eve     4) Reay, Emily

Girls 10-12yrs IM – placed 1st in 1.28.68

Cupar A

1) Spencer, Amy             2) Smith, Kirsten    3) Williamson, Charlotte          4) Moncrieff, Louise

Girls 10-12yrs IM – placed 8th in 1.40.18

Cupar C

1) Corbishley, Elle            2) Cousins, Abigail  3) Isla Lorimer             4) Robertson, Lucy

Boys 10-12yrs IM – placed 4th in 1.37.64

Cupar A

1) Orr, Jack                     2) Badia, Albert                   3) Reay, David           4) Paterson, Cameron

The first ever gala at the new Michael Woods Swimming Pool in Glenrothes saw our novice team, once again this season, produce some outstanding results. With a total of eight swimmers picking up ‘Too fast’ flashes identifying that they exceeded the time banding for their swim, smiles were aplenty poolside from swimmers and coaches too.  Olivia Carter and Kerri Stalker entered the meet with three ‘Too fast’ flashes from previous meets, so both now have the full set!!

Mia Anderson was the first into the water for the club and she swam a really strong race finishing in second place overall in the 25m backstroke. Amy Spencer and Emily Baxter followed in the 50m Backstroke, a stroke they had worked hard on the previous evening at Stirling Training and their preparation work was rewarded with excellent personal best times and speed flashes too.  Elle Corbishley produced a fine swim to pb and finish 4th overall. Jack Orr was the only Cupar boy in the water for the 50m Backstroke and put in a solid performance picking up 3rd place overall in his age-group. Little sister Christina Orr then followed in the 25m Breaststroke taking a whopping 11.5 seconds off her time.

The 50m Breaststroke then followed with Olivia Carter swimming very strongly in the heat to pick up a well-deserved speed flash. Kirsten Smith went on to place 5th; Abigail Cousins made a huge improvement on her previous time, as did Albert Badia who finished 4th overall. Eve Hewitt was the next swimmer to pick up a speeding flash for a very confident 25m Butterfly. Coaches had agreed that the shallow end, whilst having blocks, was not deep enough for the swimmers to dive in, so Eve set her new time from a start in the water. Little doubt that from a dive she would have been faster still. Charlotte Williamson was not deterred by her recent shoulder injury, swimming an excellent 50m Butterfly to place 2nd overall only a second away from a speed flash. Isla Lorimer, who stepped in at late notice to cover a swimming place, produced a new personal best and much needed points for the team.  David Reay swam the 50m Fly for the boys and made a big improvement on his time too placing 4th overall. Emily Reay then smashed her 25m Freestyle time placing 4th overall.

Inver Petrie was in ferocious form on his 25m Freestyle setting a blistering pace down the pool and placing 1st overall in an excellent new pb time. The 50m Freestyle swims then followed with all four of our swimmers picking up speed flashes. Kerri Stalker won that coveted fourth speed flash setting a marvellous 38.70 pb. The Cupar girls all swam in the fastest heat finishing with a Cupar 1,2,3 at the wall. Louise Moncrieff had started the race in the lead leaving the blocks in a staggering 0.29 second reaction time, but Kerry caught her at the turn and they battled out the rest of the length, with Louise touching second in a ‘Too fast’ time. Lucy had turned fifth but charged past the other girls to secure third and her speed flash too. Cameron Paterson inspired by the girls efforts went on to dominate his heat and finish first at the wall where he too picked up a speed flash, in what was his first ‘sub-forty’ freestyle swim.

As the gala neared a close, the swimmers found themselves racing and then immediately marshalling for their next races, but their earlier excellent swims kept them buoyant and more good swims were to follow. In the 50m Fly, Eve Hewitt took 6 ½  seconds off her time and placed 1st overall. Then in the 100m IM Olivia Carter produced her fastest ever swim to place first overall in her age group too. The attitude, behaviour and performance of our swimmers was first class with sporting behaviour always shown to other swimmers and politeness shown to officials and marshals which is a credit to them. My thanks to the parents who helped out by officiating and to Jane Reay, Alan Cousins, Zac Yule and Bab’s Carter who assisted me poolside and thanks to Isla for supporting the team at short notice. We’re back at the leagues on Saturday 21st September where swimmers will once again be competing, some looking for that last coveted speed flash of the season!!

Mark Laing – Lead Coach, Cupar and District Swimming Club

Advertisements