Hoodies are HERE !!

The Club Hoodie order has been delivered and they are now available for collection from Thursday on wards.  Cost is £17 for children’s sizes and £20 for adult.

Pool Party and Christmas Time Tables

Dear all

As the holidays approach please note the following:

–          Pool party Thursday 19th December – all swimmers are invited to enjoy the inflatables in the pool at the following times:

o   6-7pm Minnows, Piranhas and Dolphins (if your child is 8yrs or younger you will need to be in the pool with them)

o   7-8pm Sharks, Shark Plus, Bronze and Bronze Plus

o   8-9pm Silver and Gold

–          Friday 20th – swimming as normal for those squads who swim on Fridays.

No swimming: Saturday 20 December – Monday 6th January. 

Wishing you all an enjoyable and relaxing festive season ready for more swimming in 2014!

Susan

Distance Results from Tuesday 26th November

Well done to all of you who competed last night, fantastic swims! Attached are the results. Also thanks to everyone who helped out poolside.

 

Also attached is the first draft of the start sheet for the 800m tomorrow night. Please check that your name is there, if you entered. Warm-up starts at 6pm.

The start sheet may change depending on withdrawals, please let me know ASAP if  you cannot swim.

Please remember that there is no normal training tomorrow, if you haven’t entered the 800m then please do not turn up.

We are likely to be short of timekeepers so if you can help out please come along.

Catriona

200m Distance Results      800m start sheet

New Club Time Sheet

Calling all, fully updated!

times121113

There are some great times in here – get reading!

^RF

Posted how to join the club

Just added a section on how to join the club – http://cuparswimming.com/about/how-to-join/

^RF

Alloa update

Amazing morning, so many PBs not just broken but blown away!!

Afternoon session starting follow it on twitter http://www.twitter.com/cuparswimming

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Alloa Graded meet today

Graded meet today at Alloa, follow the action on twitter http://www.twitter.com/cuparswimming

Training in the October Holidays 2013

Hi all, swimming will continue as usual during the school holidays although there is no land training for the next two weeks.

Thanks

^RF

Coaches Report September 2013

                                                        

LEAD COACHES REPORT

3rd October 2013

Since my last report on 3rd September the following has taken place:

  • On Wednesday 4th September, I attended a four-hour input at Dalkeith Swimming Pool where I enjoyed a classroom session about coaching swimmers with a disability and then spent two hours poolside working with disabled swimmers where I could put into practise some of the classroom learning. The input was excellent and I am to meet with Richard Brinkley (a former Cupar coach) who ran the session, to discuss what CADSC can do for disabled swimmers who live in our community.

  • On Thursday 5th September, the Gold Squad all trained between 7pm and 9pm. The lanes were busy but the move to combine the session times was a success. As a consequence of the Bronze + Squad coming into existence, which does not swim on a Thursday, the concern over potential overcrowding has been removed.

  • Saturday 7th September saw twelve club swimmers enjoy a two-hour training session at the long course pool in Stirling. Coaches Forrest Hamilton and Bab’s Carter supported me in the delivery of the session to the swimmers.

  • On Sunday 8th September the club attended the third round of the Fife Leagues at the newly opened Michael Woods Swimming Pool in Glenrothes. The performance of our swimmers has been previously circulated. During lunch coaches from all clubs met and discussion surrounding the Fife League for next year  led to a decision to remove the upper time band which currently disqualifies ‘high performing’ swimmers and the replacement of the sprints with relay races of mixed gender in each age group.

  • On Saturday 14th September, the new Fife Development Squad had their first morning training session at Lochgelly High School and I was there to support them. The swimmers who have moved to the squad are Euan Baillie, Findlay Baillie, Katie Ross, Ben Levy, Murdo Denholm, Adam Young and Corrie Hay. This was followed by the Fife Area Squad session where I assisted John Dougall in the delivery of the programme. Two coaches from Glenrothes, one from Burntisland and Wendy Hay from Cupar were also in attendance providing support.

Swimmers moves – since the completion of my last report, the following swimmers have left the club:

  • Ellie Spencer

  • Louise Howat

  • Emily Baxter – moved to Dundee City Aquatics

  • William Harper

  • Abigail Brierley

New members have joined us from other swimming clubs:

  • Faith Callan has joined the Dolphins having moved here from Newtongrange Swimming Club

  • Bernard Pilar Gil joined the Bronze Squad  having moved to Scotland from the USA

  • On Tuesday 17th September, the first Bronze Squad + session took place, with swimmers training alongside the Silver Squad. The session was well attended and the swimmers enjoyed the experience of swimming a two-hour session. The new Bronze Squad + swimmers are Hannah Bryson, Millie Buchan, Louise Moncrieff, Lucy Robertson, Amy Spencer and Cameron Paterson. Oliver Goad of Sharks has been selected to swim with the Bronze Squad on a Friday to increase his swimtime. Congratulations to them all on their selection.

  • On Saturday 21st September, we competed in the Novice and Fife Leagues once again with the results previously circulated. The performance of the Novice swimmers was outstanding and a true testament to how well they are being developed across the club. The afternoon session was a fabulous afternoon with a number of excellent personal best swims achieved but more importantly the attitude and commitment was first class from everyone involved.

  • On Wednesday 25th I attended a day long coach’s workshop in Edinburgh run by Scottish Swimming. The input was about planning training across the entire season and was extremely well presented by the Head Coach of the British Gymnastics Team. I am back on Wednesday 2nd October for the second session which focusses on coach individual planning for the short and medium term.

  • On Sunday 29th I attended the first of three SASA Bronze Squad days at Drumbrae Sports Centre in Edinburgh to support Oliver Carter who is our only squad member this year. The training delivery was first-class with Ollie enjoying land training, an education input and 4hrs of quality instruction in the pool. The next session is on Sunday 10th November and I would suggest that any coach who can manage along does so as the lead coach delivers excellent technique training to the swimmers. Just let me know if you can attend.

  • We have 11 swimmers competing over the coming weekend (5th/6th October) at Prestonpans in the East District Time Trials hoping to achieve entry times for the forthcoming three East District Age-Group galas over the coming months. Good luck to all of those who are competing. Around 18 swimmers have entered the Alloa Graded Meet set for the weekend of 26th/27th October.

  • Cupar swimmers Thomas Farrell, Abby Hay and Lewis Baillie are only a week away from flying out to Torremolinos (9th October) for a week long warm weather camp with the Fife Performance Swim Squad where they will train 4-hrs-a-day in an outdoor long course pool. Coach Forrest Hamilton and I are travelling with the swimmers to support them during their training week.

  • I have carried out a stocktake of the club equipment held poolside and created a report for the committee to consider the selling on of some equipment and the purchase of certain items. This will be discussed at the forthcoming Committee Meeting on the 3rd October.

  • Between Karen Baillie and I, we continue to have articles published on a weekly basis in the local paper which raises the profile of the club in our community and provides our swimmers the recognition they deserve for all their efforts.

  • Over the past month I have drawn together a report on the current status of coaching qualifications etc. at CADSC on behalf of Gina Logan and this too will be discussed at the forthcoming committee meeting.

Mark Laing, Lead Coach, Cupar and District Swimming Club

30th September, 2013

 

Club Records September 2013

CLUB RECORDS > pdf here CLUB RECORDS 0913
Frontcrawl

MALE FEMALE

Over 17 Years
50m Bruce Elder 00.26.10 1994 Pauline McLean 00.26.97 1993
100m Bruce Elder 00.56.49 1994 Pauline McLean 00.57.80 1994
200m Ian Logan 02.06.84 1996 Pauline McLean 02.08.31 1994
400m Daniel Osborn 04.53.36 1997
800m

15/16 Years
50m Steven Preston 00.25.92 1997 Frances Robinson 00.30.05 1997
100m Thomas Farrell 00.55.98 2013 Pauline McLean 01.03.24 1991
200m Thomas Farrell 02.00.92 2013 Frances Robinson 02.24.42 1997
400m Andrew Hood 04.43.37 2009 Frances Robinson 05.05.52 1997
800m

13/14 Years
50m Steven Preston 00.26.59 1996 Pauline McLean 00.29.77 1989
100m Steven Preston 01.00.91 1996 Frances Robinson 01.05.11 1996
200m Owen Green 02.16.60 2011 Frances Robinson 02.23.26 1996
400m Owen Green 04.48.46 2011 Abby Hay 05.27.58 2013
800m Abby Hay 11.21.77 2013
1500m Oliver Carter 20.54.33 2013

11/12 Years
50m Alex Farrow 00.30.84 1997 Christy Robinson 00.30.96 1996
100m Owen Green 01.06.78 2010 Christy Robinson 01.09.59 1996
200m Owen Green 02.31.92 2010 Alexandrea Smith-Mackay 02.36.50 2012
400m Lewis Baillie 05.23.48 2013 Abby Hay 05.27.58 2013
800m Lewis Baillie 11.00.51 2013 Abby Hay 11.51.86 2012
1500m Oliver Carter 23.04.60 2012

10 Years
25m Gavin Innes 00.16.10 1987 Carrie Simpson 00.15.03 2000
50m Adam Young 00.34.01 2013 Carrie Simpson 00.33.89 2000
100m Gavin Innes 01.18.69 1987 Carrie Simpson 01.16.47 2000
200m Adam Young 02.47.05 2013 Carrie Simpson 02.51.53 2000
400m

9 Years & Under
25m Adam Young 00.18.52 2011 Carrie Simpson 00.16.07 1999
50m Adam Young 00.34.19 2012 Carrie Simpson 00.36.30 1999
100m Adam Young 01.19.77 2012 Rachel Hebden 01.45.67 1988
200m Adam Young 03.08.01 2012 Carrie Simpson 03.21.56 1999
CLUB RECORDS
Backcrawl

MALE FEMALE

Over 17 Years
50m Ian Logan 00.30.77 1995 Pauline McLean 00.30.40 1995
100m Bruce Elder 01.02.00 1994 Pauline McLean 01.05.24 1994
200m Bruce Elder 02.17.19 1992 Pauline McLean 02.22.19 1995

15/16 Years
50m Steven Preston 00.30.12 1997 Frances Robinson 00.33.66 1997
100m Thomas Farrell 01.04.33 2013 Melanie Christie 01.11.51 1997
200m Thomas Farrell 02.20.74 2013 Frances Robinson 02.40.01 1997

13/14 Years
50m Steven Preston 00.31.02 1996 Melanie Christie 00.34.17 1996
100m Steven Preston 01.08.56 1996 Frances Robinson 01.14.06 1996
200m Kyle Watson 02.33.42 2002 Frances Robinson 02.37.75 1996

11/12 Years
50m Alex Farrow 00.35.63 1997 Rachel Hood 00.36.78 1994
100m Alex Farrow 01.16.90 1997 Alex Boyter 01.19.00 2004
200m Kyle Watson 02.43.38 2000 Carrie Simpson 02.53.61 2001

10 Years
25m Gavin Innes 00.18.88 1987 Carrie Simpson 00.18.70 2000
50m Angus Hay 00.40.12 1998 Carrie Simpson 00.38.47 2000
100m Kyle Watson 01.29.86 1998 Carrie Simpson 01.25.27 2000
200m Adam Young 03.05.97 2013

9 Years & Under
25m Adam Young 00.19.69 2012 Carrie Simpson 00.20.15 1999
50m Alex Farrow 00.42.95 1994 Carrie Simpson 00.42.52 1999
100m A. Littlejohn 01.40.77 1996 Jane Dickson 01.54.23 1988
200m Adam Young 03.28.35 2012
CLUB RECORDS
Breaststroke

MALE FEMALE

Over 17 Years
50m Gary Elder 00.32.16 1993
100m Gary Elder 01.10.31 1993 Pauline McLean 01.22.45 1992
200m Ian Logan 02.44.39 1996

15/16 Years
50m Andy Westcott 00.33.32 1992 Melanie Christie 00.36.71 1997
100m Gary Elder 01.10.16 1992 Melanie Christie 01.20.81 1997
200m Gary Elder 02.40.01 1992 Helen Millar 02.56.49 1991

13/14 Years
50m Andy Westcott 00.32.28 1991 Cheryl Christie 00.36.30 1994
100m Andy Westcott 01.12.34 1991 Cheryl Christie 01.21.14 1994
200m Andy Westcott 02.47.79 1991 Rachel Hendry 03.00.86 1989

11/12 Years
50m Andy Westcott 00.36.49 1989 Cheryl Christie 00.37.41 1993
100m Andy Westcott 01.20.75 1989 Cheryl Christie 01.24.71 1993
200m Lewis Baillie 03.04.18 2013 Rachel Hendry 03.21.88 1987

10 Years
25m Andy Westcott 00.20.84 1987 Cheryl Christie 00.20.30 1991
50m Andy Westcott 00.44.00 1987 Cheryl Christie 00.42.71 1991
100m Findlay Baillie 01.41.16 2013 Cheryl Christie 01.36.86 1991
200m Findlay Baillie 03.30.60 2013

9 Years & Under
25m D. Hendry 00.21.00 1986 Cheryl Christie 00.22.00 1990
50m Graeme Hood 00.46.99 1995 Cheryl Christie 00.46.13 1990
100m Graeme Hood 01.55.47 1995 Cheryl Christie 01.46.30 1990

CLUB RECORDS
Butterfly

MALE FEMALE

Over 17 Years
50m Gary Dobson 00.29.00 1987 Pauline McLean 00.31.40 1994
100m Joe Robb 01.04.31 1991 Pauline McLean 01.06.99 1995
200m Bruce Elder 02.23.71 1994 Pauline McLean 02.35.00 1994

15/16 Years
50m Steven Preston 00.29.28 1997 Claire Edwards 00.33.60 1991
100m Gary Elder 01.04.73 1992 Claire Edwards 01.13.85 1990
200m Kevin Smith 02.53.04 1995 Claire Edwards 02.42.43 1991

13/14 Years
50m Andy Westcott 00.31.03 1991 Helen Millar 00.33.00 1990
100m Owen Green 01.09.50 2011 Sarah Russell 01.16.93 2000
200m Owen Green 02.38.11 2011 Jane Logan 03.06.66 1994

11/12 Years
25m Andy Westcott 00.17.75 1988 Morag Ekanger 00.16.05 1987
50m Owen Green 00.33.80 2010 Zoe Preston 00.34.36 1997
100m Owen Green 01.14.25 2010 Sarah Russell 01.24.14 1998
200m Owen Green 02.42.33 2010 Abby Hay 03.36.97 2012

10 Years
25m Alex Farrow 00.16.60 1995 Molly Neville 00.17.73 2000
50m Gavin Innes 00.38.60 1987 Carrie Simpson 00.39.46 2000
100m Graeme Hood 01.44.37 1996 Carrie Simpson 01.35.09 2000

9 Years & Under
25m Gavin Innes 00.18.62 1986 C. Hannah 00.20.71 1988
50m Adam Young 00.44.95 2012 Carrie Simpson 00.45.54 1999
100m Adam Young 01.35.32 2013 Jane Dickson 02.05.16 2988

CLUB RECORDS
Individual Medley

MALE FEMALE

Over 17 Years
100m Bruce Elder 01.05.39 1993 Pauline McLean 01.07.90 1995
200m Bruce Elder 02.22.16 1994 Pauline McLean 02.25.90 1995
400m Ian Logan 05.05.77 1996 Pauline McLean 05.29.80 1993

15/16 Years
100m Ian Logan 01.06.08 1994 Claire Edwards 01.15.38 1990
200m Ian Logan 02.23.80 1994 Claire Edwards 02.38.52 1990
400m Ian Logan 05.13.13 1994

13/14 Years
100m Andy Westcott 01.09.05 1991 Helen Millar 01.14.00 1993
200m Owen Green 02.36.98 2011 Melanie Christie 02.43.56 1996
400m Owen Green 05.24.26 2011

11/12 Years
100m Owen Green 01.16.55 2011 Christy Robinson 01.20.69 1996
200m Owen Green 02.43.99 2010 Christy Robinson 02.49.92 1996
400m Owen Green 05.44.45 2010 Catriona Cleary 06.58.83 2012

10 Years
100m Gavin Innes 01.31.16 1987 Helen Millar 01.27.36 1987
200m Findlay Baillie 03.26.47 2013 Rachel Hendry 03.28.00 1986

9 Years & Under
100m Adam Young 01.32.47 2013 Carrie Simpson 01.37.48 1999
200m Adam Young 03.22.10 2013

FIFE NOVICE LEAGUE– ROUND 4 RESULTS – MICHAEL WOODS SWIMMING POOL – SATURDAY 21ST SEPTEMBER, 2013

FIFE NOVICE LEAGUE– ROUND 4 RESULTS – MICHAEL WOODS SWIMMING POOL – SATURDAY 21ST SEPTEMBER, 2013

Swimmer

Age Group

Event

Entry

Race

PB

Eve Hewitt

9 & Under

25m Backstroke

25.38

22.50

– 2.88

Demi Corbishley

10-12yrs

50m Backstroke

1.01.90

56.01

– 5.79

Isla Lorimer

10-12yrs

50m Backstroke

58.84

57.65

– 1.19

Rona Moss

10-12yrs

50m Backstroke

50.36

43.91

– 6.45

Scarlett Ferris

9 & Under

25m Breaststroke

30.52

28.50

– 2.02

Lucy Robertson

10-12yrs

50m Breaststroke

57.31

53.68

– 3.63

Emily Baxter

10-12yrs

50m Breaststroke

56.36

51.03

– 5.33

Kirsten Smith

10-12yrs

50m Breaststroke

52.27

51.43

– 0.84

Cameron Paterson

10-12yrs

50m Breaststroke

55.41

53.00

– 2.41

Mia Anderson

9 & Under

25m Butterfly

34.71

36.75

 

Amy Spencer

10-12yrs

50m Butterfly

57.23

49.59

– 7.64

Alex Henderson

10-12yrs

50m Butterfly

56.91

48.00

– 8.91

Charlotte Williamson

10-12yrs

50m Butterfly

48.91

51.13

 

Oliver Goad

10-12yrs

50m Butterfly

1.00.46

58.26

– 2.20

Olivia MacLellan

9 & Under

25m Freestyle

31.25

22.71

– 8.54

Ebony Sharp

10-12yrs

50m Freestyle

1.00.06

45.24

– 14.82

Abigail Cousins

10-12yrs

50m Freestyle

46.86

45.32

– 1.54

Elle Corbishley

10-12yrs

50m Freestyle

43.39

39.76

– 3.63

Eve Hewitt

9 & Under

50m Freestyle

40.16

43.11

 

Lucy Robertson

10-12yrs

100m Freestyle

1.46.97

1.31.56

– 15.41

Amy Spencer

10-12yrs

100m Freestyle

1.39.21

1.36.87

– 2.34

Charlotte Williamson

10-12yrs

100m Freestyle

1.34.25

1.31.53

– 2.72

Cameron Paterson

10-12yrs

100m Freestyle

1.33.37

1.37.45

 

Girls 9 & under IM – 1st Place

                                                         Cupar A              1.42.43

Eve Hewitt, Scarlett Ferris, Olivia MacLellan, Mia Anderson

Girls 10-12yrs IM – 4th Place

                                                        Cupar A      1.31.71

Isla Lorimer, Kirsten Smith, Charlotte Williamson, Elle Corbishley

Girls 10-12yrs IM – 9th Place

  Cupar C       1.39.17

Demi Corbishley, Lucy Robertson, Alex Henderson, Abigail Cousins

Girls 10-12yrs IM – 2nd Place

  Cupar B       1.29.54

Rona Moss, Emily Baxter, Amy Spencer, Ebony Sharp

 

photo relay squad novice gala September

The winning relay team of Eve Hewitt, Scarlett Ferris, Olivia MacLellan & Mia Anderson

19 personal best times out of 23 swims tells the story of a fantastic morning of competition from our young novice league swimmers. A total of six speed flashes (coloured purple) were handed out this time round to swimmers who delivered some outstanding swims. Eve Hewitt kick started the day with a flash in the first race of the morning. The 50m Backstroke then saw lifetime bests from all of the swimmers with Rona Moss taking over six seconds off her time to win a flash. Similarly in the breaststroke we saw all of the swimmers improve on their entry times with an excellent five second pb from Emily Baxter to pick up a speed flash. Kirsten Smith swam really well to improve her already impressive time and pick up another speed flash this season. The Butterfly followed, a stroke many of the young swimmers find challenging, however recent coaching practise showed through with both Amy Spencer and Alex Henderson setting massive new lifetime bests and Alex securing a hard to earn speed flash too. Oliver Goad, benefitting from his recent summer school training also set a new pb time taking over two-seconds off. Olivia MacLellan, competing in her first ever gala turned in a smashing 25m Freestyle swim taking nearly nine-seconds off her time and just missing out on a speed flash in her first ever race!! The high speed Freestyle continued as Ebony Sharp took 15 seconds off her time in a really strong swim. Abigail Cousins and Elle Corbishley swam extremely well too, both setting pb’s and Elle picking up a flash in her first sub-40 swim. The 100m swims saw the more experienced swimmers competing and setting some fabulous new times. The highlight was Lucy Robertson’s swim where she took off over 15 seconds to make her one of the fastest girls in her age group at Cupar. The relay races are always a real highlight for our kids and this weekend was no exception. The girls 9 and under squad, competing against 10 other teams, went on to place first with an excellent time and some fantastic individual swims. 16 teams then competed in the girls 10-12yrs age group with the Cupar B team finishing in second place, touched out by only one-tenth of a second by Step Rock of St Andrews. A hugely satisfying weekend for all involved. My thanks to Duncan Hewitt and Alan Cousins for their support poolside with the swimmers and to parents who undertook timekeeping duties too.

Mark Laing – Lead Coach, Cupar and District Swimming Club

Updated twitter profile

Hey we just updated out twitter profile!

What do you think >> https://twitter.com/CuparSwimming

twitterUpdate

Great turn out this morning at Glenrothes

Sat here at Glenrothes and it is a great turn out form the club this morning. Lots of swimmers here, Go Cupar!!!

New Squad section added

So A new Squad section has been added and will contain squad specific information as opposed to more generic squad information that will be in the general About area.

http://cuparswimming.com/squads/

Not to say it wont contain the same information as well 🙂

>RF

Fife Area Squad section

Just setup a Fife Area Squad section in the About section of the website. This may move but is a good started for 10 🙂

http://cuparswimming.com/about/fife-area-squad/

>RF

 

 

Glasgow 2014 – Public Ticket Application Process

Dear Club and Membership Secretaries,

Glasgow 2014 – Public Ticket Application Process, please ensure this important message is circulated to all your club members ASAP.

Scottish Swimming will not be receiving an allocation of public tickets for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Unlike the 2012 London Olympics where Scottish Swimmingsecured a number of swimming tickets to make available to clubs, this will not be happening for next year and so it is essential that to have a chance of getting tickets you follow the Glasgow 2014 Ticket Application Process as detail below.

Scottish Swimming would like to see as many members as possible in the crowd during the Games supporting our team members so please apply for tickets at the start of the process.

Footnote – selected athlete team members will receive a small allocation of tickets for Friends and Family, these numbers will be low and so again we encourage everyone to apply through the public process in the first instance.

Glasgow 2014 – Ticket Application Process (Extract taken from Glasgow 2014 website)

http://www.glasgow2014.com/tickets/ticketing-explained

PRICES

Tickets for all sports will start at just £15 with two-thirds of all tickets on sale for £25 or less. There will be half-price tickets for under-16s and over-60s, and your ticket price will include public transport in the local area on the day of your event, which means you won’t have to worry about getting around!

THE APPLICATION PROCESS

Like all previous Commonwealth Games, Glasgow 2014 will run a fair and simple application process to ensure everyone has an equal chance of getting tickets. Here’s how it will work:

 

• On 19 August, tickets will go on sale and you’ll have four weeks to apply for the tickets you want online or by post.

• The application period will close on 16 September.

• Shortly afterwards, we will contact you to let you know if your application has been successful.

• For tickets to the very popular events where there is likely to be more demand than seats available – like the 100m final – we’ll run a fair and simple draw. It’ll be completely impartial, selecting people from all of the applications received. If your session is not oversold, you’ll get the tickets you asked for.

• Don’t worry – there’s no chance of you being given tickets for Netball if you asked for Table Tennis. You will only be given tickets to the events you applied for.

• Glasgow 2014 will contact you by email with a summary of your tickets before any payment is taken.

Forbes Dunlop

Chief Executive Officer

Scottish Swimming

FIFE LEAGUES GLENROTHES– SUNDAY, 8TH SEPTEMBER, 2013

 

FIFE LEAGUES– ROUND 3 – MICHAEL WOODS SWIMMING POOL, GLENROTHES– SUNDAY, 8TH SEPTEMBER, 2013

Swimmer

Event

Entry Time

Race Time

PB

Nicola Howat

100m Backstroke

1.20.50

1.19.74

– 0.76

Catriona Cleary

100m Backstroke

1.31.90

1.29.17

– 2.73

Ellen McQuilton

100m Backstroke

1.40.87

1.37.28

– 3.59

Hannah Thorne

100m Backstroke

1.42.00

1.41.39

DQ

Ben Levy

100m Backstroke

1.19.69

1.20.47

 

Oliver Carter

100m Backstroke

1.24.21

1.18.23

– 5.98

Findlay Baillie

100m Backstroke

1.35.75

1.38.38

 

Megan Wilson

100m Breaststroke

1.32.40

1.31.97

– 0.43

Rhiannon Laing

100m Breaststroke

1.37.18

1.33.40

– 3.78

Kirstin Bousie

100m Breaststroke

1.40.34

DNF

 

Corrie Hay

100m Breaststroke

1.46.71

1.44.22

– 2.49

Max Innes

100m Breaststroke

1.44.63

1.33.65

– 11.98

Jack Gordon

100m Breaststroke

1.44.78

1.34.14

– 10.64

Callum MacPherson

100m Breaststroke

1.52.03

1.44.32

– 7.71

Katie Ross

100m Fly

1.26.82

1.21.78

– 5.04

Euan Baillie

100m Fly

1.19.21

1.16.45

– 2.76

Lewis Baillie

100m Fly

1.28.50

1.27.28

– 1.22

Murdo Denholm

100m Fly

1.47.43

1.46.16

DQ

Abby Hay

100m Freestyle

1.13.49

1.08.52

– 4.97

Robyn Henderson

100m Freestyle

1.23.89

1.18.43

– 5.46

Lindsay Moncrieff

100m Freestyle

1.24.66

1.16.94

– 7.72

Thomas Farrell

100m Freestyle

58.28

56.97

– 1.31

Adam Young

100m Freestyle

1.14.52

1.17.92

 

Jimmy Brooks

100m Freestyle

1.25.08

1.22.59

– 2.49

Katie Ross

200m IM

2.55.56

2.54.62

DQ

Megan Wilson

200m IM

2.57.52

2.57.31

– 0.21

Catriona Cleary

200m IM

3.13.06

3.05.68

– 7.38

Ellen McQuilton

200m IM

3.36.34

3.24.74

– 11.60

Thomas Farrell

200m IM

2.27.88

2.31.98

 

Lewis Baillie

200m IM

2.53.40

2.56.90

 

Max Innes

200m IM

3.36.15

3.14.01

22.14

Rhiannon Laing

50m Fly

37.60

39.80

 

Abby Hay

50m Fly

38.69

34.59

– 4.10

Nicola Howat

50m Fly

39.50

37.55

– 1.95

Robyn Henderson

50m Fly

47.14

51.20

 

Kirstin Bousie

50m Fly

47.65

44.76

– 2.89

Corrie Hay

50m Fly

47.71

49.82

 

Lindsay Moncrieff

50m Fly

48.07

42.62

– 5.45

Hannah Thorne

50m Fly

55.33

46.58

– 8.75

Euan Baillie

50m Fly

35.64

33.44

– 2.20

Ollie Carter

50m Fly

37.47

36.07

– 1.40

Adam Young

50m Fly

40.88

40.85

– 0.03

Jack Gordon

50m Fly

41.08

38.58

– 2.50

Ben Levy

50m Fly

41.55

35.21

– 6.34

Callum MacPherson

50m Fly

44.07

42.78

– 1.35

Murdo Denholm

50m Fly

45.68

45.04

– 0.64

Findlay Baillie

50m Fly

46.33

52.87

 

Jimmy Brooks

50m Fly

47.05

45.49

– 1.56

 

After a top-class performance from the Novice swimmers in the morning session the senior swimmers too went on to produce some outstanding results in the afternoon session. 35 new personal best times were set out a total of 48 races. Three swimmers were unfortunately disqualified due to either technical or stroke infringements but they all responded positively to their disappointment which showed a real strength of character.

An initially nervous Ellen McQuilton went on to produce two solid races hitting lifetime best times and knowing there is even more to come. Catriona Cleary competed in the two events she needed for qualification to the East District age-groups later this year setting two new pb’s but missing both times by fractions of a second. Ollie Carter continued his recent run of excellent form producing more personal best times. Abby Hay smashed the time she set just last week, swimming a sub 1.10 for the first time in 100m Free.

Robyn Henderson and Lindsay Moncrieff raced together in the 100m Freestyle both producing fantastic times with Lindsay now one of the fastest freestylers in her age-group at the club. Jimmy Brooks too put in a solid swim setting a new pb time with 2 ½ seconds off. Kirstin Bousie overcame her disappointment in not finishing the 100m Breaststroke, owing to choking on pool water, by producing a strong 50m Fly and an excellent pb. The dark horse in that heat though was Lindsay Moncrieff, away across in lane one, who delivered a breath-taking 42.62 to reinforce being on top form.

Corrie Hay, following on from last week’s success in the 200m Breaststroke, went on to set a new pb in the 100m too. Rhiannon Laing, who set a good time last week, went even faster still yesterday showing that Breaststroke is still one of her favourite strokes. Jack Gordon, never short of a smile, put in two great swims in his events taking over ten seconds off his 100m Breaststroke in particular. Callum MacPherson, not a lover of the art of breaststroke, also smashed his entry time much to his delight.  Our older girls Nicola, Megan and Katie all swam lifetime best times in each of their swims with Nicola’s 50m Fly particularly impressive. Hannah Thorne overcame her earlier disappointment in the 100m Backstroke by hurtling down the pool on her 50m Fly taking an outstanding 8 ¾ seconds off her time. Euan Baillie continued his good form on Butterfly with younger brother Lewis also setting a new pb in the 100m Fly. Vice-captain Ben Levy also put in a barnstorming swim in his 50m Fly taking over six seconds off. Adam Young showed a return to form by also hitting pb in the same event. Murdo Denholm, disqualified earlier in the day in the 100m Fly produced a stronger swim for pb and proved that he is still one of the clubs best young Fly swimmers.

My thanks to parents who officiated and to Karen Baillie for team management and Catriona McCrone and Mark McQuilton for their support poolside. We’re back at Glenrothes on the 21st September to finish the Fife Leagues season off. Come along and support the swimmers.

Mark Laing – Lead Coach, Cupar and District Swimming Club

Fife Novice League Glenrothes September 8th 2012

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

Coaches Report August 2013

                                                        

LEAD COACHES REPORT

2nd September 2013

Since my last report on 15th August the following has taken place:

  • Former club swimmer Sam McKiddie has returned to the club from Dundee City Aquatics. He has joined the Gold Squad. Owen Green has also returned to Cupar from InCAS and he too swims with the Gold Squad. An 11-yr-old American lad called Bernard Gil was assessed last week and he is to begin swimming with the Bronze Squad. He trained with a swim club out in the United States prior to his move. Two new swimmers have approached the club in the last week to try out for places in Senior Squad. Both have been asked to come to swimming on Tuesday 3rd September so that they can be assessed.

  • Aidan Borchers has left the club unfortunately and he will be missed by both coaches and swimmers.

  • Coaches are currently providing me with copies of their coaching certificates so that we can have an electronic store of information regarding their qualifications etc.

  • On Friday 30th September, John Dougall met with the parents of swimmers who have applied to join the new Fife Development Squad and updated them on how the squad will run. The following swimmers have applied to join – Corrie Hay, Adam Young, Findlay and Euan Baillie, Murdo Denholm, Katie Ross and Ben Levy. It is anticipated that the first session will be Tuesday 17th September at Lochgelly High School.

  • Confirmation has been received that the Fife Performance Swimming Squad Warm Weather Camp is going ahead in Torremolinos, Spain from 9th – 16th October. Club swimmers Abby Hay, Lewis Baillie and Thomas Farrell have signed up to go. Forrest Hamilton and I will be attending as coaches to support both our swimmers and the rest of FPSS. Hopefully this will lead to preparations thereafter for CADSC swimmers not in the FPSS to attend the camp in 2014 which is likely to be hosted in Barcelona, Spain.

  • Stirling training has not received a sufficient number of swimmers showing interest, possibly because it clashes with the Leuchars Airshow, so consequently we have offered swimtime to Step Rock who are to let me know numbers within the next few days. I will be coaching both their swimmers and ours in what I see as a step forward for swimming in North East Fife.

  • I was confirmed in post on Friday 30th August as lead coach for the next year and look forward to continuing to take the club forward.

  • Over the weekend our swimmers competed brilliantly at the Dunedin Challenge Meet, the details of which have been circulated.

  • Confirmation has been received that the Disability Coaches course that I am to attend on Wednesday 4th September in Dalkeith is still going ahead and I will report next month on how that goes.

  • Discussions are still on-going regarding moves between squads and access to more swim time as a consequence of swimmers training in Lochgelly with Fife Development.  It is vital that these discussions are complete and arrangements in place prior to the 17th September so that swimmers don’t miss out on the opportunity of access to more swim time. In the meantime, the Bronze Squad has taken in the following three swimmers from Sharks: William Harper, Scarlett Ferris & Cameron McMaster. Congratulations to all three on their selection to Senior Squad.

  • Megan Cleary is to undertake her Level One Teachers course and she is also looking to do the Team Managers course with Gina too.

  • On 29th August, John Wishart carried out timings with a number of his swimmers to update their 50m times.

  • Discussions are currently underway to have the entire Gold Squad train at the same time on a Thursday evening session. Many of the older swimmers come at 8pm to start their session which runs until 9.45pm. I am hopeful that we can resolve this by having them all swim together, maintaining their squad feel, finish at a more reasonable time of the night  and save 3hrs lane payment a month too which can be utilised elsewhere.

  • More pooltime has been suggested and the option of a one-hour morning session is currently being looked into. Once more information is obtained; this will be circulated more widely.

  • The matter of stop watches for coaches is yet to be resolved. I have discussed the matter at length with Eric Young and he will update the committee accordingly.

Mark Laing, Lead Coach, Cupar and District Swimming Club

2nd September, 2013

 

DUNEDIN CHALLENGE MEET RESULTS

DUNEDIN CHALLENGE MEET – CARNEGIE LEISURE CENTRE, DUNFERMLINE – 31ST AUGUST & 1ST SEPTEMBER, 2013

SATURDAY MORNING SESSION

Swimmer

Age Group

Event

Entry Time

Race Time

PB

Charlotte Williamson

8-10

50m Breast

50.51

47.37

– 3.14

Eve Hewitt

8-10

50m Breast

57.82

52.18

– 5.64

Olivia Carter

11-12

50m Breast

53.03

51.05

– 1.98

Adam Young

8-10

50m Back

40.43

41.28

+ 0.85

Max Innes

11-12

50m Back

43.76

41.03

– 2.73

Thomas Farrell

15 & Over

50m Back

30.61

31.03

+ 0.42

Lewis Baillie

11-12

200m Freestyle

2.34.17

2.38.90

+ 4.73

Max Innes

11-12

200m Freestyle

3.09.26

2.50.01

– 19.25

Findlay Baillie

11-12

200m Freestyle

3.11.13

3.05.91

– 5.22

Oliver Carter

13-14

200m Freestyle

2.33.75

2.30.47

– 3.28

Euan Baillie

13-14

200m Freestyle

2.49.12

2.41.06

– 8.06

Olivia Carter

11-12

100m Back

1.35.89

1.32.83

– 3.06

Millie Buchan

11-12

100m Back

1.39.68

1.37.87

– 1.81

Rhiannon Laing

13-14

100m Back

1.25.03

1.20.21

– 4.82

Lewis Baillie

11-12

100m Breast

1.26.27

1.27.43

+ 1.16

Findlay Baillie

11-12

100m Breast

1.41.16

1.39.85

– 1.31

Max Innes

11-12

100m Breast

1.44.63

1.35.64

– 8.99

Euan Baillie

13-14

100m Breast

1.31.96

1.30.14

– 1.82

Oliver Carter

13-14

100m Breast

1.42.72

1.35.51

– 7.21

Charlotte Williamson

8-10

100m IM

1.51.61

1.38.65

– 12.96

Olivia Carter

11-12

100m IM

1.35.63

1.33.43

– 2.20

Rhiannon Laing

13-14

100m IM

1.23.59

1.22.81

– 0.78

SATURDAY AFTERNOON SESSION

Swimmer

Age Group

Event

Entry Time

Race Time

 
Findlay Baillie

11-12

50m Breast

44.72

47.13

+ 2.41

Max Innes

11-12

50m Breast

46.81

43.41

– 3.40

Charlotte Williamson

8-10

50m Back

45.40

42.33

– 3.07

Eve Hewitt

8-10

50m Back

50.62

47.85

– 2.77

Olivia Carter

11-12

50m Back

46.92

41.60

– 5.32

Millie Buchan

11-12

50m Back

47.77

44.49

– 3.28

Catriona Cleary

13-14

200m Freestyle

2.44.78

2.43.36

– 1.42

Adam Young

8-10

100m Back

1.28.94

1.30.83

+ 1.89

Lewis Baillie

11-12

100m Back

1.24.63

1.22.51

– 2.12

Max Innes

11-12

100m Back

1.33.82

DQ

DQ

Oliver Carter

13-14

100m Back

1.24.21

1.19.07

– 5.14

Olivia Carter

11-12

100m Breast

1.54.13

1.51.91

– 2.22

Rhiannon Laing

13-14

100m Breast

1.37.18

1.33.50

– 3.68

Kirstin Bousie

13-14

100m Breast

1.40.34

1.35.38

– 4.96

Adam Young

8-10

100m IM

1.30.49

1.33.23

+ 2.74

Max Innes

11-12

100m IM

1.33.68

1.31.16

– 2.52

Findlay Baillie

11-12

100m IM

1.35.60

1.32.56

– 3.04

Euan Baillie

13-14

100m IM

1.19.95

1.18.95

– 1.00

Oliver Carter

13-14

100m IM

1.26.78

1.23.50

– 3.28

SUNDAY MORNING SESSION

Swimmer

Age Group

Event

Entry Time

Race Time

PB

Eve Hewitt

8-10

50m Freestyle

43.15

40.16

– 2.99

Emily Baxter

8-10

50m Freestyle

44.31

39.40

– 4.91

Corrie Hay

11-12

50m Freestyle

37.29

35.75

– 1.54

Millie Buchan

11-12

50m Freestyle

39.62

37.23

– 2.39

Abby Hay

13-14

50m Freestyle

35.03

32.37

– 2.66

Adam Young

8-10

50m Butterfly

40.88

43.70

+ 2.82

Lewis Baillie

11-12

50m Butterfly

37.12

39.01

+ 1.89

Corrie Hay

11-12

200m Breast

4.02.81

3.39.20

– 23.61

Kirstin Bousie

13-14

200m Breast

3.40.78

3.28.16

– 12.62

Murdo Denholm

11-12

200m Back

3.18.17

3.11.35

– 6.82

Findlay Baillie

11-12

200m Back

3.22.75

DQ

DQ

Oliver Carter

13-14

200m Back

2.48.26

2.46.13

– 2.13

Emily Baxter

8-10

100m Freestyle

1.46.34

1.31.88

– 14.46

Corrie Hay

11-12

100m Freestyle

1.29.27

1.23.82

– 5.45

Millie Buchan

11-12

100m Freestyle

1.32.65

1.27.04

– 5.61

Rhiannon Laing

13-14

100m Freestyle

1.11.46

1.15.54

+ 4.08

Abby Hay

13-14

100m Freestyle

1.12.30

1.10.05

– 2.25

Catriona Cleary

13-14

100m Freestyle

1.21.09

1.17.25

– 3.84

Kirstin Bousie

13-14

100m Freestyle

1.21.51

1.20.75

– 0.76

Euan Baillie

13-14

100m Butterfly

1.19.21

1.14.84

– 4.37

Oliver Carter

13-14

100m Butterfly

1.28.01

1.22.39

– 5.62

Abby Hay

13-14

200m IM

2.55.79

2.49.22

– 6.57

SUNDAY AFTERNOON SESSION

Swimmer

Age Group

Event

Entry Time

Race Time

PB

Adam Young

8-10

50m Freestyle

34.01

35.13

+ 1.12

Murdo Denholm

11-12

50m Freestyle

37.65

37.18

– 0.47

Oliver Carter

13-14

50m Freestyle

32.26

32.12

– 0.14

Emily Baxter

8-10

50m Butterfly

49.16

45.77

– 3.39

Louise Moncrieff

11-12

50m Butterfly

45.65

46.62

+ 0.97

Rhiannon Laing

13-14

50m Butterfly

37.60

40.24

+ 2.64

Catriona Cleary

13-14

50m Butterfly

42.18

40.26

– 1.92

Lewis Baillie

11-12

200m Breast

3.04.18

3.04.83

+ 0.65

Findlay Baillie

11-12

200m Breast

3.30.60

3.40.99

+ 10.33

Catriona Cleary

13-14

200m Back

3.05.40

3.07.47

+ 2.07

Lindsay Moncrieff

13-14

200m Back

3.13.87

DQ

DQ

Adam Young

8-10

100m Freestyle

1.14.52

1.21.66

+ 7.14

Lewis Baillie

11-12

100m Freestyle

1.12.45

1.13.01

+ 0.56

Oliver Carter

13-14

100m Freestyle

1.10.93

1.09.87

– 1.06

Euan Baillie

13-14

100m Freestyle

1.12.36

1.11.97

– 0.39

Emily Baxter

8-10

100m Butterfly

1.57.98

1.54.64

– 3.34

Murdo Denholm

11-12

200m IM

3.26.70

3.15.95

– 10.75

Oliver Carter

13-14

200m IM

3.06.15

2.52.44

– 13.71

                       

A fantastic weekend of swimming saw a total of nine medals secured and personal best swims in 60 out of 81 swims. This was the first competition of the new season and I was hopeful that swimmers would compete close to their PB’s but did not expect such a high level of achievement across the board. 10-yr-old Adam Young, whilst not on top form at the weekend, reminded us that he is one of the top swimmers in his age group winning a cracking 5 medals and also landing a cash prize too!! Thomas Farrell picked up the Gold medal in the 50m Backstroke on day one, with Adam collecting Gold in the same event and Gold in the 100m too. Bronze in the 100m IM was to follow for Adam, and then on Sunday he picked up two silvers in his final events the 50m Free and 50m Fly.

13-yr-old Ollie Carter was on stupendous form swimming an unbelievable nine out of nine personal best times and winning Bronze medals in the 100m Free and 200m IM. Club Captain Euan Baillie was also ‘in the groove’ at the weekend swimming PB’s in all five races and winning a Silver medal in the 100m Fly. Abby and Corrie Hay swam extremely well on Sunday morning picking up personal bests in all their swims too. Millie Buchan, who came along on Sunday morning even though she was second reserve for her swims was given places in the Freestyle and went on to set two more PB’s to add to the two secured on Saturday in the Backstroke. Murdo Denholm, who is set to join the Fife Development Squad, achieved three lifetime best swims on Sunday, putting in a strong swim in his 200m IM in particular.

13-yr-old Kirstin Bousie had her recent focus at training pay off as she competed in three races over the weekend setting lifetime bests in each. Her 100m Breaststroke was a particularly excellent swim and qualifies her for the forthcoming East District Age Group events this season.

9-yr-old Charlotte Williamson, fresh from her recent move to the Gold Squad, put in three excellent swims finishing in 4th, 5th and 6th places in her three races in the 8-10yr-old girls category. Similarly, Eve Hewitt too swam extremely well in each of her events with a massive smile on display after she set each of her new personal bests. Max Innes proved himself to be a fine Breaststroke swimmer setting excellent new times in each of his races. Turn judges captured three of our swimmers on the Backstroke turning too early at the wall and gliding in, leading to their disqualification, so lots of practice on Backstroke turns can be expected over the coming sessions.

Overall, I was delighted by the attitude and discipline of our swimmers. Their underwater work during starts was often the best in each of the heats and gave them an advantage over their competitors.

Our next meet is on Sunday 8th September when we gather for the Fife Leagues at the new Michael Woods Centre in Glenrothes.

My thanks to Karen Baillie for her usual top-class team management and to Duncan Hewitt, Bab’s Carter and Wendy Hay for their coaching support poolside.

See full race results at www.swimscotland.co.uk/meets13/dunedin2013/index.htm

Mark Laing

Lead Coach, Cupar and District Swimming Club

DunedinChallenge2013

Squad Coach pictures updated

Hi

I have updated the Squad coach pictures, so you can see who is who now 🙂

 

http://cuparswimming.com/about/squad-coaches/

just follow the link.

RF

 

Final programme for the Dunedin Challenge

Dunedin2013 Full Prgramme Info Sheet – Dunedin Challenge

Swimming Resources Updated

Hi

The Swimming resources page has been updated again to now include some of the information from the PDF as pages on this web site, check it out here.

http://cuparswimming.com/swimming-resources/

Cheers

R

Commitee members updated

Here they are http://cuparswimming.com/about/swimming-club-commitee/

Training Resumes

Remember Training is now back on! Times etc here http://cuparswimming.com/about/training-squads/

Get in touch if you have any questions as regards when you think you are meant to be training etc.

August News Letter

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Ann Arnold Novice Gala 2013

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Ann Arnold Novice Gala  2013

Saturday 28th September 2013

Michael Woods Sports and Leisure Centre,  Glenrothes.

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Meet Information

Date  Saturday 28th September 2013

Venue  Michael Woods Sports and Leisure centre, Viewfield, Glenrothes, Fife.

Pool  8 lane, 25m pool, electronic timing, anti-wave lane ropes, swim down facilities.

Events
Age 9 & Under 25 Fly, 50 Back, 50 Breast, 50 Free
Age 10 & Over 50 Fly, 50 Back, 50 Breast, 50 Free

All events will be heat declared.

Age Groups
Age groups will be Age on the Day, and are
8yrs and under
9yrs
10yrs
11yrs and over

Sessions  There will be 2 sessions as follows:-

Morning Warm-up 9.00 a.m. Start 10.00 a.m.

Afternoon Warm-up 1.30 p.m. Start 2.30 p.m.

Entry Fees  £4.50 per event. Cheques should be made payable to
“Glenrothes ASC”.

Entries will not be accepted without the correct fee or with the  entry file incorrectly completed.
Entries
Entries should be made by Hy-Tek file. Entry file requests should
be made by email to Heather McIntyre (see below) quoting club,
name, address and telephone number. Completed entries should
be returned by email

All completed forms and appropriate fees should be sent to:

Entry Secretary
Heather McIntyre,
The Bungalow,
Carslogie Rd,
Cupar, KY15 4HY

Tel 01334 656559

hjp.mcintyre@btinternet.com

Closing Date
The closing date for entries is midnight on Saturday 31st August
2013.

Cheques to arrive no later than 7 days after closing date.

Closing date: Midnight 31st August.

Awards
Awards will be presented to the first six in all events. Trophies
will be awarded to the female and male swimmers acquiring the
highest number of points. Points will be awarded to the top six in
each event.

Technical Officials We will be pleased to welcome T.O.’s who are travelling to the
meet. Lunches and refreshments will be offered. Please give
names to Gill Scott (Meet Convenor) by e-mail –
Gill.Scott@blueyonder.co.uk

Coaches Meal Passes Coaches Meal Passes are available at a cost of £8.00 each.
Please fill in the appropriate part of the summary sheet, if
required.

Amenities
The restaurant will be open most of the day for meals and
snacks. Michael Woods Centre provides good spectator
accommodation and there is ample parking to the rear of the
building.

Events

Please do not submit times faster than

EVENT
8yrs & under
9yrs
10yrs
11yrs & over
25m Fly
24.00
23.00

50m Fly

45.00
44.00
50m Back
50.00
48.00
46.00
43.00
50m Breast
57.00
55.00
52.00
50.00
50m free
41.00
40.00
37.00
35.00

Speeding awards will be issued to those swimming faster than times above.

Morning Session 9am warm up 10am start
101 Girls 9 & Under 25 Metre Fly
102 Boys 9 & Under 25 Metre Fly
103 Girls 10 & Over 50 Metre Fly
104 Boys 10 & Over 50 Metre Fly
105 Girls 9 & Under 50 Metre Back
106 Boys 9 & Under 50 Metre Back
107 Girls 10 & Over 50 Metre Back
108 Boys 10 & Over 50 Metre Back
109 Mixed 9 & Under 100 Metre Freestyle Relay

Afternoon Session 1:30pm Warm up 2:30 start
201 Girls 9 & Under 50 metre Breast
202 Boys 9 & Under 50 Metre Breast
203 Girls 10 & Over 50 Metre Breast
204 Boys 10 & Over 50 Metre Breast
205 Girls 9 & Under 50 Metre Free
206 Boys 9 & Under 50 Metre Free
207 Girls 10 & Over 50 Metre Free
208 Boys 10 & Over 50 Metre Free
209 Mixed 10 & Over 100 Metre Freestyle Relay

GLENROTHES AMATEUR SWIMMING CLUB
SPRING MEET 2012

SUMMARY SHEET

** This form must be completed and returned with your cheque. **

Club:

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Contact Name:
………………………………………………………………………………………..

Address:
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Post Code:
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Tel No. …………………………………………….

e-mail address: ………………………………..…………………………………
(important for urgent distribution of information and updates pertaining to the meet).

Total Male Entries
@ £ 5.00
……………..

£………………………………….

Total Female Entries
@ £ 5.00
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£………………………………….

Lunch Ticket
@ £8.00
……………..

£………………………………….

Total cheque enclosed

£ …………………………..

Please make cheques payable to GLENROTHES ASC

Form to be returned to:
Heather McIntyre

Meet Entry Secretary

The Bungalow,

Carslogie Road,

Cupar, KY15 4HY

Tel 01334 656559

Email: hjp.mcintyre@btinternet.com

TO BE RETURNED BY SATURDAY 31st August 2013

News Letter

Dear Parent,

We are writing to you to ask for your assistance in the day to day running of our swimming club.  We are all volunteers and are currently well supported by both coaches and poolside helpers in delivering swimming tuition to our swimmers.

However, we have a number of positions that require to be filled within the committee to allow us to support and develop the running of CADSC.  Without your support we will, in all honesty, struggle to continue to move the club forward.  Existing committee members have taken multi-tasking to a new level, with numerous individuals filling several roles.

Please take the time to consider the vacant positions described below and decide which one would suit you best.  Even if you do not wish to undertake a specific role, your help as a general member will none the less be very welcome.

The following positions require volunteers:

  • Secretary
  • Vice President
  • Kit Coordinator
  • Club Table Workers
  • Deputy Child Protection Officer
  • Social team members
  • General Members
  • Trophy Coordinator

Please contact us through the club email with how you can support your child’s club on swimmingcadsc at gmail.com.

For your information, the members of the current committee and roles are listed below.

The following positions are filled:

  • President – Cath Carter
  • Treasurer – Aileen Bousie
  • Child Protection Officer – Callum MacLeod
  • Deputy Child Protection Officer – Anita Lo
  • Membership Secretary – Mark McQuilton
  • Minute Secretary – Louise Henderson
  • Entries Secretary – Karen Baillie
  • Internal Gala Convenor – Catriona Mccrone
  • Social Convenor – Natalie Young
  • Technical Official – Eric Young
  • General Member – Lesley Reynolds
  •                                – Dod Bousie

Updated information on the About page

We are updating the information you find on the about page to include information on all the coaches and coaching teams. This will eventually include images of the coaches as well.

It does currently have information about when the Teams training sessions are.

Have a look:

http://cuparswimming.com/about/

Thanks

Club Captains

Hi Everyone,

Following the swimmers votes last night, we now have Euan Baillie (20 votes) as Boy’s Captain and Katie Gill (22 votes) as Girl’s Captain for next season, supported by Vice-Captain Ben Levy (13 votes). Congratulations to all three on their selection.

Mark Laing

Lead Coach – Cupar and District Swimming Club

Summer Training 2013

TRAINING DURING THE SCHOOL HOLIDAY PERIOD – 1ST JULY UNTIL 12TH AUGUST

This year swimming will be reduced to two sessions a week over the six-week period of the school holidays. There will be no swimming for Minnows and Piranhas after their last lesson on the 29th June. They will resume normal training when the schools go back in mid-August.

Dolphins and Sharks can train for one-hour a week during the first hour of either the Tuesday or Thursday night session. All senior club swimmers can attend both sessions if they wish. I would encourage swimmers to take a break at some point to ensure that they are rested before the full training programme returns after the holidays.

The sessions are as follows:

TUESDAY NIGHT – 6pm till 8pm

THURSDAY NIGHT – 6pm till 8pm

Training will return to normal on Tuesday 13th August.

Mark Laing, Lead Coach, Cupar and District Swimming Club

Summer 2013 Pool Party information

Prior to the summer break we are holding a pool party for all the clubs swimmers on Thursday 27th June between 6pm and 9pm.

This means that if you normally swim on a Thursday, your times will be different and, if you don’t, you are welcome according to the squad times below:-

Minnows, Piranhas & Dolphins 6pm – 7pm (if your child is under 8 year of age, there needs to be an adult in the water supervising them)

Sharks & Juniors 7pm – 8pm

Intermediate, Intermediate Plus and Seniors 8pm – 9pm.

Normal squad swimming will continue on Friday 28th and Saturday 29th as previously intimated.

Club Championship Trophy Winners 2013

Club Championship Trophy Winners 2013

Club Championship Trophy Winners

2012/13

Girls 8 & Under  

2011

2012

2013

Jackson Trophy Back Emily Baxter Eve Hewitt Hannah Staal
Garo Shield Fly Emily Baxter Eve Hewitt Jessica MacLeod
Hargreaves Plate Breast Emily Baxter Eve Hewitt Mia Anderson
Girls 8 & Under Cup Free Emily Baxter Eve Hewitt Jessica MacLeod
Girls 8 & Under Cup Overall Emily Baxter Eve Hewitt Mia Anderson
         
Girls 9/10yrs        
Russell Shield Back Erin Makein Corrie Hay Charlotte Williamson
Neville Cup Fly Erin Makein Corrie Hay Emily Baxter
Girls 9/10 yrs Cup Breast Corrie Hay Corrie Hay Charlotte Williamson
Girls 9/10yrs Cup Free Erin Makein Corrie Hay Eve Hewitt
Howe of Fife Cup Overall Erin Makein Corrie Hay Charlotte Williamson
         
Girls 11/12yrs        
Girls 11/12yrs Cup Back Rhiannon Laing Abby Hay Katie Steele
Field Trophy Fly Katie Ross Abby Hay Katie Steele
11/12yrs  Cup IM Katie Ross Abby Hay Katie Steele
Murray Shield Breast Katie Ross Amie McCrostie Maddy Yule
Insigna Shield Free Amie McCrostie Abby Hay Katie Steele
Boyter Cup Overall Katie Ross Abby Hay Katie Steele
         
Girls 13/14yrs        
Girls 13/14yrs Cup Back Megan Wilson Rhiannon Laing Alexandrea Smith-Mackay
Ecro Trophy Fly Megan Wilson Megan Wilson Katie Ross
Girls 13/14 yrs Cup IM Nicola Howat Megan Wilson Katie Ross
Berwyn Trophy Breast Nicola Howat Katie Ross Katie Ross
Girls 13/14 yrs Cup Free Nicola Howat Katie Ross Alexandrea Smith-Mackay
Ladies Circle Cup Overall Nicola Howat Katie Ross Alexandrea Smith-Mackay
         
Girls 15/16yrs        
Taygas Rosebowl Back Katie Thompson Nicola Howat Megan Wilson
Waterbabies Cup Fly Katie Thompson Megan Cleary Nicola Howat
Girls 15/16 yrs Cup IM Katie Thompson Nicola Howat Megan Wilson
Christie Plate Breast Katie Thompson Nicola Howat Megan Wilson
Nefet Trophy Free Katie Thompson Nicola Howat Megan Wilson
Girls 15/16yrs Cup Overall Katie Thompson Nicola Howat Megan Wilson
Girls 17yrs & Over        
Millennium Plate Back Yvonne Howat Yvonne Howat Not swum
Girls 17yrs & Over Fly Yvonne Howat Yvonne Howat NS
Girls 17yrs & Over IM Yvonne Howat Yvonne Howat NS
Girls 17yrs & Over Breast Yvonne Howat Yvonne Howat NS
Girls 17 yrs& Over Free Yvonne Howat Yvonne Howat NS
Redgate Cup Overall Yvonne Howat Yvonne Howat  
Boys 8 & Under  

2011

2012

2013

Taylor Shield Back Adam Young Josh Grundy Angus Cook
Hen Trophy Fly Adam Young Josh Grundy Angus Cook
Brand & Rae Cup Breast Adam Young Inver Petrie Angus Cook
Boys 8 & Under Cup Free Adam Young Josh Grundy Angus Cook
Hay Cup Overall Adam Young Josh Grundy Angus Cook
         
Boys 9/10yrs        
Boys 9/10yrs Cup Back Struan Anderson Adam Young Adam Young
Boyter Award Fly Ross McCrostie Adam Young Adam Young
Boys 9/10 yrs Cup Breast Struan Anderson Findlay Baillie Adam Young
Boys 9/10 yrs Cup Free Josh Stoddart Adam Young Adam Young
Dalgleish Cup Overall Struan Anderson Adam Young Adam Young
         
Boys 11/12yrs        
Dakat Shield Back Sam McKiddie Lewis Baillie Murdo Denholm
R. Muir Trophy Fly Sam McKiddie Lewis Baillie Murdo Denholm
Boys 11/12 yrs Cup IM Sam McKiddie Lewis Baillie Murdo Denholm
Boys 11/12 yrs Cup Breast Sam McKiddie Lewis Baillie Max Innes
McLachlan Trophy Free Sam McKiddie Lewis Baillie Max Innes
Mercat Cup Overall Sam McKiddie Lewis Baillie Murdo Denholm
         
Boys 13/14yrs        
Boys 13/14 yrs Cup Back Owen Green Ben Levy Lewis Baillie
Boys 13/14 yrs Cup Fly Owen Green Ben Levy Lewis Baillie
Boys 13/14 yrs Cup IM Owen Green Ben Levy Lewis Baillie
Watson shield Breast Owen Green Ben Levy Lewis Baillie
Boys 13/14 yrs Cup Free Owen Green Ben Levy Lewis Baillie
Henry Mathew Cup Overall Owen Green Ben Levy Lewis Baillie
         
Boys 15/16yrs        
RM Law Trophy Back Calum Crichton Alex Reid Jamie Hay
Muirfield Cup Fly Calum Crichton Alex Reid Aidan Borchers
Boys 15/16 yrs Cup IM Alex Reid Alex Reid Jamie Hay
RD MCF Cup Breast Alex Reid Alex Reid Jamie Hay
Jayasekera Shield Free Calum Crichton Alex Reid Jamie Hay
Boys 15/16yrs Cup Overall Calum Crichton Alex Reid Jamie Hay
         
Boys 17 & Over        
Millenium Plate Back     Ross Boyter
Logan Trophy Fly     Ross Boyter
17 yrs & Over Cup IM     Ross Boyter
Henry Matthew Cup Breast     Ross Boyter
Jordans Shield Free     Ross Boyter
Round Table Cup Overall     Ross Boyter
Eric Muir Shield Most Improved Alexandrea Smith Mackay & Lewis Baillie Oliver Carter Catriona Cleary
James Donaldson & Sons Trophy Services to club Russ Green John Wishart Karen Baille
David Merrilees Memorial Trophy Encouragement of Improving Swimmers Yvonne Howat Megan Wilson Ben Levy
Sonali Jayasekera Trophy Senior swimmer services to Club Yvonne Howat Nicola Howat NA this year

Dundee City Aquatics Stars of the Future

A squad of 17 swimmers from  Cupar & District Swimming Club made the trip across the River Tay to compete in the last ever swimming competition at the Olympia Leisure Centre in the Dundee City Aquatics Stars of the Future Meet.  Cupar had one of the largest teams taking part in the event and showed from the outset that Cupar are a club to be reckoned with.

A total of 30 personal best times were achieved, with some swimmers carving large chunks off their entry times.  This gala provided a busy schedule of races with heats and finals in all 4 strokes as well as Individual Medley races.

Best improvements on entry times came from Cameron Paterson, taking 13.66 seconds off his 100m IM time, Millie Buchan with 15.04 seconds off in the 100m Backstroke and Emily Baxter with 6.93 seconds off in the 100m IM.  10 year-old Louise Moncrieff from Dairsie continued her recent run of personal bests, with an improvement of 8.60 seconds in the 50m Breaststroke and 10.64 seconds off in the 50m Backstroke.

In the 100m IM, Adam Young secured a bronze medal with a new personal best time.  Not to be outdone, Findlay Baillie swam his way into the 50m Breaststroke final, going on to win the silver medal.  The afternoon session saw Adam make it through to the finals of the 50m Freestyle, where he collected silver in a closely contested race, followed by a bronze medal in the 50m Backstroke.  Nicole Reynolds made the final of the 50m Freestyle and went on to place fourth in a thrilling race.

This was the last competitive gala of the season of these young swimmers and it was an excellent way to finish.  Lead Coach Mark Laing said “I have been very impressed with the improvements made by our swimmers over the last few months.  We are all looking forward to a break from competition over the summer and coming back refreshed for the next season.

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Alloa Open Meet

A small team of swimmers from Cupar and District Swimming Club recently travelled to the excellent venue of The Peak Sports Village in Stirling for the Alloa Open Meet and enjoyed a most successful weekend.

On Saturday, seven swimmers took part in the competition, with everyone producing lifetime personal bests.  Adam Young picked up 3 medals over the course of the day, with a bronze in 50m Butterfly, silver in 200m Backstroke and another silver in 50m Freestyle.

Fifteen year old Thomas Farrell, a full time member of Fife Performance Swim Squad, swam an amazing 2.00.92 on his 200m Freestyle, taking nearly seven seconds off his time and positioning himself as tenth fastest in Scotland in his age group as well as setting a new club record.

Lewis Baillie went one better than last year at his favourite event and struck gold in the 200m Breaststroke with a great swim of 3.04.18, a new personal best and another club record.

In a return to fitness for 12-year old Abby Hay after a period of illness, she swam two distance events and set excellent PBs in both swims.  Catriona Cleary continued her impressive run of PBs this year to take 9 seconds off her 200m Freestyle, moving her almost 20 places up the 200m rankings.  The day finished with ten-year-olds Charlotte Williamson and Lucy Robertson tackling the 200m IM for the first time and setting very creditable times.

Sunday saw another flood of medals with Findlay Baillie picking up silver medals in both the 50m and 200m Breaststroke.  Adam Young collected another two medals with a silver in 50m Backstroke and bronze in 200m Freestyle.

Thomas Farrell competed in the 400m Freestyle winning a silver medal and taking 13 seconds of his time in the process, being narrowly pipped at the post for gold by fellow FPSS swimmer Greg Turner of Burntisland in an extremely thrilling race.

10-year-old Cameron Paterson swam an excellent 50m Backstroke in a race that saw him take almost 7 seconds off his entry time.  The day finished with Findlay Baillie putting in a solid swim in the 200m IM with a PB and narrowly missing out on third place.

Lead Coach Mark Laing was delighted with his team’s performance and said “It is great to see the progress being made by some of our younger swimmers with numerous lifetime bests achieved and medals picked up across all four strokes, setting us up well for our next galas in a fortnight’s time at Carnegie and Olympia swimming pools.  Having Thomas along too was an inspiration to these youngsters.”

New members are always welcome at Cupar & District Swimming Club.  Contact swimmingcdsc@gmail.com or come along to Cupar Sports Centre at 8 am on Saturday for a swimming assessment.

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Fife Gala write up in Herald

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Fife Novice Leagues May 2013

Another excellent weekend of swimming in the Novice League with a total of nine coveted ‘Speed Flashes’ won by our swimmers (shown in purple). Out of 27 races, 21 lifetime best swims were achieved, just showing how well the swimmers are training to improve so much. Charlotte Williamson broke through the 40 second barrier for the first time on her 50m Freestyle in a very confident swim. Alex Henderson and Kerri Stalker both showed why they had recently been promoted squads, performing very strongly in their 50m heats of Breaststroke and Fly respectively. Biggest personal best of the day fell to Christina Orr in the 25m Freestyle where she took off a whopping 13.59 seconds. Well done to all our swimmers. Our next Fife gala is on Sunday 8th September.

Mark Laing – Lead Coach, Cupar and District Swimming Club

Fife Novice Leagues Cupar Results

FIFE NOVICE LEAGUE RESULTS – KIRKCALDY SWIMMING POOL – SUNDAY, 12th MAY, 2013

Swimmer

Age Group

Event

Entry

Time

Race Time

PB

Scarlett Ferris

9 & under

25m Backstroke

25.70

22.82

– 2.88

Inver Petrie

9 & under

25m Backstroke

29.37

29.20

– 0.17

Louise Moncrieff

10-12yrs

50m Backstroke

56.12

46.92

– 9.20

Abigail Cousins

10-12yrs

50m Backstroke

56.53

54.46

– 2.07

Millie Buchan

10-12yrs

50m Backstroke

52.57

47.77

– 4.80

Cameron Paterson

10-12yrs

50m Backstroke

54.24

47.70

– 6.54

Eve Hewitt

9 & under

25m Breaststroke

27.90

26.90

– 1.00

Elle Corbishley

10-12yrs

50m Breaststroke

1.09.00

1.01.01

– 7.99

Alex Henderson

10-12yrs

50m Breaststroke

1.04.28

51.49

– 12.79

Kirsten Smith

10-12yrs

50m Breaststroke

55.31

52.27

– 3.04

David Reay

10-12yrs

50m Breaststroke

1.05.62

1.01.72

– 3.90

Emily Reay

9 & under

25m Butterfly

37.19

34.13

– 3.06

Lucy Robertson

10-12yrs

50m Butterfly

55.10

53.54

– 1.56

Amy Spencer

10-12yrs

50m Butterfly

57.23

1.02.53

 
Kerri Stalker

10-12yrs

50m Butterfly

58.17

46.29

– 11.88

Christina Orr

9 & under

25m Freestyle

36.68

23.09

– 13.59

Spyros Matthiopoulous

9 & under

25m Freestyle

21.60

19.26

– 2.34

Demi Corbishley

10-12yrs

50m Freestyle

1.00.03

53.92

– 6.11

Isla Lorimer

10-12yrs

50m Freestyle

48.10

51.70

 
Charlotte Williamson

10-12yrs

50m Freestyle

44.36

39.84

– 4.52

Jack Orr

10-12yrs

50m Freestyle

49.00

47.95

– 1.05

Eve Hewitt

9 & under

50m Breaststroke

57.40

57.82

 
Spyros Matthiopoulous

9 & under

50m Breaststroke

1.12.88

1.05.98

– 6.90

Louise Moncrieff

10-12yrs

100m Breaststroke

1.56.90

2.01.60

 
Amy Spencer

10-12yrs

100m Breaststroke

1.54.09

1.55.27

 
Kerri Stalker

10-12yrs

100m Breaststroke

1.54.01

1.53.15

– 0.86

Cameron Paterson

10-12yrs

100m Breaststroke

1.55.00

2.02.21

 

Girls 9 and Under Squad

A total of 9 teams competed in the girls 100m Medley Relay with our girls finishing 3rd

Girls 10-12yrs

A total of 13 teams competed in the Girls 100m Medley Relay with our teams placing 3rd, 9th & 10th

Boys 10-12yrs

A total of 6 teams competed with our squad finishing in 4th place. Kirstin Smith joined the boys to allow them to have a ‘time only’ swim.

Three of Cupar & District Swimming Club’s top young swimmers travelled to Dunfermline last weekend to take part in the Carnegie So Long Meet.

All three swimmers swam outstandingly and set lifetime bests in almost every race in what was a highly competitive meet.

Twelve year old Lewis Baillie, from Ceres, achieved several massive personal best swims.  In the 400m Individual Medley, he reduced his entry time by 18.06 seconds to come in at 5.55.01.  In the 200m Freestyle, he took 3.49 seconds off and in his favourite event, the 200m Breaststroke, he took 6.17 seconds off to record a 3.05.39 and a fifth place overall.  On the Sunday, his improved performances continued with 5.56 seconds off in the 400m Freestyle and a massive 38.75 seconds off in 800m Freestyle after being offered a last-minute place in the race as reserve, recording 11.00.51.

Thirteen year old Oliver Carter was also delighted with his success over the weekend.  He achieved lifetime personal bests in all three of his swims.  Ollie took over 9 seconds off his entry times in both the 200m Freestyle and 200m Backstroke.  He was especially pleased with the 18.42 seconds improvement he made to his 400m Freestyle to come in at 5.30.01.

In the two taster events for 10 years and under, Adam Young continued to show his great potential for the future.  Adam picked up a bronze medal in the 200m Freestyle and a silver medal in the 200m Individual Medley, as well as setting new club records in both swims.

Cupar Lead Coach, Mark Laing, said “Well done to all three boys for representing our club to such a great standard.  I am delighted with the level of commitment from these young swimmers.  Their hard work at training has certainly paid off and I am sure they will continue to develop and progress, ones to watch for the future.”

New members are always welcome at Cupar & District Swimming Club.  Contact swimmingcdsc@gmail.com or come along to Cupar Sports Centre at 8 am on Saturday for a swimming assessment.

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