A Cardenden teenager made a splash on his return to top level swimming at the weekend.
Jordan Lamb (17) was part of the Scotland East team that travelled to Ponds Forge Pool in Sheffield for the Lincoln Vulcans Swim Club’s Long Course Open Meet on the Saturday and the ASA Inter County Championships on the Sunday.
Ian Lewis, head coach of Fins CSC, was extremely pleased when the results came through for both meets, live on the internet, as club representative Jordan returned some fantastic results.
He got his weekend off to the best possible start on the Saturday when he won the 17 and over men’s 100m backstroke, setting a personal best time of 58.51 seconds which beat his own Fins club record.
On Sunday the change from a 50m pool to a 25m pool saw an even more successful return with Scottish, East District and club records in the 50m backstroke.
Jordan reduced the Scottish and East District records by 0.20 seconds and these were previously held by Craig McNally of Warrender Baths Club, set at Glenrothes in November 2010, when he returned from representing Scotland at the Commonwealth Games in Dehli.
Jordan set the record in the first leg of the 16/17 men’s 4x50m medley relay which helped the team to take first place.
Jordan also had a second place in the 100m backstroke and this produced a very respectable 1.12 second PB. His time of 56.23 seconds also secured yet another Fins club record, which he previously held, and leaves him just 0.47 seconds shy of the Scottish Age Group record.
Five of Fins younger swimmers were also in action recently in the INCAS Sprint Meet, held at Carnegie Leisure Centre, and had a successful weekend. They competed in 15 events, 11 of which produced PBs giving a very acceptable improvement rate of 73 per cent.
Four of the five swimmers managed to secure a top eight finish with Fins top swimmer being Euan Pate, 11/12 years boys.
Euan won two silver medals and a bronze with his silvers coming in the 50m butterfly and 100m individual medley and his bronze in the 50m breaststroke. He also had a fourth place in the 50m freestyle.
Euan was also the most improved Fins’ swimmer with the two largest PBs of the weekend taking 7.32 seconds off his 100m individual medley and 6.91 seconds off his 50m butterfly.
Fins only other medal winner with two bronze medals was Peter Scott, eight to 10 years boys and they came in the 50m breaststroke and 50m butterfly.
The other two swimmers to gain a top eight sport were Emma Peggie, eight to 10 years girls, who was seventh in the 100m individual medley, and eighth in both 50m butterfly and 50m backstroke, and Rachael Scott, 11/12 years girls who was eighth in her 50m breaststroke.
The other swimmer to compete was Rachel Suttie, 11/12 girls, who is relatively new to open competition, and Rachel finished 12th in her 50m butterfly achieving a 1.68 second PB.