Swimmers Step into Fife Championships win

Step Rock Geordie Wotherspoon winners
Step Rock Geordie Wotherspoon winners

Step Rock swimmers recently competed in the Geordie Wotherspoon/Fife Championships, getting off to a good start and not looking back.

Freya McLelland got the team off to a flyer, taking bronze in the 25m backstroke.

Anna Hedley and Isaac Laker took silver and bronze in the longer 50m event.

First gold of the day went to David de Wolff in the 25m breaststroke, with Jessica Buckett securing silver in the 50m.

Hamish Noble swam well for silver the 25m butterfly.

Caelan Laesecke and Angus McCallum both took gold in the 50m butterfly.

The electric atmosphere inspired Sian Ritchie to bronze in the 25m freestyle, Harry Paul then taking a magnificent gold.

Rachel Gibbins secured silver in the 50m freestyle; Oliver Withers taking gold for the boys.

In the relays, Step Rock finished fourth and first in the nine-and-under girls and boys races and first and second in the 10-12 girls and boys events, giving the team victory by just 1.5 points over Cupar.

It was then announced that both the Step Rock nine-and-under girls’ and boys’ teams had won their league championships, Isaac Laker being awarded the Bobby Greenlees trophy for the most improved boy.

The senior squad swimmers then arrived to prepare for the Fife Championships.

Women’s Open IM winner was Caitlin Sparks, with Caitlin Blyth taking bronze.

Callum Sharratt won the 50m freestyle in 29.10 seconds, and two bronzes in backstroke and butterfly.

Anna Malcomson raced to silver in the women’s 50m freestyle, Caitlin Blyth secured another bronze.

Beth Constance and Harry Ellicott, Laura McInnes and Caelan Laesecke all took silver medals, with bronzes for Angus McCallum, Emily Malcomson and Issy Olsen and Laura McInnes.

Lastly, the Fife League results were announced. Caelan, Emily and Anna Hedley prevented a Carnegie clean sweep.