Janet proves that she’s a real Master in the pool

Elaine Gillies, Janet McLean, Lara Ferguson and Judy Hattle.
Elaine Gillies, Janet McLean, Lara Ferguson and Judy Hattle.

Freuchie swimmer Janet McLean was amongst the Carnegie Masters in action at the ASA British Short Course Masters at Ponds Forge in Sheffield.

Janet joined Judy Hattle, Elaine Gillies and Lara Ferguson in the side which swam personal best performances, set individual Scottish records and produced another series of fine performances in the relay races in 160-199 years age group.

Janet competes in the 40-44 age group and her weekend was successful with five medals including one gold and two silver and three Scottish Masters records.

Her winning swim was in the 200m freestyle in a time of 2:16.88, which not only won the gold but also earned her a new Masters national record.

Janet’s silver medal swims were in the 200m butterfly and 200m IM in times of 2:35.31 and 2:34.56 respectively.

The Freuchie swimmer also won a bronze medal in the 400m freestyle in 4:55.08 and the 400m IM of 5:25.11, the latter also being a new national record.

The Carnegie Masters continue to fly the flag forMasters swimming in Fife at major events throughout Europe.

Under the guidance of John Szaranek, coach at the Carnegie Club, they continue to record impressive performances throughout the country.

November 23 is their next big occasion when they travel to Prestonpans for the East District Masters.

The other three swimmers in the group also recorded some stunning success.

Judy Hattle who lives south of the Border but represents Carnegie Masters was the outstanding performer of the weekend with six gold, one silver and one bronze medal.

Elaine competed in 50m and 100m freestyle achieving a very credible seventh position over the shorter distance in a time of 32.63.

Lara was delighted with her weekend as she recorded three personal best performances in 50m freestyle, 50m and 100 metres breaststroke.