A gala day to remember for Step Rock swimmers

There was another great day of swimming from Step Rock at the Novice League Gala at the Michael Woods Sports and Leisure Centre.

Wednesday, 12th February 2020, 11:29 am
Updated Wednesday, 12th February 2020, 11:30 am
Step Rock at the Novice League Gala
Step Rock at the Novice League Gala

Step Rock are now sitting top of the Novice League in both the 9-and-under and 10-and over girls after round 1. In the 9-and-under boys, our B team is third, one place above the A team in fourth.

In the Fife League, ran during the afternoon the older Step Rockers continued in great form. The 9-11 and 12-13 boys are currently top of the table; the 12-13 boys B-team are 3rd. For the girls, the 14-15 and 16&over are currently both sitting in 2nd place.

Out of 33 individual swims in the morning, 30 were either PBs or first swims.

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Freya E and Eden H won their 25m backstroke events and Emily A the 25m breaststroke. Second place went to Murray D in the 25m free and Emily A also came second in the 50m backstroke.

Several swimmers were making the step up from Novice to Fife League, and adapted really well with 32 out of 50 swims being PBs or first swims.

Biggest PB of 7.5 seconds came from Emmy W taking third place in the 100 breaststroke. Sister Maddy took almost five seconds off her previous best.

Ellie W and Fraser S saw both achieved new PBs, taking second and first places respectively in their age groups.

We believe that Ellie’s time is her 4th DRP time and should see her selected for the Scottish Bronze squad this summer.

Fraser’s time edges him closer to SNAGs in the 100 backstroke.

Isla T added a SNAGs 100m fly time to go with one already in the 200 fly, taking second place in the 14/15 girls event.

Kaitlyn L raced to a 3.5sec PB in 100 free, whilst Freya H secured her second PB of the day in slicing almost six seconds off her 200 backstroke mark.

Oscar G finished first in both 100 and 200 back; Jack A was first in the 100 breaststroke; Sam was a double winner - first in both the 100 fly and the 200 back; Finch G was first in the 100 free and Isla T was first in the 50m backstroke.

Surnames not provided.