Hello and welcome to Midlothian Swimming Club
Enjoy swimming but looking for a new challenge? Then why not try Midlothian Swimming Club. We are a competitive swimming club for people of all ages and abilities, which has been in existence for more than 30 years. The club has produced many regional, district and national champions. We currently have around 70 swimmers ranging in age from 7-17, with swimmers divided into four squads, Gold, Silver, Bronze and Development.
There are currently vacancies for new members and we are looking in particular, for boys and girls aged, under 10.
Potential swimmers need to be 7 years old and be able to swim a minimum of one length of front crawl, breaststroke and backstroke to join the club. If your son or daughter has been learning to swim but is keen to move on to the next stage, then Midlothian Swimming Club has a lot to offer.
All the swim squads are coached by fully qualified and experienced coaches, most swimmers start in the development squad, which has two levels. There is also potential to move up through our three other competitive squads. Swimmers only progress through the squads, as they improve and become stronger, at the discretion of the coaches. For a full list of squad training timetables please go to the ‘Squads‘ section on the website.
Out of the pool
We are a family orientated club, running lots of social and fundraising events. We feel the club helps provide youngsters with confidence, a strong work ethic and a close support network. We organize regular club events: an annual presentation dance where club trophies are awarded, a weekend of competitive swimming, to Forres for the older swimmers, plus a training weekend, in Dunoon. We also run a multi activity weekend event to Dalguise.
February 2016 will see fifteen youngsters taking part in a warm weather training camp in Fuerteventura, travelling and training as a team. The youngsters have been fundraising to reduce the overall cost for parents. We run the club with the support of parent volunteers, anything from administration, to joining the committee or learning new skills such as timekeeping, which the club supports with suitable training.
To request a free trial swim or register interest for your son or daughter, please send an email to our Development Coach, Lesley Inglis, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Livingston & District Dolphins Swim Gala – 17th January 2016
Around twenty of our youngsters were in action recently at the Livingston and district dolphins swim gala. The event was held on the 17th January at West Lothian, Xcite pool in Whitburn. The event saw team success for Midlothian swimming club with a bronze medal for the mixed 10-11 year old, 200 meter freestyle relay team consisting of Freddie Parker, Mia Ponton, Colin Doyle and Jessica Thomson.
The younger age group freestyle relay team made up of Jack Sewell, Rowan Bell, Jonah Turnbull and Isla Stokes finishing in fourth place in the 100 meter event, just losing out on a bronze medal.
In the girls 8 year category Rowan Bell achieved eighth place with her 25 meter butterfly swim, whilst Jack Sewell finished in second place in the boys 25 meter backstroke event and sixth in the 25 meter butterfly.
Isla Stokes finished in third place in the girls 9 year olds 25 meter butterfly event and ninth in the 50 meter breaststroke event. Jonah Turnbull finished first in his 25 meter butterfly swim and fourth in the 50 meter freestyle event achieving tenth position in the 50 meter breaststroke.
In the10 year old category, Freddie Parker finished in sixth place for the 25 meter butterfly and fourth for the 50 meter backstroke event, also winning the 50 meter freestyle outright. Mia Ponton finished in eighth place for her 25 meter butterfly and 50 meter backstroke swims.
In the eleven year old category, Jessica Thomson achieved seventh place with her 50 meter butterfly with Colin Doyle finishing in seventh place for the boys, with teammates William Sander and Muir Simpson finishing in ninth and tenth place. In the 50 meter freestyle event, Colin Doyle finished in seventh place with Daniel Couper in eighth place and Muir Simpson finishing in ninth position.
In the 50 meter breaststroke event Colin Doyle finishing in third place, with Daniel Couper finishing in a credible tenth spot, while Jessica Thomson finished in ninth position for the girls. Leo Marshall achieved sixth place in the boys, 50 meter backstroke with William Sander, Colin Doyle and Daniel Couper coming in eighth, ninth and tenth position.
Development coach, Lesley Inglis was, “delighted with the swim performances” saying the youngsters “had more than exceeded her expectations with their performances.”
***News Flash*** Our swimmers were in action at the SASA East District Age Group Championships Round 3, held at RCP 22-24th January. The swimmers had some fantastic results. For full story go to ‘Achievements’ page.
Team Captains for 2015-2016
After a tremendously close round of voting, the swimmers have decided that this years club captains are Beth McFarlane and Iain Doyle. Everyone at the club wishes them the best of luck and we look forward to seeing them both at various events throughout the year.