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.
Next year 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
Midlothian Annual Sports Awards – 30th October 2015
Our very own Fraser Wilson was looking very smart, as he attended the Midlothian Annual Sports Awards on Friday 30th October 2015. The event was held at The Lasswade Centre hosted by Midlothian Council to honour a whole range of local sporting heroes.
Fraser had been commended in the Junior Sports Personality category. This was in recognition of his achievements in swimming over the past year. He is current Scottish Age Group Open Champion in the 50 metre butterfly and the Scottish National Age Group Champion in the 50, 100 and 200 metres backstroke.
Awards were made in the following categorys, Senior Sports Personality, Junior Sports Personality, Senior Team, Junior Team, Coach of The Year, Service To Local Sport, Volunteer of The Year.
Provost Joe Wallace presented prizes saying “It’s an honour to present these awards to so many inspirational athletes as well as those who coach or volunteer.
“The dedication and commitment you show to your chosen sport is wonderful. You are all a credit to Midlothian. Well done to everyone. You are all sporting heroes.”
***News Flash*** Ten Midlothian swimmers were in action on 31st October at the Michael Woods Centre in Glenrothes for the first round of the SASA east district Age Group Championships swim meet. For full story go to ‘Achievements’ Section.
***News Flash*** Twenty four of our swimmers recently competed in the Heart of Midlothian Age Group Meet in Prestonpans. For full story go to ‘Achievements’ Section.
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.
Please add the following dates to your 2015 diaries …
Club Championships – Finals Saturday 5th December 2015, 4-7pm Loanhead Pool
In January 2012 Midlothian ASC were awarded swiMark. This is a great achievement for the club and is awarded for demonstrating good practice and a commitment to athlete, volunteer and coach development. About SwiMark.pdf