logo (1)Hello and welcome to Midlothian Swimming Club

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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.

For competition guidelines click here.  For a guide to commonly used swimming terms Click here ‘Swimspeak

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 saw fifteen youngsters taking part in a warm weather training camp in Fuerteventura, travelling and training as a team. The youngsters had 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: lesleyinglis310@gmail.com

****LATEST NEWS**** 




Fraser Wilson with Head Coach Colin Barton

The 2016 Midlothian Sports Awards was staged at Lasswade High School on Friday evening. Midlothian swimming club youngster, 14-year-old Fraser Wilson was delighted to win the Junior Sports Personality award after another impressive year of achievement in the pool.  For full story click here Midlothian Sports Awards 2016.




(Back Right )Ellie Robertson, (Back Left) Ria Colbridge, (Front Left) Lewis Thomson, (Front Right) Jamie Ferguson.

Midlothian swimmers have been making a bit of a splash with their swim performances. Four youngsters have been selected to attend this year’s  District Regional  training days. Top performance times last season, meant Ria Colbridge, Jamie Ferguson, Ellie Robertson, and Lewis Thomson were amongst some of the top  swimmers from the East of Scotland, in the 11 – 14 years old  age category.  For full story click here District Swim Training Day 2016

Super performances at East District Time Trials (1 & 2 October).  For full story click here East District Time Trials – October 2016

A large contingent of youngsters from Midlothian swimming club were in action at the Haddington 100s meet which was held at Mercat Gait Pool, Prestonpans on the 18th September 2016.  For full story click here Haddington 100s Meet – 18 September 2016.


Please add the following dates to your 2016 diaries

Lothian Graded Meet – Saturday 12th November (Prestonpans)

Edinburgh Midlothian Schools Competition – 20th November (Ainslie Park, Edinburgh)

East District Age Group Qualifiers – 26 & 27th November (Glenrothes)

Club Championship Dates

Friday 28th October – 400m races (Lasswade High School)

Saturday 29th October – Club Championship heats (Dalkeith Campus)

Friday 18th  November – 800m races (Lasswade High School)

Saturday 3rd December – Finals (Dalkeith Campus)

Friday 16th December – 1500m races (Lasswade High School)


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


For all the latest news, check out the News pages.

The club also has a profile on facebook.