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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

LAND TRAINING LEGEND RETIRES

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Youngsters taking a moment out of this Sunday’s land training session at Penicuik Centre to pose with Donald McFarlane (Front).

Midlothian swimming club said a fond farewell to the parent volunteer, Donald Mcfarlane, who has led a land training session every Sunday morning for the past 12 years.  The club relies on parent volunteers, and without them, the club would not be as successful as it is. Donald’s fun exercise sessions allowed the youngsters an opportunity to improve core fitness out of the pool. The entire club appreciates all his hard work over the years, and presented him with a small token of their appreciation after his last land training session, which was held on Sunday. Head coach Colin Barton said “during that time his enthusiasm and expertise has benefited so many young swimmers. He will be greatly missed by everyone at the club and I wish him well for the future.” Past club swimmer Laura Gray recalled fondly that “he was amazing fun and made running bearable.

Donald was keen to point out he was “looking forward to a rest and a few Sunday lie ins.”

****LATEST NEWS**** 

Fantastic performances at the Lothian Junior Graded Meet held on 29th January 2017.  For full details click here Lothian Junior Graded Meet – 29th January 2017

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Superb results at recent Brodies Schools Championships.  For full details click here Brodies Schools Swimming Championships – 27th January 2017

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Jonah Turnbull (Back Left), Sky Kivlin (Goggles & Green cap), Ruaridh Fraser (Back Right) and Hollie Milligan (Front bright print costume).

Superb performances from our development squad at the recent Livingston District Dolphins Development Gala at Xcite in Whitburn on 21st January 2017.  For full story click here Livingston District Dolphins Development Gala – 21st January 2017

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Fantastic performances from our swimmers at the District Age Group Round 2 which was held at the Michael Wood Centre, Glenrothes on 14-15 January 2017.  For full story click here East District Age Groups – Round 2 Michael Woods Centre, Glenrothes

 

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Duo selected for Scottish Training Camp

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On the strength of their performance last season,  Eilidh Redpath and Fraser Wilson were selected to attend two separate weekend camps as part of Scottish swimming youth development squad. So instead of tucking into the festive leftovers, the talented duo spent four days at the second of these training camps in Stirling at the National swimming academy between 27-30 December.  For full story click here Duo head to Scottish Training Camp

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(l-r) Beth McFarlane, Fraser Wilson, Matt Rietvelt, Eilidh Redpath at the event

Four Midlothian swimmers were competing at the prestigious Scottish National Short Course Championships meet which was held at the Royal Commonwealth Pool.  This competition is widely recognised as the premier short course meet in the UK, attracting a wealth of swimming talent from across Europe.  For full story click here Scottish National Short Course Championships – December 2016

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Ria Colbridge, Ellie Robertson,  Jamie Ferguson and Lewis Thomson recently (4th Dec) completed the third and final day of the District Regional Training Days.  For full details click here District Regional Programme – 4th December at Lochgelly High School

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Fantastic performances at the Edinburgh & Midlothian Schools Championships, held at Ainslie Park Swimming Pool on 20th November 2016.  For full details click here Edinburgh & Midlothian Schools Swimming Championships (Ainslie Park) on 20th November 2016

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Superb results at the East District Age Group Championships (Round 1), held in Glenrothes on 26-27th November.  For full details click here East District Age Group Championships (Round 1) Glenrothes 26 & 27 November 2016

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Excellent results from our youngsters at the Carnegie Mini Meet held in November.  For full details click here  Carnegie Mini Meet -November 2016 – Glenrothes

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Well done to all our swimmers who attended the Midlothian Active Schools Competition 2016.  For full details click here Midlothian Active Schools Competition 2016

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Fantastic results at North District Open Championships in Inverness on 5th November.  For full story click here North District Open Championships (Inverness) – 5th November 2016

Some other young swimmers who were not competing in Inverness, still had an early start. They were raising funds for their warm weather training camp, with a carboot sale in Edinburgh, making an impressive £239.02  in total. Thanks to all parents and swimmers who took part.

 

FOUR OF OUR  TALENTED SWIMMERS HAVE BEEN SELECTED TO TAKE PART IN THE DISTRICT REGIONAL TRAINING DAYS – WELL DONE!

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(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

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Amazing performances from Eilidh Redpath and Fraser Wilson at the Lincoln Vulcans Open Meet on 22nd October 2016.  For full story click here Lincoln Vulcans Open Meet – 22nd October 2016

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Fantastic results from our youngsters at the Active Schools Swimming Gala held on 4 October 2016.  For full story click here Active Schools Swimming Gala October 2016

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

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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.

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Please add the following dates to your 2017 diaries

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

 

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