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 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: email@example.com
Midlothian Swimming Club has won the points trophy at the Iain MacFadyen Memorial Gala, held on 3rd September at Prestonpans. A historic first for the Club. Our swimmers performed extremely well. For full details click here Iain MacFadyen Memorial Gala, 3rd September 2016 – Prestonpans
Amazing results from our swimmers at the recent Scottish Summer meet in Aberdeen!. For full story click here Scottish Summer Meet – July 2016
British Summer championship qualifiers
We are proud to announce that two Midlothian swimming club youngsters have qualified for the British Summer Championships. Eilidh Redpath and Fraser Wilson recently learned that they have qualified to swim at the 2016 British Summer Championships. This event takes place across six days at Ponds Forge in Sheffield from 26–31 July. The Championships form part of Performance Pathway Strategy aimed at increasing and supporting junior talent on the journey towards elite medal-winning performance, as well as offering more athletes across the home nations an opportunity to compete at one of the end of season events. Fraser Wilson has qualified for six swims 50 meter free, 50 and 100 meter backstroke events and also the 50, 100, 200 metre butterfly events. While Eilidh Redpath has qualified for two swims, the 100 meter breaststroke and 50 metre butterfly events.
Amazing performances from our youngsters at Midlothian Swimming Clubs own Minnows Gala on 21st May 2016.
It was a case of all hands on deck for the Club as we hosted the Midlothian Minnows meet at the Mercat Gait pool in Prestonpans on Saturday. Eyes might have been on Hampden with the Cup final between Rangers and Hibernian but the competition was fierce in the water. Swimmers from Kelso, Tranent, Kinross, Peebles, Livingston, Haddington, Bo’ness and Warrender all competed with the points trophy being won by Midlothian with Tranent coming close behind in second place. For full story click here Midlothian Annual Minnows Gala -21 May 2016
Superb performances from Midlothian Swimming Club at InCAS Distance meet on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th May 2016. For full story click here InCAS Distance Meet – Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th May 2016
Fantastic results for our Club at the C.O.A.S.T. Long course Competition in Aberdeen 30th April – 1st May. For full story click here C.O.A.S.T. Long Course Competition – 30th April – 1st May 2016
SASA East District Lothian Leagues Competition
This weekend saw the younger swimmers from Midlothian swimming club in action for the second round of the Scottish Amateur Swimming Association, East district Lothian Leagues competition. This event was held at Mercat Gait pool in Prestonpans on the 30th April and the youngsters are swimming to represent their club, not as individuals. For full story click here SASA East District Lothian Leagues – 30th April 2016
Fantastic Results for our swimmers at Scottish National Age Group Championships (SNAGs).
Twelve Midlothian youngsters can be proud of their sporting achievements this week as they competed at Scottish National Age groups Championships at Tollcross in Glasgow. This event is the premier national swimming competition for young swimmers and was held over five days from 30 March until 3rd April. This event attracts the very best swim talent from within Scotland and beyond so qualifying just to swim at this event is a huge achievement. Swim stars such as Ross Murdoch, Hannah Miley, and Robbie Renwick were competing at this event ahead of the all important Olympic trials which will be held at Tollcross on 12th April. For the full story click here Scottish National Age Group Championships – 2016.
Midlothian Swimming Club wins top team Shield at our own Spring Meet!
Midlothian swimming clubs own Spring meet was held at Xcite pool in Bathgate on 9th and 10th April. Head coach Colin Barton, was thrilled with the combined swim performances of the youngsters, resulting in them picking up the top team shield in the points competition by winning 42 out of 55 possible gold medals. He was “especially proud of our younger swimmers performances.” He also praised “the more experienced swimmers who coped well following the highs of the Scottish National age group Championships the previous week.” For full story click here Midlothian Spring Meet -9th -10th April 2016
First Aid Training
Sunshine Swim Camp
Fuerteventura (Feb 2016)
In February fifteen youngsters from the Club escaped the wintery weather and headed off to the warmth on a intensive training camp at Corralejo, Fuerteventura.