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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**** 

Amazing results from our swimmers at the recent Scottish Summer meet in Aberdeen!.  For full story click here Scottish Summer Meet – July 2016

Super performances from our swimmers in June at Aquanauts and lothian leagues Round 3.  For further information on Aquanauts click Aquanauts – 15th Annual Graded Meet 25th June 2016 and for Lothian Leaugues Round 3 click here Lothian Leagues Round 3 – 18th June 2016

British Summer championship qualifiers

fraser and eilidh brits1.jpgWe 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.

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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).  

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Katie Golder in action – Backstroke

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our sporting superstars

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!

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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

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Our youngsters showing there is more to swimming than training.

Nine midlothian youngsters took part in a spot of first aid training, organised by Midlothian swimming club coach Gilbert Kirkwood, who happens to volunteer for the Penicuik first responders. For full story and more photos click here First Aid Training – 2016

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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.

The youngsters departed from Glasgow airport early on Saturday morning accompanied by coaching staff, Colin Barton and Gilbert Kirkwood. Also travelling was team manager Helen Thomson with several parent helpers including Susan Wilson, who all jumped at the chance of accompanying the young swimmers for the week in the sun. The early start didn’t dampen their spirits and the youngsters all happily displayed their team sponsors, Arthur Mackay hoodies and tshirts.
The resort where they trained had a six lane  50 metre competiton pool, where the youngsters trained in twice each day. Along with land training sessions and gym work and training lectures, they might need another holiday to recover.  For full story and loads more photos click here Sunshine Swim Camp photos. To hear what the swimmers had to say about Fuerteventura click here Fuerteventura 2016 – Quotes

 

Please add the following dates to your 2016 diaries …

Lothian Leagues Pt3 – 4th June

Aquanauts Graded Meet – 18th June

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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