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 JUNIOR SPORTS PERSONALITY 2016
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.
FOUR OF OUR TALENTED SWIMMERS HAVE BEEN SELECTED TO TAKE PART IN THE DISTRICT REGIONAL TRAINING DAYS – WELL DONE!
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)