Midlothian Swimming Club

East District Age Group Championships – Second Round

Part 2 of these championships took place at Glenrothes on 5th & 6th December 2009 and saw our swimmers again performing well.

The first swimmers were in the boys 12/13 years 200m freestyle where all our boys, Callum Archibald, Michael Flynn, Cameron Rennie and Prentice Robertson had good swims with Callum improving his ranking from 25th to 9th.

In the Girls 14/15 years 100m butterfly, Lindsay Sinclair eased into the qualifying final where she produced a great personal best to finish third, qualifying for the finals in March. There were also good swims in this event from Fiona Inglis, Jenny Jubb, Beth Gray and Jennifer Kerr. In the corresponding boy’s event, Jack Bisset swam a good PB and qualified for the final finishing sixth.

The outstanding performance of the weekend was surely in the boys 16 years and over 200m breaststroke. Chris Kerr started the day ranked sixth but qualified as fastest for the final where he swam a magnificent race leading from the start to win in a time, which saw him reduce his PB by 4 seconds.

Beth Denholm followed this in the 10/11 years 400m freestyle. Fresh from her silver medal in the 200m event the previous month, Beth produced a great swim, but narrowly missed out on a medal, finishing 4th on this occasion.

Session 2 kicked of with Jack Bisset in the 200m breaststroke where he just missed the final finishing 7th, but had the consolation of a very good personal best. In the girls event there were also PBs for Lisa Fraser and Heather Duncan.

David Graham and Chris Kerr swam in the qualifying final of the 100m butterfly where Chris finished 3rd in a personal best time.

Michael Flynn and Calum Archibald brought this session to a close with good swims in the 400m freestyle.

The Sunday morning session started well, with good swims from Michael Flynn and Cameron Rennie in the 12/13 years boys 200m breaststroke and from Nicola Thorburn, Laura Gray and Chris Kerr in the 16 years and over 200m freestyle where they all produced good personal bests.

In the 14/15 years 400m freestyle Lisa Fraser produced a good personal best swim and there were solid swims from Lindsay Sinclair, Robbie Dalgetty and Jack Bisset.

The final session saw Chris Kerr top off a fantastic weekend by reducing his 400m freestyle time by 15 seconds and Nicola Thorburn reduce her time by 12 seconds.

Prentice Robertson narrowly missed out on a final place finishing 7th in the 100m breaststroke and in the corresponding girls event Nikki Pettit and Erin Murray produced very good swims.

In the 14/15 years 200m freestyle, Jennifer Kerr, Fiona Inglis and Beth Gray all swam good PBs and there were solid swims from Robbie Dalgetty, Jack Bisset, Lindsay Sinclair, Lisa Fraser, Jenny Jubb and Helen Cassidy who were all on their PBs.

Finally, Callum McKain and Leigh Stadnik contested the 16 years and over 100m backstroke qualifying final. Both swimmers have struggled recently with injury and illness and Callum was still suffering on the day but both showed great determination and produced PBs finishing third & fourth respectfully which allows them to compete in the finals in March.