East District Challenge Meet

This was a new meet on the calendar and was held on 3rd & 4th February 2012 at Glenrothes. 

The first Midlothian swimmer involved was Vaila Robertson who was rewarded for her hard work in training with a great swim in the 100m butterfly in which she set a huge PB and finished in second place in her age group. In the same event, although slightly outside her best, Beth Gray finished fastest in her age group.

Vaila recorded anther good PB in the 100m freestyle as did Jenny Timoney, Anna MacKay, Amy Dinse, Katie Golder, Nikki Pettitt and Beth Gray. Nikki and Beth also finished on top of their respective age groups.

Session 2 got off to a good start with a very good swim from Iain Doyle in the 100m backstroke and he was followed by Andrew Denholm in the 400m freestyle in which he also recorded a good PB.

Both boys then teamed up in the 100m breaststroke where Andrew edged into 2nd place with Iain finishing just behind in third.

In the girls 200m freestyle, Nikki Pettitt claimed first place again with Jenny Jubb and Beth Gray finishing second and third respectfully in their age group. In this event there were also very good swims from Vaila Robertson and Anna MacKay.

Day 2 got off to a great start in the 200m backstroke. Lauren Sutherland, Vaila Robertson and Jenny Jubb all recorded massive PBs resulting in Lauren and Jenny finishing on top in their respective age groups.

This was followed by excellent swims from Anna MacKay and Eilidh Edmiston in the 200m breaststroke, Eilidh doing particularly well considering that she had missed the previous days swimming through illness.

In the boys 100m freestyle, Iain Doyle set yet another PB and then Beth McFarlane considerably reduced her 800m freestyle time.

The start of the final session saw Anna MacKay and Jenny Jubb swim really well in the 100m backstroke, the latter claiming first place and also reaching a National qualifying time.

Jenny Timoney and Beth Gray then set new personal bests in the 100m breaststroke followed by a good swim from Iain Doyle in the 200m freestyle.

The final event of the meet was the girls 200m IM and our swimmers finished strongly with excellent PBs for Anna McKay and Lauren Sutherland with Lauren winning the event in her age group.

The percentage of PBs achieved at this meet was impressively high with 81% of all swims resulting in personal bests.

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