East District Age Group Championships Round 1
A small group of swimmers travelled to the new pool in Glenrothes to contest the first round of the East District Age Groups Championships held over the 2nd & 3rd of November.
This round featured the longer event including the 400m, 800m, 1500m freestyle and the 400m IM. In addition, a number of swimmers took part in the 100m IM which was a non-championship event.
The first event was the girls 800m freestyle which saw great swims from Lauren Sutherland who picked up the silver medal, and Anna MacKay who reduced her time by 20 seconds to finish just outside the medals in 4th.
This was followed by the boys 100m IM. Ross Muego, Euan Edmiston and Fraser Wilson competed and all produced personal best swims with Fraser chopping an impressive 11 seconds off his time to finish as the fastest 11 year old.
The afternoon session saw Midlothian claim its first District title of this year when Lauren comfortably won the 400m IM, reducing her time by 4 seconds and setting a new club record in the process. This was even more impressive when you consider that this was only the second time Lauren had competed in this event. Beth McFarlane also had a good swim which placed her in the top 8.
The only other event in this session was the boys 400m freestyle which featured Ross Muego. Ross paced his swim perfectly and was rewarded with a 5 second PB.
The first session on day 2 included the girls 100m IM. Lauren continued her good form with a 2 second PB and first place in her age group and Eve Thomson finished as the 4th fastest 11 & under girl with a solid personal best swim. There were also good PBs from Eilidh Edmiston, Vaila Robertson, Sam Paterson, Katie Skilbeck and Jodie Finlay in this event.
In the final session, Lauren brought her medal tally to 3 when she claimed the silver in the 400m freestyle breaking a long standing club record in the process. The other 2 girls in this event also had very good swim, Beth McFarlane reduced her time by 9 seconds and Anna MacKay reduced her’s by 5.5 seconds.