Midlothian Swimming Club

Success at District Championships

East District Age Group Championships Round 2
The second round of this year’s championships was held at Glenrothes on 30th November and 1st December 2013.

The first event was the girls 200m butterfly in which Beth McFarlane was our only competitor. Although slightly outside her best time in the heats, Beth qualified for the final to be held later in the morning. In the final she paced the swim well and finished very strongly to improve her time and take the bronze medal.

The other event in the morning was the boys 200m backstroke. Fraser Wilson reduced his time by 6 seconds to record a new club record, and Iain Doyle reduced his time by 4.5 seconds. Ross Muego, despite feeling poorly managed to match his best time.

In the afternoon session the girl’s event was the 200m freestyle whilst the boys contested the 200m breaststroke.
Both Anna MacKay and Lauren Sutherland eased into their respective finals by reducing their times and there were good swims from Beth McFarlane, Katie Golder and Eve Thomson who also reduced their times.
In the finals, Lauren shaved a further 2 seconds from her time to claim the bronze medal and Anna improved a place to finish 6th.

In the breaststroke, Iain Doyle improved his time by 11 seconds and Lewis Thomson by 3 seconds to set a new club record.

Day 2 started with the girl’s 200m backstroke which saw Lauren reach her second final. Katie Golder, Anna MacKay and Beth McFarlane all set new PBs. In the final Lauren reduced her time but was just squeezed out of the medals in finishing 4th.

In the boys 200m Freestyle there were PBs and club records for Lewis Thomson and Fraser Wilson whilst Euan Edmiston chopped 9 seconds from his time.

The final session hosted the girls 200m breaststroke event and Anna, Beth and Lauren all negotiated the heats to secured places in their respective finals. Also competing in this event were Katie Golder and Eilidh Edmiston with the latter producing a personal best.
In the first final, despite reducing her best time by4 seconds, Anna could not quite push herself into a medal position but finished a very creditable 4th.
In the older girl’s event, Lauren and Beth finished first and second respectfully to take Gold and silver.