Midlothian Swimming Club

East District Age Group Championships

Round 1

The first round of these championships was held at Glenrothes on 1st & 2nd November 2014 and hosted the distance events.
We had 3 medal winners with Fraser Wilson taking silver in the 1500m and 400m Freestyle and the 400m IM. Eilidh Redpath also won silver in the 800m Freestyle and Bronze in the 400 IM and Eve Thomson, bronze in the 400m Freestyle.
In addition to the championship events, there was also an opportunity to swim a 100m IM. In this event Jamie Ferguson finished as the fastest 11 year old boy, Eilidh Redpath and Fraser Wilson as the fastest 12 year olds, Matt Rietvelt was the second fastest 14 year old boy and Eve Thomson as the third fastest 12 year old girl.
In all swims 87% were personal bests.

Round 2

This round was held at the same venue 4 weeks later and featured all the 200m events.
Fraser Wilson enjoyed an excellent weekend claiming gold in all 4 events.
Matt Rietvelt won the boys 14 years butterfly title and Beth McFarlane won silver in the butterfly and breaststroke events. Eilidh Redpath also won silver in the youngest girl’s breaststroke event.
The percentage of swims producing personal bests was again extremely high at 88.5%

Round 3

The culmination of the championships took place at the Royal Commonwealth pool on 10th & 11th January and included the 100m events, the 200m IM and relays.
Fraser Wilson continued to dominate his age group winning all 5 events.
Beth McFarlane won silver in the breaststroke and bronze in the butterfly. Eilidh Redpath picked up 3 individual bronze medals in the freestyle, breaststroke and IM and teamed up with Jodie Finlay, Izzy Drysdale and Eve Thomson to win another bronze in the freestyle relay event.
Matt Rietvelt won his second medal of the championships, this time silver in the butterfly and Lewis Thomson won Bronze in the breaststroke.
Lewis, along with Fraser, Euan Edmiston and Jamie Ferguson won silver and bronze in the medley and freestyle relays respectfully.

To cap the weekend, Fraser having won 9 of the 12 events, won the top 12 year old boy award and also the Andrew Taylor award for the most outstanding swim.

The club finished as the 4th top club in the district, an outstanding achievement for such a small club and our highest position ever.