Midlothian Swimming Club

Scottish Schools Championships

This year’s championships were held at the recently opened Aberdeen Sports Village at the end of January and featured a number of Midlothian swimmers.

 First in action was Jamie Ferguson who eased into the final of the 50m backstroke where he eventually finished just outside the medals in fourth place.

This was followed by a solid swim from Katie Golder in the 100m backstroke where despite having been ill and not having trained for over a week, she finished as the 4th top 15 year old.

Lewis Thomson produced a great personal best swim to qualify for the 50m breaststroke final where he further reduced his time to claim the silver medal.

 In the girls 100m butterfly, Eilidh Redpath finished as 3rd fastest 13 year old and Beth McFarlane also produced a solid swim in her age group.

 The afternoon session got off to a good start with an excellent personal best swim from Eve Thomson in the 200m freestyle which resulted in her finishing as the second fastest 13 year old. Fraser Wilson went one better when he finished as the fastest 13 year old boy in the same event.

 In the boys 100m backstroke, Fraser won bronze in a very tight finish where he was touched out by 2 older boys.

Matt Rietvelt then had 2 swims very close together and after a solid 200m butterfly, competed well in the 100m freestyle despite very limited recovery time.

In the corresponding girls event, Eve swam very close to her personal best to finish as third fastest 13 year old.

This position was matched by Eilidh Redpath in the 200m IM with a good PB. Beth also swam very well in her 200 IM producing a time only slightly outside her best to finish in the top 8.