Midlothian Swimming Club

Scottish Age Group Championships

This year’s championships were held at the recently opened Aberdeen Sports village over 6 days in March/April.

A team of 9 Midlothian swimmers qualified for a total of 58 events.

Fraser Wilson had a great week finishing as National champion in 4 events, the 50m butterfly, 50m, 100m & 200 backstroke as well as 3 silver medals in the 100m butterfly, 50 & 100m freestyle.

Lewis Thomson finished as national champion in the 200m breaststroke in a time which currently ranks him as the fastest 12 year old in Britain. He also won silver in the 50 & 100m breaststroke.

Beth McFarlane won bronze in the 100m & 200m breaststroke with 2 very gutsy swims.

Eilidh Redpath had a super swim in the 50m butterfly to win silver and Jamie Ferguson matched this in the very next event, the 50m backstroke.

This brought to an end the club’s best ever performance at these championships with a total of 14 medals.

The remaining swimmers, Katie Golder, Matt Rietvelt, Jodie Finlay and Ria Colbridge performed really well with 58.5% of all swims resulting in finals and 78.5% were personal bests.