Midlothian Swimming Club

Forres Bluefins Gala – 2015

Midlothian swimming club recently  headed north for a weekend of tough competition at the Forres Bluefins gala . The standard of swimming was extremely high with many clubs from the north of Scotland competing at this event. Amongst them, was the teenage commonwealth games superstar, Erraid Davies from Shetland. She was the youngest person to compete for Scotland in the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014 and achieved a bronze medal in the SB9 category for 100m breaststroke
Davies was competing in five races, for her own club Delting, winning the Girls 14 Year Olds 100 SC Meter Breaststroke in a time of 1:21.77 Despite a busy schedule, Erraid took time to pose for a photograph with the Midlothian swimmers.  This  Forres  Bluefins  event is a key meet in the yearly swim calendar of the club with a total of twenty four swimmers traveling north this year, accompanied by coaching staff, parents and volunteers.  Midlothian  won the best overall team, the third year in a row the club has won this shield.   The Forres Bluefins meet organiser even joked that “  you have my permission to bring a weaker team along next year” . The swimmers stayed at a nearby youth hostel, and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to travel and compete as a team and they are looking forward to next year already.


Girls 13 Year Olds 100 Meter Breaststroke race saw Sam Paterson finishing in 4th place with a time of 1:32.84. Izzy Drysdale, Laura Halliday and Amber Roe came in ; 8th,10th and 11th place respectively. Girls 13 Year Olds 100 Meter IM event saw Sam Paterson making 2nd place with a strong swim and teammates Laura Halliday and Amber Roe and Izzy Drysdale finishing in 10th and 12th and 14th places. Sam also finished in 2nd place in the Girls 13 Year Olds 100 Meter Backstroke, with 11th, 12th and 15th place going to Amber Roe, Laura Halliday, Izzy Drysdale.

Girls 13 Year Olds 100 Meter Freestyle event saw 4th place, 6th and 10th place going to  Sam Paterson , Izzy Drysdale and Amber Roe with Laura Halliday finishing in 14th place . Whilst in the Girls 13 Year Olds 100 SC Meter Butterfly Laura Halliday come 3rd with 5th place going to Sam Paterson with Amber Roe in 7th place and 14th place for Izzy Drysdale

In the Boys 14 Year Olds 100 Meter Breaststroke event, Matthias Rietveld won in a time of 1:18.99, also on winning form in the Boys 14 Year Olds 100 Meter IM and 100 Meter Butterfly events and Boys 14 Year Olds 100 Meter Freestyle events.
In the Girls 8-10 50 Meter Freestyle event Andrea Suarez came in 7th place, also finishing in 8th place in the Girls 8-10 50 Meter Backstroke event. Girls 8-10 100 Meter IM and Girls 8-10 50 Meter Butterfly events saw her improve with a 6th place finish, and 5th in the Girls 8-10 50 Meter Breaststroke competition.
In the Boys 11 Year Olds 100 Meter Freestyle, 100 Meter IM, 100 Meter Butterfly,100 Meter Breaststroke and Backstroke events  Jamie Ferguson was on top form with wins in them all. Teammate Jamie Golder producing solid performances with his swims managing 7th place in the 100 meter butterfly, 8th in 100 meter IM and backstroke events, finishing 9th in the 100 meter breaststroke and 100 meter IM events.

Girls 11 Year Olds 100 Meter Breaststroke event was won by Ria Colbridge. She also achieved 2nd place in the Girls 11 Year Olds 100 Meter Freestyle, 11 Year Old, 100  Meter IM, 11 Year Old 100 Meter Butterfly events and placed 3rd in the Girls 11 Year Old 100 Meter Backstroke event.
In the Boys 12 Year Old category, there were wins for Fraser Wilson in the 100 Meter Backstroke, 100  Meter Butterfly ,  100 Meter Breaststroke,  100 Meter IM events with 4th places going to Euan Edmiston in the back, butterfly events and 5th places in breaststroke and IM. The Boys 12 Year Olds 100 Meter Freestyle  was won by Fraser Wilson in an impressive 1:00.15 time.

Girls 12 Year Olds 100 Meter Backstroke event saw 1st place going to Eilidh Redpath with teammate Jodie Finlay finishing just behind in second place. Ellie Brown finishing in 4th place with Toni Jenkinson finishing in 7th place. The Girls 12 Year Olds 100 Meter Breaststroke was won by Jodie Finlay  with Ellie Brown finishing in 6th place with Evie Cuthbert and Toni Jenkinson, in 7th place and 10th place respectively. Girls 12 Year Olds 100 Meter IM was won by Eilidh Redpath, with 2nd, 4th and 5th places being won by  Jodie Finlay, Ellie Brown and Evie Cuthbert. Eilidh Redpath also won in the Girls 12 Year Olds 100 Meter Butterfly event with Jodie Finlayson achieving 2nd with Evie Cuthbert in 4th place and Ellie Brown making 5th. Toni Jenkinson managed with 9th place in IM with an 8th place in the butterfly event.  Eilidh Redpath was again on winning form in the Girls 12 Year Olds 100 Meter Freestyle with 3rd place, 4th and 5th place going to Jodie Finlay, Ellie Brown and Evie Cuthbert with an 11th place  for Toni Jenkinson
The Boys 15 & Over 100 Meter Butterfly were closely matched with Ross Muego achieving 3rd place overall, with teammates Jake Hadfield, Iain Doyle, Thomas Rietvelt finishing 4th, 5th and 6th behind him. In the Boys 15 & Over 100 Meter Freestyle, Ross Muego came in 2nd place with 4th place going to Iain Doyle. Thomas Rietvelt finishing in 5th place. Boys 15 & Over 100 Meter Backstroke again saw Ross Muego finishing in 3rd place with a time of 1:09.27 with Thomas Rietvelt achieving 4th place and Iain Doyle finishing in 5th place. The Boys 15 & Over 100  Meter Breaststroke event saw the boys almost finish with the same placings, however this time Ian and Thomas reversed places.
Boys 15 & Over 100 Meter IM saw Ross achieving 3rd place in 1.06.99 with Iain Doyle in 4th, with  6th place for Thomas Rietvelt
A strong field in the Girls 15 & Over 100 Meter Butterfly event saw Beth McFarlane winning in a time of 1:11.32 with Katie Golder coming in 2nd place. Vaila Robertson achieving 4th place with Eilidh Edmiston finishing in 7th place, and team captain Jenny Timoney placing 8th. The Girls 15 & Over 100 Meter Freestyle was won by Katie Golder  this time with Beth McFarlane finishing in third place. Eilidh Edmiston finished in 4th place, with Jenny Timoney finishing in 6th with Vaila Robertson finishing in 8th place. Girls 15 & Over 100 Meter Backstroke was won by Katie Golder  with Beth McFarlane, Eilidh Edmiston, Jenny Timoney, Vaila Robertson finishing in 5th, 6th 8th and 9th respectively. Katie Golder won the Girls 15 & Over 100 Meter IM with

3rd place going to Beth McFarlane, 6th place falling to Eilidh Edmiston, with 8th and 9th going to Vaila Robertson and Jenny Timoney. Girls 15 & Over 100 Meter Breaststroke was won by Beth McFarlane with Katie Golder finishing in 3rd place, with 5th place  Eilidh Edmiston and 8th place for Jenny Timoney and 11th place for Vaila Robertson.

Boys 8-12 50 Meter Freestyle Relay was won by Midlothian A , with the older Boys 13 & Over 50 Meter Freestyle Relay Team also winning with their Midlothian A team.  The Midlothian A team girls were determined to maintain this top form, by coming in first place in the 8-12 year old 50 SC Meter Freestyle Relay, whilst the Girls 13 & Over 50 Meter Freestyle Relay managed a creditable joint second place for Midlothian A and 4th place for Midlothian B. Both girls and Boys in both 8-12 and 13 and over age groups were won by Midlothian A teams to help boost the clubs points total to retain the Forres Blue fins best team of the competition shield.