Champion swimming success at SNAGS 2015
A group of nine Midlothian swimmers took part in this year’s Scottish National Age Group Swimming Championships, which were held this year at the aquatic centre at the Aberdeen Sports village.
The following swimmers from Midlothian swimming club; Ria Colbridge, Jamie Ferguson, Jodie Finlay, Katie Golder, Beth McFarlane, Eilidh Redpath, Matt Rietvelt Lewis Thomson, Fraser Wilson, competed against the top age group swimmers in Scotland, as well as a large contingent travelling from England.
Head coach Colin Barton was delighted with his swimmers stating that “they all performed extremely well.”
Fraser Wilson claimed 4 national titles in the 13 years age group, these being the 50m butterfly and all 50,100, 200m backstroke events. He also finished second in the 100m butterfly, 50m freestyle and 100m freestyle as well as contesting 4 other finals.
Breaststroke specialist, Lewis Thomson became national champion in the 11/12 years age group in the 200m and finished a close second in the 50m and 100m events.
Another breaststroker, Beth McFarlane, finished with 2 bronze medals in the 100m and 200m events and reached the finals of her 2 butterfly events.
Eilidh Redpath and Jamie Ferguson left it to the final day before both won silver in the 50m butterfly and 50m backstroke events respectfully. Over the course of the championships they also qualified for another five finals between them
Katie Golder qualified for 4 finals namely 50m, 100m, 200m backstroke and 200m Individual medley events.
Matt Rietvelt reached 2 finals 100m and 200m butterfly and narrowly missed a place in the 50m final.
The two remaining swimmers, Ria Colbridge and Jodie Finlay, both swam confidently, despite competing at this event for the first time, almost reaching finals.