Around twenty of our youngsters were in action recently at the Livingston and district dolphins swim gala. The event was held on the 17th January at West Lothian, Xcite pool in Whitburn. The event saw team success for Midlothian swimming club with a bronze medal for the mixed 10-11 year old, 200 meter freestyle relay team consisting of Freddie Parker, Mia Ponton, Colin Doyle and Jessica Thomson.
The younger age group freestyle relay team made up of Jack Sewell, Rowan Bell, Jonah Turnbull and Isla Stokes finishing in fourth place in the 100 meter event, just losing out on a bronze medal.
In the girls 8 year category Rowan Bell achieved eighth place with her 25 meter butterfly swim, whilst Jack Sewell finished in second place in the boys 25 meter backstroke event and sixth in the 25 meter butterfly.
Isla Stokes finished in third place in the girls 9 year olds 25 meter butterfly event and ninth in the 50 meter breaststroke event. Jonah Turnbull finished first in his 25 meter butterfly swim and fourth in the 50 meter freestyle event achieving tenth position in the 50 meter breaststroke.
In the10 year old category, Freddie Parker finished in sixth place for the 25 meter butterfly and fourth for the 50 meter backstroke event, also winning the 50 meter freestyle outright. Mia Ponton finished in eighth place for her 25 meter butterfly and 50 meter backstroke swims.
In the eleven year old category, Jessica Thomson achieved seventh place with her 50 meter butterfly with Colin Doyle finishing in seventh place for the boys, with teammates William Sander and Muir Simpson finishing in ninth and tenth place. In the 50 meter freestyle event, Colin Doyle finished in seventh place with Daniel Couper in eighth place and Muir Simpson finishing in ninth position.
In the 50 meter breaststroke event Colin Doyle finishing in third place, with Daniel Couper finishing in a credible tenth spot, while Jessica Thomson finished in ninth position for the girls. Leo Marshall achieved sixth place in the boys, 50 meter backstroke with William Sander, Colin Doyle and Daniel Couper coming in eighth, ninth and tenth position.
Development coach, Lesley Inglis was, “delighted with the swim performances” saying the youngsters “had more than exceeded her expectations with their performances.”