Midlothian Swimming Club

SASA East District Age Group Championships (Round 3)

Midlothian swimming club was again on winning form at the recent, East District Age Group championship Round 3 which was held at the Commonwealth Pool in Edinburgh on the 22-24th January. The swim team finished in fourth place for the team points competition behind the three largest clubs in the district.

The introduction of 50m events in all strokes, resulted in a very demanding weekend for many swimmers and provided a real test of their endurance. However Midlothian swimmers claimed seven titles comprising, three each for Fraser Wilson and Eilidh Redpath and one for Matt Rietvelt in butterfly. Fraser also won silver in breaststroke as did Beth McFarlane. Ellie Robertson won silver in butterfly with Katie Golder claiming bronze in backstroke.

Amongst the other swimming highlights, Fraser Wilson and Eilidh Redpath, were also very strong in the 100m events and the 200m IM. Eilidh won gold in the fly, breaststroke freestyle and IM and bronze in the backstroke whilst Fraser won gold in fly, back and freestyle and picked up silver in the IM. These swims combined with the results from the first 2 rounds resulted in Eilidh finishing as the top 13 years old girl and Fraser the top 13 years old boy.
The other medal winners in the longer events were, Katie with two bronzes in backstroke and breaststroke and Jodie Finlay in butterfly.
Head coach Colin Barton was “impressed by the all youngsters hard work in training, which has paid off with multiple podium places.”

In addition to the medal winners, there were also a huge number of personal best swims resulting in many youngsters reaching finals.

Jamie Ferguson – 8 PBs & 2 finals

Lewis Thomson 4 PBs & 2 finals

Ria Colbridge 7 PBs & 2 finals

Matt Rietvelt 1 PB & 2 finals

Iain Doyle – 1 PB

Euan Edmiston – 7 PBs

Evie Cuthbert – 4 PBs

Nick Rietvelt – 2 PBs

Sam Paterson – 5 PBs

Ellie Brown – 3 PBs

Jemma Gerstenberger – 3 PBs

Olivia Muirhead – 2 PBs

Adam Wood – 1 PB

Jamie Golder – 1 PB

Izzy Drysdale – 2 PBs