Midlothian Swimming Club

SASA East District Lothian Leagues – 30th April 2016

This weekend saw the younger swimmers from Midlothian swimming club in action for the second round of the Scottish Amateur Swimming Association, East district Lothian Leagues competition. This event was held at Mercat Gait pool in Prestonpans on the 30th April and the youngsters are swimming to represent their club, not as individuals.

In the girls 8-9 year old category Katy Barron came in sixth place in the 25 metre butterfly with a fourteenth place for Rhiannon Joyce. Charlotte Thomson finished in second place with her 50 metre backstroke swim with a twelfth spot for Charlotte Durkie.  While in the 50 metre breaststroke event, Katy Barron achieved fourth place with team mate Erin Ponton finishing in fourteenth place. Rowan Bell finished in seventh place with Ellie MacArthur finishing in twelfth position with their 50 metre freestyle swims.  In the 50 meter butterfly event, Orla Maxwell achieved seventh place with Olivia Young finishing in thirteenth place.

In the same age category for the boys, Finlay Davies finished in third place with his 25 metre butterfly and sixth place for his 50 metre freestyle swims. Calum Murray achieving a second place in the 50 meter backstroke, with Jack Sewell achieving fourth place in the 50 metre breaststroke and seventh place in the 50 metre butterfly events.

The Girls 10-11year old category 200 metre freestyle saw Abiggail Porteous and Mia Ponton compete, finishing in ninth and eighteenth place respectively.  While the 50 metre butterfly event there was a seventh place for Aimee Bell and nineteenth place for Mia Ponton. The 50 metre breaststroke event saw Chloe Barron finishing in eighth place with Holly Milligan finishing in fifteenth place. Caledonia Crosland finished in second place in the 100 metre individual medley with Amy Sewell finishing in thirteenth place. Emily Durkie achieved sixth place for her 50 metre backstroke swim and Isla Stokes finished in fourteenth place in the same event.

For the boys in the 200 metre freestyle event, William Sander finished in ninth place with Muir Simpson also finishing in that position with his 100 metre individual medley swim. Ruaridh Fraser finished in fourteenth place with his 50 metre backstroke performance, while Freddie Parker finished in ninth place his 50 metre butterfly performance. The 50 meter breaststroke event saw a tenth place for Sam Whitehorn.

In the afternoon it was the turn of the older swimmers to compete. Charlotte Scott achieved a twelfth place in the in the girls 12-13 year old category for her 200 metre freestyle and  Cerys Pritchard also made that position with her 100 metre backstroke swim. Olivia Muirhead finished in seventh place in her 100 metre butterfly event while it was a sixteenth position for Jessica Thomson with her 100 metre breaststroke swim.

While a fifth place finish came for both Kyle Muirhead and Roan Murray with their 200 metre freestyle and 100 metre backstroke swims, with Calum Evans finishing in sixth place in his  200 metre individual medley event. Adam Smith, also finished in fifth spot in his 100 metre butterfly event with Roan Murray swimming again in the 100 metre breaststroke and finishing in seventh place.

There was also success for the girls 8-9 year old 4×25 metre freestyle relay  teams which saw Midlothian ‘A’ finish in fourth spot with Midlothian B finishing in ninth place.  The girls 10-11year old  4×50 metre freestyle relay teams also finished in fourth position for Midlothian ‘A’ and fifteenth place for Midlothian B. While in the mixed 10-11year old  4×50 metre freestyle relay Midlothian ‘A finish in sixth place. There was also a twelfth place finish for the girls 12-13year old 4×50 metre freestyle relay team while the boys came in sixth place with their 4×50 metre freestyle relay in the same age category.

Development coach Lesley Inglis was “delighted with the swimmers performances overall, although there was room for some technical improvement from the youngsters in the coming weeks. Ahead of their next big competion test, which will be at the club’s own Midlothian Minnows meet on the 21st May.”