This weekend (1st & 2nd October), swimmers from Midlothian swimming club were chasing fast swim times, at the East District Time Trials. This event was held at Mercat Gait pool, Prestonpans, providing swimmers with an opportunity to gain consideration times for the Scottish National age group championships which are held early in 2017. This competition, therefore attracts lots of youngsters who are chasing these elusive consideration times.
Head coach Colin Barton stated “many swimmers competing this weekend started well outside the consideration times, so it was always going to be a challenge to attain the times. However they rose to the occasion and succeeded in producing ten consideration times, in addition there were several swimmers who only just missed out, as well as producing some huge personal best swims.
In the Girls 16 year old category Sam Paterson won the 800 metre freestyle event, finishing in third place in the 200 metre freestyle and finishing in fourth place in the 400 metre freestyle event.
While in the Girls 15 year old category, the 200 metre individual medley swim saw a win for Eilidh Maguire, with Ellie Turnbull finishing in third place in the 200 metre breaststroke with a fifth placing for Izzy Drysdale. In the 200 metre freestyle Izzy Drysdale finished in fifth place with an eighth place for Ellie Turnbull and eleventh placing for Eilidh Maguire with Abigail McAllister finishing well in seventeenth position. The 800 metre freestyle event, saw Evie Cuthbert finishing in second place with a fifth placing for Ellie Brown. In the 400 metre freestyle swim it was a fourth place for Evie Cuthbert with Izzy Drysdale finishing in seventh place, with Ellie Brown finishing eleventh. The 200 metre individual medley saw a blistering finish for Izzy Drysdale finishing first with teammate Ellie Turnbull finishing just behind in second place. Ellie Turnbull also finished in fourth place in the 200 metre backstroke event.
Olivia Muirhead finished in fifth place in the girls 14 year olds category, 400 metre freestyle swim with a seventh place finish for Jemma Gerstenberger. Who went one better in sixth place, in the 200 metre freestyle, while teammates Olivia Muirhead and Charlotte Scott finished ninth and twelfth place respectively.
Jemma Gerstenberger also finished in fifth place in the 800 metre freestyle, while Charlotte Scott finished in fourth place in the 200 metre individual medley. Olivia Muirhead finished in fifth place 400 metre freestyle with a seventh place finish for Jemma Gerstenberger.
While in the girls 10-12 year old category, Aimee Bell finished in second place with Caledonia Crosland finishing in fifth place and an eleventh place for Abigail Porteous with their 200 metre freestyle swims. While it was also a fifth place for Caledonia Crosland 200 metre backstroke
Amy Sewell finished in third place in the 200 metre individual medley in the girls 13 year olds category. While the 200 metre freestyle event saw a seventeenth place for Emily Durkie with
Jessica Thomson and Amy Sewell finishing in 23rd and 25th places respectively. Emily Durkie finished fourth in the 200 metre breaststroke, and sixth in the 200 metre individual medley while Jessica Thomson finished in 8th place. Emily Durkie also finished in tenth place in the 400 metre freestyle
Adam Smith won the 15 Year Olds 200 metre individual medley also achieving a fourth place in 400 metre freestyle and 200 metre freestyle events.
In the boys 14 year old category 400 metre freestyle event, Jamie Golder, finished in fourth place, with a fifth place in the 200 metre breaststroke. While in the 200 metre freestyle, Jamie Golder achieved sixth place with teammate Kyle Muirhead finishing in eighth spot. However it was gold for Golder in the 200 metre individual medley with second place for teammate Kyle Muirhead.
Calum Evans finished in 2nd place in the boys 13 year old category 1500 metre freestyle, distance event. While Roan Murray finished in third place with Colin Doyle finishing behind him in fourth place in the much shorter 200 metre freestyle event. Roan Murray also finishing in fourth spot with his 400 metre freestyle swim.
Club president, Moira Doyle was “delighted with all the youngsters performances.”