The 2016 Active Schools Swimming Gala was held at Dalkeith Campus on Tuesday 4th October 2016. A total of twelve Midlothian schools were involved including Lasswade PS, Lawfield PS, Rosewell PS, Woodburn PS, Stobhill PS, Gorebridge PS, Hawthornden PS, Loanhead PS, Cornbank PS, Kings Park PS, Mauricewood PS, Sacred Heart PS. Swimmers came from from Primaries 5, 6 and 7 and the gala ended with an Awards Ceremony for all the winners. Thanks Active Schools and Midlothian council for supporting the event, which proved to be a huge success.
There was a tremendous atmosphere poolside, with school pupils cheering on their classmates and friends, and it is hoped to build on the success of this years event. Special thanks are extended to Midlothian Swimming Club who supported the event by providing officials.
Midlothian swimming club youngsters were on winning form with a win for Chloe Barron in the 50 metre front crawl and a third place for Alex Tice-Young. Charlotte Thomson won the 25 metre back stroke, with Charlotte Durkie finishing in third spot. The 50 meter back stroke saw a second and third for Caledonia Crossland and Mia Ponton. While Aimee Bell won the 25 metre breaststroke event with a third place for Charlotte Thomson. Aimee Bell also won the 50 metre breaststroke swim with Chloe Barron making do with in second place. Leaving Jonah Turnbull to finish in second place in the boys 50 metre breaststroke event. Erin Ponton was third in the P5 25 metre back stroke event with a time of 27.97 seconds. WELL DONE EVERYONE.