Midlothian swim duo headed north to Inverness on Saturday 5th November to compete at the North District Open Championships. Eilidh Redpath and Fraser Wilson were undaunted by the 160 mile journey to compete against the best swimmers in the North district. There are four swimming areas in Scotland and the North district supports swimming clubs from Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, and from throughout the Highlands, including Moray, Orkney, Shetland and the Western Isles.
Eilidh Redpath competed in the 50 metre backstroke, 50 metre freestyle, 100 metre butterfly and 200 metre individual medley events, making the finals with two of her heat swims. Finishing up in fifth place in the 100 meter butterfly final and collecting a bronze medal for her third place finish in the 200 metre individual medley event.
Fraser Wilson swam in 50 metre breaststroke, 50 metre butterfly, 100 metre freestyle and 200 metre butterfly events, making the final of the 200 meter butterfly where he took second place and collected a silver medal.
Head coach Colin Barton was delighted with the swimmers efforts stating “they both recorded personal best times in all their events and given that Eilidh and Fraser were competing in the 16 years and under age group, they did really well to qualify for finals and win medals considering they are aged only 13 and 14 years old respectfully.”