Midlothian Swimming Club


Youngsters taking a moment out of this Sunday’s land training session at Penicuik Centre to pose with Donald McFarlane (Front).


Midlothian Swimming Club said a fond farewell to the parent volunteer, Donald Mcfarlane, who has led a land training session every Sunday morning for the past 12 years.  The club relies on parent volunteers, and without them, the club would not be as successful as it is. Donald’s fun exercise sessions allowed the youngsters an opportunity to improve core fitness out of the pool. The entire club appreciates all his hard work over the years, and presented him with a small token of their appreciation after his last land training session, which was held on Sunday. Head coach Colin Barton said “during that time his enthusiasm and expertise has benefited so many young swimmers. He will be greatly missed by everyone at the club and I wish him well for the future.” Past club swimmer Laura Gray recalled fondly that “he was amazing fun and made running bearable.

Donald was keen to point out he was “looking forward to a rest and a few Sunday lie ins.”