Success at the Edinburgh & Midlothian Schools 2017

Many of our swimmers were in action on Sunday 19th November in the Edinburgh & Midlothian Schools Swimming Championships, this time representing their schools rather than the Club. There were some great swims across all age groups, lots of PBs and many medals of all colours. Well done to everyone who took part.

Special mention to our new Champions:

Chloe Barron – Girls 11 yrs and Under Champion 50m Fly & 50m Free

Finlay Davies – Boys 11 yrs and Under Champion 50m Fly

Eilidh Redpath – Girls 14 – 15 yrs Champion 100m Fly & 200m IM

Fraser Wilson – Boys 14 – 15 yrs Champion 100m Fly & 200m Fly

Finlay & Chloe Schools

11 yrs & Under Champions Finlay Davies & Chloe Barron pictured with their medals.

Nailing the Swimmer’s Diet

Great article here about fuelling correctly for training and competition.

Read more here. All rights Motion Nutriton.

Midlothian Swimmers Inspire Act of Kindness

Midlothian swimmers Fraser Wilson, Jamie Ferguson and Euan Edmiston are hailed by Scottish Swimming for their great sportsmanship towards a young competitor at our Spring Meet in April. Read the full story here.



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.”

Meet Report – Midlothian Spring Meet

Cat’s Meet Report for the Midlothian Spring Meet is available to view here. Photo by Kevin Smith.

Midlothian Spring Meet 2017 Results

Click here to view results for those who took part in the Midlothian Spring Meet on 22nd & 23rd April.


Competition Guidelines – 2017

The Competition Guidelines have been updated.  Please read them here Competition Guidelines April 2017