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.


Brodies Schools Swimming Championships – 27th January 2017

There was a welcome day off educational studies for eight swimmers from Midlothian swimming club last Friday 27th January. The talented youngsters had been selected to competed at the finals of the Brodies Schools Swimming Championships which was held at the Dollan Aqua Centre  in East Kilbride. Swimmers from across all of Scotland were representing their individual schools at this prestigious competition. Past winners have included  commonwealth games medallists, Dan Wallace, Robbie Renwick, Corrie Scott, Hannah Miley and Duncan Scott. Our midlothian youngsters were on blistering form and in the girls 15-16 year old 100 metre freestyle event,  Eilidh Redpath finished in fourth place competing for her school, Heriots with a time of 1:02.23. Eilidh Redpath also went on to win a bronze medal with her 200 metre individual medley performance in a time of  2:29.09.

While Lasswade High school was well represented by swimmers, firstly Ria Colbridge who finished in fifth place in the girls 13-14 tear old 200 metre individual medley event in a time of 2:39.99. This was swiftly followed by a fifth place finish for Jamie Ferguson in the  boys 13-14 100 metre backstroke event and a sixth place for the youngster in the 200 metre backstroke in a time of 2:32.02. While yet another Lasswade pupil, Lewis Thomson also achieved a fifth place finish in the boys 13-14 year old 200 metre breaststroke event.

Penicuik High was represented this year by Fraser Wilson in the boys 15-16 year old 200 metre butterfly event where he finished in fifth place in a time of 2:19.46 and he also achieved another fifth place in 100 metre backstroke event in a time of 1:04.97

Bonnyrigg was proudly represented by Abigail Porteous in the girls 12 year old junior 50 metre breaststroke heats which saw her finish in 7th place in a time of 40.58, just missing out by the smallest of margins on a place in the finals.

Caledonia Crosland representing Cornbank Primary, was also competing in this event where she achieved a ninth place finish in a time of  42.15. While another youngster, Aimee Bell deserves a mention as she qualified as a reserve swimmer for this event.

Head coach Colin Barton was delighted with the youngsters performances, stating “it is a huge achievement to reach the final stages of this competition in itself. All the swimmers worked well on their process goals, enabling them to use these swim performances as a rehearsal for the upcoming East District championships “