Fuerteventura 2016 – Quotes

FUERTEVENTURA – QUOTES FROM THE SWIMMERS

  • I told Colin about the cold. However, he gave me his straight face and called me a woos.
  • Weather conditions were as predictable as Scotland, which means they were completely unpredictable!
  • I jumped into the water. It hit me like an iceberg hit the Titanic.
  • I jumped into the freezing Atlantic water again.
  • When I was doing back crawl I was trying to make shapes out of the clouds.
  • I am intelligent but I cannot write.
  • It was so boring (A distance Session) I thought I was going to fall into a coma.
  • Finding out that going a bit faster is not going to kill you!
  • I was feeling cold then I was cheered up when I saw Gilbert.
  • Tucked in a corner with an umbrella up. I nearly chocked because I was laughing so much.
  • This Island is surrounded by water.
  • Dear Rebel Kirkwood and Cop Colin Sparten Barton, I was surprised at how well I swam and cannot wait to swim in warm, cosy Midlothian pools. I.P. Fuerteventura Ice Bath.

FUERTEVENTURA – QUOTES FOR THE SWIMMERS

 

  • YOU DON’T HAVE TO GREAT TO START BUT YOU HAVE TO START TO BE GREAT

 

  • LOOK IN THE MIRROR —- THAT’S YOUR COMPETITION

 

  • DON”T RUN AWAY FROM THE CHALENGES —-RUN OVER THEM

 

  • GET FIT OR DIE TRYING

 

  • LOOK LIKE A BEAUTY —TRAIN LIKE A BEAST

 

  • SUCCESS TRAINS —-FAILURE COMPLAINS

 

  • IF YOU ARE NOT HAPPY – STOP COMPLAINING AND MAKE A CHANGE

 

  • THE PAIN OF TODAY IS THE VICTORY OF TOMORROW

 

  • LOOSERS QUIT WHEN THEY ARE TIRED — WINNERS QUIT WHEN THEY HAVE WON

 

 

 

Glenrothes Spring Meet Gala – 6th February 2016

Our swimmers were again on winning form at the recent Glenrothes Spring meet gala held on the 6th February.

Twenty nine swimmers were in action at this event, head coach Colin Barton was “over the moon with their efforts” saying that “all the swimmers did extremely well and despite having a very young team, we still managed to finish as the top club, with an impressive 85 point lead over the next team.”

Amongst the swim highlights were gold medals for Eilidh Redpath in the 100 meter individual medley, 100meter breaststroke, 100 meter freestyle, 100 meter butterfly and a silver medal in 100 backstroke events. These performances meant she earned top girl award, for the 13-14 year old category.

Jodie Finlay won a bronze medal for her 100 meter individual medley swim and followed that with a fourth place in 100 meter backstroke and butterfly events, before finishing in fifth place in her 100 breaststroke and 100 meter freestyle swims.

Sam Paterson placed seventh in her 100 meter individual medley event and eighth in the 100 meter breaststroke. Finishing in twelfth spot with her 100 meter freestyle swim.

Ellie Brown finished in eighth place with her 100 meter backstroke swim, also achieving tenth place in both her 100 meter freestyle and 100 meter butterfly swims, before finishing in eleventh place with her 100 meter individual medley swim and nineteenth place in the 100 meter breaststroke event.

An impressive fifth place for Evie Cuthbert in her 100 meter butterfly event, before finishing in eleventh place in both 100 meter freestyle and 100 meter backstroke events. Following that up with twelfth place in 100 meter individual medley and eighteenth place in 100 meter breaststroke events.

Izzy Drysdale finished in ninth place with her 100 meter freestyle, following that up with an eleventh place in the 100 meter butterfly. Managing a fourteenth place in both 100 meter individual medley and 100 meter breaststroke events and sixteenth place for her 100 meter backstroke swim.

Ellie Turnbull swam well to finish in twelfth place for her 100 meter butterfly swim and thirteenth place for both her 100 meter breaststroke and backstroke swim before finishing in sixteenth place in the individual medley and nineteenth place in the 100 meter freestyle.

Eilidh Maguire finished in ninth place with her 100 meter butterfly swim. Achieving fourteenth place for her 100 meter backstroke, seventeenth place in the 100 meter freestyle and nineteenth place for her 100 meter individual medley swim. Also finishing in twenty second place in the 100 meter breaststroke.

Abigail McAllister placed fourteenth in 100 meter butterfly event, twenty first place in the 100 backstroke and twenty second place for her individual medley swim and lastly twenty fourth spot  in 100 meter breaststroke event.

In the girls 8-10 year old category, Chloe Barron won gold in her 50 meter butterfly swim. Also finishing in joint seventh place in her 50 meter freestyle event. She also swam well to finish eighth place in her 100 meter individual medley swim and  in eleventh place in both her 50 meter breaststroke and backstroke events.

Abigail Porteous won a gold medal in the 50 meter breaststroke event, following that up with a bronze medal in the 100 meter individual medley swim. Not content with these performances she finished in fifth place in the 50 meter butterfly, sixth in 50 meter freestyle and seventh place in 50 meter backstroke events.

Aimee Bell finished in fifth place with her 50 meter freestyle swim, sixth place for her 100 meter individual medley and seventh place in the 50 meter breaststroke events. Also finishing ninth place in her 50 meter backstroke and fourteenth place for her 50 meter butterfly.

In the 11-12 year old category, Ellie Robertson won gold in 100 meter butterfly and 100 meter freestyle events following that up with a fifth place in the 100 meter backstroke.

Ria Colbridge won gold in her 100 meter breaststroke, silver for both her 100 meter freestyle and 100 meter individual medley swims and a bronze medal for her 100 meter butterfly and sixth place for her 100 meter backstroke swims. These performances saw her finishing in second place in the overall top girl award for her age group.

Jemma Gerstenberger finished in fourth place in her 100 meter breaststroke and 100 individual medley and 100 meter freestyle swims. Also finishing in seventh place in the 100 meter butterfly and tenth place for her 100 meter backstroke.

Olivia Muirhead swam well to achieve thirteenth place for her 100 meter butterfly swim, nineteenth place foe 100 meter freestyle, twenty seventh place for 100 meter breaststroke and twenty fifth place for 100 meter backstroke.

Charlotte Scott was also in action in 100 meter butterfly where she finished in fifteenth place. She also managed twentieth place for 100 meter breaststroke and 100 meter freestyle swims and twenty first for her 100 meter individual medley and twenty eighth in 100 meter backstroke events.

Emily Durkie’s top placings came with a seventeenth place in 100 meter breaststroke, and eighteenth place in 100 meter butterfly. Also achieving twenty fourth place in 100 meter individual medley, twenty sixth in 100 meter backstroke and thirtieth spot for her 100 meter freestyle swim.

In the boys 11-12 year old category, Jamie Ferguson won bronze for 100 meter butterfly and 100 meter freestyle. Finishing in fourth place in 100 meter breaststroke before winning a gold medal for 100 meter individual medley swim and silver medal in 100 meter backstroke.

Fraser Burgess was fourth in his 100 meter butterfly event, also finishing in sixth place in 100 meter individual medley and seventh in 100 meter backstroke. In addition he placed eighth in 100 meter freestyle and finished in tenth place in 100 meter breaststroke.

Roan Murray was seventh in 100 meter butterfly, eleventh in 100 meter breaststroke, fourteenth and twenty first place in 100 meter individual medley and 100 meter freestyle events.

Jamie Golder finished in seventh place for his individual medley swim, twelfth in his 100 meter butterfly, thirteenth in 100 meter backstroke also finishing in sixteenth and seventeenth places for his 100 meter freestyle and 100 meter backstroke events.

Calum Evans finished in tenth place for his 100 meter freestyle swim. Also achieving thirteenth place with his 100 meter breaststroke, fourteenth place in 100 meter butterfly, fifteenth place for his 100 meter backstroke and sixteenth place with his 100 meter individual medley swim.

Colin Doyle finished in twenty fourth place in his 100 meter freestyle event, and finished in twenty second place for his 100 meter backstroke swim. He also achieved a sixteenth place with his 100 meter breastroke swim.

Kyle Muirhead finished in twentieth position with his 100 meter individual medley swim and twenty fourth place in his 100 meter backstroke event before finishing in twenty sixth place with his 100 meter freestyle swim. Also achieving a nineteenth placing with his 100 meter breaststroke swim

Fraser Wilson was also on the winners podium to receive a silver medal in 100 meter breaststroke, before going one better to win the 100 meter freestyle, 100 meter individual medley, 100 meter backstroke, 100 meter butterfly events. This meant he was declared top boy for the 13-14 year old category.

Lewis Thomson finished in sixth place for his 100 meter individual medley and 100 meter backstroke swims before going onto claim a bronze medal with his 100 meter breaststroke swim. Also finishing in seventh place with his 100 meter freestyle swim.

Euan Edmiston finished in fifth place in the 100 meter individual medley and 100 meter breaststroke events,  and fourth place with his 100 meter backstroke and 100 meter butterfly events and 100 meter freestyle swims.

Adam smith finished in sixteenth place with his 100 meter breaststroke swim and fourteenth with his 100 meter freestyle swim before finishing in tenth place with his 100 meter individual medley swim. He also achieved seventh place for his 100 meter butterfly event.

Congratulations on all these performances, it goes to show hard work in training pays off in the pool.

Livingston & District Dolphins Swim Gala – 17th January 2016

3rd placed mixed relay team lddgala17th jan

Jessica Thomson and Freddie Parker at back, Colin Doyle on right with Mia Ponton at front.

Around twenty of our youngsters were in action recently at the Livingston and district dolphins swim gala. The event was held on the 17th January at West Lothian, Xcite pool in Whitburn. The event saw team success for Midlothian swimming club with a bronze medal for the mixed 10-11 year old, 200 meter freestyle relay team consisting of Freddie Parker, Mia Ponton, Colin Doyle and Jessica Thomson.

The younger age group freestyle relay team made up of Jack Sewell, Rowan Bell, Jonah Turnbull and Isla Stokes finishing in fourth place in the 100 meter event, just losing out on a bronze medal.

In the girls 8 year category Rowan Bell achieved eighth place with her 25 meter butterfly swim, whilst Jack Sewell finished in second place in the boys 25 meter backstroke event and sixth in the 25 meter butterfly.

Isla Stokes finished in third place in the girls 9 year olds 25 meter butterfly event and ninth in the 50 meter breaststroke event. Jonah Turnbull finished first in his 25 meter butterfly swim and fourth in the 50 meter freestyle event achieving tenth position in the 50 meter breaststroke.

In the10 year old category, Freddie Parker finished in sixth place for the 25 meter butterfly and fourth for the 50 meter backstroke event, also winning the 50 meter freestyle outright. Mia Ponton finished in eighth place for her 25 meter butterfly and 50 meter backstroke swims.

In the eleven year old category, Jessica Thomson achieved seventh place with her 50 meter butterfly with Colin Doyle finishing in seventh place for the boys, with teammates William Sander and Muir Simpson finishing in ninth and tenth place. In the 50 meter freestyle event, Colin Doyle finished in seventh place with Daniel Couper in eighth place and Muir Simpson finishing in ninth position.

In the 50 meter breaststroke event Colin Doyle finishing in third  place, with Daniel Couper finishing in a credible tenth spot, while Jessica Thomson finished in ninth position for the girls. Leo Marshall achieved sixth place in the boys, 50 meter backstroke with William Sander, Colin Doyle and Daniel Couper coming in eighth, ninth and tenth position.

Development coach, Lesley Inglis was, “delighted with the swim performances” saying  the youngsters “had more than exceeded her expectations with their performances.”

SASA East District Age Group Championships (Round 3)

Midlothian swimming club was again on winning form at the recent, East District Age Group championship Round 3 which was held at the Commonwealth Pool in Edinburgh on the 22-24th January. The swim team finished in fourth place for the team points competition behind the three largest clubs in the district.

The introduction of 50m events in all strokes, resulted in a very demanding weekend for many swimmers and provided a real test of their endurance. However Midlothian swimmers claimed seven titles comprising, three each for Fraser Wilson and Eilidh Redpath and one for Matt Rietvelt in butterfly. Fraser also won silver in breaststroke as did Beth McFarlane. Ellie Robertson won silver in butterfly with Katie Golder claiming bronze in backstroke.

Amongst the other swimming highlights, Fraser Wilson and Eilidh Redpath, were also very strong in the 100m events and the 200m IM. Eilidh won gold in the fly, breaststroke freestyle and IM and bronze in the backstroke whilst Fraser won gold in fly, back and freestyle and picked up silver in the IM. These swims combined with the results from the first 2 rounds resulted in Eilidh finishing as the top 13 years old girl and Fraser the top 13 years old boy.
The other medal winners in the longer events were, Katie with two bronzes in backstroke and breaststroke and Jodie Finlay in butterfly.
Head coach Colin Barton was “impressed by the all youngsters hard work in training, which has paid off with multiple podium places.”

In addition to the medal winners, there were also a huge number of personal best swims resulting in many youngsters reaching finals.

Jamie Ferguson – 8 PBs & 2 finals

Lewis Thomson 4 PBs & 2 finals

Ria Colbridge 7 PBs & 2 finals

Matt Rietvelt 1 PB & 2 finals

Iain Doyle – 1 PB

Euan Edmiston – 7 PBs

Evie Cuthbert – 4 PBs

Nick Rietvelt – 2 PBs

Sam Paterson – 5 PBs

Ellie Brown – 3 PBs

Jemma Gerstenberger – 3 PBs

Olivia Muirhead – 2 PBs

Adam Wood – 1 PB

Jamie Golder – 1 PB

Izzy Drysdale – 2 PBs

Warrender Junior Age Group meet

This meet was held on 22nd & 23rd March and involved the younger swimmers from Silver and Bronze squads. Saturdays events were devoted to the 9 & 10 years olds with the Sunday swims featuring the 11 & 12 year olds.
The first event Midlothian swimmers were involved in was the 200m Freestyle. All 5 of our swimmers were swimming this event for the first time and they all swam really well with Jamie Ferguson just missing out on gold by only 0.3 seconds however he did win silver. Zak Stewart, Alex Biavti – Smith, Ria Colbridge and Ellie Robertson also swam in this event.

In the next event the 50m breaststroke, Jamie and Zak finished first and second and the other previously mentioned swimmers again recorded PBs.
In the 50m freestyle Ria won with a 6th place medal and Jamie claimed his second silver.

The afternoon session started with the 100m IM and again our 5 swimmers swam personal bests with Jamie winning Gold and Zak finishing 4th.
In the 50m backstroke there were PBs for Ellie, Jamie, Zak and Alex with Jamie finishing this event in 4th place.
Ellie, Jamie and Zak again hit PBs in the butterfly with Jamie and Zak finishing 2nd and 4th.
The points gathered by Jamie resulted in a second place finish in the top boy category and brought day 1 to a good end.

Day 2 started with the 200m IM and saw good personal best swims from Eilidh Redpath who finished 5th, Cara Denholm, Ellie Brown, Ellie Turnbull, Toni Jenkinson, Lewis Thomson, Euan Edmiston and Fraser Wilson who won Gold.
Charlotte Ritchie, Izzy Drysdale and Sam Paterson all recorded best swims in the 200m freestyle.
Eilidh Redpath won her first medal, a bronze and Fraser won his second Gold in the 50m backstroke in personal best times and there were also best swims from Jodie Finlay, Evie Cuthbert, Ellie Brown, Toni, Eilidh Maguire and Euan.
All 3 of the older girls, Sam, Izzy and Charlotte matched this with good swims in the 50m breaststroke.
In the butterfly Eilidh Redpath and Fraser both won their respective events by a clear margin. In this event there were also good PBs for Eve Thomson, Jodie, Ellie Brown, Eilidh Maguire, Toni, Lewis and Euan.
Izzy, Sam and Charlotte again all recorded PBs in their freestyle which brought session 3 to an end.
The final session got of to a great start with fantastic swims from a Eve and Fraser winning Gold in the 200m freestyle. Almost all the other Midlothian swimmers involved in this event recorded huge PBs as did Izzy and Charlotte in the 200m IM.
The 50m breaststroke proved to be a good event for Midlothian swimmers. Fraser won yet another Gold, Lewis won Bronze, Eilidh Redpath finished 4th and Euan 5th. Added to this there were PBs for Eve, Jodie, Ellie Brown, Eilidh Maguire & Toni.
Izzy and Charlotte hit PBs in their 50m backstroke event.
The 50m freestyle was another good event, Fraser won his 6th gold and only 0.01 separated Eilidh Redpath and Eve as they finished first and second respectfully.

When the points were tallied at the end of the day, Midlothian finished as the 3rd top club, Fraser won the top boy award and Eilidh missed the top girls award by only one point but finished second.

Congratulations Fraser

Congratulations to Fraser Wilson after becoming our latest Scottish schools champion. Fraser won the 50m Backstroke title at the recents finals held in East Kilbride.

We’ll done Fraser.

Forres Bluefins – March 2013

Congratulations !!  Midlothian win “Best Club” at the 2 day Forres Bluefins meet, March 2013.