Annual Midlothian Minnows

The 7th Annual Midlothian Minnows took place at the Mercat Gait Pool in Prestonpans on Saturday 16th May. Swimmers aged 8 to 12 took part from eight competing clubs. A lot of good times were put in despite it being the 1st competition for some of the younger swimmers. Midlothian did well, leading in the 1st half, but were overtaken in the second half by Hearts and Kelso. Kelso took the Minnows trophy back home with them beating Hearts by a mere 10 points and Midlothian by 13. Read more of this post

Scottish Age Group Championships – April 2009

These championships were at the Royal Commonwealth Pool during April this year. The standard is always very high however, this year it was raised a bit more as there were swimmers from 31 clubs from England participating. Read more of this post

7th Annual Midlothian Minnows

We are looking forward to our annual minnows Meet, which is taking place on Saturday 16th May at the Mercat Gait Pool in Prestonpans. The meet is one session, which starts at 9am. Read more of this post

Lothian Region Leagues – Round 2 – April 09 (Updated by Colin)

Update to report from Colin – Gold Squad

There were 10 Gold Squad swimmers involved in the second round of the Leagues and they did extremely well.
In the first event, the 200m freestyle, there were excellent personal best swims from Jenny Jubb who reduced her time by 13 seconds, David Graham smashed the time limit with a 6 seconds PB and Laura Gray with a 2 seconds PB finished in 2nd place. Read more of this post

Lothian Region Leagues – Round 1 – March 09

This is the 1st round of the Leagues for 2009 and although we did not have full teams for all ages the swimmers swam extremely well with many P.B.’s on the day. There were 27 PB’s with 2 swims just outside the swimmers times, 5 swims the first competition over the distance,  and 1 swim too fast

The morning session kicked off with the younger swimmers 8/9yrs with Morgan Cockburn swimming her first 50m back, and Megan Bain just a margin outside her PB. Anna MacKay producing a 5 second PB on Breast, Bryony Eunson 11 seconds PB on Front crawl, Logan 1 second on Fly, Ian Doyle his first 50m Back, Andrew Denholm producing a 9 second PB on Breast and Leon Wadee 7½ seconds on Front Crawl. Read more of this post

Warrender Meet Report – March 09

This meet took place at Glenrothes over two days with the 9 & 10years swimming on the Saturday and the 11 & 12Years on the Sunday.

This was a great meet and a challenge to a lot of the swimmers as there were many clubs competing and not knowing what to expect. After having such a great success at the Lothian Region Leagues only the month before it was hard what to predict the results at this meet.

With the clocks changing on the Sunday and the early start there were a few bleary eyed swimmers over the two days however, they did not let us down. They were all in good spirits and a credit to the club. Read more of this post

East District Age Group Championships 2009

The finals of these championships were held on 7th & 8th March 2009 at Glenrothes. All top swimmers from clubs throughout the Lothians, the Borders and Fife had qualified and the competition, as you would imagine, was very tough.

Midlothian swimmers were involved in the very first event with Jo Pettitt and Fiona Inglis competing in the 12/13 years 100m freestyle.  Both girls had been suffering for a considerable time with viruses and were not quite at their best, but performed really well under the circumstances. In the boys same event, Euan Waugh got his first PB of the weekend by just under a second. Read more of this post