Swimmers make a splash in Edinburgh

Midlothian Swimming Club

far left Evie Cuthbert, Eilidh Redpath, Fraser Wilson and Matt Rietvelt and Katie Golder at the back.

Midlothian Swimming Club far left Evie Cuthbert, Eilidh Redpath, Fraser Wilson and Matt Rietvelt and Katie Golder at the back.

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Six Midlothian swimmers were in action recently at the East District Open and Grand Prix swimming event at the Royal Commonwealth Pool.

Fraser Wilson claimed a gold medal to become East District junior champion in the 200 metre freestyle event. Fraser also finished in fourth place in his 200 metre individual medley heat.

Fraser achieved 30th place and 39th place for his 50 and 100 metre butterfly swims. In the 50 metre breaststroke heats Fraser also finished in 53rd place. The men’s 50 metre freestyle heats saw a 64th place for him and 84th for Matt Rievelt. Katie Golder finished in seventh place in the 400 metre individual medley A final, with a seventh place in the 200 metre individual medley B final also. While she achieved a 17th place in her women’s 400 metre freestyle heats. The women’s 50 metre freestyle event saw her finish in joint 61st place. The 800 metre freestyle heat saw a 24th placing with a time of 9:53.26 and 23rd and 26th in her 50 and 100 metre backstroke heat swims.

Eilidh Redpath finished fourth in the 200 metre individual medley B final and seventh in the 100 metre breaststroke B final. The Women’s 100 metre breaststroke heats saw her finish in 17th place also claiming 18th spot in her women’s 400 metre individual medley heat. Again finishing in 19th place in her women’s 50 metre breaststroke and 50 metre butterfly, 400 metre freestyle heats and 25th place in the 200 metre freestyle event. Again the women’s 100 metre freestyle heats swim saw her finish in second place narrowly missing out on another place in a final.

Jodie Finlay swam in the women’s 400 metre individual medley heats seeing a 13th place finish. She was also competing in the women’s 200 metre backstroke event where she finished in 41st place and 42nd place in the 400 metre freestyle. Evie Cuthbert also swam in the women’s 100 metre butterfly, finishing in 39th place with a time of 1:17.19

Midlothian Swimming Club’s head coach Colin Bart said: “I was impressed with the way our young junior swimmers competed against swimmers who were much older and more experienced.”