The second round of the East District Age Groups Round 2 took place in Michael Woods Sports & Leisure Centre Glenrothes recently.
This competition sees youngsters compete in heats with the fastest eight competing again in finals. A total of 17 Midlothian swimmers were in action and head coach Colin Barton was delighted with the results. He said: “Despite a very demanding schedule with minimal recovery time between swims they all maintained really high standards throughout the weekend producing some impressive results.”
Matt Rietvelt, qualified for the final of the 200m butterfly, where he swam a personal best time, narrowly missing a medal to finish fourth.
Katie Golder qualifying for both finals in the Girls 200m backstroke and 200m freestyle. In backstroke she won a bronze medal in a new personal best time, followed quickly by a fourth in the freestyle.
Sam Paterson swam a personal best in the 200m backstroke.
The younger swimmers maintained the high standards set by their older team mates.
Fraser Wilson won the 200m butterfly and bronze in the 200m breaststroke finals.
Jamie Ferguson reduced his times in these event and Lewis Thomson qualified for the final of the breaststroke, with Nick Rietvelt swimming a personal best time.
Ria Colbridge, Evie Cuthbert and Ellie Brown set great personal bests in the 200m backstroke with Ria, Evie and Jodie Finlay doing it again in the 200m freestyle. Jodie and Eilidh qualified for the 200m backstroke final, however both finished outside the medals. In the final of the 200m freestyle Eilidh produced a strong swim to claim the silver medal.
Katie Golder finished in fourth place, just missing out in the 200m butterfly final, plus sixth place in the 200m breaststroke. Beth McFarlane produced a great swim to win the 200m breaststroke title with a personal best time. Matt Rietvelt swam the 200m freestyle final where he finished fifth.
Eilidh Redpath and Jodie Finlay, achieved personal best swims, qualifying for the final in 200 meter butterfly. Eilidh claimed bronze but unfortunately Jodie was forced to withdraw due to injury.
In the 200 meter Backstroke, Fraser Wilson claimed his second title of the weekend and Jamie finished in fifth place missing out on a medal by a 0.2 seconds. Euan Edmiston and Lewis Thomson both swam personal bests.
The girls 200 metre breaststroke followed seeing Eilidh comfortably winning gold whilst Ria finished fifth.
The weekend was brought to a close with the boys 200m freestyle. Fraser Wilson, Euan Edmiston, Jamie Ferguson, Lewis Thomson and Fraser Burgess all recorded best times in the heats. Fraser Wilson then capped off a fine weekend with his third east district title when he won a thrilling and very close race.