Midlothian swimmers jet off to the sun

Fifteen youngster from Midlothian swimming club have escaped the wintery weather and headed off to the warmth on a intensive training camp at Corralejo, Fuerteventura.

The youngsters departed from Glasgow Airport on Saturday accompanied by coaching staff, Colin Barton and Gilbert Kirkwood.

Also travelling was team manager Helen Thomson with several parent helpers including Susan Wilson, who all jumped at the chance of accompanying the young swimmers for the week in the sun.The early start didn’t dampen their spirits and the youngsters all happily displayed their team sponsors, Arthur Mackay hoodies and tshirts. The resort where they will be training has a six lane 50 metre competition pool, where the youngsters will train twice a day, as well as land training sessions and gym work. Along with land training sessions and gym work and training lectures, they might need another holiday to recover.