Midlothian swimmers spring into the medals at home meeting

Midlothian Swimming Club won the team shield at it's own spring meet gala
Midlothian Swimming Club won the team shield at it's own spring meet gala

Midlothian Swimming Club romped to success at its own annual spring meet, winning the top team shield and raising much needed club funds.

Midlothian’s spring gala was held at Xcite pool in Bathgate on April 9 and 10, with the hosts winning 42 out of the 55 gold medals available.

Head coach Colin Barton was thrilled with his swimmers, who picked up the top team shield. He said: “I was especially proud of our younger swimmers’ performances.

“The more experienced swimmers coped well following the highs of the Scottish National age group Championships the previous week.”

In the 10-12 year old boys ‘category Jamie Ferguson won gold in the 200m backstroke, 200 and 100m butterfly, and 100 backstroke events. While it was one, two, three for Lewis Thomson, Euan Edmiston, and Nick Rietvelt in the boys’ 13-14yr old 100m breaststroke swim. Fraser Wilson won the 200m backstroke with Nick Rietvelt finishing in second place. Fraser also won the 400m individual medley, 100m freestyle, backstroke, 200 metre freestyle and butterfly events. In the boys 15 and over category, Iain Doyle won the 200m breaststroke,100m butterfly and 100m breaststroke.

In the girls 10-12yr old category, the 100m butterfly event saw Ellie Robertson win gold. While it was first and second place in the 100m backstroke event with Ellie Robertson just beating Jemma Gerstenberger. Ellie also did the honours in the 200m butterfly and 100m freestyle events. While Ria Colbridge won the 100m individual medley,100 and 200m breaststroke events.

In the 13-14 yr old girls category, the 100 metre butterfly event saw Eilidh Redpath win with Jodie Finlay in second spot. The 100m individual medley saw Jodie Finlay taking top spot. Eilidh Redpath