Midlothian swimmer Beth breaks record

Beth McFarlane, who set the new East District 100m breaststroke title.
Beth McFarlane, who set the new East District 100m breaststroke title.

Midlothian Swimming Club competitor Beth MacFarlane is a record breaker.

The youngster took four seconds off her personal best to reach the 100m breaststroke final at the East District Championships as the fastest qualifier.

And she then took gold in the final breaking the race’s 10-year-old record with a new time of 1:16:67.

There were other successes for the Midlothian club - Kimberley MacKay took bronze in the girls’ 100m butterfly after reaching the final with a personal best time. She finished fourth in the 100m freestyle.

Kimberley also swam a new club record time in the girls’ 200m individual medley final winning a silver medal.

Team-mate Fiona Inglis finished fourth in the 100m freestyle final missing out on a medal by only 0.12 seconds. However, she had to consolation of inching closer to the 60 second mark in a new club record of 60:73.

In the 13/14 girls’ medley relay, Sarah Eunson, Beth Denholm, Kimberley MacKay and Lauren Sutherland, emerged with the bronze medal and all set personal bests.

In the girls’ 100m backstroke proved to be a good event with Sarah knocking more than two seconds off her time, reaching her goal of a Scottish consideration time. Kimberley reached her fourth final by reducing her time by three seconds and all our other swimmers in this event produced personal best swims.

Despite setting a new club record by reducing her heat time, Kimberley was just squeezed out of the medals finishing fourth in the 100m backstroke.