Lothian Leagues Round 1 -10th March 2018

This league meet was the first competitve swim for some of the younger ones in the club and for others it was a chance to compete on strokes which they are unaccustomed to.

Despite most of the team suffering slightly from the after effects of a bug which has been doing the rounds the swims were amazing. Many produced personal bests and as usual we had several relay teams competing which always produces excitement.

There were five new club records swam at the meet as follows :-

Darcy Curtis         50 back  in a time of 56.17

Ellie Watt              50 Free in a time of 45.00

Rachel Todd         50 Fly in a time of  45.68

Elliot Furniss       200 Free in a time of 2.42.19

Jasper Smith       200 IM in a time of 3.49.95

The website club records will be updated with this information in due course.

I am so pleased that all the swimmers are now achieving personal bests in most if not all their swims. This is down to a combination of harder training sets and also dedication by the swimmers themselves.  It is so true to say that you only get out of swimming what you put in and am therefore delighted at the effort everyone is putting in. A measure of the progress being made is when I have to constantly alter the training sets and target times for each swimmer as you get faster and faster.

Incidentally on the topic of training sets you will shortly be given target times in training which will be explained to you all and will hopefully also help to bring your times down .

So congratulations to all of you however the success we are having is only the start of the journey for the swim team. Please continue to listen to both Susan and myself and I am certain that your times will continue to come down.

Well done!

Colin Galbraith


Scorpion Swim Team




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Iain MacFadyen Memorial Gala

Considering it is very early in the training cycle having just come off the summer holiday break the times posted by the swimmers representing the team at this gala is way ahead of schedule.

For those of you who did not post personal bests don’t panic! we know where improvements are needed and these will be looked at in training.

Congratulations to Elliot Furniss who for two of his swims actually took the club records for his age group in the 100 IM and 50 breaststroke. Elliot also gained 4 silver medals and a bronze for his swims.

The key elements to getting personal bests is hard training following the carefully constructed sets laid out at each of your training sessions and just as important is listening to us on areas in your swims which can be improved.

It is staggering the improvements being made already however we shall not be letting up so be prepared for some hard sessions to ensure that your swim times are constantly improving.

Thats all for just now so well done!!


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27th February 2013

Well what can we say?!?!?!  the team as a complete entity is working above and beyond expectations we expected at the beginning of this year.   The training has therefore been ramped up considerably and have they complained?  NO! (well maybe just a little hehehehe)

Great to watch and discuss with them – they are all incredible


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