West Lothian Swimming Club celebrate a series of impressive results

Members of a local swim club have produced a series of great results at recent meetings.

Swim-IT members have been busy for the past few weeks competing in events across the country with head coach Fiona Donald praising the swimmers.

Mia MacLeod has wasted no time returning to the sport since suffering a knee injury in November as she has been attending several meetings over the past few weeks.

First, the Edinburgh International Swimming Meet with Mia competed for three days and managed to break club records and set new personal bests.

Donald commented: “We are super proud of Mia. Having not had full swimming training since November due to a knee injury, she was very impressed with her six performances.



Remarkable comeback Mia MacLeod returned from injury to record multiple personal bests

“His resilience and determination are inspiring. She set new club records and achieved four new personal bests.

“She was also only 0.8 seconds out of the junior final for 17 and under at 14.”

Mia then joined five teammates at the Lothian Distance Meet, held in Prestonpans.

Merryn Binnie, Aaron McDowell, Corey McDowell, Jack Moore and Abbi Morton all competed alongside Mia with 800m races competing for the first time.

Abbi broke her personal best by a phenomenal 17 seconds while Merryn competed in the para 100m event and broke her 50m record.

Aaron, Corey, Jack, Abbi and Mia were then joined by Ellie Boyd, Erin Mulholland, Carolina Santos and Jackie Stewart for the Midlothian Sprint Meet.



Nine Swim-IT members took part in the Midlothian Sprint Meet

Coach Donald said: “There have been 25 truly impressive personal bests among swimmers.

“It was so much fun to get into the sprint race and we’re super proud of each of them. They produced fantastic performances.

Abbi, Aaron and Merryn also produced brilliant results in Round 3 of the Eastern District Championships.

Held in Edinburgh, the trio combined six personal bests from six races to cap off a hugely successful spell for the club.

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