A- A A+

CALL US NOW: 07885 549 173

EMAIL US: admin@lothiandisabilitysport.co.uk 

Lothian Disability Sport News

News & Updates from Lothian Disability Sport

39 Swimmers Represent Lothian at National Junior Swim Championships

39 Swimmers Represent Lothian at National Junior Swim Championships

The success of the Lothian Schools swim qualifier provided the platform for 39 swimmers from the region to test themselves against their peers from across the country.

The Scottish Disability Sport National Junior Championships for swimmers with a physical disability or sensory impairment were held at Grangemouth Sports Complex on Wednesday 4th November and 9 swimmers were selected to represent Lothian – many experiencing this competition for the very first time.  Sam Downie, Luke Mary (Lothian Racers), Kate Bolan, Beth Norris (Livingston & District Dolphins – Rainbow Squad) and Samantha Gough (Loanhead Swim Team) were all newbies to the event and their weekly club sessions are obviously benefiting their stroke technique and confidence in the water.  Additionally, the continued development of brother’s Jamie and Kris Fleming (Lothian Racers) and Aaron and Corey McDowell (Livingston & District Dolphins – Rainbow Squad) is testament to the hard work that club coaches continue to offer and reinforcing the strong network of clubs across the region.  

It was a day of mixed success for the Lothian swimmers with some superb swimming and personal best times secured.  Special mention to Armadale Primary School pupil Kate Bolan who swan excellently through the day posting times of 1.00.80s (50m Back) and 57.72s (50m Free) to secure two personal bests.  Full results can be found by clicking here.

Tollcorss International Swim Centre in Glasgow played host to the Scottish Disability Sport National Junior Championships for swimmers with a learning disability on Wednesday 18th November.  Lothian were able to enter a 30 person strong team with many of the swimmers selected from schools such as Cedarbank (West Lothian), Saltersgate (Midlothian) and Woodlands (Edinburgh).  Again, amongst the team were many club swimmers who managed to put their hard work in training into practice and test themselves against young people of similar ability from across the country.  Livingston & District Dolphins – Rainbow Squad (Patrick Gamble, George Forbes, Alex McGuigan, Dylan Hurst), Lothian Racers (Emma Stewart, Keira McLeod, John Findlay, Lauren Queripel, Dylan and Sarah Bleakley), Lothian Waves (Ben Ibikunle) and Mercat Greats (Lucas Harthill, Cameron Burns and Taylor Baillie) were all extremely well represented in terms of attendance and performance on the day as many swimmers posted significant PB’s and secured a host of medals to take home.  Mainstream club swimmers Christian Buchanan (East Lothian Swim Team), Callum Todd (Fauldhouse Penguins) and Shannon Crosbie (Swim West Lothian).

Performances of note came from Saltersgate’s Lauren Queripel and Dylan Hurst of Meldrum PS (West Lothian) who swam well and secured two medals each.  Full results will be available here soon.

Continue reading
7196 Hits

LDS News

This section will include all the latest news and updates on disability sport across the Lothian region - information on Regional and National events can be found in the Event Section of the website.

If you have exciting news you would like to share regarding disability sport in the Lothians, please get in touch on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Our Twitter Feed

New Post Tags

Disability Sport Swimming SDS Football Schools Events Physical Disability Calendar of Events Learning Disability Lothian Athletics Sensory Impairment Badminton East Lothian Boccia Grassroots West Lothian Midlothian Edinburgh Leisure Wheelchair Basketball Judo Judo Scotland Paralympic Lothian Leopards Bowls LSO Young People Adaptive Cycling Inclusive Regional ScottQuin Table Tennis National Regional Qualifier Special Olympics Carpet Bowls Hillend Sportshall Edinburgh Lothian Disability Badminton Club Musselburgh enjoyleisure Cycling Riding of the Marches National Championships Dalkeith Miners Wheelchair Awards Recruitment IPC Snowsports Volunteer SDS Academy Scottish Disability Sport Funding Festival of Sport Disability Snow Sport Adapted Snowsports Archery Disability Football School Sport Partnership World Record Skiing Goalball Midlothian Snowsports Centre Disability Bowls Marathon Triathlon Powerchair Football Visually Impaired DSUK Team Lothian World Games Sports Festival Swim Gala Inter Area Test Match Blind Murrayfield TT Club Mark Headden Trophy Great Britain Volunteering Bike Livingston & District Dolphins Summer Camp The Yard Club Championships Coaching Run Sport LDS Club of the Year beach Lawn Bowls TriathlonScotland Team GB Diving Lothian Special Olympics Annual Awards Adaptive Bikes Lothian League No Limits Aquatics Community Partnership Maria Lyle World Games 2015 Rugby Coach Mainstream Committee Wheelchair Tennis Inclusive Sport Lothian Disability Sport CarpetBowls Los Angeles Unified Rugby Athlete Blazing Saddles Multi Sport Tennis Scotland Clubs BNY Mellon LDBC Medals New tag SIMON Grass Roots

News Post Calendar

Wait a minute, while we are rendering the calendar

Our Partners

Sported
West Lothian Council
coec
elc
fabb
midlc
sds
sol
Previous Next