The Meet information for the Heart of Midlothian Novice Meet is now available

on Wednesday, 03 April 2024.

Mercat Gait Centre, Prestonpans Saturday 1st June 2024

Hearts 600

The Meet information for the Heart of Midlothian Novice Meet on Saturday 1st June 2024 at the Mercat Gait Centre, Prestonpans is now available, 

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Duns ASC 500 Meet - information now available

on Wednesday, 03 April 2024.

Saturday 18th May 2024 At Duns Swimming Pool

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The Meet information  for the  Duns ASC 500 Meet on Saturday 18th May 2024 at Duns Swimming Pool Duns TD11 3QQ is now available

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Happy 80th Birthday - Gilbert Kirkwood

on Thursday, 28 March 2024.


Gilbert Kirkwood

On the 29th of March 2024, Gilbert Kirkwood, MSC's Masters and Bronze Squad coach, will turn 80. Gilbert has been a coach in Scotland since the early 1980s and became Head Coach at Midlothian SC in 1986.  He moved on to coach with Carnegie as Assistant Coach in the 1990s before becoming head coach there and also coaching in West Lothian.  He had some of his most successful periods as a coach while he was at Carnegie, where he coached a number of national champions and internationalists. He was also the lead coach for the Lothian Region squad in the days when that existed. He returned back to Midlothian Swimming Club 8 years ago and has been there ever since. He played a huge part in the establishment of our Masters' Squad and now regularly attends meets with his squad.  As well as this, he travels abroad with Midlothian to Warm Weather Training each year and has also established a bi- annual training weekend in Dunoon for our younger swimmers.

It is incredible that Gilbert is still playing such an active and vital volunteer role as he approaches 80!. He is much beloved by all the swimmers, coaches and parents at Midlothian and it is great to see his dedication to swimming in Scotland acknowledged as he reaches this milestone.