Swimmer of the month – November

Technical hitch with the photos this month but they can all be seen on Instagram and Facebook.

Tier 1: Alice – has continued to be a real team player and contributed massively to both the club’s social media output and the squad Secret Santa organisation!
Tier 2: Emily – shown herself to be a swimmer of real potential and consistently working hard and smart in all the right areas!
Tier 3: Darragh – made a significant improvement in his attendance and been a cheerful regular at the Monday AM sessions!
Tier 4: Nikolay – trained diligently on every occasion and has become faster and more efficient on all strokes!
Tier 5: Rachel – displayed great attention to detail on all her strokes and demonstrated a fantastic racing spirit!
Tier 6: Amy – brought a great attitude to every training session and made positive technical changes to her butterfly!
Swift: Thea – attempted and improved a range of drills and smashed her underwater work this month!

Christmas Sprint Results

Thanks to everyone who came along to the Christmas fun night, including all helpers.  Two of our newly crowned sprint champions are delighted with their t-shirts.

The winners are:
8 years – no girls, Murray R
9 years – Rachel I, Rob C
10 years – Holly D, Guy J
11 years – Zoe F, Thomas W
12 years – Lili M, Tymek C
13 years – Zosia A, Charlie C
14 years – Layla W, Nikodem T
15 and over – Alice M, Jedrzej P

Here are the full results.









Club celebration night 2022

There was a fantastic turnout on Friday 11th November at the Royal High school rugby club for our first celebration night since 2019. President Alison Grant supported by coaches Michal, Finlay and Ellie presented trophies to the winners of individual events and the top 6 in each age group.

juvenile winners

Junior boys junior girls

Senior boys Senior girls


6th Mini Boys Finlay Barclay
5th Mini Boys Rory Griffin
4th Mini Boys Robert Cairns
3rd Mini Boys Murray Robertson
2nd Mini Boys Guy Johnston
1st Mini Boys Murray Scott Marion Robinson trophy
6th Mini girls Grace Mackay
5th Mini girls Rachel Irvine
4th Mini girls Selena Hutcheson
Joint 2nd Mini girls Lily Zheng
Joint 2nd Mini girls Thea Liddell
1st Mini girls Freya Morrison Marion Robinson trophy
6th Juvenile boys Laird Brown
5th Juvenile boys Robbie Snedden
4th Juvenile boys Jack-James Hamilton
3rd Juvenile boys Tymek Chmielowski
2nd Juvenile boys Lewis Bowerman
1st Juvenile boys Thomas Wakulicz Henniker trophy
6th Juvenile girls Ella Maclennan
5th Juvenile girls Rosie Taylor
4th Juvenile girls Greta Canny
3rd Juvenile girls Zoe Forrester
2nd Juvenile girls Alanya Brown
1st Juvenile girls Lili Mundell Robin trophy
6th Junior boys Blair Smith
Joint 4th Junior boys Alejandro Di Bella
Joint 4th Junior boys Ryan McLachlan
3rd Junior boys Charlie Cairns
2nd Junior boys Keir Stormonth
1st Junior boys Nikodem Trojnar  Boyd trophy
6th Junior girls Callie Robertson
5th Junior girls Emily Neil
4th Junior girls Isabella Coane
3rd Junior girls Iris Hogg
2nd Junior girls Chloe Milburn
1st Junior girls Layla Wedderspoon Hutcheson trophy & Matheson medal
6th Senior boys Colton Lin
5th Senior boys Ewan Hutchinson
4th Senior boys Charlie Fraser
3rd Senior boys Jedrzej Przychodzki
2nd Senior boys Thomas Scott
1st Senior boys Lawrence McIntyre Bill Linton memorial trophy
6th Senior girls Katie Simpson
5th Senior girls Holly McGill
4th Senior girls Lucy Atherton
3rd Senior girls Alice Mackie
2nd Senior girls Lizzie Whike
1st Senior girls Orla MacInnes Donald Allen trophy

Swimmer of the month – October

It’s time to unveil the October Swimmer of the Month award winners!
Erica – all round top class effort this month and 😁😁😁 aplenty!
Nikodem – demonstrated daily desire, discipline and dedication.
Alanya – exceptional attendance, exemplary attitude to her training and great results at the Warrender Meet.
Cameron – made huge improvements all round – especially on his butterfly technique and dive starts.
Murray – making considerable technique improvements on all strokes and consistently excellent performances at the recent competition.
Owen – put in a massive effort to improve his breathing and turns.
Finn – King of Social Kick!
Swimmer of the month October

Swimmer of the month – September

Delighted to announce the Swimmer of the Month award winners for September!
Thanks again to @harmoniesinwood for the fantastic awards.
Lucy – positive attitude and an improvement in attention to detail and consistency!
Alejandro – moved himself in all areas so far this season and quickly taken on coaching points!
Isabella – shown a real desire to challenge herself – including tacking all events at the Club Champs. Top attendance!
Lucas – improved massively since moving to Tier 4. Butterfly technique has improved after focusing on it every session!
Freya – attending every session with a positive attitude has seen her come on leaps and bounds this month!
Lauren – sporting superstar supreme!
Tier3 Tier2 Tier1 Swift Tier5/6 Tier4

Masters in action at Aberdeen

A team of 8 Hearts Masters travelled to Aberdeen to take part in the British Masters long course championships from 17-19 June.  A total of 630 swimmers took part from all over the country enjoying the well organised meet and sunshine in Aberdeen.

We had a number of individual medallists and record breakers.


CarolRuth Miller: Gold in 50 free, 200 IM and 50 Breast.  Silver 100 Breast, 100 Free (25-29 age group).

Carol Lock: Silver 1500 Free, 400 IM, 400 Free, 200 Back, 200 IM and 800 Free (35-39 age group).  Carol also got Scottish Records in the 1500 Free, 400 IM and 200 Back.

Dave Taylor: Silver 800 Free, Bronze 200 Breast (35-39 age group).

Jessie Campbell: Silver 1500 Free (50-54 age group).

Ian Sutherland: Bronze 100 Free (30-34 age group).

Jamie Waller: Bronze 50 Back (18-24 age group).

Relay teams also picked up a couple of medals: Mixed 120-159 years 4 x 50 Free relay Silver (Carol, Ian, David and Ruth), Mixed 72-99 years 4 x 50 Medley relay Bronze (Jamie, Carol, Dave, Ruth).

Also on the team were Elinor Crofts and Scott McAllister.

Relay team Hearts Masters


Holly McGill selected for Team Scotland!

Tier 1 swimmer Holly McGill has been selected for the Commonwealth Games to be held in Birmingham later this summer.  She will be swimming backstroke events and we’ll publish more details of when her events will be on.  Holly has been with the club for a number of years starting as a junior swimmer and moving through all the squads.  She started competing at junior graded meets and Lothian Leagues, gaining experience and skills to qualify for East Districts, Scottish Nationals and British Nationals as she progressed through the club.  She has also been selected to represent Team GB at the European Junior Championships in Romania between 5-10 July.  Go Holly, the whole club will be behind you!

Two other ex-Hearts swimmers, Keanna MacInnes and Emma Russell have also been selected for Team Scotland.


as a young swimmer Holly


Lothian Leagues roundup

8-9 boys winners

8-9 boys

The last round of Lothian Leagues was held on Saturday 11th June at Prestonpans.  All the points from the last two rounds were added into the results on the day and medals given out to the top three teams in each group.

Our 8-9 boys won their overall age group finishing with a fantastic relay race.  Well done boys!

10-11 girls bronze medallists

10-11 girls


10-11 boys

10-11 boys







mixed relay winners

Mixed relay winners


In the 10-11 age groups both boys and girls teams came third overall and the mixed relay won their race and a trophy. Coach Finlay was as excited with the win as the kids were!




In the afternoon the 12-13 and 14 and over age groups continued the great swimming and team spirit with the 12-13 girls placing third overall and the 12-13 boys taking second spot.

12-13 boys

12-13 boy

12-13 girls

12-13 girls






Well done to everyone who took part in the three rounds, it was great experience for all.