Clyde Coast Bus

September 30th, 2016   

A reminder for those going to the Clyde Coast tomorrow (Saturday), the bus is leaving Lifestyles at 10:30am and should be back around 6:30/7pm. Cost is £5 per family


Rasc Towels reminder

September 28th, 2016   

A reminder that tomorrow night is the deadline for ordering a RASC towel from the club shop.

More details here


UKCC L1 Teaching Aquatics

September 28th, 2016   

There are some spaces on a previously closed UKCC Level 1 Teaching Aquatics course. Booking can be made by contacting 01698 476262, but speak to Lindsay or Steven first if you are interested. The course cost is £300 but candidates can apply for a bursary of up to £100 by following this link. The bursary closing date is tomorrow Thu 29th Sep. The venue will be South Lanarkshire Lifestyle, Eastfield, G73 3LW

If not already a Scottish Swimming member, applicants must be registered members of Scottish Swimming by 13th Oct. This costs £10

Membership Link here (if not a member you can use South Lanarkshire Leisure Swim School as your organisation)

> Thursday 27 October 5:00 – 9:30pm
> Saturday 29 October 10:00-5:30pm
> Sunday 30 October 8:30-3:30pm
> Thursday 3 November 5:00-9:30pm
> Saturday 5 November 10:00-5.30pm
> Sunday 6 November 8:30-3:30pm


Swimathon reminder

September 28th, 2016   

If you are considering doing the Swimathon at Tollcross on Sunday the 16th October, please add your name to the list on the noticeboard by Thursday as we need to confirm numbers this Friday. Our time-slot is 1-2pm.


Tuesdays 200m/400m timed swims results

September 25th, 2016   

Lindsay has written a report on Tuesdays 200m/400m timed swims: Please log in to see more


Coaches Notice

September 24th, 2016   

Lindsay has uploaded a notice on next Fridays training and bag packing: Please log in to see more. Please add your name to the list on the noticeboard if you are able to help bag packing next Friday.


Swimathon at Tollcross

September 23rd, 2016   

10 hour Swimathon at Tollcross Leisure Centre
Sunday, 16th October 2016 (9am until 7pm)

Rutherglen are members of the West of Scotland Federation and we are supporting this event. We have a time slot 13.00-14.00. It is just like a fun training session 🙂

We need a squad of swimmers, who can come from any squad but we would particularly like Silver and Rascals Squads to support this.

This event is to raise funds for:

  • Supporting our annual competitive programme – e.g.  last year it cost £2,600 to host the Regional Championships: these costs are not passed on to clubs.
  • Raise funds for swimmers who will be competing at the Special Olympics GB National Summer Games in Sheffield in 2017.
  • Raise funds towards the costs of Scotland West competing at other GB National Events.
  • The Federation really needs member clubs to get behind and support this event. With the recent successes in the Paralympics fresh in mind I think you will agree this a great cause and will help develop the next generation of athletes.

    There is a list for names on the Club Noticeboard , so please add your name if you want to take part. Sponsor Forms will be on the Club Noticeboard, at the Club desk, or print out here.


    Coaches Notice

    September 23rd, 2016   

    Lindsay has uploaded a notice on last weekends North Ayrshires Development Meet at Auchenharvie: Please log in to see more



    September 23rd, 2016   

    In case you didn’t receive an email about our Swimfest event last week, unfortunately it has been cancelled due to insufficient numbers from other clubs. Hopefully we can run the event next year.



    September 21st, 2016   

    Note, the results from last weekends North Ayrshire Development Meet have been uploaded.


    Volunteers required

    September 21st, 2016   

    See below notice from our Child Protection Officer/STO Co-ordinator Rutherglen Amanda Kennedy.

    Amateur Swimming Club relies on the good will and help provided by all its members, this includes children, young adults and most importantly the parents of those who are members of the club.

    There are various roles within the club that require volunteers to assist with the smooth running of Swimming Galas, Discos, Presentation Nights, Fundraising Events etc., to name a few.

    With this in mind can I ask each and every one of you to consider volunteering to help in any of these roles. If interested, please get in touch with any of the committee members or drop me an E mail with your particular interest.

    At the moment we are actively looking for parents to participate in a future Timekeeping course which the club will organise in due course. This is a role that is essential to all Galas we attend, and in all honesty we can never have enough. As a club we have a duty to provide Timekeepers/Technical Officials for all events that we have swimmers entering, on occasion this can be very difficult to provide due to a number of events taking place on the same day in different locations. Please note that if we do not provide enough timekeepers/officials in relation to the number of swimmers competing then the club can be penalised. So please step up and help out.

    Another important role is that of a Team Manager, again we are actively looking for volunteers to take on this role. There is a course due to take place at Tollcross on 17 October 2016. The role involves assisting the coach who is present at the Gala on the day with organising the children and preparing them for their swims to ensure that they do not miss any and are ready and prepared in plenty of time. A fun job to have and plenty of laughs involved with the children.

    If interested in any of the courses above please reply to me ASAP and I will arrange to have you booked onto same. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me. You can email me here


    Kind Regards


    Secondary School Swimming

    September 21st, 2016   

    For those secondary school swimmers who received their South Lanarkshire Schools letter from Lindsay, please defer submitting your letter to your school for the moment. Lindsay has noticed some errors in the event selections and will be redoing some of the letters.

    Apologies for the confusion. There will be a further communication when the issue has been sorted out.


    New Rutherglen Club Towels

    September 19th, 2016   

    If anyone is interested in ordering a new club towel see Adam with a £10 deposit. The towels are made by Finis and are 140cm x 70 cm. 70% cotton and 30% microfiber. One side printed with your design and the other side is white.

    Towels cost £20, add an extra £2 if you want your initials on it.

    Order deadline will be Thursday 29th September.



    Alloa Graded Meet Potential Entries

    September 15th, 2016   

    The Potential Entries for the Alloa Graded Meet on the 22/23rd October is now on its Meet page: (Please log in to see the link). Note, the deadline for this meet is fairly close, Thursday the 22nd September.

    Swimmers who qualify should have an email with a link to enter online, or you can use this link: (Please log in to see the link)


    Schools Swimming and Clyde Coast

    September 12th, 2016   

    A couple of notices from Coach Lindsay:
    Some details on the upcoming Scottish Schools Championship and what to do if your child is selected to swim: Please log in to see more
    More for the new starters, some information about the 2017 Clyde Coast League: Please log in to see more

    Also for the new starters, if you want to follow your swimmers progress, you can use this page to show past results: (Please log in to see more) .