Update on the return to the pool

August 10th, 2020

As you will realise we are still several weeks away from a possible return to the pool for our swimmers. Scottish Swimming have been working with and following government advice about the safe resumption of training in swimming pools. An enormous amount of work has been done by the heads of Scottish Swimming to consider the issues for a safe return and now clubs, pool operators and local authorities will begin to address the issues to be considered before we can restart.

One of the first priorities for all clubs is to form a Covid Team. This will consist of 1-2 Covid Leads and several Covid Liaison Officers. All training sessions must have a member of the Covid Team at poolside for a session to take place. Scottish swimming have set up a virtual session for those offering to be Covid Leads. The session is on 24th August, 6-8pm and is free of charge. The Covid Leads will then be able to share the details of the session with the Liaison Officers and hopefully this will give clubs a strong enough team to start training in the pool.

We need volunteers to be part of our Covid Team at Rutherglen and are appealing to members to contact covid-19@rasc.org.uk if you are able to help. As with all voluntary exercises the more of us who volunteer the less the workload will be on the team. And it will ensure the maximum utilisation of pool training for our swimmers. 


Sad News

July 8th, 2020

We were sorry to hear recently that Andy Figgins’ wife, Elaine, passed away. Many of our swimmers, past and present, will know Andy as not only head coach of East Kilbride Swimming Club, but also his input for the South Lanarkshire swimming team at national events. Sadly for Andy and his family, on the day following Elaine’s death, Elaine’s mother passed away as well. 

We have conveyed our condolences to Andy on behalf of Rutherglen Amateur Swimming Club.

RASC, Committee


Ongoing Club activities

June 4th, 2020

During the current Coronavirus situation we continue to follow all advice and guidance provided by government and Scottish Swimming. However, we have been keen to maintain a safe degree of continuity and interaction despite this. As well as other activities the club will provide, Fiona has been providing daily land training sessions which are available to all our swimmers. Participation is entirely voluntary and feedback received so far has been extremely positive!
Many parents have asked about making a contribution to the club in recognition of the activities available. The committee feel that all our swimmers should be able to avail the activities on offer at no cost.
However, for those parents who do wish to make a contribution they can do so by making a payment to the account you would normally pay your monthly fees in to. Could you kindly reference the payment Donation.
This can be as a one-off or as often as you wish.

Best regards and keep safe

RASC Management Committee


Workout with Scottish Swimming

April 27th, 2020

SS Connect: Workout with us!

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Welcome to the Scottish Swimming Noiseletter


Scottish Swimming are offering a unique opportunity for our members to workout live with our National Squad Athletes on Thursday 30th April. The online workout, led by sportscotland’s Neil Shanks, will create the chance for Scottish Swimming members to start their day with a high intensity workout alongside the likes of Duncan Scott, Ross Murdoch, Lucy Hope, James Heatly and many more!

The session will include a 10 minute warm up and a main session which will last 20 minutes. Not only is this an unique opportunity to train next to some of the world’s best, it’s a great chance to improve your physical and mental wellbeing – whether you’re a swimmer, diver, water polo player, synchro swimmer, coach or parent!

Through our new digital content programme SS CONNECT, Scottish Swimming has taken additional security measures to limit the possibility of any cyber-attacks, as we aim to continue to support and engage our aquatic community through the lockdown period.

To join the workout, which will take place at 9:30am on Thursday 30th April. Please register your interest through Azolve on the link below and ensure you carefully read through the instructions in the confirmation email. Spaces are limited, so make sure you book on as soon as you can! Entry to the event opens from 9am and is exclusive to Scottish Swimming members. Please enter promptly, get ready to warm up and get moving!

If you’re not sure if it’s for you, here’s what the athletes have been up to so far… 

07/04/20 – youtu.be/OadYZeYHz-U

09/04/20 – youtu.be/vaCkKbgb-4g

Join the movement, workout with us!




Scottish Amateur Swimming Association
Airthrey Castle,
Hermitage Road,
University of Stirling,
Stirling, FK9 4LA

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Monthly fees – Coronavirus UPDATE

April 1st, 2020

We hope you are all managing and keeping safe at this difficult time.

We have been informed by Lifestyles that we won’t be charged for future sessions until the pool reopens, therefore we would ask you all to cancel your upcoming April fees.

We will provide an update the middle of each month and so that when we know more we can advise when to reinstate your payments. For those with any back payments due please ensure these are still paid.

You will have noticed we have cancelled the Swim Manager roll out event. The last week has proved how important a move to a more robust system is for those in volunteer posts , so we will be in touch in the future about steps to move over to it.

Wishing you all well.

The Committee


Swimming and coronavirus UPDATE

March 17th, 2020

You have no doubt seen updates today regarding the closure of South Lanarkshire properties, including Eastfield Lifestyles, and our own Facebook post confirming our last training sessions tonight until further notice.  A reminder also that all upcoming competitions have been postponed.  Scottish Swimming as of tonight have also advised all aquatics clubs to suspend all activities.

We will of course keep you up-to-date as soon as we hear anything but until then the Club urges you to stay safe and follow all local and national guidelines to contain the spread of COVID-19.


On behalf of

Management Committee

Rutherglen Amateur Swimming Club


Swimming and coronavirus

March 15th, 2020

As with all organisations at this time, the welfare of our members, parents/carers, volunteers and the wider public is of the utmost importance.  Although many upcoming competitions are being cancelled, at the moment our swim training continues as normal.  We are in regular contact with Lifestyles management and are monitoring guidance from both the UK and Scottish governments as well as Scottish Swimming.  Current government advice on sporting activities is that “There is presently no reason for people to stop doing their daily sport and physical activities as they normally would.”  Further details of Scottish Swimming’s advice can be found here.

As the situation is changing regularly, please make yourself aware of current goverment advice.

On behalf of RASC Management Committee




Club membership renewals 2020 / 2021

March 15th, 2020

Dear member.  As per recent email and Facebook notices, your Club membership is due for renewal for the 2020 / 2021 season on March 31st. This includes the Scottish Amateur Swimming Association (SASA) membership and the West District affiliation fees.

If you intend to swim again this season, your payment was due by Friday March 13th into the Club’s main account (the same account you pay your monthly fees into). The payment reference should be the swimmer’s surname, initial, SASA eg ‘Bloggs J SASA’. The cost for a single swimmer is £55; subsequent swimmers £45.  The membership fee scale thoughout the year is shown on the table on the Swimming Membership page.

If you don’t intend to renew again this year, it’s is important that you let us know.

If you have received this email in error, please accept our apologies and let us know.
This mailing list has by necessity been created from our current 2019 / 2020 Scottish Swimming membership list.

Best regards

Steven Horn
Club Secretary
On behalf of RASC Management Committee



March 10th, 2020

Due to an incident at the pool the pool is now shut for the evening (Tuesday 10th March). Further updates will be posted when we have them.


Saturday’s Clyde Coast 7th March 2020

March 5th, 2020

Important Info:

Kilmarnock are hosting this round details of times & location are as follows:

Galleon Centre

99 Titchfield St,



Warm up is at 1pm, with events due to start at 1.30pm.

There is no team bus for this event so you need to make your own way to Kilmarnock. Ideally we would ask that swimmers aim to be at the Galleon between 12.30 – 12.45 at the very latest.

It is expected that event will be finished by around 4pm.

As with all meets we need to provide a minimum of 2 Time Keepers, so if you are available to support please let me know.

We will have 2 parent volunteers acting as Team Managers on Saturday. They wlll ensure they are poolside ahead of 12.30pm to secure a seating area for our swimmers. So as soon as you arrive please head poolside & look for the usual Rutherglen t shirts.

We will have clyde coast t shirts for all swimmers to wear poolside – these will be handed out on the day & collected back in at the end.

On a final note Kilmarnock have advised that there will be a small entry fee for spectators.

Any other questions please just ask & look forward to seeing you all on Saturday.