Club Champs Trophies

November 17th, 2019

It’s that time of year again when we need to start making plans for our Club Presentation Night.
This will be held on Saturday 18th January 20 in the Cambuslang Institute.

Can I ask that all swimmers who received trophies last year return them to the Club desk on a Tuesday night or alternatively make arrangements with a Committee member to return.

Please return NO LATER than FRIDAY 13 DECEMBER to allow for preparation for this years winners.

Many Thanks


Sports Performance Nutrition Session

November 16th, 2019

We are delighted to offer the above session to all our swimmers on Wednesday 20th November.

This fantastic opportunity is hosted by Marianne Hayward, a sports nutritionist who has worked previously  with the Scottish Institute of Sport/Scottish Swimming and who provides sports nutrition advice to the Glasgow School of Sport.  She has kindly agreed to provide two educational sessions to all of our swimmers on Wednesday the 20th of November at Trinity High School.  This will be aimed at educating us all on general sports nutrition advice

The first hour session (18:00-19:00) will be for the more junior squads Development through to Rascals.

With the second hour (19:00-20:00) being dedicated to providing more detailed advice for the performance squads. 

The sessions will be hosted at Trinity and replace the normal land training session this Wednesday.

Parents are also welcome to stay and listen and we would encourage everyone to make the most of this opportunity.

Many thanks,




Club Championships 2019

November 14th, 2019

This year’s Club Championships will be at Bellshill on Sunday 24th November.

Please be aware of some important points –

All club swimmers are expected to take part in the Club Championships. If you are unable to attend you MUST let the club desk, Alison or Mike know by 17th November at the latest.

Registration will be from 8:30am until 9:00am. Only registered swimmers will be entered for the competition so it is very important to sign in when you arrive.

At Bellshill swimmers must make their way down the stairs from the gallery to poolside – pool shoes must be worn in order to comply with health and safety regulations.

The Parents & Coaches “Golden Oldies” Trophy will competed for after the main events have concluded. All our more “mature” members are encouraged to take part in this fun event. Swimmers – if you think your parent or carer (or your coach!) has what it takes (to manage to get from one end of the pool to the other!) please ask them to let us know at the break after event 7.

If for whatever reason you have not received an email inviting you to attend please speak to your coach or one of the committee ASAP so that you do not miss out.


European Short Course Medal Bearers

November 5th, 2019

Message from Scottish Swimming…

The European Short Course team are looking for some Medal Bearers for the games. This is a cool opportunity!

If you have anyone interested, you or the club member should contact Harry Rodgers, on or at 0141 287 2055.

I have attached below some preferred requirements when looking for people however, they can also be flexible if required.

– 8 persons required (ideally 4 boys and 4 girls)

– Age 16 – 18 years

– Shift times 16.00 – 19.45

– Dates required 3 – 8 December

– Ideally we would like it to be the same 8 every evening

They are also looking for 3 more teams of 11 Kit Carriers. This could be a great team building experience and its lots of fun for you teams. Again, if you can contact Harry Directly that would be great.




November 5th, 2019

……….for the 1500m challenge night and club championship day we are looking for as many volunteers to do timekeeping as possible, even if you haven’t done it before. It’s not all work though, at the club championship you have the chance to don your swimming costume in the parents and coaches race. Don’t worry if your pal is doing it or not, just you do it and they will follow – it’s for fun. You don’t want this generation to be the one that finished this great tradition forever!!!! …. bonus points for worst swimming attire!


Swimming Technical Officials

November 4th, 2019

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Land training cancelled

November 4th, 2019

Please note that due to this week’s South Lanarkshire School’s at Larkhall, land training is cancelled.


Scottish Swimming Young Volunteer Programme

October 24th, 2019

Hi all

Scottish Swimming are delighted to announce the launch of the new Young Volunteer Programme which gives our young members a range of opportunities to support and shape our sport.

This year we have several programmes that young people can sign up to but with limited spaces, available to members over the age of 13.

The Programmes available are:

Young Ambassador Programme

This is a great opportunity for 5 young people aged 16-25 to represent the West in a new national forum. These 5 young people will join 15 others from around the country to help give a voice to the young people in our sport. This is a free programme where they will get to attend an amazing residential weekend!

This is a great opportunity to shape the future of our sport and to develop our young people to give them transferable skills for the future.

This Programme is free and has a closing date of 3rd of November 2019 so please can we ask that you push this quickly!

Please click on the link below for more information:

Young Technical Official Programme

If you have young people between the age of 14 -25 who have their time keepers certificate and would like to join some other young people in gaining their Judge qualifications in a supported programme then get them to go to the link and fill in the application form.

This Programme is free and has a closing date of 17th November 2019.

Please click on the link below for more information:

Young Event Co-ordinator Programme

We are looking for young people aged 16-25 who are interested in how events are organised in Swimming, Water Polo, Synchronised Swimming, Open Water and Diving. These young people will have an opportunity to work alongside and be mentored by our experienced members during the events.

This Programme is free and has a closing date of 17th November 2019.

Please click on the link below for more information:

Young Leader Squad

Following on from the success of the last 3 programmes, candidates will look into why participants drop out of aquatics and help empower and motivate the young people themselves to actively help engage their peers and improve retention rates in their own home clubs.

The Programme will target two young captains/ leaders aged 13-17 (1 boy and 1 girl) from each club within the West District. Each of these captains/ leaders will attend a 2 night residential training camp facilitated by Education Through Cashback, SASA West District and Scottish Swimming Staff. If your club would like more than two places, please email your RSDM, Andy or Paul.

This Programme will cost each individual £150 and the closing date is 27 Feb 2020.

Please click on the link below for more information:

Scottish Swimming are excited about the opportunities these Programmes provide for our young members in the West and we look forward to working with you to make them a success.

An overview of the Programmes can be found here


Paul Donald

West Regional Manager

Scottish Swimming
T 01786 466520
M 07702 872 965
Scottish Swimming, University of Stirling, Airthrey Castle, Stirling, FK9 4LH


Latest Meet Results and Records

October 23rd, 2019

Results and records from the Sheffield Teaspoons and Clyde Coast Winter Championships are now online.

Records from the 2019 Rutherglen Rush (Abigail Crawford – 25m fly and Callum Ferguson – 25m back) soon to be incorporated into the ‘Age Group Records – Short Course’.


Club Champs 2019

October 17th, 2019

Dates for Club Champs and 1500m Challenge now added to calendar…..make sure you have a look!