Archive for February, 2011
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Two events – similar names – different aims…
1. The Mini League and 2. The Clyde Coast Mini League (henceforth referred to by us as just The Clyde Coast)
This from Lindsay… (mostly)…
‘The Mini League’ is vital and far more important to develop swimmers than almost anything else we do, so I regard this as the main vehicle for developing all our individual swimmers. They get times to move up Squads and up levels of competitions – development meets then graded, open, district and Scottish competitions in all strokes and in longer distance swims. The only time anyone should be satisfied that they do not attend ‘The Mini League’, is when they are too fast for every event available in their age group – currently this is only a very small number of individuals in the club. The Mini League is also about developing officials, giving the clubs the means to develop timekeepers and hudges and lets clubs’ hone their abilities to host meets. (Confusingly it’s not really a league – there is no scoring for points – unfortunately we have no control over its name; inertia and history confers it a ‘League’ status!)
‘The Clyde Coast’ is a league competition for ‘Minis’ (under 12s) of 15 clubs based on or around the Clyde coast – there are three rounds where the club swims against 2 or 3 other clubs in the competition for points followed by a final swim-off for the 6 clubs who amass the highest points totals in the first three rounds. For us, this is about ‘Rutherglen ASC’ and about how we are developing as a Club. So we enter our best team, travel as a team, compete as a team and progress as a team in the competition. Last year we made it to the swim-off for the first time ever – hopefully we can repeat that feat this year.
Hope this makes things a bit clearer!
Title: Clyde Coast Round 1
Location: Castlemilk Pool
Description: Kingston hosting – also competing North Ayrshire and Dunoon
Start Time: 13:00
Date: Saturday 5th March
Title: Mini League
Description: Can all swimmers selected to swim at the above event please tick the sheet on the club noticeboard or see Demi Gunn, no later than Tuesday 8th March 2011.
Start Time: 13:00
Date: 3rd April 2011
There will be no land training on Saturday 26th Feb due to an event at the school.
If, like my family, you fancy a wee jaunt to London to see the Olympics next year, here’s the whens and how much’s!
The tickets are allocated in a ballot, but perhaps if enough of us are successful and plan on attending at the same time there may be some way of pooling our resources (‘scuse the pun). Drop me a line if you’re interested - click here
It has become necessary to revise the squad times on Tuesday and Thursday nights at Lifestyles.
From Tuesday 22nd February until further Notice, Squad times will be as follows:-
These are Pool times and all squads starting after 18.00 should do a 15 minute pre swim dynamic warm up.
These times may need to be further adjusted to accommodate numbers and will revert back whenever possible.
Would everyone please check the noticeboard this Thursday – a list of swimmers will be posted that Lindsay has selected to go to Sheffield to compete in The Teaspoon Gala. Information regarding this trip and what you must do if you have been selected will also be posted.
The Teaspoon Gala is hosted by the City of Sheffield Swim Squad in September. Swimmers win teaspoons instead of medals to commemorate the city’s heritage in the cutlery industry!
A massive sorry to Gillian Gibson who broke the Club Championship record in the Girls 11yr old 100m Fly. This wasn’t passed on to the Reformer and therefore did not appear in the newspaper article about the Championships last week. Gillian smashed the old record of 1:38.56 by nearly 3 seconds posting a fabulous 1:35.61. Well done Gillian, and sorry we messed up!
The club’s silicone caps help you swim fast! Good times!
The club’s silicone caps burst easily if you don’t look after them. Bad times.
Luckily, here’s a handy guide to cap care. Good times!
Grangemouth JAGs Meet Results are now on the results page
Look out for our fantastic Spring Raffle at the café on Tuesdays and Thursdays in February. You can win one of three fantastic baskets, including a Gaelic Coffee extravaganza and two fantastic assortments of sweeties! Hurry – the draw takes place at the end of the month!
The facelifted New Members Pack is now online
North Ayrshire 200 Meet Results are now on the results page
Well done to Ross Leslie, who won joint Best Boy for 12 year olds – winning winning the 200m breast, 200 free and 200m IM, and Dean Stevenson, who won the 14 yr old trophy for 200m fly.
Top three placings also for Craig Gowran, Ghais Guarin and Hazel Leslie.
Also some great PBs!