Archive for February, 2011

Ryan Lochte (6 time olympic medalist) demonstrates stroke drills

February 28th, 2011   

(You can follow Ryan Lochte on Twitter here)

For the avoidance of doubt…

February 28th, 2011   

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 read more

Clyde Coast Round 1 – 5th March

February 26th, 2011   

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

Mini League – 3rd April

February 24th, 2011   

Title: Mini League
Location: Larkhall
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

No Land Training – Saturday 26th February

February 21st, 2011   

There will be no land training on Saturday 26th Feb due to an event at the school.

Olympics Schedule and Ticket Prices

February 17th, 2011   

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!

Click Here for the London 2012 Olympic Swimming Schedule and Prices

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

Temporary Revised Squad Times

February 17th, 2011   

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:-


Development 18.00-19.00
Bronze 18.00-19.30
Silver 18.00-20.00
Gold 19.30-21.00
District 19.00-21.00


Development 18.00-19.00
Bronze 18.00-19.30
Silver 18.00-20.00
Gold 20.00-21.00
District 19.30-21.30

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 read more

City of Sheffield Swim Squad – Teaspoon Gala

February 16th, 2011   

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!

Gillian Gibson, Club Champs Record Breaker… Sorry!!!

February 16th, 2011   

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!

Swimming Cap Care 101

February 15th, 2011   

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!

Click, read, digest and understand!

Grangemouth JAGs Meet Results

February 14th, 2011   

Grangemouth JAGs Meet Results are now on the results page

or click here

Spring Raffle – Win! Win! Win!

February 14th, 2011   

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!

New Members Pack

February 14th, 2011   

The facelifted New Members Pack is now online

Click Here to Download

North Ayrshire 200 Meet Results

February 14th, 2011   

North Ayrshire 200 Meet Results are now on the results page

or click here

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!

Top Form Trophy Results (Finally)

February 14th, 2011   

The results from the top form trophy are now on the results page

or click here