Archive for March, 2012
The event is at Larkhall Pool – could everyone be there by 12pm on the day. Warm ups at 12.30pm. Session runs from 1pm-4pm with the buffet from 4pm-5pm.
From Lindsay…The next round of the League is on 22nd April 2012 at Larkhall, which we are hosting. All swimmers who swam in the last round are required. We have got off to a great start but we would like to win this round outright so we need every swimmer! I will try to swim all swimmers in the Club who are 11 and under on 31 June 2012 in at least one event even if it is just a relay. Irrespective what squad you are in put your name on the list on the club noticeboard if you want to be included. Lindsay Young
Could all club timekeepers and officials make themselves available if at all possible on the day. We will also likely need marshalls and runners. Click below to let us know if you can help.
We need food too! As hosts we are expected to provide a snack buffet for swimmers and volunteers after the event. If you have a swimmer in the competition we hope you can help. Click below to let us know what you can bring – plenty of savoury stuff like sandwiches etc required! Click below tell us what you can bring.
One Lime Green Nintendo DS (with distinctive Labrador stickers on it) at the REN96 meet on Sunday at the Johnstone Pool. Maybe someone picked it up by accident? Can you check your bags and if you’ve got it, please let Innes Gunn know!
Unwanted gifts? Previously won prizes? No item too small!
The club needs Tombola prizes for when we host the Clyde Coast on 22nd April. Please hand in to Demi or Innes Gunn. Thanks!
Off to the bank this morning with all the money raised…
Added to our online total this brings it to a fantastic…
Thank you all so much again!
If you still have money that you raised please use the Giving Page to pay it in now.
A couple of articles in this week’s Reformer – Cambuslang & Rutherglen Sports Awards and Sport Relief – get your copies now!
(Apologies for the appearance of my ugly mug in the Sport Relief article – didn’t think they’d use it – H)
In the news again!
A number of our timekeepers have now achieved the required minimum signatures to progress to the Judge 1 course – see below for the form. We are currently trying to organise this with the West District.
If you are interested in Judging or indeed Timekeeping let us know and we can get you started. Please note that it is only thanks to the volunteer technical officials that any swimming meet can happen. Also please note that if your child is swimming near or at West District level, the club can incur considerable fines if they do not supply an appropriate number of volunteer officials at these meets.
Accepted, reserve and scratched swims are in the members area
Results are now on the Results Page or Click Here
Club Records broken – records from ren 96
A bunch of the club’s swimmers enjoyed watching Lanarkshire host the ICG last summer, in particular the performances of ex RASC swimmers Cammy Park and Emma Christie… here’s the commemorative book, free to download.
Pages 26-29 focus on the swimming – see if you can spot some familiar faces!
One club track suit top (medium), one towel (turquoise with pink spots) and one pair black speedo mirrored goggles, one club cap – left poolside at Cumbernauld – if they’re yours please let Demi or Innes Gunn know.
The club picked up several awards at the Cambuslang and Rutherglen Sports Performance and Team of the Year Awards last night.
Boy’s Junior Sports Personality of the Year went to 13 year old Ross Leslie. Coach Lindsay Young said “Because we all know Ross it is easy to forget all the things he has already achieved, and often I also forget to tell him how well he has done. Sometimes we just expect it, when he is still only 13 and he may make it look easy, but he does work incredibly hard at it.”
The Clyde Coast Mini League Team won a Junior Team of the Year Award, collected on their behalf by the two eldest in the team; Lena Guarin and Neil Anderson. Hopefully this year our Team will go even further.
10 year old Abigail Mein won a merit award as a young up and coming performer, particularly for her performance at the Lanarkshire Schools competition.
Emma Christie won an award for her performance in the International Children’s Games. Emma moved to East Kilbride ASC prior to the games, and, with Andy Figgins expertise, he was able to steer her to South Lanarkshire’s only swimming medal at the Games. Emma had trained with Rutherglen since she was a small child and has recently moved back to the club to assist in our coaching programme. We put forward her nomination under East Kilbride ASC and we recognise that South Lanarkshire Swimming working together can open up opportunities that otherwise might be hard to realise.
Finally Head Coach, Lindsay Young won Cambuslang and Rutherglen Coach of The Year 2012 award. Lindsay is typically reticent about his achievements with Rutherglen ASC but I’m sure everyone will extend their warmest congratulations to him for his deserved recognition for everything he’s done for the club. It comes as no surprise that he chose to miss the gala dinner prior to the presentation so he could be poolside coaching! He also wanted to point out that this reflects a team effort, particularly from his colleagues Helen Park and Fiona Lappin, as well as all the others who help coach and run the club.
“I do get asked why I Coach, and it’s hard to explain. It is certainly not for awards as my reward is when I occasionally think I have made a difference. But I would like to thank the Club for nominating me. It was with great pleasure I accepted the Cambuslang and Rutherglen Coach of The Year 2012 award. I regard this as on your behalf as all of you all have worked extremely hard to make what was our “wee club” a proper club and one to be proud of.”