Amateur Swimming Club

Leisuredrome, Bishopbriggs

European Swimming Championships Glasgow 2018 – Volunteer Opportunity

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All,

The Glasgow 2018 Swimming European Championships are coming Tollcross International Swimming Centre between the 3rd & 9th of August!

As such, the Aquatics Competition Team are looking to recruit teams of 11 members, aged between 14-18 year olds from local Scottish Swimming Clubs to become “Athlete Kit Carriers”. This role involves;

  • Retrieving Athletes kit boxes from the pool deck during each race.
  • Returning them to the kit collection area.
  • Keeping it safe until the Athletes are ready to collect it after their race.
  • Member(s) of the team will also be responsible for collecting Athletes accreditation from the final call room.

Who is eligible?

  • Aged between 14 – 18 years old (as of January 1st, 2018).

When will you be required to volunteer?

  • Friday 3rd August – Thursday 9th August.
  • Morning or Evening session (TBC closer to time)
  • Training day at Tollcross (TBC closer to the time)

Why should I put my name forward?

  • Unique voluntary experience that will stand out on a CV (or further education application).
  • Amongst a handful of people allowed access to the pool deck
  • Up close and personal with the best swimmers in the world
  • All team members will be given a uniform unique to the event
  • Interact with new people your age (who knows you might make a friend or two!)
  • Chance to be on TV!

Scotia ASC would LOVE to be able to submit #teamgreen for this event, however we need 11 interested individuals, so please consider applying. I personally undertook this role during the 2014 Commonwealth Games and it has been one of proudest, most enjoyable experiences of my life. I made new friends, worked in a team environment and got to meet a variety of famous swimming faces.

If you could like to be part of this amazing opportunity to volunteer, let me know by no later than Wednesday 10th Febuary (by email or in person). This will give me time to fill out the official team application form for Scotia A.S.C.

If you have any questions please let me know.

Thanks,

Lindsay Hunter.

P.S. If we have swimmers interested, however not quite 11, I will speak to M&B and Kirkintilloch Swimming Clubs to see if we can band together and submit a team.

Mini League 2018

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We are fast approaching the Mini-league season and as such, it is time to start the preparation of our 2018 team.  Please see the Event Page for details of the day and our super team.

MASTERS Carlisle Aquatics Masters Swim Meet 2018 – Event Report

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The Scotia Masters team travelled to Carlisle at the weekend to compete in the first event of the Year. Coach Craig Drummond has had the squad in the water over the holiday period for some extra curricular training to keep up fitness, so hopes were high for a good performance. And the Team didn’t disappoint their Coach. With a medal haul of 39 and then winning the Team event, Scotia Masters proved their worth.

Laura Shields lead the medal table with 10 from 10 events. Gold 7. Silver 3. Kristin Geppert with 9 Golds and Keith Watchorn with 2 Gold and 7 Silver were next. Lynn Campbell won 7 medals, comprising 2 Gold, 3 Silver and 2 Bronze. Newcomer Marc Mills who after a Rugby career that involved injuries including a broken neck and pending hip replacement, had gotten back into training 2 days after Christmas. Helping with managing the team on the poolside, Marc also won 1 Silver and 3 Bronze.

Kristin Geppert had the best improved performance with a total of 4 personal Best times. The biggest being 3.7s off her 100m Breaststroke. Lynn Campbell brought home the most improved time by knocking 12 seconds off her 400m Individual Medley time. Keith Watchorn competed in his first 400m Individual Medley which was a great achievement and has now set a new Personal Best.

So with such a great Team Performance, the amount of points awarded to the Scotia team saw them winning the event by 1 point.

The results are a good reflection of the teams commitment to training but mostly to Coach Craig Drummonds excellent coaching skills.

The team next compete on 27th January in Aberdeen.

A message from our Club Captain Sarah Gill

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I want to take some time to say a big thank you to our amazing coaches for all their hard work and commitment this year in helping shape us into the swimmers we are today. Without you, we wouldn’t be the team we are today.
Merry Christmas and all the best for the New Year.

Your swimmers

Thanks

Early Christmas Break Pool Closure

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Last night, we were informed of an upcoming pool closure for essential pool maintenance by the Leisuredrome staff.

The entire pool hall will be closed next Monday 18th & Tuesday 19th of December.

This means there will be NO TRAINING on these dates next week.

DOLPHINS & MASTERS – this means your last training session of 2017 is on Sunday 17th December, (Dolphins expect some fun!)

SWORDFISH, SHARKS, ASQUAD – the pool will reopen on Wednesday 20th December. This date will be your last session as originally planned.

Apologies for the late notice, but this unfortunately is out of our control.

Reminder: For those swimmers not attending the Laser Tag party this Friday 15th Dec, swimming training is on as normal.

***Please remember land training has now finished until the New Year***

Christmas Training 2017 (updated)

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This year Scotia’s Christmas break (including pool closure for maintenance) from training will be:

Dolphins and Masters  – last training session of 2017 is Sunday 17th December (Dolphins expect some fun!).

Swordfish, Sharks and A-Squad no training Mon 18th and Tues 19th but last day of training is Wednesday 20th December

Thursday 21st Dec – Tuesday 2nd Jan (inclusive).
There will be NO TRAINING between these dates.

The last pool training session of 2017 is therefore:
Wednesday 20th December.

The first pool training session of 2018 is:
Wednesday 3rd January.

The last Land Training session of 2017 will be this Friday (8th December).
Sessions in the main hall will resume on Friday 5th January.

***NOTE: Pre-pool landwork before Monday/Wednesday sessions will run up until the break for Sharks & Asquad***.

Reminder: For those swimmers not attending the Laser Tag party this Friday 15th Dec, swimming training is on as normal.

Thanks,
Lindsay

Thank you

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Can I personally thank ALL parents, coaches and of course the swimmers who mucked in yesterday and made the event what it was.

Thank you for all donations of food, drink and prizes for the raffle. Once again our buffet was the talk of the steamie!

An extra “big” thank you to our compere extrodinaire who also provided the pa system. You did a grand job and we could hear every word perfectly.

I have a pair of flippers if anyone has lost a pair.

There are still some EDLC raffle tickets if anyone wants some can you let me know.

FINALLY – Remember to put the Award dance date of the 2nd of February in your diaries. More details to follow.

Kind Regards

Joyce Watchorn
Scotia ASC Club Secretary

Laser Tag Christmas Party 2017

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This year our Club Captain has been hard at work organising a new, fun activity for our swimmers as part of the Christmas Fun. 

Sarah has organised for 30 lucky swimmers to attend a Laser Tag party for Scotia’s Christmas Fun Night!

Unfortunately we are limited to only 30 spaces but don’t worry as the coaches will be putting on their annual  “pool party” fun night closer to Christmas and everyone is invited (date TBC).

Please see below for details of the Laser Tag party and how to attend: 

WHERE: Laser station @ Intu Brehead.

WHEN: Friday 15th December @ 6pm (must arrive by 5:45pm)

WHATS INCLUDED: 2 x 20 minute games of laser tag, a ride on the dodgems, something to eat and drink, Christmas treats (including a Santa hat) and a prize for the winner! PHEW!

COST: £10.99pp (cash or cheque MUST be handed to Lindsay Hunter before the 15th!)

HOW DO I SIGN UP: On Monday 4th December between 18:30 – 19:30, Grace Gill at the Scotia shop will have a register, if your child wishes to attend their name MUST be added to this list (no email request or late entries will be accepted!) if the number of swimmers exceeds the limit of 30, all names will be placed into a hat and 30 will be randomly selected. 

NOTE: If your child is selected payment must be placed into a sealed envelope with your child’s name & “Laser Tag” clearly written on it.   Do not pass on any money to other coaches/committee members other Lindsay Hunter. 

The list of swimmers will be posted onto the club website by Wednesday 6th December. 

FINALLY – A big thank you to Sarah for organising such a fun evening! 

Thanks, 

Lindsay Hunter. 

 

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