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East Kilbride Amateur Swimming Club

Welcome to the new East Kilbride Amateur Swimming Club website, the hub for club information, news, and upcoming events. The website is run for club members, by club members, so please send any suggestions for information or functionality you'd like to appear on the site here.

Latest Update EK LC Open Meet

To maximise the programme for our meet, we have added some swimmers into our Open Meet who previously didn't qualify. Please check your noticeboards and accept these by 11:59pm on Monday 25th May to guarantee your swims. Any swims accepted and not taken will be subject to the missed swim fee.

Latest Update EK Open Meet - 2 weeks to go!

ONLY 2 WEEKS TO GO !!!!

LAST WEEK FOR RACE SPONSORSHIP !!!!

Pauline will be at the Dollan on Thursday & Friday night and Saturday morning to collect any RACE SPONSORSHIP, RAFFLE & TOMBOLA DONATIONS.
 
Thanks
Pauline

Meet Sponsorship

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East Kilbride Amateur Swimming Club will be hosting their first annual meet for 24 years between the 5th and 7th June 2015 at the Dollan Aqua Centre East Kilbride. The swim meet will be a long course open age group meet which will attract around 500 swimmers from across Scotland and the North of England who will be accompanied by their coaches, parents and supporters to watch them race over the weekend.

After life member Corrie Scott’s success at Glasgow 2014, and with several swimmers currently competing for Scottish Youth squads, the club’s profile has never been higher. The club is now seeking to further cement it’s place at the top table of Scottish Swimming and this meet is a cornerstone in that strategy, helping the club to raise funds for it’s ongoing programme of development.

We are currently seeking event sponsorship for the meet. This would be an ideal opportunity for local businesses to partake in some of the club’s success, supporting young local athletes and gaining exposure to both those invloved with the club and a large number of visitors.

We are offering opportunities to suit a range of budgets…




Latest Update Timekeeper Course

Congratulations to all the candidates who passed the Timekeeping Course on Sunday 17th May.

Claire Mitchell, Catherine Reilly, Derek Mulholland, Scott Steele, Lesley Laird, Barbara Saxon, Marissa Greig, Irina McDonald, June Gibson, Stephanie Lillie, Aileen Mullen, Lisa Allison and Nick Crabbe 

Well done !

Thanks to Ian Fleming and George Lawrie for taking the course.

Club Image/Reputation

East Kilbride Amateur Swimming Club has been recognised as being the most successful competitive club in the West of Scotland for the past 2 years and recently achieved second position in the National Age Group competition as part of SLS. This achievement is down to the hard work of the swimmers, coaches and volunteers however our overall reputation and success is to a large extent determined by everyone maintaining high standards in the way in which we behave and in the way we support others. In recent times reports have been received suggesting club members whilst at the Dollan Aqua Centre in the showers and changing room areas have been

1. Bringing inappropriate items into public areas of the DAC.

2. Using inappropriate language or talking negatively about other club members.

The continued success of our club relies entirely on how we are seen to conduct ourselves in public at all times and in the way we respect others both within and out with the club itself. Please be aware that we are always being watched and listened to.

Competitive Levy Payments

Please note that any outstanding competitive levy payments are now overdue and Caroline Montagu will be at the DAC on Friday in the cafe from 5.30pm.

Named Caps Have Arrived

Named Caps have now arrived! Swimmers or Parents can collect them on Friday from Shona at the Dollan Cafe 5.30 -6.30pm. Thank you

Scottish National Championships Dates 2016

Here are the provisional dates for the Scottish national events for 2016. They are subject to change and some probably will.

SNAGS                                       29 March – 3 April

Scottish Nationals                   23 – 26 June

Scottish Summer Meet           22 – 24 July

Scottish Short Course              9 - 11 Dec

British Championships and Scottish Summer Meet

For those swimmers who may qualify for the British Championships or Scottish Summer Meet, please let us know asap if you are planning to enter and take the following into account. The names for each meet will not be released until approx 16th June. These will be end of season meets which will be the end of and peak of a training phase and should be trained for as such. If you are expecting to swim at these meets we require that you train on during the summer either at the DAC or if you are planning a holiday before then, all we require is that you train with a competitive swim club where you are holidaying. Training should be at the same level and frequency as during the season and we require the contact in the club so we can liaise with them re the type of training and volume you have done. Any questions please contact your coach.

SNAGS 2015

Great job from the EK swimmers representing South Lanarkshire Swimming at SNAGS in Aberdeen last week. Scheduled for Tollcross next year so big effort to get everyone available there next time and even more qualifiers. SLS only 121 behind Warrender over 6 days, very impressive from all South Lanarkshire clubs.

Development Training Day - Raquel Matos

Homepage Image We have managed to confirm Raquel Matos of the University of Edinburgh Swim Team as our guest swimmer for the Development Training Day being held at Larkhall Leisure Centre on Sunday 24th May. Raquel is one of the best female swimmers in Scotland at her underwater work, starts and turns. This will be a great session for our swimmers to work and learn with Raquel in the pool and also for the swimmers to listen to her and ask questions out of the pool.

Ragbags

Pauline Smith will collect at any time, any of the following:
Clothing, books, toys, games, teddies, recycle electric goods.
Unwanted CD's, computer games.
Please bag separately.

CGCS Announcement

It was formally announced today about the appointment of Head Coach Andy Figgins as Team Staff for swimming for Team Scotland later this year in Samoa.

The article can be found here: http://www.cgcs.org.uk/news-and-media/latest-news/2015/staff-appointed-for-samoa-2015/

EK ANNUAL LONG COURSE OPEN AGE GROUP MEET

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VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED 5/6/7 June 2015

As most of you will already be aware we are hosting our own competition for the first time for many years. This is a fantastic opportunity for the club but will require many volunteers to help it run smoothly.

We require a number of volunteers during the weekend itself for a variety of tasks including, entry desk duties, marshalling, poolside help, runners, staffing tombola stall, liaising with catering staff. I am aware many of you will be required to help with STO duties but we are looking for more volunteers for these posts. If you can help out during any session please contact Julie Brodie.

We are also looking for a large fundraising effort both before the event and during,if you have any ideas or contacts in local firms who may wish to give donations or buy sponsorship please contact Pauline Smith. We are also looking for donations for our raffle and tombola prizes. We are happy to accept donations from now onwards and can be handed to any committee member.

All proceeds will be used to develop the club and help with the ongoing running of the club.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all in advance

Technical Officials New Kit-Sponsorship Opportunity


Now that the the swimmers all have their new team kit, we would like to smarten up all our officials that judge, time-keep, marshall and so on. If any of the swimmers parents or friends have a business and would like to sponsor the club and have their logo on our new dry-fit polo tops, please contact Shona Duncan on 07587 142016 or email shonabovill@gmail.com.

Commonwealth Youth Games Appointment For Andy

Homepage Image East Kilbride Swim Team Head Coach, Andy Figgins, has been appointed as Swimming Team Leader for Team Scotland at the Commonwealth Youth Games later this year in Samoa. Andy was understandably absolutely delighted to be appointed and said " It will be an honour and privilege to be involved as a member of staff on Team Scotland". The role will involve pre-departure administration and preparation and at the Games there will be Swimming Team Management and Coaching responsibilities.

Stroke Camps Date Change

Message received from Scottish Swimming

 

Please be advised that due to District Age Groups Championships taking place on the same dates as the stroke camps, the stroke camps scheduled to take place on 7th & 8th March have been cancelled.

 

The stroke camps will now take place on 25th & 26th April.  You will receive new documentation providing details on the camps taking place on 25th & 26th April in the next few weeks.

 

We trust that this will allow everyone the opportunity to attend the stroke camps and that this change has not caused too much inconvenience.

Club SL Gold

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We have once again received Club SL Gold accreditation for the club. A big thanks to all involved especially Derek McGown who co-ordinated the process and submission.

Bag Pack

A massive thank you to everyone who contributed and got involved helping on Hogmanay at Sainsbury's. The total raised for the club was £2,245.27. A great effort and the club are very grateful to everyone that gave up their time. It is much appreciated.

UNWANTED COSTUMES

If any of you have swimwear that you no longer use or  have outgrown and that is in good condition, please pass it to Shona Duncan. She will have the Club Shop at the Championships on 22nd November, swimmers within the Club will be able to make a donation for the swimwear, with all proceeds going to  Club funds.

Congratulations Kim - South Lanarkshire Sportscotland Events Volunteer of the Year

Homepage Image A  big well done to Kim Figgins who was awarded the  Sportscotland Events Volunteer of the Year for South Lanarkshire. Kim has worked at a number of National Swimming Championships, the Commonwealth Games, Sainsbury's School Games and several other swimming events and camps. Her nominator Alan McGown was also present at the awards ceremony where Kim was presented with her prizes. Both Alan and Kim had to make a short speech at the event which celebrates the contribution made to sport by so many local volunteers.

Junior Fitness/Circuit Class

Would swimmers attending the Junior Fitness/Circuits class please be there in time for the warm up at 5pm on Fridays as this is an important part of the session. Thanks

Training Camp 2014 - Bangor

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From Sunday until Wednesday, 32 swimmers went on a terrific training camp to Bangor, Northern Ireland. They completed upwards of 30,000m across 6 sessions and still had to have the energy to work hard on land for sessions in the gym on Monday and Tuesday. A great time was had by all, including the team staff and there were compliments for our group everywhere we went, from the training pool to the restaurants and hotel. To get a flavour of what we got up to, you can look through our tweet updates @ekswimteam on twitter or you can have a watch of our short movie. Well done to everyone involved.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUxW-iY_l8w

We Need You

It is the start of a new swimming season and a good time to sign up to become a Swimming Technical Official. It is not difficult at all and anyone can do it, parents, grandparents etc. It is advantageous if every swimmer is able to provide a STO. It is not expected you do something at every meet but does ensure we are not asking the same people to always give up their time.

All meets require STOs to ensure the meet is accredited. If a meet is not accredited the time cannot be used for West District Squads or National events etc.

It does not matter what squad your child is in, if they're attending meets we need your help.

Please contact Christine Jackson at ekstoconvenor@gmail.com  for more information.

Corrie Goes Back To Her Roots

Homepage Image We had a fantastic evening with Corrie Scott coming back to the Dollan on 31 August. After a session in the pool Corrie shared her swimming journey with well over 100 swimmers and parents. She spoke about her early years as she made the transition from the lesson programme to the Development squads and ending up in A Squad. She spoke about her training progrmme, competitions and landwork. Her commitment, determination and toughness shone through as she covered both the highs and lows of her career. Now at Edinburgh University she is looking to build on her Commonwealth bronze and has set her sights on Rio and the Gold Coast in 2012 and 2014 respectively. The evening finished with an autograph and photo session. EK wish Corrie every success and we are very proud of her. If a wee girl from Strathaven can do it, why not you?

49 Club Numbers Available

The following numbers are all available in the 49 club. 1/15/16/18/19/20/24/27/31/32/33/44//48 If anyone would like to join the 49 Club please contact Mary Jane Lindsay on lindsay1727@hotmail.com or 07790420733. Its a great way to help raise funds for the club.

Corrie Scott - Bronze

Homepage Image Our tremendous life member secured a bronze medal this evening at Tollcross Swimming Centre for Scotland at the Commonwealth Games in the 50 Breaststroke in 30.74! Absolutely incredible swim, all the club are proud of you!

Easy Fundraising

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If you have not already done so please sign up to www.easyfundraising.org.uk with the 'cause' as East Kilbride Amateur Swimming Club.

This really is very easy when you shop online. There are big pots of money to be gained if you need to buy: Car, Home and Pet Insurance, Mobile Phone Contracts and even if you switch energy supplier. It is great to bring in the small amounts that all add up for nearly everything you buy online.

Check it out and sign up.

EKASC is now on Twitter!

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We are now on Twitter. Follow @ekswimteam for all the latest news and events

Club Acceptable Use of Mobile Phone Policy

Scottish swimming has recently produced specific guidance in relation to the use of mobile phones in club settings. The policy document can be accessed in the GENERAL DOCUMENTS section of our website and all parents and swimmers should make themselves aware of what is expected. It is the intention of the club to require all swimmers and indeed their parents to sign the policy agreement form at the next membership renewal and on any occasion in the immediate future where a planned swimming trip/camp is being organised. 

Technical Officials

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The club is required to provide technical officials for the meets we enter to allow them to take place or in some cases be accredited. An accredited event is one from which the times can be used for qualification for the District Regional Programme, National Squads and National Championships. The club can be stopped from taking part in meets for not providing officials and in the case of West Districts can be fined up to £400 over a weekend. Arranging officials is a thankless task so please assist by agreeing to take a turn at officiating and thus ensure that the club can continue to enhance its reputation, take part in all our planned meets and fulfil our obligations to meet organisers.

Noticeboard Log In

If you do not have your noticeboard log in, please email through the general contact button and request it and it will be forward to you. If you have not added your email address or mobile number to your personal noticeboard page please do so as soon as possible to receive updates when they are released.

Training Changes

Click here to view the training changes for all teams.

Competition Entries

With the closure of the Dollan Aqua Centre, the club no longer has a physical notice board for competition and other announcements. Competition entries will now happen via this website. If you have not yet received your personal log in please contact your coach.

Club Shop

If you need any EK Swim Shop items please contact Elaine Cavanagh on 07540 694 383. Please see the shop page for further info.


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