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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.

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.

Sharks Open Meet STO Thanks

Many thanks once again to our STOs for officiating last weekend at the Bellshill Sharks Meet...as always your help was greatly appreciated.

 

Stuart Young, Elaine Cavanagh, Harley Mathieson, Paul Saxon, David Ross, Francesca Murray, Lori Mathieson, Shona Duncan, Andrea Mein

Bellshill Sharks Open Meet

Congratulations to Molly Murray and Skye Mulholland for making their first SNAGS consideration times on Day 1 at Bellshill. Let's hope for a few more on Day 2!

Land Session

The new land session for A, B and C Squads begins this Friday (13th Feb) in Studio 2 at 6.15pm sharp after Friday evening training.

Junior land session will still remain the same at 5pm in Studio 2 every Friday.

West District JAGS Thanks

A huge thank you to all our STOs for officiating at the West District Junior Age Group Meet at DAC last weekend. Every single one of our STOs with children attending played their part.

Helen Bartlett, Stuart Young, Carrie Buchanan, Lori Mathieson, Francesca Murray, Julie Brodie and David Ross.

Very well done to Helen Bartlett for passing her Judge 1 assessment. 

If anyone else, who is currently a timekeeper, is interested in doing the Judge 1 course please let Christine Jackson know. 

A big thank you also to our volunteers who helped or offered their assistance, Derek Mulholland, Alison Young, Jim Meldrum, Scott Steele, Nick Crabbe, Fraser and Rhona Ruddy. My apologies for any names I have missed out or included in error.

The Return of The EK Open Meet

Homepage Image We have been given permission to run an EK Long Course Age Group/Open Meet at the DAC on the first weekend in June. We will require lots of help in the lead up and at the Meet itself. Great opportunity for us to raise the profile of the club. Watch out for notices for volunteers to help.

Nikki Is Bangor Bound

Congratulations to Nikki Miller on being selected again for the final phase of the Scottish Youth Development Squad programme, a trip to Bangor in March. Good job Nik.

Fundraising

RAGBAGS

Don't forget, Ashley will collect rag bags at any time‎, so if you see her give her a shout and she will take them off your hands.

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.

Missing New Club Polo Shirt

After the recent Club Championships I realised that I had picked up someone else's new EKASC swim team polo shirt.  It had no name on it so I handed it in to the coaches and it has hopefully reached the right owner.  Unfortunately I have not got my own polo shirt back (age 13, size 32") probably because I hadn't marked my name either!  So if someone has an age 13, size 32" new EKASC swim team junior polo shirt and didn't know whose it was could they pass it directly to me or via one of the coaches?  Thanks...and Merry Christmas :-) Heather Barnes
 

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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