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.
The Club's AGM will take place at the Alistair McCoist Complex, Quarry Road, East Kilbride on 28 January 2015 starting at 7pm. Please contact Catherine Reilly if you would like copies of last year's minutes.
North Ayrshire 200 Meet - Trophies
Could anyone who has a trophy for the North Ayrshire 200 Meet please ensure that this is returned on Saturday morning at the meet. If you are not attending the meet on Saturday morning could you please pass any trophies to Derek McGown by 6PM on Friday at the latest and he will return these on your behalf.
Junior/Development Training Camp
Please see your noticeboards for more information
WDGP STO Thanks
Many thanks to our all STOs for officiating at the West District Grand Prix at Tollcross. Your help was greatly appreciated !
Jim Barr, Geraldine Finnon, Stuart Young, Paul Saxon, Shona Duncan, Sean Reilly, Scott Montagu, Ian laird, Alison Young, Lori Mathieson, Carrie Buchanan, Julie Brodie and Ian Collinson
Dev 2 - Session Added
A decision has been taken to increase the training time of Development 2
by one extra session per week. This increases the training time from 4 sessions
to 5 sessions. This will now be part of the weekly compliment of sessions and
attendance figures will be calculated against 5 sessions. It is expected that
those with aspirations to swim well competitively, will attend a higher
percentage of these sessions.
This will start on Friday 23rd January
and will always run from 5.30am til 7.00am.
SL Development Meet Sat 10th Jan
A huge thank you to everyone who helped run the SL Development Meet so
smoothly. We had a fantastic turnout of helpers.
Thanks to Elaine and Cameron Cavanagh, Allie Chong, Eilidh Dolan, Shona
and Craig Duncan, Harley, Lori and Rosie Mathieson, Derek McGown, Lynsey Moir,
Francesca Murray, Catherine, James and Mark Reilly, Ashley Scott, Stuart and
Calum Young and Irene Wilson
Don't forget, Ashley will collect rag bags at any timeâ, so if you see her give her a shout and she will take them off your hands.
A massive thank you to everyone who contributed and got involved helping on Hogmanay at Sainsbury's. The total raised for the club was Â£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
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
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
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.
Noticeboard Log In
A lot of swimmers have not yet requested their log ins. You need this to accept gala invitations. Please use the general contacts section to do this asap. Thanks
Sainsbury's Schools Games
Congratulations to Angus Barr and Meg Finnon on their medals in Manchester. Angus took gold in both the 400 and 1500 freestyle events while Meg who had to swim the butterfly events instead of the distance freestyles took bronze over 200m.
This week it's from Gran Canaria in 2008
Flashback Friday Update
So did you spot Alan McGown at the very back?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Corrie Goes Back To Her Roots
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 email@example.com or 07790420733. Its a great way to help raise funds for the club.
ASA Youths Update
Angus Barr followed up his 200 free with a fantastic 1500 freestyle finishing 2nd, breaking Graeme Smith's 22 year old Scottish Junior record in a time of 15min 41.73 secs and he followed that up with another Scottish Junior record in the 400 free again finishing 2nd this time in 3min 56.95 secs.
Cameron Park qualified for the semi finals of the 200 breaststroke in 2min 27.46 secs and he lowered this to 2 min 27.43 secs.
ASAYouths - Sheffield
A good first day for EK swimmers at ASA Youths in Sheffield with 4 pbs from 4 swims. Cameron Park got the ball rolling with 1.07.90 in the 100 breast, his first time under 1.08. Olivia Jackson went 34.63 in the 50 breast to rocket up the rankings. Angus Barr had pbs in the 200 free heat and semi final ending the day at 1.54.00 qualifying in 6th for the final.
Ok so it's late but worth doing all the same this week.
ASA Age Groups
This week sees Nikki miller, Meredith Scott, Jonathan Christie and Stewart Brodie take part in the ASA Age Group Championships in Sheffield. Nikki has 2 events, the 400 Im and 800 freestyle while Meredith goes in the 100 backstroke. For the boys its a 1500 freestyle for Jonathan and the 200 fly for Stewart. Unfortunately Catriona Fowlie who qualified in the 200 backstroke has had to withdraw due to an injury. This is the highest number of qualifiers we have ever had and we wish them good luck in their swims.
Corrie Scott - Bronze
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!
EK News Backpage
Good luck to Corrie Scott EK lifemember as she gets her campaign under way tomorrow in the 50 breast. We are all behind you and supporting you. You will be able to read all about her games in the EK News and follow her progress on twitter @ekswimteam.
A bit late but better late than never. This is from one of our early training camps at Stirling.
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This weeks offering from 2007
Sainsbury's UK School Games
EK Development Squad coach Kim Figgins has been selected to the team management staff for the North/West team at the Sainsbury's UK School Games. As part of the future development of the sport, each team selects an Assistant Team Manager who is under 25 years of age. Kim has already been part of many national and club training camp and competition events as a swimmer and has been away with EK groups as part of the coaching staff. This years event takes place from 4 - 7 September in Manchester. Congratulations Kim and good luck.
EKASC is now on Twitter!
We are now on Twitter. Follow @ekswimteam for all the latest news and events
Cambuslang Grand Prix - A Squad
Sixteen members of A squad went for a Go-Karting session at Scotkart in Cambuslang on Sun 20 April. Accompanied by Derek and Andy there was keen competition as thr group took to the track. The Dollan car park could be a dangerous place in years to come judging by the antics of our intrepid racers. The "Wreck It Ralph" award will be awarded at a later date and our resident stunt cyclist showed his knowledge of racing lines and track skills while some others were awarded the black diamond flag! A great time was had by alland those on the grid were; Bobbi, Megan, Rachel, Rosie, Lisa, Meg, Olivia, Mark, Angus, Jack, Jamie, Ciaran, Cammy, Andrew, Ross Mc and Sean.
West District Champions 2013
East Kilbride Swim Team won the Mary Black trophy as West District Champions, clinching the title in fine style at the West District Junior Championships. Going into the final event of the year with a slight lead they produced some outstanding swimming across the age groups to finish as the top team in the West for the year.
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.
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 Â£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.
If you need any EK Swim Shop items please contact Elaine Cavanagh on 07540 694 383. Please see the shop page for further info.