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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 Flashback Friday

Homepage Image This week it's from Gran Canaria in 2008

Latest Update Club Gala Rules

The information and rules for the club championships are in the general documents section.

Webb Ivory Update

Ashley has handed out the majority of the Webb Ivory Christmas catalogues. Anyone who doesn't have one, and would like one, please ask.

One person has been appointed to each squad to gather in orders and CASH payments. When orders are received from the supplier, that same person will return your order to you.

Dev 1 ~ Allie Chong (Eva and Helens mum)

Dev 2 ~. Theresa McGee (Erins mum)

C squad ~. Ashley Scott (Bronwyn & Meredith mum)

B squad ~ Claire Mitchell (Abbies mum)

A squad ~ Pauline Smith (Megans mum)

All orders must be handed in no later than 
FRIDAY 3rd OCTOBER‎ at the latest. You can start handing over any orders you may have and your cash payment anytime from now until then. 

Any queries, or if you cannot meet up to hand over your order, please contact Ashley on ashley_a_scott@btinternet.com.

Thank you once again for your support.

Flashback Friday Update

Homepage Image So did you spot Alan McGown at the very back?

New Club Kit Info - Closing Date Fri 19th September

The closing date for the NEW KIT ORDER is Friday 19 September 2014. Please make sure you return your order form and payment to Shona Duncan. ( Shona will be at Dollan Aqua Centre on Friday 4.00 - 7.00 pm). Please do not hesitate to contact me if you can't make Friday or need help with sizes. All forms re kit sizes, garments and ordering are in the general documents section of the website.

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?

STO Update

Thanks to all our STOs for officiating at the West District Sprints at weekend.

Julie McCrae, Stuart Young, Andrea Mein, Ashley Scott, Lori Mathieson, Helen Bartlett, Louise Mullins, Ian Laird, Carrie Buchanan, Ian Collinson, Sean Reilly, Julie Brodie and Karen Broadfoot.

Huge congratulations to Andrea Mein who is now a fully qualified Judge 2 and Ian Collinson who is now a fully qualified Judge 1....very well done !

This Weeks 49 Club Winner is.......

This weeks 49 club winner claiming the £20 is none other than David Thomson. Think it should be passed straight to Sandra for safekeeping!

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.

Bangor Trip - October

A space has become available on the Junior Training Camp to Bangor, Northern Ireland from Sunday 12th to Wednesday 15th October. The cost of the trip is £290 in total. The trip is open to C squad and above. If  you are interested please contact Derek McGown on 07825327889

Important Fundraising Update

A cheque for £131.51 was received from Easy Fundraising for the period April – June. If you have not already registered to support our Club, please do so as EKASC will receive money every time you shop online with retailers such as  John Lewis, M&S, Argos, Tesco, Sainsburys  and Amazon. Simply visit easyfundraising.org.uk  click to support East Kilbride Amateur Swimming Club then shop and raise money with almost 3,000 retailers. You can also buy insurance or change energy supplier and EKASC will receive money for you doing this.

 

Rag Bags can be passed to Ashley at any time. In the last 6 weeks the rag bag collection has raised almost £80 for the Club so keep the bags coming, ask family and friends to pass their unwanted clothes, shoes, soft toys and bedding (no duvets). Ashley will be at Dollan every Friday night from 4pm till 7pm. She can also be contacted by email ashley_a_scott@btinternet.com if you wish to arrange an alternative day to pass over any bags you may have. This isn’t just a summer rag bag collection, bags can be passed on to Ashley throughout the year at any time.

 

Webb Ivory Christmas catalogues will be handed out in the next month or so to all parents and further details will be sent out nearer the time. The catalogue has a fantastic selection of cards, wrapping paper, decorations, sweets, books and personalised gifts. The Club will receive 25% commission on every order.

ASA Youths Update

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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.

New Club Team Kit

Shona Duncan will be handing out information, order forms and size charts for the new club kit from Mon 11th August.

ASAYouths - Sheffield

Homepage Image 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.

Flashback Friday

Homepage Image Ok so it's late but worth doing all the same this week.

ASA Age Groups

Homepage Image 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

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!

EK News Backpage

Homepage Image 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.

Metafit Cancelled

Metafit sessions for A, B, and C squads are cancelled until mid August. 

Flashback Friday

Homepage Image A bit late but better late than never. This is from one of our early training camps at Stirling.

Junior Fitness/Circuit Class Finished For Summer

There will be no junior fitness/circuit class until Fri 16 August.

Summer Fundraising - Clear Out

With school over, can you please bag up old school uniforms and shoes as Ashley is collecting rag bags. Also any curtains, bedding (not duvets), soft toys and shoes. Ashley can be contacted by email at ashley_a_scott@btinternet.com


New Club Records

At Scottish Age Groups in Aberdeen, the girls 4 x 200 free relay of Meg Finnon, Lisa Currie, Rachel Saxon and Olivia Jackson set a new club record of 8min 55.51 secs with Meg also setting a new club record for the 200 freestyle on the lead off leg with a time of 2min 8.88secs. Well done girls.

New Team Kit - Male/Unisex

Homepage Image Each swimmer will be given a order form and information and we will having fittings to help with sizing. (to be arranged) There will be a deadline of end of August and all orders will be sent to factory to get made up. ( 5 - 6 weeks delivery)

Shona Duncan will be available after 15 July, and order forms will be handed out to swimmers and parents. Please have a good look at the designs and Shona will help with any queries. There are two sheets Female and Unisex.

New Team Kit - Female

Homepage Image Each swimmer will be given a order form and information and we will having fittings to help with sizing. (to be arranged) There will be a deadline of end of August and all orders will be sent to factory to get made up. ( 5 - 6 weeks delivery)

Shona Duncan will be available after 15 July, and order forms will be handed out to swimmers and parents. Please have a good look at the designs and Shona will help with any queries. There are two sheets Female and Unisex.

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.

Flashback Friday

Homepage Image This weeks offering from 2007

Sainsbury's UK School Games

Homepage Image 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!

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

Scottish Schools Swimming Championships SLLC Article

Please see attached link for the article about swimmers attending South Lanarkshire Schools at the Scottish Schools Swimming Championships.

http://www.slleisureandculture.co.uk/news/article/920/scottish_schools_swimming_championships

Cambuslang Grand Prix - A Squad

Homepage Image 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.

EK National Success

Twenty-eight swimmers from EK were competing as South Lanarkshire Swimming at Tollcross  . in the Scottish Championships from 3-6 April, which doubled as the Commonwealth trials.

For many it was about experience and personal improvement but stand out performances from Meg Finnon, Angus Barr and the 4x200m Freestyle Relay team saw them pick up Scottish titles and break records galore.
Meg Finnon, at only 15 years of age, won the overall Scottish national title in the Women's 1500m Freestyle (as well as the Junior title) with a time of 17.01.29 - beating her previous best by over 17 seconds. Meg also picked up the Scottish Junior Champion titles in the Women's 400m and 800m Freestyle events in a truly amazing four days of swimming.
Not to be outdone, Angus Barr finished fourth overall in a gruelling Men's 1500m Freestyle that saw the top two achieve Commonwealth Games nomination times. However his Scottish Age Group Record time of 16 mins 4.08 secs guaranteed him a place on the top of the podium as Scottish Junior Champion.15 year old Angus then swam an electric 14 second personal best of 8mins 17.02secs to come a superb second overall in the the Men's 800m Freestyle, breaking the Scottish Junior record and collecting the Scottish Junior title along the way.
He then went on to complete a Freestyle quadruple with Scottish Junior titles in the 200m and 400m events, breaking yet another Scottish Junior record in the 400m into the bargain.
17 year old Cameron Park made it into the particularly tough final of the Men's 200m Breaststroke; an event won by Scottish swimming superstar Michael Jamieson.
The South Lanarkshire 4x200m Relay team rounded off a glittering weekend for club members as Angus Barr and Ross McPherson were joined by Ross Leslie (Rutherglen) and Euan McComish (Lanark) to be crowned Scottish Junior Champions with a Scottish Junior record and Scottish Junior Club record time of  8.08.22.
EKASC swimmers competing were; Angus Barr, Bethany Brodie, Lisa Currie, Lucy Duncan, Jack Elby, Sean Figgins, Meg Finnon, Bobbi Greig, Erin Holmes, Olivia Jackson, Katie Lillie, Mark McCrae, Andrew McFadzean, Ross McPherson, Nikki Miller, Kirsty Miller, Abbie Mtichell, Chloe Montagu, Nicole Montagu, Ciaran Mullins, Cameron Park, Rachel Saxon, Kate Saxon, Meredith Scott, Megan Smith, Jamie Stewart, Rosie Wynne and Ross Young.

West District Champions 2013

Homepage Image 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.

Fuerteventura Training Camp

Homepage Image 22 EK swimmers returned to Fuerteventura with 10 swimmers from Lanark. The swimmers did a fantastic job over 13 pool and 4 land sessions. The total metres swum ranged from around 90k to 107k. In between we squeezed in a trip to the waterpark and the beach and had our end of camp presentation event. King and queen of the pool were Jamie Stewart and Meg Finnon. Well done to all swimmers.

Development Squads Training Day

Homepage Image Development 1 and 2 Squads embarked on a Training Day on Saturday to Tulliallan Police College to coincide with the Junior Training Camp. An excellent day was had by all and there were plenty of tired bodies after two swimming sessions, one land session and some education. This was a fantastic opportunity for these swimmers to swim plenty of metres and work as part of a team.

Junior Training Camp

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27 swimmers from B and C Squads took on the challenge of the Junior Training Camp at Tulliallan Police College between Friday and Sunday. Tulliallan was the perfect setting for this as it was safe, all the facilities and accommodation were a stones throw from each other and there was plenty of food on offer.

In all, the swimmers completed 5 swim sessions covering up to 26,000 metres, 2 land sessions and had plenty of fun along the way. Every swimmer put in the hard work and will hopefully now see the benefits of this.

 

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. 

EK Coaches on National and District Programmes

Homepage Image EK will once again be well represented on the West District Regional Programme with National Performance Director, Ally Whike inviting Derek McGown back for another year as an Assistant Coach. We hope that Derek will move on to head up an area in his own right in the very near future. Ally has also invited Kim Figgins to be an Assistant Coach this year, for the first time, having visited the club recently and seen her coaching at a number of meets around the country. This should be an excellent experience for both coaches. Andy Figgins who finished a three year tenure as Scottish Youth Development Coach last year, takes on the role of working with some of the coaches who have swimmers in the Senior Bronze squad.

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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