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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 CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS PRESENTATION NIGHT

‎This Saturday, at the Presentation Night, we will be holding an auction to raise funds for the Club. In the event that you are not going along on Saturday night, but wish to place a bid on any of the undernoted items, please contact Ashley onashley_a_scott@btinternet.com with details of your bid. Items won at auction can be paid for up until Friday 5th December.
These items would make great Christmas presents‎ or as a treat to yourself!
Auction Items~
Scottish Football Museum tour for family of 4
Ladies pink cashmere pashmina
Cake pop maker
Signed Rangers football
Tennents Brewery tour for 2 people
Fresh flower front door Christmas wreath
2 tickets for Celtic v Aberdeen on 28th February 2015 (tickets to be posted out closer to date)
Arran Aromatics gift box
Celtic Park tour for 4 people
Ibrox tour for 6 people
Christmas and New Year drinks hamper consisting of - whisky, pink fizz, red wine, sloe gin, vodka, port, tequila, drinks coasters and Kettle crisps.
Swimmers “hamper” consisting of kickboard, gym towel, poolside mesh bag, swim cap, water, box of chews and chocolate orange.
Ashley is selling raffle tickets this week and they will also be on sale Saturday night. We have 7 beautiful hampers as prizes, filled with lots of goodies. £2 per ticket or 3 for £5‎.
Thank you for your continued support.

Latest Update Club Championships Presentation Night – 7pm Saturday 29thNovember – Ballerup Hall.

Tickets priced £5 will be available from the Catherine Reilly at the Dollan between 4.30-6.30pm on Thursday 27th and from Sean Reilly at the Dollan from 5.30-6.45pm on Friday 28th.

Some tickets will be available at the door but numbers are limited so please contact Sean Reilly at sean.reilly2@o2.co.uk if you are not able to make these times but require tickets.

Latest Update Club Championships

A huge thank you to everyone who helped with the running of the Club Championships on Saturday evening.  A lot of people pulled together to make it a successful evening.  It was very much appreciated. 

Thanks go to Alison Greig, Paul Saxon, Ashley Scott, Helen Bartlett, Christine Jackson, Lianne McPherson, Derek McGown, Alan McGown, Kim Figgins, Lauren Pettigrew, Graeme Masterton, Julie Brodie, Dorothy Findlay, Morag and Gordon Alexander, Karen Broadfoot, Patrick Holmes, Lynn Currie, Geraldine Finnon, Irene Wilson, Julie McCrae, Gillian Evans, Lynsey Moir, Carrie Buchanan, Ally Chong, Elaine Cavanagh, Susan Christie, Stuart Young, Ian Collinson, Grant McPherson, Pauline Smith, Aileen Miller, Ian and Joyce Fleming, Andy and Elaine Figgins,  Lesley Laird, Shona and Craig Duncan, Caroline Montagu and Janice Morgan.

Latest Update Easy Fundraising

A cheque for £87.65 has been received from Easyfundraising for the months July to September.
If you have not already done so, please visiteasyfundraising.org.uk and click to support East Kilbride Amateur Swimming Club ‎ and start your online shopping. You can also download the app on your iPad and iPhone.
Monday 1st December is the biggest day of the year for online shopping! Retailers like Sky and Virgin Media will be making donations on packages ready for Christmas. Do your food shopping online, change energy supplier, book next year's holiday, the list is endless. 
Please support our Club and help us raise even more money‎. It costs you nothing, the donation is paid by the retailer. Again, all you need to do, is visiteasyfundraising.org.uk and start shopping

Latest Update Improvement Trophies Announced

Congratulations to Vincent Kelly - Beginner Trophy, Erin McGee - Improver Trophy, Michael Crabbe - Coaches Trophy. These awards will be presented at the presentation evening on Sat 29 Nov.

Latest Update New Club Kit

I hope everyone is happy with their new club kit. Please remember to put your name on all items. Anyone who has not collected their kit yet, I will have it at the Club Gala today.  Shona

Latest Update STO Thanks

Thank you to all our STOs for officiating last weekend. It was a busy weekend for EK with teams competing at both the West District SC Junior Age Group in Cumbernauld and the  COAST  Grand Prix in Aberdeen.

West District Team
Carrie Buchanan, Ian Collinson, Ashley Scott, Stuart Young, Andrea Mein ,  Scott Montagu, David Ross, Susan Christie, Julie Brodie, Helen Bartlett, Francesca Murray, Shona Duncan

COAST GP Team
Patrick Holmes, Anne Marie Barr, Louise Mullins, Sean Reilly, Alison Greig

Club Gala Sponsorship Reminder

A huge thank you to all the people/companies who have sponsored events at the Club Championships.  All outstanding fees should be paid to Sean or Catherine Reilly who will be at the Dollan on Friday from 5-6.30pm

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.

CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS and PRESENTATION NIGHT

We are looking for donations of tombola prizes and Christmas hamper items‎. Any donations may be passed to Ashley Scott (Bronwyn and Meredith's mum), Catherine and Sean Reilly (James and Mark's mum and dad) and Pauline Smith (Megan's mum) by Friday 21st November at the latest to allow us time to ticket items. Thank you for your continued support.

 

Furthermore, a photographer will be poolside at the Club Championships   Should you wish your child photographed , whilst swimming, please advise the photographer or his assistant prior to the event starting‎. He will only photograph those who have requested him to do so. Photos will be available to purchase at a cost of £8 each or 3 for £20.

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.

Named Caps Now Here

The named swimming caps have now arrived. Shona Duncan will be at the Dollan Aqua Centre on Friday for swimmers to collect.

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

Annual Club Championships - Race Sponsorship

The Annual Club Championships will take place at The Dollan Aqua Centre on 22ndNovember 2014. Each race on the Championships night can be sponsored by families, individuals, firms or companies. The cost is £35 per race. If you would like to volunteer to help on the night or sponsor a race, please contact Sean Reilly on 07718105691 or sean.reilly2@o2.co.uk .

STO West SAG Thanks

Many thanks to our STOs for officiating at the West District SAG. Your help was greatly appreciated !

Sean Reilly, Morag Alexander, Patrick Holmes, Anne Marie Barr, Julie Brodie, Stuart Young, Frances Fowlie, Lynn Currie, Paul Saxon.

 

EKASC Annual General Meeting 28th January 2015

The Club’s AGM will take place at the Alistair McCoist Complex in Quarry Road, East Kilbride on 28 January 2015, beginning at 7pm. Any proposed changes to the constitution must be intimated at least 7 days before the AGM takes place. If you would like to make any changes or would like a copy of the minutes from last year’s AGM, please contact Catherine Reilly.

49 club Winners

11th Oct winner was no 18 Allison Greig and 18th Oct winner was Alan and Claire Mitchell with no 42.

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

Bangor Training Camp Begins

Homepage Image EK swimmers headed off today Sun 12th Oct for a 4 day camp in Northern Ireland. 33 swimmers and 4 team staff will be representing the club. Good luck to all involved.

Return of Club Championships Trophies

 Could anyone with a trophy from last year's Club Championships please return ASAP. I will be at the Dollan on a Friday evening at 6pm or you can hand to Megan Smith (A squad) or drop at my home address 9 Whitehills Place, Murray, East Kilbride G750NB. Many thanks. Pauline Smith

Inter Counties Championships

Homepage Image Congratulations to Cameron Park on being selected for the West District team to take part in the above event on 19th Oct in Sheffield. Accompanying Cameron will be Derek McGown who has been appointed as one of the coaches for the event.

Coffee Afternoon Update

 A big thanks to Ashley Scott for organising the coffee afternoon where £467.21 was raised for Macmillan Cancer Support. Thanks to all who attended

Club Championships - Presentation Night

The Annual Club Championships Presentation Night will be held on Saturday 29th November 2014 in the Ballerup Hall, East Kilbride, starting at 7pm. Any raffle/tombola prizes would be greatly appreciated. These can be handed in to either Ashley Scott, Sean Reilly or Catherine Reilly.

Annual Club Championships - Race Sponsorship

The Annual Club Championships will take place at The Dollan Aqua Centre on 22ndNovember 2014.  Swimmers must report before 4pm. Each race on the Championships night can be sponsored by families, individuals, firms or companies. The cost is £35 per race. If you would like to volunteer to help on the night or sponsor a race, please contact Sean Reilly.

Team Kit Update

The New club kit has been ordered and the expected delivery date is 14 November 2014.

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.

Flashback Friday

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

Club Gala Rules

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

Flashback Friday Update

Homepage Image 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 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.

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.

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.

Flashback Friday

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

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.

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.

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.


South Lanarkshire Swimming Development