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.
Development Training Day - Raquel Matos
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.
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.
All members should now be in receipt of
their renewal packs which must be returned no later than 20 March
2015 to Helen Bartlett. Completed packs can be passed to Helen on a
Friday night at the Dolan or can be posted to the address on the membership
Members who's renewals are not received by this date
will not have there SASA membership renewed.
Without SASA registration you cannot compete at competitions
and are not covered by insurance.
For those members who's forms & payment are received
after this date they will need to complete a SASA registration form and
this will not be processed until sometime in April.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Commonwealth Youth Games Appointment For Andy
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
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
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.
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.
The Return of The EK Open Meet
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.
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.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 07790420733. Its a great way to help raise funds for the club.
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!
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!
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.
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.