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Please remember that all club kit must be now be ordered and paid for through our online shop (we can no longer take payment by cash). Items can then be collected on a Tuesday evening at Tollcross once your order has been processed.

It will no longer be possible to purchase any kit on a Tuesday evening although you may be able to try on sizes if we have them available.

Thanks to all of the Swimmers, coaches and volunteers who came along to Time Trials!

We had 66 swimmers, 264 swims, 97 first time swims and a magnificent 62 PB's !!!

Well done to all of those who helped and took part.

In particular the volunteers who did a great job of timekeeping and marshalling:

Chris Gourlay
Lorraine Landman
Suzanne Gumbrell
Sarah Hamilton
Colin Beveridge
Lillian McIntyre
Brian McQueenie
Laura McQueenie
Eric Ren
Daniela Gray

Full results are available here

As all times are recorded manually, there may be some errors - please let us know if you spot any mistakes and we will try to correct them.

Times have been updated in the swimmers times database

md2Date&Time: Friday 10th November 5:30-7:00am 

Venue: Tollcross International Swimming Pool 

City of Glasgow Swim Team are holding an Open Water Winter Training sessions at Tollcross International Swimming Pool. This sessions will be lead by GB open water swimmers and Scottish Swimming's 2017 Open Water Award winner Mark Deans.

This session is open to 11 years plus who are at a district standard, for those 17+ swimmers must be competent and able to swim around 3000m within an hours session.

The session will involve learning and developing some of the key open water skill needed for competing. 

We welcome any swimmers from clubs within Scotland to come along to these sessions. If you are interested in coming along please sign up via the link below: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/city-of-glasgow-swim-team-13199016862 

For any enquiries please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We have created a new volunteer role of Squad Rep within the club. This is to help improve communications between all members of the club and the committee/coaches particularly when information has to go out quickly, for example with last minute training changes or pool closures.

Everything will still be published on the club website and Facebook page as usual and you should still sign up to and check these regularly, but having the Squad Reps should help to make sure everyone is kept up to date with what’s happening in the club.

Your Squad Rep will also be able to give advice and general club information to new squad members. This is particularly important for families who are new to the club and should help them to settle in more easily. If the Rep doesn’t know the answer to your question, they will know who to contact to get it.

Any club member who has comments or concerns about anything within the club should still contact the committee or coaches as usual but if there are particular issues within any squad, the Squad Rep can feed these back to us.

The Squad Reps currently in place are:

  • Senior Performance Phil Griffiths
  • Junior Performance East Brian McQueenie
  • Junior Performance West Neil Anderson
  • JD2 East Sarah Connell
  • JD2 West Ines Garcia-Pena
  • JD1 East Julie O’Shea
  • JD1 West Neil Francis
  • Junior Foundation East Andy Taylor
  • Junior Foundation Central Janet Ferrie
  • Junior Foundation West David Hendry
  • Club/Masters position still to be filled
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Your Squad Rep will be contacting you soon to introduce themselves.

Marjorie Phillips

TIME TRIALS

Tollcross Leisure Centre

Warm up 6pm, start 6.15pm, finish 8.30pm (approx).

The club will be running Time Trials from 6pm until 8.30pm at Tollcross Leisure Centre.

This will provide a competitive opportunity for swimmers to get timed for the first time or to improve their times in order to gain entry to more competitions.

Due to limitations on lane space it is open to all swimmers in Junior Foundation, Junior Development 1 & 2 and Club Squads only, unless otherwise advised by your coach.

Swimmers in these squads from all COGST pools i.e. Scotstoun, Maryhill, Drumchapel, Springburn, Gorbals, Tollcross may come along.

We will be running a variety of events.

Your Coach will tell you which events you should swim, but to get the most benefit from Time Trials, please swim events which you do not have a current up to date time for. You can swim three events.

We will be running more Time Trials throughout the season when we will cover other strokes and distances.

All swimmers should bring a spare towel and T shirt to dry off and keep warm between swims.

To ensure all swimmers are able to be timed we will need some parents to help on poolside as timekeepers. You don’t need any experience so if you are able to help please send your details to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or just come forward on the day.

If any members would like to support Govanhill Baths Community Trust in their fundraising efforts, have a look at their video and see some of the good work they have been doing.

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Members may be aware that training in Tollcross main pool is set to resume on Monday 16th October following the recent refurbishment works. From this date, the main pool will reopen and the back pool and the gym/sports hall area will close as Phase 2 of the work gets underway. We have only just been informed of our new lane allocation in the main pool and are currently mapping out how best to reschedule our squads. It is likely that we will have more space than the past few months but we won't be back to our full allocation due to the back pool being closed. As such, some sessions will still need to be relocated at other venues. Members will be updated again once we have finalised the revised training schedule. Please keep a watch on your emails and the club website for further information coming soon. Your cooperation and understanding in this matter is much appreciated.

Ian Wright
Head Performance Coach

Thanks to all of the Swimmers, coaches and volunteers who came along to Time Trials!

We had 89 swimmers, 283 swims, 89 first time swims and a magnificent 91 PB's !!!

Well done to all of those who helped and took part.

In particular the volunteers who did a great job of timekeeping and marshalling:

Alan Gray
Gerry Blair
Janet Ferrie
Chris Gourlay
Challum Finbow
Alan Deans
Philip Murrison
Eric Ren
Kim Mason
Sam Gunawickrama
Yann Robin

Full results are available here

As all times are recorded manually, there may be some errors - please let us know if you spot any mistakes and we will try to correct them.

Times have been updated in the swimmers times database

COGST will be hosting the Glasgow International Swim Meet, May 2018. The organising committee are now looking to recruit volunteers from within the club to take on some key roles. Please see below for information on Field of Play Manager.

Danielle Brayson

TIME TRIALS

Scotstoun Leisure Centre

Warm up 7am, start 7.15am, finish 8.45am (approx).

The club will be running Time Trials from 7am until 8.45am at Scotstoun Leisure Centre.

This will provide a competitive opportunity for swimmers to get timed for the first time or to improve their times in order to gain entry to more competitions.

Due to limitations on lane space it is open to all swimmers in Junior Foundation, Junior Development 1 & 2 and Club Squads only, unless otherwise advised by your coach.

Swimmers in these squads from all COGST pools i.e. Scotstoun, Maryhill, Drumchapel, Springburn, Gorbals, Tollcross may come along.

We will be running a variety of events.

Your Coach will tell you which events you should swim, but to get the most benefit from Time Trials, please swim events which you do not have a current up to date time for. You can swim three events.

We will be running more Time Trials throughout the season when we will cover other strokes and distances.

All swimmers should bring a spare towel and T shirt to dry off and keep warm between swims.

To ensure all swimmers are able to be timed we will need some parents to help on poolside as timekeepers. You don’t need any experience so if you are able to help please send your details to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or just come forward on the day.

We have some fantastic prizes to raffle at the Memorial Meet this Sunday and all proceeds will be going to the Beatson:

Luxury Food and Drink Hamper valued at over £250 (pictured)
Pair of Michael Phelps Xceed goggles (Donated by Michael Phelps!)
GB Rio cap and some swimwear signed by Robbie Renwick
Hamper full of swim kit
Restaurant vouchers
Activity vouchers
Boys racing suit

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Tickets are £2 each

If you are not able to come along to the Memorial Meet at Castlemilk on Sunday, you can buy raffle tickets this week at Tollcross from Caroline McKeirnan (Tuesday 5-7pm, Wednesday 7-8.30pm and Friday 7-8.30pm).

wl2017Congratulations to our swimmers who retained the Winter league trophy at the Citadel in Ayr on Saturday 30th September.

Thanks to all the other teams for making it a great competition.

Thanks to all the coaches, team managers and parents for their support.

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Just a reminder that the Duel Meet is being held this Sunday 8th October at Castlemilk Leisure Centre with warm up starting at 12pm.

Everyone is invited along to the meet to watch some exciting racing and can enjoy some cake from our cake stall.

Also a reminder that there is going to be a raffle stall, if anyone has any prizes they wish to donate please hand them into Caroline McKiernan or Ross McCafferty.

We hope to see some old and new faces on Sunday.

Victoria Milburn
City of Glasgow Swim Team
Club Development Co-Ordinater

All our hard work, determination and commitment been rewarded!

Thank you to all Coaches, Members, Swimmers, Volunteers, Scottish Swimming, Glasgow Sport and Sportscotland for all your support, look forward to many more successful years and AWARDS

Karen Gray
COGST Club President

Winter League Team Saturday 30th Sept at Citadel Ayr 11:15am Warm Up

All swimmers selected for the Winter League Team as listed below must report to the poolside for 10.45am at the latest . This will allow the coaching staff and team manager to check the attendance prior to the warm up beginning at 11:15am.

Swimmers must wear the new style City of Glasgow Swim Team BLUE t-shirts and caps for the meet.

Many Thanks
Moureen McDonald

Confirmed Team Selection

Boys 10 years and under
Marcus Blake
Eklavya Singh
Campbell McLean
Ryley O'Shea

Boys 12 years and under
Alex Robin
Robert Stewart
Ruaridh Bradley
Oliver Cartwright

Boys 14 years and under
Mark Ford
Tony Anderson
Joe Brownlee
David Blair

Boys Open
Max Hagan
Angus Nicol
Joe Watt
Duncan McKinney

Girls 10 years and under
Heidi Ren
Carys Mooney
Louise Connell
Ellen Phillips

Girls 12 years and under
Ayumi Faulds
Lauren Taylor
Saskia Wade
Remi Muirhead

Girls 14 years and under
Katie Shanahan
Parmis Vaezi
Alisha Greenshields
Gianna Ajmone

Girls Open
Emma Scully
Katie MacKenzie
Eilidh Smith
Serena Iheagwaram

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Thank you to all our swimmers and parents who came along on Sunday to help raise funds for the Johnstone Shearer 1st Memorial Duel Meet.

The club raised a fantastic total of £850!!!

Also the club would like to thank Tesco Extra Sheetleston for the opportunity to bag pack in their store.

Victoria Milburn

Encouragement

Junior Foundation

Emily Lawns
Tristan Robin
Thea Glen
Oscar Moogan-Sharatt
Daisy Blair
Martin Ferrie

Junior Development 1

Layli Phillips
Yousef Ibrahim
Emma Dry
Thomas Inglis

Junior Development 2

Remi Muirhead
Alex McKinnon
Victoria Niven
Lewis McDonald

Club Squad

Amy Craig

Excellence

10 & Under
Amber Wade
Eklavya Singh

11/12
Saskia Wade
Tony Anderson

13/14
Katie Shanahan
Conor Massey

15/16
Anna Fleming
Ryan Robertson

17 & Over
Camilla Hattersley
Craig McNally

Improvement

10 & Under
Heidi Ren
Ryley O’Shea

11/12
Lauren Taylor
Robert Stewart

13/14
Gianna Ajmone
Leo Boylan

15/16
Reece Sharp
Matthew Blair

17 & Over
Joe Watt

Master Improver Of The Year

Geoff Solergomez

Master Swimmer Of The Year

Irene Allan

Events

200 Free
Lauren Taylor
Matthew Blair

400 Free
Leah MacDonald
Matthew Blair

800 Free
Katie Shanahan
Christopher Perrett

1500 Free
Jack Wales

Open Water

Mark Deans

Events (Cont.)

200 Breast
Lucy Steele
Tony Anderson

200 Back
Lauren Taylor
Lawrence Campbell

200 Fly
Saskia Wade
Ryan Ajmone

400 I.M.
Katie Shanahan
Matthew Blair

Coaches Awards

Favourite – Ian Phillips

Worst Jokes – Ross McCafferty

Happiest – Grant Gould

Sportsmanship

Leona McQueenie
David Blair

Swimmer Of The Year

Camilla Hattersley
Craig McNally

Kay Maclean Trophy For Volunteer Of The Year

Alan Gray

Photos of the awards winners are available here

Congratulations to the following members who received their awards at the Annual Awards night on 21st November.

Award winners photos appear below. There are also some photos of our winning Mini League squad.

All photographs from the night are available on our Facebook page. Hi-resolution photos are also available here to download and print yourself, or you can order prints at a reasonable cost.

Excellence

10 & Under
Amber Wade           
Alexandre Robin

11/12
Katie Shanahan
Euan Brown

13/14
Serena Iheagwaram          
Conor Massey

15/16
Anna Fleming
Joe Watt

17 & Over
Camilla Hattersley
Ryan Brown

Encouragement

Junior Foundation – East – Victoria Milburn

Oliver Cartwright
Louise Connell

Junior Foundation – West – Lewis Smith

Thomas Inglis
Lucy Robinson

Junior Foundation – Central – Ian Phillips

Yusif Abrahim
Chrissie Francis

Improvement

10 & Under
Zoe Kirkbride
Jude Carter

11/12
Gianna Ajmone
Tony Anderson

13/14
Annie O’Donnell
Harry Anderson

15/16
Rebecca McGowan
Conor Logan

17 & Over
Camilla Hattersley  
Stewart Leanord

Encouragement

Junior Development 1 – East – Grant Gould

Morven Thomson    
David Spiers

Junior Development 1 – West – Jamie Mckinley

Heidi Ren    
Lewis Macdonald

Master Improver Of The Year

Ian Guy

Encouragement

Junior Development 2 – East – Ross McCafferty

Sarah Hungerford    
Kyle Wilson

Junior Development 2 – West – Jamie McKinley

Christie Burns    
Matthew Blair

Master Swimmer Of The Year

Matt Nicholson

Encouragement

Club Squad – Ross McCafferty

Kevin Combe

Events

200 Free
Zoe Kirkbride
Ben Willett

400 Free
Annie O’Donnell
Joe Watt

800 Free
Serena Iheagwaram
Stewart Leanord

1500 Free

Camilla Hattersley
Duncan Mckinney

Open Water

Mark Deans

200 Breast
Gianna Ajmone
Conor Massey

200 Back
Serena Iheagwaram
David Blair

200 Fly
Katie Shanahan
Christopher Perrett

400 I.M.
Katie Shanahan
Christopher Perrett

Coaches Awards

Worst Jokes – Ross McCafferty

Happiest – Grant Gould

Favourite Coach – Lewis Smith

Sportsmanship

Serena Iheagwaram    
Louis Lawlor

Swimmer Of The Year

Camilla Hattersley
Ryan Brown

Rebecca Cooke Trophy

Ross McCafferty

Kay MacLean Trophy For Volunteer Of The Year

Stewart Beatt

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Please note that all club shop sales will now be done through the online shop 

There is currently a sale of the costumes and trunks for £3 each or 2 for £5, sizes remaining are 24"/26"/28"/34"/36" - limited stock available.

Fiona Wade