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0141 287 5447
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The orders from SNAGS have arrived and can be collected from Gillian Bryce at Tollcross on Tuesday evening (27th June).

Gillian Bryce

Please note that the club shop will close on 30/6/17 and reopen on the 1/8/17 at 6pm.

donnieWe’re saddened to hear today of the death of Donnie MacLean, former President of COGST.

Donnie and his late wife Kay were both very active and popular volunteers with our club for many years.

Our thoughts are with their daughters, Ruth and Sarah, both former COGST swimmers.

Update: Donnie's funeral is Monday 19th at 12.15 in St John's Renfield Church, in Kelvindale.

Please accept our sincere apologies to swimmers and parents who travelled to the session at Tollcross this morning (Monday 19th June) where facility staff did not open up the building until nearly 6am. Apologies again for the inconvenience.

Danielle Brayson

As agreed at the agm on 1st June, training fees are increasing as follows:

Elite Performance - £5 per month.
All other squads - £4 per month.

Can all member please update your standing order for Monthly Training Fees (from 1st July 2017)

Elite Performance £55
Senior Performance £50
Junior Performance  £46
Masters £30
Club £22
Junior Development 2 £36
Junior Development 1 £30
Junior Foundation £25

 

If you have any queries please contact Cathie Robertson on 0141 287 5447 or e-mail; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

COGST Management Committee

Just a reminder to all mini league swimmers, that mini league training will be on tomorrow Tuesday the 6th of June from 7pm until 8.30pm at Tollcross.

Could I also remind all parents that any swimmer travelling on the bus MUST complete a consent form before the bus leaves or they will be unable to travel with the team.

Lastly could all swimmers who are travelling back on the bus please bring £3.50 for our annual trip to McDonalds.

Jamie McKinley

COGST members Katie Shanahan and Serena Iheagwaram were part of the Scotland Youth Development Squad team that won the top team trophy this weekend at the Oporto International Open Meet in Portugal.

Both girls won individual bronze medals, Shanahan for her effort in the 400m IM and Iheagwaram for her performance in the 200m Butterfly. In addition, Shanahan set new Scottish Age Group records for 12 years long course swims in the 100m Backstroke, 200m Backstroke and 400m IM.

Katie Serena Oporto 2017

COGST coach Danielle Brayson was part of the coaching staff in Portugal.

Well done girls and also to the whole team!

Ian Wright

Many congratulations to the following City of Glasgow swimmers & coaches who have been selected for the following international meets this summer:

Swimmers:
World University Games (GBR) - Camilla Hattersley
European Junior Championships (GBR) - Anna Fleming
Commonwealth Youth Games (Scotland) - Anna Fleming
Deaflympics (GBR) - Jack McComish
Oporto International Meet (Scottish YDS Squad) - Serena Iheagwaram, Katie Shanahan

Coaches:
European Junior Championships (GBR) - Danielle Brayson
Oporto International Meet (Scottish YDS Squad) - Danielle Brayson

We wish all selected swimmers the very best for some top performances at the above events.

Ian Wright

Many congratulations to the following City of Glasgow swimmers & coaches who have been selected for the following international meets this summer:

Swimmers:
World University Games (GBR) - Camilla Hattersley
European Junior Championships (GBR) - Anna Fleming
Commonwealth Youth Games (Scotland) - Anna Fleming
Deaflympics (GBR) - Jack McComish
Oporto International Meet (Scottish YDS Squad) - Serena Iheagwaram, Katie Shanahan

Coaches:
European Junior Championships (GBR) - Danielle Brayson
Oporto International Meet (Scottish YDS Squad) - Danielle Brayson

We wish all selected swimmers the very best for some top performances at the above events.

Ian Wright

agmThe Annual General Meeting of the CITY OF GLASGOW SWIM TEAM will be held on Thursday 1st June 2017 at 7.00pm in the EDROM Suite,  Tollcross International Swimming Centre

Business to be considered at the AGM, including nominations for posts, must be made in writing to the Club Secretary, Matthew Jones, 55 Carmunnock Rd, Kings Park, Glasgow, G44 4UE, no later than 14 days before the AGM. All nominations should be submitted with a personal statement, signed by two members and the nominee.

Items or nominations received later than that date can only be considered at the AGM with approval of the Management Committee.

Papers for this will be sent out over the next week. Details of nominations and business to be discussed will be published 7 days before the AGM.

Agenda

1. Welcome & Apologies
2. Minutes of the previous AGM - Available in Document Library
3. Report from the President
4. Financial Reports
- Report from the Treasurer
- Annual Accounts - Available in Document Library
- COGST Budget - Available in Document Library

The Management Committee recommend that monthly training fees be increased as follows with immediate effect:
Elite Performance - £5 per month.
All other squads - £4 per month.

5. Report from the Secretary
6. Report from the Head Coach
7. Proposed changes to the Constitution - Available in Document Library
Update to adopt the latest version from Scottish Swimming.
8. Proposed changes to the Bye-Laws - Available in Document Library
Update to adopt the latest version from Scottish Swimming.
9. Election of Management Committee Members

Nominations received by deadline of : 18/05/17 (14 days before AGM)

Marjorie Phillips
Paul Iheagwaram
Caroline McKiernan
Carol Davidson
Fiona Mason
Julie O'Shea
Kirsteen O'Donnell

The following nominations were received after the deadline and will only be considered with the approval of the AGM. 

Matthew Jones
Gillian Bryce
Gerry Lawlor
Fiona Wade

10. Appointment of Office Bearers
11. Appoint Auditors for the Club Accounts
12. Life Membership Awards
13. Other relevant business

Below is the list of swimmers the coaches have selected for the Mini League final.

Swimmers will be advised of their specific swims on the day as this is subject to change until the start of the event. As the reigning title holders we want to field the strongest team possible therefore we hope all selected swimmers will make every effort to attend. 

All swimmers who have been part of the squad are invited to attend the final and cheer on the team.

Mini league T-shirts must be worn by any swimmers who are attending the final.

The team bus will be leaving from Tollcross at 12 noon on Saturday the 10th June. Just now the bus is only for the Final team, team managers and coaches. All swimmers should travel together as a team on the bus.

Any swimmer not able to attend must inform Jamie and Victoria as soon as possible in order that replacements can be asked.

Jamie McKinley

8  & under girls

Jessica Taylor
Anna Phillips
Gina Ren
Aneesa Philips

9 years girls

Heidi Ren
Carys Mooney
Heather Hughes
Rosie Liston
Daisy Blair

10 years girls

Madison Mcallum
Leona Mcqueenie
Amber Wade
Abbie Flower

11 years girls

Victoria Niven

8 & under boys

Daniel Hendry

9 years boys

Riley O’shea
Eklavia Singh
Campbell Mclean
Tristan Robin
Marcus Blake

10 years boys

Felix Chan
Yusuf Ibrihim
Thomas Ingils
Peter Stark

11 years boys

Robert Philips
Alexander Robin
Milo Harris
Oliver Cartwright
Noah Black

To all swimmers in the mini league squad, a reminder that our home round is on Sunday 14th May at Castlemilk Pool. Warm-up is at 12.00.

All swimmers should be at Castlemilk by 11.30am wearing Mini League Club kit

Jamie McKinley

To all swimmers in the mini league squad, the whole squad is invited to the 3rd round as this is our home round. It is on Sunday 14th May at Castlemilk Pool. Warm-up is at 12.00.

Mini league training will also take place tomorrow night (Tuesday 11/4/17) at Tollcross from 7pm - 8.30pm

We hope everyone is available to make it.

If you can't make the 3rd round could you please let Jamie McKinley or Victoria Milburn know.

Jamie McKinley

Reminder to all mini league squad members that there is Mini league training on Tuesday 9th May from 7pm until 8.30pm.

Jamie McKinley

agmThe Annual General Meeting of the CITY OF GLASGOW SWIM TEAM will be held on Thursday 1st June 2017 at 7.00pm in the EDROM Suite,  Tollcross International Swimming Centre

Business to be considered at the AGM, including nominations for posts, must be made in writing to the Club Secretary, Matthew Jones, 55 Carmunnock Rd, Kings Park, Glasgow, G44 4UE, no later than 14 days before the AGM. All nominations should be submitted with a personal statement, signed by two members and the nominee.

Items or nominations received later than that date can only be considered at the AGM with approval of the Management Committee.

Papers for this will be sent out over the next week. Details of nominations and business to be discussed will be published 7 days before the AGM.

Agenda

1. Welcome & Apologies
2. Minutes of the previous AGM
3. Report from the President
4. Financial Reports
- Report from the Treasurer
- Annual Accounts
- COGST Budget

5. Report from the Secretary
6. Report from the Head Coach
7. Proposed changes to the Constitution
8. Proposed changes to the Bye-Laws
9. Election of Management Committee Members
10. Appointment of Office Bearers
11. Appoint Auditors for the Club Accounts
12. Life Membership Awards
13. Other relevant business

Everyone who has expressed an interest in this year’s JD2 camp has been emailed today with payment details – please check your spam if you don’t see it in your inbox.

If you think you have requested a place on the camp and have not had an email from me, please let me know as soon as possible (just in case I have missed anyone!) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Marjorie Phillips

We still have a few places available on this year’s JD2 camp which will be held on 28-30 July in St Andrews.

Any swimmer in JD2 who would like to attend this camp, who has not already put their name down, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as soon as possible.

Full details below:

Dear Swimmers/Parents
After the success of the camp last year, it is our intention to run a weekend training camp to St Andrews, in July, for swimmers in the Junior Development 2 squads.

The camp will be based at St Leonards School in St Andrews. This is a popular venue for training camps with a number of local swimming clubs using the facilities.

Accommodation is on site and full board is provided. We will also have unlimited access to their 25m pool as well as the use of their gymnasium.
The total cost of the camp will be £120 for the weekend; this includes all accommodation, meals and transport.

This is a fantastic opportunity for our younger swimmers and will hopefully give them a good insight into life as a competitive swimmer.
Depending on the number of swimmers going we will also require 2-3 parents to assist as team managers during the weekend. To be considered for this role, you must have PVG through the club and hold a Team Manager Level 2 qualification. If we have a number of parents coming forward, priority will be given to those who volunteer on a regular basis. The cost of the team managers’ accommodation will be covered by the club.

If you would like to be considered for a place on the camp could you please email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ASAP. I will confirm receipt of your email.

Kind Regards
Marjorie Phillips

Eleven City of Glasgow swimmers were in action at the 2017 British Championships from the 18-23 April at the Ponds Forge International Sports Centre, Sheffield. They were among 750 competitors from across the UK who were not only chasing medals but also qualification for a range of international selection events later this summer including the World Championships. Collectively, the squad won 2 medals, after reaching 13 finals and setting 6 new personal best times from a total of 37 swims.

University of the West of Scotland biology student Craig McNally and Rio 2016 Olympian Camilla Hattersley were the leading competitors. McNally got the meet off to a great start on day one when claiming the 50m backstroke bronze medal in a lifetime best of 25.80 but was disappointed not to add further medals following fifth place finishes in both the 100m (55.58) and 200m backstroke (2:00.47) events. Hattersley contested her usual range of freestyle events with her best result being a bronze medal winning swim in the 800m in 8:36.42. She later added fourth place in the 400m event in 4:12.93 and earlier took sixth in the 200m distance in 2:00.60.

Florida based Sean Campsie was another swimmer to reach the senior open finals and was pleased with his fourth place finish in the 50m butterfly (24.33) and fifth in the 100m butterfly (53.36). Distance specialist Chris Lowther chose this meet for the final swim of his career. The University of Strathclyde under-graduate has decided to concentrate on his academic studies going forward and signed off an excellent career with a strong swim in the 1500m freestyle that ranked him fourteenth in 16:05.09.

Ryan Brown’s 2016-17 season has been plagued by a back injury but the University of the West of Scotland under-graduate was determined to return to form in Sheffield, which he duly did in the 100m butterfly, placing fifth in the Target Tokyo final (for boys aged 19-21 years) of the 100m butterfly (55.97) as well as sixth in both the 200m event and the 400m IM.

Anna Fleming had four swims across the meet with her best result coming in the 100m freestyle where she finished an excellent fourth place in the junior final in a personal best time of 57.17. To this she added a sixth place finish in the 50m butterfly junior final (27.70) and had further swims in the 50m freestyle and 100m butterfly which just missed qualification for the final. City of Glasgow College student Emily Horne also raced in the 50m butterfly, reaching the Target Tokyo final where she finished seventh overall in 27.92.

Emma Scully only qualified in the women’s 200m backstroke and made sure the trip south was worthwhile when posting a career best of 2:20.09. Similarly, fifteen-year-old Serena Iheagwaram made her first appearance at this level, swimming the 200m butterfly in 2:22.03 while rising junior prospect Joe Watt was in great form, setting lifetime bests in all three of his events: 50m backstroke (27.23), 100m backstroke (58.28), 100m freestyle (52.76). Greg Watson competed in the 50m backstroke but was disappointed with his time of 27.54.

Head Performance Coach, Ian Wright commented on the club’s results: “The standard of this meet is always extremely high and is where our athletes need to benchmark their progress. It was great that we had more swimmers qualify this year than previously and all those who attended performed with distinction. Some of the athletes made great progress and almost everyone set their season’s best times. The results gave a strong indication of where each athlete is at right now and what they need to work on in the next training phase leading into the major summer meets.”

The group will now enjoy a few days off before returning to training in preparation for the Scottish Championships in late June.

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City of Glasgow Swim Team is one of the leading competitive swimming programmes in Scotland and the UK. The club has over 300 members and is based at the Tollcross International Swimming Centre. For more information about the club, please visit: www.swimglasgow.co.uk

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For more information about this event please contact:
Ian Wright, Head Performance Coach on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 07956 881833

Evenings Programme

19:00 - Welcome drinks

19:15 - Guests welcomed and seated

19:20 - Jack McComish

19:30 - Dancing Commences

21:00 - Buffet and raffle

21:45 - Prize winners announced

22:00 - Dancing resumes

23:00 - Last orders

23:30 – Good Night

Please note that the Ceilidh is now SOLD OUT, many thanks to all who have supported this event.

If anyone has donations for raffle prizes could they please pass to Danielle Brayson by Monday 17th April please, Danielle will be on poolside Friday, Saturday and Monday.

Some of the amazing prizes on offer……
Some of the Silent Auction Prizes:

  • Invite to play at the Trump Turnberry in the prestigious International Quattro Cup golf tournamnet
  • An Audi Q7 for the weekend
  • Audi RS Track Day – May or Sept at Knockhill
  • Weekend Break in Anstruther (self catering up to 4 people) can also be taken during the week
  • A round of golf at Royal Troon for 2 playing with a member
  • 18 Year Malt Whiskey
  • Olympic and Commonwealth medalist GB Cyclist Katie Archibald signed skinsuit from Glasgow 2014
  • 1:2:1 Swimming lesson / session or a Club session with Commonwealth Games medalist and former GB swimmer Lewis Smith

Some of the Raffle Prizes:
These will be done as a donation in an envelope rather than raffle tickets-

  • Frankie and Benny’s Lunch Voucher
  • Café Andaluz meal Voucher
  • Personalised Hoodie and selection of swim Caps
  • Cut and Blow Dry
  • Food voucher for MM Delicious
  • McDonalds Meal voucher
  • Various themed Hampers
  • Half day Trykitesurfing Voucher
  • I hour Sports Massage

And many many more……………………………
Bottle Stall:

  • Prosecco
  • Wine
  • Vodka
  • Bacradi

And many many more……………………………

If you cannot attend on the night and wish to participate in the raffle or the Auction, please see any of the organisers:
Heather Campbell, Danielle Brayson, Victoria Milburn, Anna McComish, Kirsteen Morrison or Mo McDonald