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MINI LEAGUE 2020 – ROUND 1

Saturday 29th February 2020
Warm-up 12:30pm (all swimmers arrive by 12 noon)
Drumchapel Swimming Pool

Teams: City of Glasgow (host) / Kilmarnock / Renfrew Baths / North Ayrshire

All selected swimmers, who were at training last night, were given a letter to confirm their selection to The Mini League Squad for 2020. Congratulations!!

Please can you email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as soon as possible, to confirm your swimmer is available to compete. Please note that all swimmers selected below will swim at our home round. It is therefore important you confirm availability to Jamie.

As we are the host club, we need to provide some refreshments for the swimmers and also coffee / cakes / biscuits to the parents cheering on their children. In the past we have provided a goodie bag for the swimmers and would ask if you could prepare a max of 6 per household, to ensure we have enough to give to the swimmers at the end of the session. Mini League swimmers will be given an envelope next week which will contain a letter outlining items to be placed in the bag, along with the sandwich bags. We would also be grateful if you could provide some cakes / biscuits for our coffee table.

Congratulations to all who made the team, we hope you are ready to swim great throughout the campaign and most of all ready to have loads of fun!

Thank you to all the parents for your support in ensuring our home round is a huge success!!

Administrator leave

Please note that our club administrator, Cathie Robertson, will be on annual leave on Thursday 13th – Friday 14th February, and Monday 17th – Thursday 20th February.

For any urgent enquiries please contact the committee via the club website.

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

We had 88 swimmers, 244 swims, 27 first time swims and a magnificent 75 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:

Emily Black
Frances Blair
David Cunningham
Frazer Dunn
Janet Ferrie
Lynne Kernweiss
Naomi Pavri
Lee Ann Scotland
Angela Taylor
Patrick Von Moeller

Marshalling:
Derek McAulay

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 Team Unify Database available in the ONDECK App

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

We had 88 swimmers, 262 swims, 45 first time swims and a magnificent 80 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:

Jude Barber
Frances Blair
David Cunningham
Alan Deans
Frazer Dunn
Janet Ferrie
Lynne Kernweiss
Heather McIntyre
Lakmi Perera
Patrick Von Moeller

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 Team Unify Database available in the ONDECK App

TIME TRIALS Saturday 1st February 2020

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.

The mini league squad for 2020 has now been selected. This has been made at the coaches discretion, any queries please contact jamiemckinley35@gmail.com. If you have been selected this does not mean you will get to swim at every round.

Congratulations to all who made the team, we look forward to working with you. We hope you are ready to swim great throughout the campaign and most of all ready to have loads of fun!

Mini league squad 2020

Girls 8&under

Imogen McDonald
Ciara O'Shea

Girls 9 years

Rose Gourlay
Ekavira Singh
Eva Gordon
Lula Milne
Reina Iguchi-Sherry
Bayley McAnkrah

Girls 10 years

Gina Ren
Ella Cunningham
Daisy Gildea
Joy McDonald
Evie McAulay
Sophie Mooney
Ami Rowell

Girls 11 year

Coco Croxford
Madeleine Paterson
Sky Buchanan
Myren Macphee
Cianna Smith
Brodie McAnkrah
Ava Heasley

Boys 8&under

Nico Croxford
Rocco Croxford

Boys 9 years

Freddie Blair
Aiden Mooney

Boys 10 years

Nathan McKelvie
Jack Robinson
Stephen Blane
Frankie Regan

Boys 11 years

Adam Longman
Joe Carty
Jude Mowbray
Daniel Hendry
Alfie Smith
Cole Murphy
Martin Ferrie 

COGST Office holiday closure

Please note that our club office will be closed from 21st December – 5th January.

For any urgent enquiries please contact the committee via the club website.

Objectives and Procedures – 2020 onwards

Purpose

COGST has been providing formal ‘Time Trial’ opportunities for Foundation and Development level swimmers for many years.

Review

A brief review of the Time Trial programme and systems was conducted in October 2019 as a result of feedback received from parents, swimmers and coaches regarding inconsistencies in delivery and confusion over the purpose.  The club’s coaches were consulted and asked to provide ideas for how to improve the Time Trial system in line with meeting its core purpose.

2020 Plan

This would be implemented from the first scheduled time trials in 2020 and monitored throughout the year to assess its effectiveness with possible amendments as needed.

Achievement Standards

The following standards will be used from January 2020.  These times should be used by swimmers as ‘Target Achievements’ to aim for.  Once an event has been ‘Achieved’ the swimmer can no longer contest it at any future Time Trial sessions.

Event 25M 50M 100M 200M 400M

Free

17.00

35.00

1:11.00

2:35.00

5:25.00

Back

19.00

38.00

1:21.00

2:50.00

n/a

Breast

22.00

42.00

1:30.00

3:15.00

n/a

Fly

19.00

38.00

1:21.00

3:00.00

n/a

I.M.

n/a

n/a

1:23.00

2:52.00

5:50.00

Age 9/u

Free & IM Only

Age 10/11

 Free & IM Only

Age 12+

 

Guidelines

  • Swimmers should normally participate in a maximum of 3 events within any Time Trial session. Higher level swimmers may do less than 3 races if they have already achieved most of the target times.
  • Swimmers aged 9/under can only enter 25s, 50s plus 100 Free and 100 IM.
  • Swimmers aged 10/11 can only enter 25s, 50s, 100s plus 200 Free and 200 IM.
  • Swimmers aged 12/over can only enter 50s, 100s, 200s plus 400 Free and 400 IM.
  • All 25m and 50m events are automatically ‘unlocked’.
  • Swimmers must ‘unlock’ at least two 50m Achievement Standards before they can enter any of the 100m events.
  • Swimmers must ‘unlock’ at least two 100m Achievement Standards before they can enter any of the 200m events.
  • Swimmers must ‘unlock’ at least one 200m Achievement Standard before they can enter any of the 400m events.
  • Events can be unlocked or achieved at Time Trials or Local Club or Schools Meets where official results sheets are produced.
  • Once a swimmer has obtained the Achievement Standard for an event they can no longer enter that event at any future Time Trial sessions.
  • Swimmers should consult with their squad coach about what events to participate in at each Time Trial.
  • Ages are as at 31st December in the year or competition.
  • If a swimmer does not easily fit within the above parameters, squad coaches will use their discretion on an individual basis to enable each swimmer to have an effective and meaningful time trial experience.

Future Considerations

Consideration should be given to further developing the Time Trials in the future to enhance the organizational and value of the event.  In particular, the following recommendations should be tested and implemented in the short to medium term.

  • Create the Time Trials as a calendar event on Team Unify which swimmers/parents must declare their intention to participate or not. A list can then be printed out and used on the day to mark attendance by each coach.  This would also allow for better planning of on the day arrangements such as timelines, recording, timekeeping and officiating duties.
  • Add a Time Trial event structure to TU which coaches would use to add swimmers to events in advance of the date. This would enable a draft psych/start sheet to be produced in advance and therefore the meet could be planned and pre-seeded in advance.

Many thanks

Ian Wright

COGST Head Coach

Dear Swimmers & Parents,

Please be aware that your Scottish Swimming Annual Registration membership fee is due to be paid on 1st February 2020. Therefore, the amount of £60 per swimmer shall be automatically debited via your Team Unify Account along with training fees for the month of January. This payment ensures continued membership of the club and Scottish Swimming, as well as providing the insurance necessary to allow members to train and compete.

If you have any questions about your renewal, please contact our club administrator, Cathie Robertson, by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone 0141 287 5447

Many thanks

COGST Committee

Administrator leave

Please note that our club administrator, Cathie Robertson, will be on annual leave from Wednesday 4th – Friday 6th December.

For any urgent enquiries please contact the committee via the club website.

TIME TRIALS Saturday 14th December 2019

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.

 

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.

Dear JD1 Swimmers & Parents

Please note that training on Sunday 3rd November will commence at 13:30 and not 13:00.  Apologies for any inconvenience it may cause.

Your understanding and cooperation in this matter is much appreciated.

Regards

Danielle 

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Please remember that if you are attending the Awards Night tonight, you must BRING YOUR TICKET WITH YOU to gain entry.

 

Although there is no charge for swimmers, they still need to have a ticket for the event, so please do not bring any 'extra' swimmers with you if they don't already have a ticket.

 

There is limited capacity for the hall and the event is SOLD OUT, so if you have not already been in touch with the committee to get your ticket, please do not just turn up, as we will not be able to admit you.

 

The next Time Trials will be held on Tuesday 29th October at Tollcross from 6 - 8.30pm as follows:

We will have a fancy dress parade in the club office at 6pm, so if you want to take part in this please be there on time. All swimmers who dress up will receive a goody bag and there will be a special prize for the best costume.

Swimmers will then go through to change and shower before going on poolside for 6.15pm.

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.

Administrator leave

Please note that our club administrator, Cathie Robertson, will be on annual leave from Monday 14th – Friday 18th October.

For any urgent enquiries please contact the committee via the club website.

STOs for West District Meets

Can all STOs please note the new process outlined below by John Deans for signing up to officiate at West District meets. Trainee Judges can also request mentoring through this form.

‘Following on from the success of the Volunteer/STO “SignUp” system at the Sprints & Relay Champs, we are continuing with it for the Junior Age Group Champs.

It gives us more information, ahead of the weekend, on how many people have actually volunteered to help, or whether we really need to panic in terms of Accreditation etc.

If you “normally” come along to help out, e.g. as an STO, Announcer, or at the front desk, or organise volunteers or STOs for your Club, PLEASE, PLEASE, use the system as it will give an overall picture in one place.

SIGN UP is on a per Session basis. Click a role in any/every Session then hit the Submit button at the end.

There are links to the SIGN UP page on the “Home” page and the “2019 District Meets” page of the West District website and the following link can be copied and used in any emails/Facebook/Twitter communications that you may decide to use within your Club. 

 https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050e44adae2ea4fc1-20191

Please support this initiative to get better organised support for YOUR District Championships/Meets.’

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

We had 109 swimmers, 365 swims, 124 first time swims and a magnificent 134 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:

Angela Taylor
Frances Blair
Suzanne Paterson
Eric Ren
David Liston
Derek McAulay
Patrick Von Mueller
Lynne Kernweiss
Frazer Dunn

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 Team Unify Database available in the ONDECK App

Please note that our club administrator, Cathie Robertson, will be on annual leave on Tuesday 24th and Wednesday 25th September.

For any urgent enquiries please contact the committee via the club website.

 

Dear Parent & Swimmer

You will no doubt be aware that 100's of Europe's best swimmers will descend on Tollcross International Swimming Centre in Glasgow from 4-8th December to contest the European Championships (short course 25m format).

Scottish Swimming and Glasgow Life have teamed up to enable members of Scottish Swimming clubs an opportunity to purchase exclusive highly discounted tickets for the event. When purchased in bulk through the club, members can get a 50% discount on the prices of tickets for morning heats sessions and a 25% discount for evening finals sessions.

This means a normal adult ticket for the heats can be purchased for £7.50 instead of £15.00 and finals tickets for £30 instead of £40. Concession rates for children (under 16s) and senior citizens are a further 50% less than these rates.

These rates are exclusive to Scottish Swimming clubs and must be ordered in bulk by a club representative to obtain the discount, which kicks in when ordering 8 or more tickets per session.

We are now opening up this to City of Glasgow members and ask that you add your details to the Google form at the link below to order your tickets.

This form will only be open until the Friday 27th September so do not delay! Complete it now to get these special rates to watch exciting world class swimming right on your doorstep! It is likely to be the last major international meet to be held at Tollcross for the foreseeable future so it is an opportunity not to be missed!

Once we have collated your responses the club will purchase the tickets in bulk (subject to a minimum of 8 per session) and you will be billed for your individual order through Team Unify. Orders will be subject any incurred booking and transaction fees.

HEATS are at 9:15am each day (Wednesday to Sunday).
FINALS are at 4:45pm each day (Wednesday to Sunday).
It is not necessary that all those who attend are members of the club or of Scottish Swimming, only that we make the order for members. Please feel free to include other family members or friends in your order request.

Best regards

Ian Wright & Victoria Milburn
City of Glasgow Swim Team

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