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Due to unforeseen circumstances the meeting on Thursday has been postponed. Stephen will reschedule this asap. If there are any issues you would like highlighted in the meantime please contact Caroline Kiddie.

All parents of children who swim in any squad in the West are invited to attend a meeting with Head Coach, Stephen Hill.

This is a chance to hear what Stephen sees as the future structure of these squads and the plans for COGST as a whole.

It is also an opportunity to raise any questions.

19th June 2008, 7pm
Upstairs at the National Badminton Academy Scotstoun Leisure Centre

As with the AGM this should be adults only please.

Mini League Final Saturday 14th June 2008 Citadel, Ayr

GIRLS 
 BOYS
Kirsty Adam
Tegan Kirkwood
Cari Kiddie
Ashley Murdoch
Yong Yin Breslin
Jessica Boyle
Olivia Jackson
Amy Callaghan
Katie Rockliffe
Kirstin Clark
Yong Chin Breslin
Zoe Scott
Georgia Callander
Leigh Gallagher
Ross Oliphant
Ross Prociw
Ross McPherson
Adam Carnegie
Jonathan Stark
Scott McKay
Martin McInnes
Declan Kirkwood
Ritchie Austin
Greg Watson
Jay Hilditch
Kieran Izzett
Josh Robertson

Transport details for the Final 

Warm up 4.30pm Start 5.00pm

Pickup Tollcross 2.30pm

Pick up Scotstoun 3.00pm

Departing Ayr approx 8.30 -9.00pm

Please contact Lynn Watson to confirm times of arrival at drop off points.

Team Managers attending;
Lynn Watson - : 07791491612
Caroline Kiddie

All PM training sessions on Thursday 22nd May have been cancelled.

This is to allow all members and Coaches the opportunity to attend the Club AGM at 7.30pm in Partick Burgh Halls 

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Saturday 24th May'08 - Atlantis Leisure Centre Oban

Warm up 1.30pm Start 2.00pm

Bus leaves Tollcross at 10.00am

Bus Leaves Oban at 5.30pm

Bus returns to Tollcross at approx 8.30pm.

Please contact Lynn Watson to confirm times after departure. The team should all be travelling together however, if your child is NOT travelling with the Club again please inform Lynn Watson as soon as possible.

Lynn: 07791491612

Please note: As we will not be able to stop during the journey please ensure that swimmers have plenty of snacks/sandwiches, juice /water for both journeys and on poolside.

The Annual General Meeting of the CITY OF GLASGOW SWIM TEAM will be held on Thursday 22nd May at 7.30pm in the Partick Burgh Halls.

The following Amendments to the Club Constitution have been submitted for discussion at the AGM:

I would like to propose a change to the constitution, section C5. 1 (I propose that not only the Head coach be allowed to attend Management committee meetings, but the head coach plus three other coaches so that there is a fairer representation of coaches from other squads, The coaches chosen to attend being selected and approved by the head coach.

Proposer: Carole Gallacher
Seconder: Janice Preston

I would like to propose a change to the constitution, section C5.1 (size of Management Committee) I propose that this be changed from 4 officers of the club plus 10 other adult members to, 4 officers of the club and the amount of Adult members be left open to be decided at the AGM by the members in attendance. I feel that this is too large a club for a small committee and a larger committee would offer more members a fairer representation across the whole of the club.

Proposer: Alan Shearer
Seconder: Christine Jackson

I would like to propose that a change be made to the constitution, section C6.4.3

(Management Committee Meetings) I propose that that the Quorum be changed from 1 officer plus 40%, to Two officers plus 70% of Management Committee present before a decision can be put to a vote.

Proposer: Liane McPherson
Seconder: Karen Pettigrew

A copy of the current constitution is available in our document library  

It is recommended that only adults attend this meeting.

Please note that due to the City of Glasgow meet on 4th May, all evening training at Tollcross on that day is cancelled

COGST Open Meet 3rd/4th MAY 2008

RAFFLE AND TOMBOLA

As always this meet is one of our major fundraising ventures and we will be running the usual raffle and tombola.

We would be grateful for any donations. 

Anyone who would like to make a donation can either hand it in to Cathie Robertson at our office in Trongate or to any committee member, coach or just bring it along on the day of the meet.

Knightwood Pool is closing due to repair works taking place over the next few weeks, unfortunately we have been unable to source extra pool time in Scotstoun or Drumchapel during this time.

As a result, training for the following squads will move to Tollcross Leisure Centre from Tuesday 22nd April until further notice.

Training Times at Tollcross

Transition Squad: 

Wednesday    7.00-8.30pm  Tollcross

Saturday         7.00 -9.00am  Scotstoun 

Sunday           5.00 7.00pm  Tollcross  

Bronze Squad: 

Monday          7.00 -8.30pm  Tollcross

Saturday         7.00 -9.00am  Scotstoun 

Sunday           5.00 -7.00pm  Tollcross  

Gold Squad:

Drumchapel Monday 5.00-6.30pm

Scotstoun Wednesday 5.00-6.30pm

Drumchapel is as usual. Tuesday/Friday 5.00-6.30pm

Update: 15 May 2008

Please see temporary changes to Gold squad training times above.

A meeting has been requested by some members to discuss concerns and issues within the club.

This Meeting is to be held on:

Wednesday 23rd April from 6-7pm 
Shettleston Halls
150 Wellshot Rd
Glasgow
G32 7AX

The meeting is open to all Parents of CoGST members, Committee Members and a representative(s) from the Coaches. The meeting was requested by parents to discuss concerns and issues within the club.

Please note no CoGST swimmers (under the age of 16) or children will be able to attend this meeting and we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

On behalf of the CoGST Management Committee

Information for members of City of Glasgow Swim Team only 

Update 1st May - Important

Due to withdrawals, a number of COGST rejected swimmers have now been accepted into this meet. A list of those who now have swims will appear here ASAP, please check back regularly.. 

Update 2nd May - Important

Unfortunately it has not been possible to produce a separate list of Glasgow swimmers who have been added in, please check the attached program to see if you have been accepted for any additional swims

COGST May 2008 - Final Programme

Information for members of City of Glasgow Swim Team only

 

The club has once again been asked, by SASA, to provide helpers (minimum age 10) for the forthcoming Scottish National Open Championships that is being held at Tollcross Leisure Centre on Thursday 10th, Friday 11th Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th April 2008. The helpers are needed to work with the boxes, in which the swimmers place their clothes at the start of each race, at the final sessions only each day.

If you are willing to represent the club by helping at this prestigious event, please contact Pearl Punshon on 0141 573 3234 as soon as possible. The start times are 5.30pm and approximate finish times are 8.15pm each night.

PLEASE NOTE THAT, AS IT IS A DIFFICULT TASK TO SUPERVISE THE CHILDREN AND THERE ARE ONLY A LIMITED NUMBER OF PLACES, NO ONE SHOULD "JUST TURN UP" ON THE DAY, PRIOR ARRANGEMENTS HAVE TO BE MADE WITH MYSELF.

All helpers must wear shorts (navy if possible) and white (if possible) City of Glasgow Swim Team Polo shirts. Please also bring a filled water bottle.

Thank you for your help.

Pearl Punshon
Scottish Nationals Doping Control Manager/ Meet Treasurer

Scottish National Age Group Championships
Thursday l0th April- Sunday 13th April, Tollcross

Due to the above competition being held at Tollcross: Thursday, Friday and Sunday PM training is cancelled.

Morning training for Thursday, Friday and Saturday will be 5.30am-7.30am (Land Training on Saturday is cancelled)

Squads who normally train on Thursday and Friday night can train on those mornings instead

All other sessions as normal 

Changes to Training times as follows:

Gold Squad West

Mon 7th April 9am - 11am
Tues 8th April 9am - 10.30am
Wed 9th April 9am - 11am
Thurs 10th April 9am - 10.30am

Mon 14th April 9am - 11am
Tues 15th April 9am - 10.30am
Wed 16th April 9am - 11am
Thurs 17th April 9am - 10.30am

All training at Knightswood 

 

Silver Squad  Drumchapel:

Sunday           6th April      4.00 - 6.00pm      Scotstoun
Monday          7th April     9.00 -11.00am    Knightswood 
Wednesday     9th April     9.00 -11.00am    Knightswood
Saturday        12th April      7.00 -9.00am      Scotstoun
Sunday          13th April      4.00 -6.00pm      Scotstoun
Monday         14th April     9.00 -11.00am   Knightswood
Wednesday   16th April    9.00 -11.00am    Knightswood
Saturday        19th April      7.00 -9.00am      Scotstoun
Sunday           20th April     4..00 -6.00pm     Scotstoun 

Normal Training resumes Monday 21st  April at Drumchapel 

 

Bronze Squad Knightswood

Tuesday         8th April      1.00 -  2.00pm     Scotstoun
Friday            11th April     1.00 -  2.00pm     Scotstoun
Saturday        12th  April      7.00 - 9.00am      Scotstoun
Tuesday        15th april      1.00 - 2.00pm      Scotstoun
Friday            18th April     1.00 -  2.00pm     Scotstoun  
Saturday       19th April        7.00 - 9.00am      Scotstoun 

Normal Training resumes Tuesday 22nd April at Knightswood


Transition Squad Knightswood.

Tuesday         8th April      12.00 -1.00pm      Scotstoun
Friday            11th April     12.00 -1.00pm      Scotstoun
Tuesday        15th april      12.00 -1.00pm      Scotstoun
Friday            18th April     12.00 -1.00pm      Scotstoun   

Normal Training resumes Tuesday 22nd April at Knightswood

Congratulations to the following COGST swimmers who have qualified for the Olympic Trials in Sheffield later this month:

  • Megan Donnelly
  • Johnstone Shearer
  • Rebecca Cooke
  • Rebecca Hillis
  • Glenn McIntosh
  • Oliver James  

Congratulations on a wonderful achievement so far, the club is very proud of you!

Good Luck to all!

The Club shop will be open on:

Sunday 30th March at Tollcross from 4.00pm until 5.30pm

The shop will be located in the foyer, opposite the cafe.

You can come along and have a browse through the items for sale, or if you want to place an order in advance and pick it up on the day, use the order form below

 icon Swim Shop Order Form

Please email completed order form to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Orders for Club kit can also be made at anytime via the office on 0141 287 5447.

There is some information available in the private members area of the document library regarding the status of Warm Weather camps which have been proposed for some swimmers in October 2008, a direct link is below..

COGST Training camps update 14th March 2008

10 BRITISH AGE & YOUTH TIMES SWAM

OPEN AGE GROUP
11 GOLD MEDALS WON
11 SILVER MEDALS WON
5 BRONZE MEDALS WON

14/15 YEARS AGE GROUP
11 GOLD MEDALS WON
9 SILVER MEDALS WON
10 BRONZE MEDALS WON

6 CLUB RECORDS BROKEN

93 PERSONAL BESTS SWAM
NATIONAL = 25
NATIONAL AGE = 58
NATIONAL DEV (EAST) = 3
NATIONAL DEV (WEST) = 5
SENIOR (EAST) = 2

Changes to training times for Easter holidays 

Tollcross

Friday 21st March
9 – 11am National, National Age, National Dev.
5 - 7pm National, National Age, National Dev
7 - 8pm Silver, Gold, Senior

Saturday 22nd March
Training Times As Normal

Sunday 23rd March
Training Times as Normal

Monday 24th March
8 – 10am National, National Age, National Dev, Senior
4 – 6pm National, National Age, Gold, Bronze

Scotstoun 

Friday 21st March
11am - 1pm National Dev, Senior
Evening session as normal

Saturday 22nd March
Training Times As Normal

Sunday 23rd March
Training Times as Normal

Monday 24th March
11am - 1pm National Dev, Senior
Evening session as normal

Normal Times resume from Tuesday 25th March 2008

Dear Parent,

This Saturday 8th March 2008 I would like your help and cooperation.

Now with the new Learn to Swim Scheme being a direct feeder programme into the COGST I have asked all the Shark Teachers to come in at 8AM and see what it is we do in the Transition Squad.

So what I would like your cooperation for is this one session to come in at 8AM on Saturday instead of Sunday 9th at 5PM

Thank you in advance

Stephen Hill
Head Coach – City of Glasgow Swim Team

Please note that the office will be closed from 3rd - 10th March due to holidays