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Update from M&B:

Due to the adverse weather conditions the M&B Meet has been cancelled. We understand this will be frustrating but hope that you will understand our decision in light of the ongoing adverse conditions.

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At this point we have no information about refunds for this meet, we will let you know as soon we have more information.

 

We have now had a further update from Glasgow Life to say that all pools will be closed until 12 noon tomorrow, therefore all early morning training is cancelled. We expect the other sessions to go ahead tomorrow as usual. Tollcross sessions will be at the times which have been previously advised to you due to the Life Saving event which is taking place at that venue.

Glasgow Life

The weather situation is expected to ease with the amber warning reduced from 10am tomorrow (Friday). We will aim to open facilities to the public from 12 noon, where this is operationally possible.

Please note that there will be some disruption until we are fully operational. Customer and staff safety is our priority. Thanks for your patience while we get back up and running.

Marjorie Phillips

Here is today’s update from Glasgow Life. Please be advised that training is cancelled tonight for all squads. We have been told that centres will be open for early morning training tomorrow but if we get any further update on this we will let you know.

Due to the continuing severe weather, Glasgow Life facilities will remain closed today (Thursday). We hope to reopen as normal tomorrow morning, where operationally possible. Thanks for your patience.

Thanks

Marjorie Phillips

Glasgow Life have issued the following statement about venue closures. All training today and tomorrow morning is cancelled. Please check our club website and social media tomorrow for updates.

Due to the severe weather all Glasgow Life facilities will close for the remainder of today (Wednesday, 28 February). All facilities will remain closed until 10am tomorrow (Thursday, 1 March), when the situation will be reviewed.We will keep customers posted on plans to reopen through social media and our website.

Thanks

Marjorie Phillips

To all members taking part in the mini league there will be a bus running for the team to round 1 to Annan.

The bus will be leaving tollcross at 12pm and returning to tollcross at approximately 6.30pm.

Due to there being very little space for spectating, parents won't be able to travel with the team.

Coaches will have consent forms at Friday night's training session, if you do not attend Friday's session I will have forms on Saturday morning from 9am at scotstoun and will be at tollcross from 11am on Sunday before the bus leaves.

**You must sign a consent form if you wish for your child to travel on the bus**

Thanks
Jamie McKinley

cg2018Three City of Glasgow Swim Team members have been named in the final Team Scotland swimming squad for the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia in April.

Distance specialist and University of Glasgow student Camilla Hattersley has joined University of West of Scotland backstroker Craig McNally and butterfly swimmer Sean Campsie in the 29 strong squad which also features four divers. Head Performance Coach Ian Wright has also been selected as part of the team's coaching staff.

It will be the second Commonwealth Games appearance for Hattersley, who also swam in the Rio 2016 Olympics. Hattersley competed at Glasgow 2014 making the final of the 800m Freestyle, and commented:

"I'm so happy to be selected for my second Commonwealth Games and I'm really excited to head out next month. When I went to my first Commonwealth Games I was really nervous but as I've got more experience I've realised that while it's still a big deal to go to these major events when it comes to your race it's still a normal race, you just can't let your nerves get the better of you."

The divers and swimmers were announced to Team Scotland alongside a number of athletes from other sports at Kelvingrove Art Gallery in Glasgow on Wednesday. This included a further 92 athletes across 10 sports, with the newly selected sportsmen and sportswomen taking the total number of team members past the 200 mark.

Full report from Scottish Swimming available here:
https://www.scottishswimming.com/newsroom/news/2018/02/final-aquatics-squad-for-gold-coast-2018-confirmed.aspx

  • Camilla Hattersley 2
  • Sean campsie snsc17
  • mcnally SNSC17

Unfortunately Annan pool only has 4 lanes resulting in a much smaller team being able to compete in the 1st round (25th February)

Team list for this round attached below if for any reason you cannot attend please contact me directly at the earliest convenience.
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Girls 8 years&under
Gina Ren
Evie McAulay

Girls 9 years
Jessica Taylor
Aneesa Phillips
Anna Phillips
Lena McBride

Girls 10 years
Heidi Ren
Carys Mooney
Rosie Liston
Melissa Mennie

Girls 11 years
Amber Wade
Madison McCallum
Leona McQueenie
Louise Connell

Boys 8 years&under
Jack Robinson

Boys 9 years
Daniel Hendry
Martin Ferrie
Conor Owen
Bobby Sewell

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

Boys 11 years
Tom Inglis
Yusuf Ibrahim
Peter Stark
Felix Chan

Jamie McKinley

Are you interested in becoming a Swimming Technical Official?

We are hoping to organise a Timekeeper training course in the near future on a Tuesday night at Tollcross.

We are looking for parents with swimmers in squads at all levels from Foundation right up to Performance. You don’t need to have any previous experience or any knowledge of swimming – we will teach you everything you need to know! It’s a great way to support your child’s sport and to get to know other parents from clubs all over the country. You’ll also have the best view of the swimming if you are on poolside at a swim meet rather than in the gallery!

We would also welcome interest from any of our older swimmers aged 14 or over.

If you are available on Tuesday nights and are interested in attending this course, and then representing the club as a timekeeper at swim meets, can you please contact me as soon as possible This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Marjorie Phillips

newpoloFurther to other recent communications and the size testing of the new club kit on Tuesday last week we are now ready and delighted to open online ordering of the items in the range.

The link for ordering is here: https://www.pslteamsports.com/COGST

It was great to see lots of excitement about the kit during club night on Tuesday 28th and hope lots of you got the chance to size test the new kit. A kit rail will be available for the next couple of Tuesdays to allow further swimmers who have not yet had the chance to try on the sizes to do so. Orders can be made immediately with the new kit being used for the first time at competitions from 1st March onwards.

Please note that when ordering you have the option to choose to pick the kit up in the PSL Store in Hillington (no additional charge) by entering the voucher code 'COGST' alongside the order, or have it delivered to your home address (additional charge).

After several requests, we've also agreed to enable initials or names to be printed on the back of the upper body items. Parents can choose to add this in if they wish for an additional £3 for names or free for initials only. Please note that the system will only accept genuine forenames and/or surnames for this and not nicknames, joke names or numbers.

Regular club swim caps and bullet caps will also be available for order in the store. A small stock of caps will also be kept internally and available on Tuesday evenings and for emergency use through coaches at competitions. All other kit items must be purchased online from now on.

We hope you enjoy the new kit and we look forward to seeing the swimmers wearing it soon.

 

Ian Wright

voteCOGST are delighted to announce that we have been chosen to represent Persimmon Homes West of Scotland in the final of their Healthy Communities initiative where the top prize is a massive £200,000.

Please show your support by clicking on this link and voting for CITY OF GLASGOW SWIM TEAM

Please note that you can vote once per day every day till the vote closes on the 16th March. Also if you could share the link among friends and family that would be amazing.

https://www.persimmonhomes.com/healthy-communities/finalist/city-of-glasgow-swim-team-4412

Your support for our club is very much appreciated.

A full list of finalists is available at the link below

https://www.persimmonhomes.com/healthy-communities/finalists#list

Caroline McKeirnan

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.

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.

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.

Please note that due to the heavy snow and poor road conditions, all morning training is cancelled on 17/01/18

Please check back for further updates.

Dear Swimmers & Parents

Many of you will be aware of some on-going changes to the club's coaching arrangements and I now wish to provide you with an update on that situation.

Recruitment has recently taken place to fill some of the vacancies. All coaching appointments are conducted by Glasgow Life and subject to their policies, procedures and the consequent amount of time it takes to formalise new staff in a large organisation. The club cannot influence this process and you will appreciate that it is not always possible to complete everything to ideal timescales.

Nevertheless, following the recent recruitment process I am delighted to announce that Coach Amanda Wetherell will soon be taking over as the new Lead Coach for the Junior Foundation West squad and Coach Suzanne Gumbrell will soon be taking over as the new Lead Coach for the Junior Foundation East squad.

I hope you will join me in welcoming both Amanda and Suzanne to their new roles and giving them your continued support. Your understanding and cooperation in this matter is much appreciated.

Regards
Danielle Brayson

Glasgow International

Dates:
Friday 25th May – Sunday 27th May 2018
Venue: Tollcross International Swimming Centre, Glasgow, Scotland
Pool: 10 lane x 50 metre, with separate 4 lane x 25 metre training pool
Meet Promoter: City of Glasgow Swim Team (COGST)

Meet Information and documents are available at the link below: 

Full Programme of Events
Fastest Heats in morning
Slower Heats in afternoon
Evening ‘A’, ‘B’ & Junior Finals

Prize Money for:
Top Performance of the Meet
Top 3 in each open event
Top junior in each event

Host Venue for:
2018 European Championships
2019 European Short Course Champs

OUR MISSION
To deliver an annual international standard open long course swimming competition that is ideally placed in the UK and European calendar and attractive to regional, national and overseas athletes/clubs/teams. To showcase Glasgow as a city of sport, culture and education, with world-class swimming facilities and a club based training environment that supports a nation-leading programme.

OUR TEAM
City of Glasgow Swim Team will be the host and meet promoter, working in close partnership with and support from Glasgow Life, Scottish Swimming, SASA West District and relevant event sponsors. An organising committee consisting of representatives from these groups will meet regularly to ensure successful delivery of the mission and associated objectives.

OBJECTIVES

  1. Put competitors (and their clubs/teams) first – this meet’s primary purpose is for them to perform to their best. Do everything we can to ensure the athlete experience is world-class.
  2. Deliver a great event that athletes from Scotland, the UK and around the world want to come back to year after year.
  3. Put/keep Glasgow on the international swimming map – meets, venues, programmes, culture.
  4. Event management, organisation, safety and security are of the highest standard given the resources available.
  5. The profile of Glasgow as a place to live, study, work and swim is raised.
  6. There is an opportunity for volunteer support and engagement.
  7. Be spectator and athlete/team staff friendly.

KEYS TO SUCCESS

  1. Entry capacity is met with athletes/teams/clubs from Scotland, the UK and overseas in attendance.
  2. World-class swimming performances are produced and significant prize money available.
  3. The event is attractive to spectators, media outlets and sponsors.
  4. Volunteers in the club and local community are engaged, developed and increased in number.
  5. The sport of swimming wins through increased coverage and profile, and from young athletes becoming inspired by meeting and competing with their international heroes.
  6. Attendees enjoy visiting Glasgow and find the meet organisers welcoming, friendly and helpful.
  7. Working partnerships between the hosts and key stakeholders are strengthened.
  8. All volunteers and workers feel valued and part of a team that delivered something special.
  9. The event is successfully promoted and marketed.

Glasgow International

Meet Information is now available from the meet page here on our website, or on the dedicated page at:

http://www.glasgowswimmeet.com/

Glasgow International

Meet Information is now available from the meet page here on our website, or on the dedicated page at:

http://www.glasgowswimmeet.com/

successHere are a few of the highlights for the club in 2017, we are looking forward to more in 2018.

Happy New Year Everybody!

  • COGST win Scottish Swimming Club of the Year
  • Jack McComish wins 1 gold and 3 bronze medals for GBR at the Deaflympics in Turkey
  • Craig McNally and Sean Campsie secure Scotland selection for the 2018 Commonwealth Games with Gülsüm Onal and Camilla Hattersley also nominated.  COGST Coach Ian Wright named on the Scotland coaching staff for the 2018 Games.
  • Camilla Hattersley places 4th and 5th for GBR at the World University Games in Chinese Taipei
  • Mark Deans wins the 48km Manhattan Island swim in New York, setting a world record time for the event (6 hours, 34 minutes)
  • Anna Fleming wins 1 medal and reaches 5 finals for Scotland at the Commonwealth Youth Games in Bahamas
  • Anna Fleming reaches 3 finals and 1 semi-final for GBR at the European Junior Championships in Israel with Danielle Brayson selected to the coaching staff
  • Para swimmer Andrew Mullen breaks the S5 50m Backstroke European Record three times and qualifies for to swim for GBR the IPC World Championships
  • Gavin Roberts wins 2 gold and 2 silver medals at the GB Special Olympics in Sheffield
  • COGST swimmers win 6 gold and 4 bronze medals and reach 35 finals at the British National Summer Championships in Sheffield
  • COGST swimmers win 4 gold and 2 silver medals at the Scottish National Open Water Championships
  • 18 COGST swimmers are named in Scottish Swimming’s various national squads for the 2017-18 season
  • 5 COGST swimmers compete for the Scotland West/North team at the UK School Games in Loughborough in early September
  • Andrew Mullen named British Swimming Para-Swimmer of the Year, with Ian Wright nominated as Para-Swimming Coach of the Year
  • COGST place 3rd overall and win 12 medals at the Scottish National Short Course Championships.  At the Scottish National Age Group Championships COGST place 4th overall claiming 71 medals.
  • COGST win the West District Jessie Waldie Cup and West District present Katie Shanahan and Mark Ford with the Most Promising Swimmers of the Year awards.
  • COGST host inaugural Johnstone Shearer Memorial Meet raising £3,000 for the Beatson Cancer Charity.
  • Katie Shanahan and Serena Iheagwaram compete for the Scotland Junior Squad at the Oporto International Meet in Portugal with Anna Fleming doing likewise at the Luxembourg International Meet.
  • COGST and University of Glasgow run a successful warm weather training camp for Glasgow based students in Fuerteventura.
  • Over 60 Glasgow based swimmers compete in the British Universities & Colleges (BUCS) Swimming Championships with COGST members returning 7 medals and helping UWS, UoG, UoS and GCU all achieve top 20 overall team rankings.

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

We had 101 swimmers, 300 swims, 103 first time swims and a magnificent 70 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
Fiona Cockburn
Gerry Blair
Kim Mason
Graham Hungerford
David Connell
Alan Gray
Yann Robin
Sarah Hamilton
Laura McQueenie

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