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Well done for all your hard work in the first round, time to do it again!

Mini league round 2 between Kilmarnock, Kirkintilloch, City of Glasgow and REN96 will take place on Sunday 25th March at the On-x Linwood with a 1.30pm Warm Up for a 2pm Start and Finish 4.30pm. There will be NO bus supplied for this round make your own way to the pool.

Please find the team below:

Girls 8 &under
Gina Ren
Evie Mcaulay
Ekavira Singh
Rose Gourlay

Girl 9 years
Jessica Taylor
Lily Li
Coco Croxford
Anna Campbell

Girls 10 years
Heidi Ren
Rosie Liston
Melissa Mennie
Nicola Dry

Girls 11 years
Amber Wade
Leona McQueenie
Madison McCallum
Abbie Flower

Boys 8 &under
Jack Robinson
Mikhail Vinogradov

Boys 9years
Daniel Hendry
Conor Owen
Bobby Sewell
Adam Longman

Boys 10years
Eklavya Singh
Campbell McLean
Marcus Blake
Tristan Robin

Boys 11years
Tom Inglis
Yusuf-Sulay Ibrahim
Oscar Bancroft
David Landman

**If for any reason you cannot attend please contact me directly at the earliest convenience**
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Well done for all your hard work in the first round, time to do it again!

Mini league round 2 between Kilmarnock, Kirkintilloch, City of Glasgow and REN96 will take place on Sunday 25th March at the On-x Linwood with a 1.30pm Warm Up for a 2pm Start and Finish 4.30pm. There will be NO bus supplied for this round make your own way to the pool.

Please find the team below:

Girls 8 &under
Gina Ren
Evie Mcaulay
Ekavira Singh
Rose Gourlay

Girl 9 years
Jessica Taylor
Lily Li
Coco Croxford
Anna Campbell

Girls 10 years
Heidi Ren
Rosie Liston
Melissa Mennie
Nicola Dry

Girls 11 years
Amber Wade
Leona McQueenie
Madison McCallum
Abbie Flower

Boys 8 &under
Jack Robinson
Mikhail Vinogradov

Boys 9years
Daniel Hendry
Conor Owen
Bobby Sewell
Adam Longman

Boys 10years
Eklavya Singh
Campbell McLean
Marcus Blake
Tristan Robin

Boys 11years
Tom Inglis
Yusuf-Sulay Ibrahim
Oscar Bancroft
David Landman

**If for any reason you cannot attend please contact me directly at the earliest convenience**
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The mini league squad has now been selected. This has been made at the coaches discretion.

Congratulations to all who made the team, we look forward to working with you.

The first round will take place on Sunday the 25th of February. Please note this is the same day as the Hearts pre SNAGS competition the mini league takes preference over the hearts meet, so if selected for mini league please don't enter Sunday at the hearts competition.

We hope you are ready to swim great throughout the campaign and most of all ready to have loads of fun!

Jamie McKinley

Girls 8 years&under
Gina Ren
Evie McAulay
Ekavira Singh
Rose Gourlay

Girls 9 years
Jessica Taylor
Aneesa Phillips
Lily Li
Anna Phillips
Coco Croxford
Anna Campbell
Lena McBride

Girls 10 years
Heidi Ren
Carys Mooney
Rosie Liston
Melisa Mennie
Hetty McLeod
Iris Barr
Nicola Dry

Girls 11 years
Amber Wade
Madison McCallum
Leona McQueenie
Abbie Flower
Emma McAulay
Louise Connell
Ellen Phillips

Boys 8 years&under
Jack Robinson
Mikhail Vinogradov

Boys 9 years
Daniel Hendry
Martin Ferrie
Conor Owen
Bobby Sewell
Adam Longman

Boys 10 years
Eklavya Singh
Campbell McLean
Marcus Blake
Ryley O'Shea
Tristan Robin
Zacharaiah Hughes
Jake Jarvie

Boys 11 years
Tom Inglis
Yusuf-Sulay Ibrahim
Peter Stark
Felix Chan
Oscar Bancroft
David Landman

weneedyouCOGST will be running a Long Course Graded Meet at Tollcross on 7-8 April.

To run the meet successfully, we need volunteers to cover a variety of roles over the weekend. You do not need to have any knowledge of swimming – we are looking for people to help out with things like supervising the swim down pool, marshalling swimmers for races, photocopying results sheets, handing out medals, staffing tombola stall, handing out water to technical officials, etc. You won’t miss seeing your child swim as we will make sure someone lets you away to watch their races.

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Just to make you aware Cathie will be on Annual leave on the following date in February:

Friday 2nd
Tuesday 13th
Mon 19th
Tue 20th
Wed 21st
Thu 22nd
Fri 23rd

Victoria Milburn

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

We had 98 swimmers, 316 swims, 106 first time swims and a magnificent 92 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
Yann Robin
Rosemary Fraser
Carol Davidson
Barb Gibson
Frances Blair
Lynsay McAulay
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 swimmers times database

The Tuesday morning Masters/Club session at Tollcross will now be moved to a Monday morning at Scotstoun.

This will commence as of Monday 12th February.

Victoria Milburn

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.

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.

http://www.mandbswim.com/wordpress/index.php/archives/2314

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.