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Please note that all club shop sales will now be done through the online shop 

There is currently a sale of the costumes and trunks for £3 each or 2 for £5, sizes remaining are 24"/26"/28"/34"/36" - limited stock available.

Fiona Wade

 

City of Glasgow Swim Team are holding TWO come and try sessions for all 7-11 YEAR OLDS who wish to develop their skills within a competitive swimming environment. These sessions are FREE to anyone wishing to come along.

DATES:
Tuesday 17th October 12-1PM @ SCOTSTOUN LEISURE CENTRE
Wednesday 18th October 11:30-12:30PM @TOLLCROSS INTERNATIONAL SWIMMING POOL

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Full details here: 

When: Friday 8th September
Where: Tollcross International Swim Centre
Time: 7.00pm – 11.00pm
Cost: £7.50 per person - All Registered COGST Swimmers go FREE

This event is open to all COGST Swimmers, parents, family & friends
Come along and join us in recognising the achievements of our members and meeting old friends and making new friends.

The doors will open at 6.30pm and the Evening will start promptly at 7.00pm. There will be a Disco / Ceilidh, Raffle and Hot Buffett during the night.

All under 18’s must be accompanied by an Adult.

Please register your interest on www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cogst-annual-ceilidhdisco-and-awards-evening-tickets-34948265202

All payments to be made to: Mrs H Campbell Sort Code: 09-01-28 Account No: 12718772

Voting for Sportsmanship is now closed

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

We had 101 swimmers, 320 swims, 80 first time swims and a magnificent 68 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:

Alan Gray
Gerry Blair
Angela Taylor
Sarah Connell
Brian McQueenie
Miyuki Faulds
Rosemary Fraser
Janet Ferrie
Chris Gourlay
Sobia Ibrahim
Yann Robin

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

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

We had 102 swimmers, 396 swims, 85 first time swims and a magnificent 105 PB's !!!

Well done to all of those who helped and took part.

In particular the volunteers who did a great job of timekeeping:

Alan Gray
Gerry Blair
Carol Scotland
Angela Taylor
Sarah Connell
Lynsay McAulay
Alastair Smith
Alan Deans
Brian McQueenie
Kim Mason
Eric Ren

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

Parents and swimmers of Foundation Central please note that the Gorbals pool has reopened today so the Session on Friday 18th of August will run at the normal time from 7-8.30pm.

Moureen McDonald

The online shop has now reopened and to welcome you back to a new season, we are having a flash sale of tracksuit jackets.

From now until the end of August these will be on offer for £10 for children and £12.50 for adults - a huge saving of 50% off the usual price.

Please note that this offer applies to tracksuit jackets only and is available while stocks last.

Click here to take advantage of this great offer!

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

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

When: Friday 8th September
Where: Tollcross International Swim Centre
Time: 7.00pm – 11.00pm
Cost: £7.50 per person - All Registered COGST Swimmers go FREE

This event is open to all COGST Swimmers, parents, family & friends
Come along and join us in recognising the achievements of our members and meeting old friends and making new friends.

The doors will open at 6.30pm and the Evening will start promptly at 7.00pm. There will be a Disco / Ceilidh, Raffle and Hot Buffett during the night.

All under 18’s must be accompanied by an Adult.

Please register your interest on www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cogst-annual-ceilidhdisco-and-awards-evening-tickets-34948265202

All payments to be made to: Mrs H Campbell Sort Code: 09-01-28 Account No: 12718772

voteWe invite you to vote for the Male and Female Sportmanship Award. Cast your vote now, here on our website, then come along on the night to see who has won - you never know it may even be you!

Only members of the website can vote, if you haven't signed up then now is a good time to do so - register here

Also back due to popular demand, our Annual Coach Awards. Come along on the night and you will be able to vote for the coaches in various categories. Here is your opportunity to let your coach know what you think of their performance! But remember, voting is only open to members who come along to the Awards Night.

COGST swimmer Gavin Roberts had a successful week at the GB Special Olympics in Sheffield. He has finished the meet with 2 Gold and 2 Silver medals and PBs in all 4 events. He also picked up a Silver medal for the 4 x 100 Free Relay.

He has also been selected for the Senior Squad for the Scottish National Disability Swimming Programme.

Gavin was also selected to have a fun race off with Jessica Applegate

Well Done Gavin!

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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 find below the City of Glasgow Swim Team athletes named in Scottish Swimming's National Squad programme for the 2017-18 season. Many congratulations to all those on the list for their selections!

Senior Gold
Camilla Hattersley, Andrew Mullen

Senior Silver
Ryan Brown, Anna Fleming, Craig McNally, Gülsüm Önal

Youth Squad (Youth Gold)
Mark Ford, Serena Iheagwaram

Youth Development Squad (Youth Silver)
Elise McQueenie, Angus Nicol, Ryan Robertson, Emma Scully, Katie Shanahan, Saskia Wade, Lauren Wetherell

Senior Bronze
Emily Horne, Joe Watt, Jack McComish

 

Ian Wright

Congratulations to COGST swimmer Gavin Roberts who has been selected for the Scotland West team at the GB Special Olympics which will be taking place in Sheffield from 7th-12th August.

This year’s Games – which are held every four years – will be the biggest disability sports event in the country in 2017, with 2,600 athletes from across England, Scotland and Wales taking part in 20 different sports.

Gavin will be competing in 100 Breaststroke, 100 IM, 200 Free and 400 Free and will also be swimming in the 4x100 Freestyle relay.

Good Luck to Gavin and all of the Scotland West Team!

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The 2017 British Summer National Championships took place in Sheffield from the 25-30 July.

Twenty-six swimmers from City of Glasgow Swim Team descended on Ponds Forge International Sports Centre to battle it out with competitors from over 300 other swimming clubs from across the UK, winning a total of 10 medals, after reaching 35 finals and setting 29 new personal best times from a total of 109 swims.

Thirteen-year-old Katie Shanahan and fourteen-year-old Mark Ford were among the leading competitors after capturing double gold. Shanahan, swimming largely against girls a year older than her, demonstrated all round strength by claiming gold in both 200m and 400m Individual Medley races in the 13/14 years category. Her times of 2:21.76 and 4:56.89 were both new 13 years Scottish age group records. She also placed sixth in the 400m Freestyle and 200m Backstroke, seventh in the 200m Freestyle and tenth in the 800m Freestyle.

Ford, a new pupil at the Glasgow School of Sport, captured the 13/14 years 50m and 100m Backstroke events against very strong opposition, later adding a hard fought bronze medal in the 100m Butterfly and fourth place in the 200m Backstroke. All his swims were new personal best times.

Emily Horne provided one of the highlights of the week with a surprise win in the Girl’s 19/over 50m Butterfly after posting a brilliant personal best time of 27.03 in a nail biting finish. The time now ranks Horne as the second fastest Scot in history for the event.

Rapidly improving Serena Iheagwarem swam in the Girl’s 15 years section and raced strategically to take the win and gold medal in the 200m Butterfly in 2:17.04. She also placed ninth in the 200m Backstroke.

In the Multi-Class Para events, Andrew Mullen put in a great performance to knock over one second off his best time and set a new European record for the S5 50m Backstroke of 36.20. The time was well within the consideration standard for the IPC World Championships in October and for good measure he also placed first in the 50m Butterfly.

Experienced senior backstroke swimmer Craig McNally swam well to secure double bronze in the 19/over category from podium swims in the 50m (25.78 personal best time) and 100m Backstroke, as well as a fourth place finish in the 200m distance.

The Club also performed well in some of the relay events, progressing to three finals, including an excellent fourth place in the Girl’s 17/over 4x100 Freestyle (Camilla Hattersley, Anna Fleming, Emily Horne, Gulsum Onal) with the same four girls combining for ninth in the medley relay. However, the Boys 14-16 years medley team of Ryan Robertson, Max Hagan, Mark Ford and Angus Nicol went even better, with all four putting in brilliant swims to clinch a surprise but well deserved bronze medal.

Lauren Wetherell, another recent new start at the Glasgow School of Sport, put in some excellent performances in the 15 years girl’s freestyle events in her first appearance in this meet. Solid efforts placed her eighth in the 800m Freestyle and ninth in the 200m and 400m distances. Wetherell’s School of Sport compatriot Ryan Robertson was also competing in the competition for the first time and gained valuable experience by reaching the finals of the Boy’s 15 years 100m and 200m Backstroke events (seventh and ninth respectively).

In the Girl’s 19/over section, Camilla Hattersley swam well to place fourth in the 400m I.M. but was disappointed with her swims in the 800m and 400m Freestyle events (fourth and seventh place). Newcomer to Glasgow, Gulsum Onal reached the final of the 100m Freestyle finishing tenth in 56.74. In the Boy’s 19/over events, Ryan Brown put in a solid swim in the 200m Butterfly placing fifth in 2:01.50.

Angus Nicol and Max Hagan both made the final of the Boy’s 16 years 50m Breaststroke, returning with best ever times and eighth and seventh place respectively. Nicol also raced his way to the final of the 100m Freestyle, finishing tenth in 54.31. In the corresponding Girl’s age group, Emma Scully made it to the final of the 200m Backstroke, securing tenth place overall.

Other swimmers racing in Sheffield were: Connor Massey (50m Backstroke), Conor Logan (50m Backstroke, Relay), Joe Watt (50m, 100m Backstroke, Relays), Greg Watson (100m Backstroke), Andrew McFadzean, Nathan McGraw, Lawrence Campbell, Gregor Swinney, Martin McInnes (all relays) were the other City swimmers in action in Sheffield.

Head Performance Coach, Ian Wright commented on the club’s results: “This year’s results at the British Summer Championships show a marked improvement over last year. We won at least one medal every day and it was fantastic to see so many Glasgow swimmers making an impact at this level. I must commend all the coaches who’ve worked with these swimmers over the year for the effort they’ve put in to achieve this, especially Danielle Brayson, Moureen McDonald and Heather Albin.”

The majority of Glasgow swimmers will now enjoy a summer break from the sport before returning to training at the end of August. However, watch out for Camilla Hattersley racing at the World University Games from 21st to 29th August and Mark Deans in the Faros Marathon swim at the end of the month!

Ian Wright

We are looking for donations for the Raffle and Bottle stall at the Awards Night.
All donations should be given to a Squad Coach, Committee member or handed into Tollcross on Club Night as of the 15th August.

All donations should be handed in by Tuesday 5th September.

Cathie will be out of office from 1st August for 1 week.

Victoria Milburn

Please note that from this week onwards the Tuesday early morning session at Tollcross will not be on now that Scotstoun has reopened.

The following sessions below are available to the Club and Masters groups

Monday 05:15-07:00am at Scotstoun
Wed 05:15-07:00am at Scotstoun
Friday 05:15-07:00am at Scotstoun

Tuesday 7-8:30pm at Tollcross
Wed 5-6:30pm at Gorbals
Thurs 7-8:30pm at Tollcross

Moureen McDonald

Scotstoun pool will reopen to the public from Monday 17th of July after being closed to carry out essential work to the swimming pool and to install a new electronic self-serve entry system which will be rolling out across all Glasgow Life venues in the near future.

The new entry system will allow users to enter the building to use the facilities more efficiently whilst still logging in for classes or to use the gym or pool facilities. 

All City of Glasgow swimmers using the Scotstoun pool facilities on a regular basis will be issued with entry cards to allow them to navigate through the electronic gates on arrival for their training sessions. Squad coaches will issue the cards from next Tuesday 18 th of July to the relevant squad members. Wrist bands will be available if preferred for a small cost at the pool reception if anyone wishes to purchase.

Any swimmers that don’t receive their cards will still be able to enter the building at present as a Glasgow Life staff member will be available at the entry point to assist.

Please contact your squad coach if you do not receive your entry card.

Moureen McDonald