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Dear Member,

Thanks you very much for taking the time to login and register your card details on Team Unify, the new online system for COGST.

Team Unify will be used for collecting monthly training fees from the 1st July and the credit/debit card which you have registered to your account will be charged. To ensure monthly training fees are not duplicated, please cancel your standing order or current method of paying for monthly training fees.

An email will be sent to you in advance of 1st July confirming the amount that will be charged to your card and will all have a link to your account in Team Unify for you to view the details of this charge. On 1st July, you will receive an automated invoice confirming that amount that has been charged. You will also be able to view this invoice in your Team Unify account.

Once the monthly fees billing is up and running, we will then be launching automated billing process for meet entries. Team Unify will be used to enter swimmers into meets and for paying for their swims. We are looking to launch this for the next swim seasons and will be in touch with further information on this process nearer the time.

If anyone has any questions regarding the monthly billing process on Team Unify, please do not hesitate to get in touch via email or alternatively drop into the COGST office on a Tuesday evening between 5pm-7pm.

Many thanks

Fiona Wade
COGST Treasurer

Finally got to round to counting all the donations. I can now announce that a whopping £1029.82 was raised.

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I would like to thank the following groups.

GHA - Glasgow Housing Association and particularly the staff from Lyon cross, new shaws,cartcraig,kennieshead,hillpark and burness, they raised £510.96

Himalaya Restaurant they raised £50

Go fund me raised £233

Tollcross International Swimming Centre/City of Glasgow Swim Team raised £235.85

And the PandaChinese Cuisine for a gift voucher worth £100 for our raffle when we have the jono swim meet later this year.

Thank you to everyone who donated. I am blown away by your generosity

Gillian Bryce

Please note that our club administrator, Cathie Robertson, will be on annual leave from 24th June – 1st July inclusive, returning on Tuesday 2nd July.

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

Dear Member, 
 
Thanks you very much for taking the time to login and register your card details on Team Unify, the new online system for COGST.
 
Team Unify will be used for collecting monthly training fees from the 1st July and the credit/debit card which you have registered to your account will be charged. To ensure monthly training fees are not duplicated, please cancel your standing order or current method of paying for monthly training fees. 
 
An email will be sent to you in advance of 1st July confirming the amount that will be charged to your card and will all have a link to your account in Team Unify for you to view the details of this charge. On 1st July, you will receive an automated invoice confirming that amount that has been charged. You will also be able to view this invoice in your Team Unify account.
 
Once the monthly fees billing is up and running, we will then be launching automated billing process for meet entries. Team Unify will be used to enter swimmers into meets and for paying for their swims. We are looking to launch this for the next swim seasons and will be in touch with further information on this process nearer the time.
 
If anyone has any questions regarding the monthly billing process on Team Unify, please do not hesitate to get in touch via email or alternatively drop into the COGST office on a Tuesday evening between 5pm-7pm.
 
Many thanks
 
COGST

Good show today again from 3 COGST swimmers at round 2 of the 2019 OW series today at Monikie Country Park. Well done all 👍🏼 openwater r2 2019

Leigha - 5km
Maddie - 500m
Zara - 2km

Next race is North Districts on 20th July at Loch Morlich .

The Perfect Gift This Father's Day

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Stuck for what to get Dad this Father's Day? With the countdown on to one of Scotland’s biggest sporting events in 2019, the LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships tickets are selling fast! As Bonnie our Mascot would say 'It's one for all the family to enjoy!' Don't miss out, get access to the best seats in the house and purchase your tickets for the perfect gift today at euroswim2019.com

The event will see some of the best athletes from across Europe in Glasgow as they compete over 5 days of live sporting action that’s not to be missed.

The Volunteer Portal for the LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships will be opening very soon, keep an eye on our channels and register here to receive the latest updates

Well done to all our young swimmers who represented the club as part of this year’s Mini League Squad.

After great performances in the initial three rounds, they made it to the A Final at the Citadel in Ayr where after an exciting afternoon of racing, they finished in second place behind Ren.

The final scores were:

Ren 238
COGST 235
Inverclyde 187
North Ayrshire 165
Kintyre 97
Scotia 88

Congratulations to Ren swimmers and coaches on their victory!

Huge thanks to Jamie and our other coaches, and to the team managers, technical officials and parents for their support throughout the Mini League campaign.

Marjorie

Summer break for squads will be as follows:

Junior Foundation/JD1/JD2/Club & Masters: 22 July to 4 August inclusive.

JAG/ NAG: 15 July to 4 August inclusive.

Senior Performance: 22 July to 11 August inclusive. British Summer Meet Swimmers May be slightly different due to season ending a week later. Danielle will communicate with these swimmers individually.

Elite Performance: 29 July (after the British Summer Meet). Ian will communicate with his swimmers on an individual basis about when they will return.

Marjorie Phillips

Details of  all the award winners are below, if you want to get copies of the official photographs, please contact Linda Walsh or any committee member.

Cheques for COGST swimmers rejected from the Glasgow International Meet are now available for collection from our club administrator, Cathie Robertson, at the club office in the Altyre Suite at Tollcross.

These can be collected during Cathie’s working hours which are:

Monday 10am-2pm
Tuesday 3.30-7pm
Wednesday 10am-2pm
Thursday 10am-2pm
Friday 10am-2pm

Following our members satisfaction survey, we received some feedback about the accessibility of the committee members on Tuesday evening club nights, which threw up a range of views.

Some members felt the committee should not sit in the café as they didn’t want to approach them in case they were interrupting, but other members felt it was good to have them in the café as they were easy to find and speak to.

Some members felt that the committee should be based in the club office (Altyre Suite) on a Tuesday evening, but others were worried that they might be interrupting a meeting if they came in to the office to speak to a committee member.

Obviously there is not any one solution which suits everyone, so can all members please be aware that every committee member who is at Tollcross on a Tuesday evening can be approached at any time for information about the club, or just for a chat. It doesn’t matter if we are in the café, in the gallery or in the club office. Please do not worry that you are interrupting – it’s what we’re here for. You may sometimes find the office door closed, but that doesn’t mean there is a meeting in progress, and even if there is, the person you want to speak to will usually be able to come out. Please just come in.

Committee members will usually be wearing their blue club polo shirt so that they can be easily identified, so please come and say hello and ask about anything you need help with. Remember there’s no such thing as a silly question!

Marjorie Phillips

Please note that our club administrator, Cathie Robertson, will be on annual leave on Wednesday 5th and Thursday 6th June.

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

We are looking for volunteers to help with maintaining our club website.

Basic IT skills required - i.e. formatting documents, working with files, images etc.

No web dvelopment/design skills are necessary as we use a template based content management system (Joomla)

Tasks include:

  • Updating website as required with training changes, meet information, draft programmes and other news or information
  • Approving new members requests
  • Maintaining swimglasgow.co.uk email addresses and contacts

Updates takes no more than an hour a week

For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Some of our COGST swimmers who took part in the East District Open Water Championships today at Lochore Meadows.

The girls all did well today.

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agmThe Annual General Meeting of the CITY OF GLASGOW SWIM TEAM will be held on Thursday 6th June 2019 at 7.00pm in the COGST Office, Altyre Suite,  Tollcross International Swimming Centre, 350 Wellshot Road, Glasgow, G32 7QR

Business to be considered at the AGM, including nominations for posts, must be made in writing to the Club Secretary, Carol Lenaghan, 12 Hillington Gardens, Cardonald, Glasgow, G52 2TP no later than 14 days before the AGM. All nominations for the committee should be submitted with a personal statement, signed by two members and the nominee.

Items or nominations received later than that date can only be considered at the AGM with approval of the Management Committee.

Papers for this will be sent out over the next week via Squad Reps (to save postage costs). Details of nominations and business to be discussed will be published 7 days before the AGM.

Nomination forms and other details are also available at the link below.

Agenda  - available in members area here

1. Welcome & Apologies
2. Minutes of the previous AGM - available in members area here
3. Report from the President
4. Financial Reports
- Report from the Treasurer
- Annual Accounts
- COGST Budget

5. Report from the Secretary
6. Report from the Head Coach
7. Proposed changes to the Constitution

See attached documents(available in members area here) listing Scottish Swimming updates to the model constitution which clubs are required to adopt.

8. Proposed changes to the Bye-Laws
9. Election of Management Committee Members

Nominations received by the deadline of 23rd May:

Committee

Gillian Bryce, Ian Croxford, Janet Ferrie, Chris Gourlay, Brian McQueenie, Laura McQueenie, Marjorie Phillips, Eric Ren, Allison Shanahan

10. Appointment of Office Bearers

President

Marjorie Phillips

The Vice President and Secretary positions are vacant and will require to be filled at the AGM from those on the committee.

11. Appoint Auditors for the Club Accounts
12. Life Membership Awards
13. Other relevant business

Congratulations to the mini league squad for making the A final on Saturday the 8th of June.

Unfortunately the whole squad will be unable to swim in the final due to there being limited space. If you are not swimming you can still attend the final to support the squad.

A bus will leave Tollcross for the Citadel at 12.30 on 8th June. The team, squad members, coaches, team managers and technical officials will be able to travel on the bus.

The team is as follows-

8&under girls
Ekavira Singh
Rose Gourlay

9 years girls
Gina Ren
Evie McAulay
Ella Cunningham
Daisy Gildea

10 years girls
Coco Croxford
Madeleine Patterson
Sky Buchanan
Myren MacPhee

11 years girls
Heidi Ren
Carys Mooney
Rosie Liston
Daisy Blair

8&under boys
Freddie Blair
Aiden Mooney

9 years boys
Jack Robinson
Angus McIndoe

10 years boys
Adam Longman
Joe Carty
Cole Murphy
Daniel Hendry

11 years boys
Ryley O'Shea
Tristan Robin
Marcus Blake
Eklavya Singh

The selection was made at the coaches discretion. If you cannot attend can you please let me know at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thanks

Jamie

If you have not already done so, can you please login to your Team Unify account and add your credit/debit card details ready for when we start to collect training fees and meet entry payments through the system. We will not be able to do this until everyone has registered for payments, so can we please ask you to set this up by Monday 27th May at the latest. We will give you plenty of notice about when we will start to collect payments, so please look out for emails about this.

If you have any problems logging into your account please let me know.

Thanks
Marjorie

The Countdown Continues for LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships Glasgow 2019 as Official Mascot Bonnie The Seal is announced!

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With triple Olympian Hannah Miley already confirmed as Official Championship Ambassador, another major announcement has just been made as Glasgow’s very own Bonnie The Seal was unveiled as the Official Championship Mascot.

Hannah Miley is one of the most decorated British swimmers of all time, having won multiple 400m Individual Medley titles at British, European and Commonwealth level. Miley’s resumé also includes world silver, whilst her fourth place finish at the Rio 2016 Olympics was just shy of a bronze medal while Bonnie The Seal makes a magnificent return after a much-loved stint as Glasgow 2018’s mascot.

Short course swimming is a fast-paced event and is guaranteed to have crowds energised from start to finish. Races are competed in a 25m pool, requiring swimmers to complete more turns, so crowds will see competitive, adrenaline-fuelled races – setting up this event as one of the most exciting of the year.

Tickets for the event are on sale NOW with the championships set to be a cornerstone event in Scotland’s 2019 sporting calendar.
The LEN European Short Course Championship 2019 is guaranteed to give the Scottish crowd unmissable entertainment. To grab your tickets before they are sold out, and for more event information, visit www.euroswim2019.com

 

Cheques for COGST swimmers rejected from the West District Future Stars Meet are now available for collection from our club administrator, Cathie Robertson, at the club office in the Altyre Suite at Tollcross.

These can be collected during Cathie’s working hours which are:

Monday 10am-2pm
Tuesday 3.30-7pm
Wednesday 10am-2pm
Thursday 10am-2pm
Friday 10am-2pm

Please do not contact Cathie asking about refunds from other meets as we will put out a notice for each meet when the refunds have been processed and the cheques are available.

Marjorie

Hi all COGST mini league swimmers

the whole squad is invited to swim in the home round of the mini league next Sunday the 19th May at Drumchapel swimming pool could you please arrive at the pool for 12pm.

If you can not attend please contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thanks
Jamie McKinley