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Please could all swimmers/parents who train at Tollcross note that swimmers must never leave their belongings, even just for a few minutes, in unattended cubicles or open lockers. This applies at all times of the day no matter how busy the venue is or whether there is public access or not. Please do not place your belongings in a cubicle and then disappear for a shower or to your training session. Always take all of your belongings in a bag on to poolside or leave them in a securely fastened locker.

In addition, during the use of the training pool, in the evening sessions where there is high public use for lessons and general swimming, COGST swimmers should use the showers and cubicles in the main training village, where the staff will open up several aisles for this purpose. At morning training, the changing area and showers adjacent to the pool should be used.

Ian Wright

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

We had 77 swimmers, 237 swims, 53 first time swims and a magnificent 76 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
Lynne Flower
Alice Hew
Janet Ferrie
Karen Boylan
Lyndsey Blair
Eric Ren
Paula McBride

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

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.

Parents of swimmers attending the East Lothian Novice Meet this afternoon we have just been notified that the afternoon warm up time has been brought forward to 1pm . This is a change from the previous time of 1:30pm.

Please pass on to any other parents you know with swimmers attending .

We apologise for the short notice but the club coaches attending the meet today have just been informed by the meet organisers.

Moureen McDonald

Thirty-four swimmers from Glasgow based universities travel to Sheffield today for the 2017 British Universities & Colleges Championships this weekend.

Fifteen of the group are part of City of Glasgow Swim Team's elite training squad under the guidance of Head Performance Coach Ian Wright. The competition is the first serious long course meet of the season for many and will provide a good measure of how the winter training has been going.

Among those from Glasgow aiming for medals at the Ponds Forge pool will be 2016 Olympian Camilla Hattersley, World Championship finalist Craig McNally, European Junior athlete Ryan Brown and 2017 Deaflympics contender Jack McComish.

Across the group the following institutions will be represented: University of Glasgow, University of Strathclyde, University of the West of Scotland and Glasgow Caledonian University.

City of Glasgow Swim Team works in partnership with Scottish Swimming, Glasgow Life and all four of these universities to deliver one of the best university swimming programmes in the UK. Keep up with all the action from Sheffield this weekend by clicking on this link http://www.bucsswimming.org.uk/lc17/

Ian Wright

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Fundraising Ceilidh
Support Jack McComish to compete at the 2017 Deaflympics

Friday 28th April
Wellshot Hall – Tollcross LC
7.30pm – 11.30pm

We Hope this event will be well Tartaned

Attendees must be 16 or over

Tickets are now on Sale

For tickets please see any of the following people:
Danielle Brayson, Alieda McKinney, Victoria Milburn, Anna McComish or Heather Albin

Update 15/02/17: tickets are selling fast!! 50% of the tickets have been sold already

Or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Or register your interest at:
www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/friends-of-jack-mccomish-ceilidh-tickets-31928942326

Individual tickets: £27.50 or Table of 8: £200 (£25pp)
To pay: Mrs H C Campbell - Sort Code 07- 00- 30 - Acct No: 86422631

Please find below the the team for the first round of the mini league.

The first round will take place on the 26th of February at Greenock Waterfront.

Warm up will start at 2pm so could everyone be there from 1.30pm to allow coaches to know if the team needs changed in any way.

Please don't be worried if you aren't swimming in the first round, you are still part of the squad and will be swimming in at least one of the rounds during the mini league.

If you can't attend the first round could you please let your coach know ASAP that way someone else could get a swim.

Also the club will be looking for 3 officals to go along as part of the mini league requirements if any parents are free to do this could
you please let either Victoria Milburn or myself know.

I hope everyone is excited for this year's mini league!

Jamie McKinley

8 & Under
Jessica Taylor
Anna Phillips
Aneesa Phillips
Daniel Hendry

9 Years
Heidi Ren
Carys Mooney
Heather Hughes
Rosie Liston
Eklavia Singh
Campbell Mclean
Tristan Robin
Marcus Blake
Ryley O’shea

10 Years
Maddison Mcallum
Leona Mcqueenie
Amber Wade
Abbie Flower
Felix Chan
Yusuf Ibrihim
Thomas Ingils
Michael Mcllvaney

11 Years
Victoria Niven
Zoe Kirkbride
Beth Mcelvie
Rosie Murrison
Robert Philips
Alexander Robin
Milo Harris
Jude Carter
Oliver Cartwright

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

We had 56 swimmers, 191 swims, 51 first time swims and a magnificent 50 PB's !!!

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

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

Philip Murrison
Rosemary Fraser
Julie Kelly
Kim Mason
Claire Harrow
David Liston
Catherine Mappin
Gillian Smith
David Hendry
Sobia Ibrahim

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

Please note that Bellshill have changed the programme for the meet this weekend again. This is the 4th version we have received.

Please check the document below to confirm whether you are swimming or not.

Apologies for this but it is outwith our control.

Can all parents please make sure that your coach has arrived and that everything is ready for the session to go ahead before leaving your child at training.

This is particularly important while we are training at various centres during the relocation out of Tollcross.

COGST Management Committee

Huge well done to all swimmers who took part in our mini league time trial.

The squad has now been selected congratulations to all who made the team, we look forward to working with you.

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

Jamie McKinley

Mini League Squad 2017

8&Under Girls
Jessica Taylor
Anna Phillips
Gina Ren
Aneesa Phillips
9 Years Girls
Heidi Ren
Carys Mooney
Heather Hughes
Rosie Liston
Daisy Blair
10 Years Girls
Maddison McCallum
Leona McQueenie
Amber Wade
Abbie Flower
Emily Lawns
Louise Connell
11 Years Girls
Victoria Niven
Zoe Kirkbride
Beth McKelvie
Rosie Murrison
Layli Phillips
Elenor Carrie

8&Under Boys
Daniel Hendry
9 Years Boys
Eklavia Singh
Campbell Mclean
Tristan Robin
Zachariah Hughes
Marcus Blake
Ryley O’Shea
10 Years Boys
Felix Chan
Yusuf Ibrihim
Thomas Inglis
Michael Mcllvaney
Patrick McAllister
Peter Stark
11 Years Boys
Robert Philips
Alexander Robin
Frazer Harrow
Milo Harris
Jude Carter
Oliver Cartwright
Noah Black

All members were sent a letter in early January reminding them that their Club membership renewal payment was due by 31st January. This is to ensure continued membership of the club, Scottish Swimming and provides the insurance necessary to allow members to train and compete.

We agreed a date of 31st January to allow the admin processes to be completed before the registration info and payment is due to be sent to Scottish Swimming at the end of February.

Unfortunately a number of members have not made this payment and are now at risk of losing their membership of the club and the ability to train and compete.

We will not be renewing membership for any members who have not paid their membership fee. The result will be that you will no longer be able to train or compete.

If you wish to avoid this happening, please make your payment of £60 now by sending a cheque to the office:

City of Glasgow Swim Team
Glasgow Sport
Emirates Arena
1000 London Road
Glasgow
G40 3HY

or by bank transfer:

BANK: Bank of Scotland
ACCOUNT NAME: City of Glasgow Swim Team
ACCOUNT NUMBER: 00198975
SORT CODE: 80 07 85
REFERENCE: REG-Swimmers Name

As you may know, due to some required remedial work, Tollcross and Scotstoun will experience a partial closure over the next few months.

Members are invited to a drop-in information evening at Tollcross International Swimming Centre in Altyre Suite between 6:30pm and 7:30pm on Tuesday 31st January.

Members will receive information on the 'part closure' of Tollcross and the changes this will have on squads in City of Glasgow Swim Team.

This will be an opportunity to ask further questions about ‘part closure’ of Tollcross and Scotstoun.

Danielle Brayson

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Fundraising Ceilidh
Support Jack McComish to compete at the 2017 Deaflympics

Friday 28th April
Wellshot Hall – Tollcross LC
7.30pm – 11.30pm

We Hope this event will be well Tartaned

SAVE the DATE
Tickets will be available from 3rd Feb

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

We had 75 swimmers, 216 swims, 88 first time swims and a magnificent 55 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
Crawford Inglis
Yann Robin
Alice Hew
Carol Scotland
Philip Murrison
Karen Boylan
Lynne Flower
Gerry Blair
Elizabeth Hendry

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 Mini League Time Trials.

We had 63 swimmers, 242 swims, 97 first time swims and a magnificent 72 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
Yann Robin
Sarah Connell
Crawford Inglis
Angela Taylor
Brian McQueenie
Margaret McLean
Aimee Lawlor
Gerry Lawlor
David Hendry

Particular thanks to Alan, Aimee and Gerry for staying on to help at this session.

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

A mini league time trial will be held this Tuesday, 17th January at Tollcross from 6.30-8.30pm. Please come along and try for your place in the Championship winning squad!

Age groups are as follows: (age as at the 30th June 2017)

8 years and under
9 years
10 years
11 years

Swimmers will be identified according to age and ability, then a squad will be announced. All selections are at the coach’s discretion. Our aim is to score as many points as possible and having fun while doing so!

As always, this time trial requires the continued support from all our parents. Please be prepared to help out on the night with time keeping to support your child and the club.

Jamie McKinley

Please make sure you come along to the normal Time Trials on Saturday 14th January as well!

The Club are pleased to announce that we have established an affiliation with proswimwear.co.uk.

This means that the Club can earn ‘cash back’ from purchases each time that our members shop with this retailer.

For the club to have your ‘cash back’ recorded, all you are required to do is click on the banner for proswimwear.co.uk on our site (www.swimglasgow.co.uk) so that your purchase is tracked back to the City of Glasgow Swim Team.

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The club will then receive 5% cash back on your purchase.

Please note that the club’s cash back comes at no additional cost to you. There is no price difference for customers who access the proswimwear site independently from those who click on the site through www.swimglasgow.co.uk.

Thank you for your support.

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank our members for raising money through the Club’s easyfundraising account.

Easyfundraising has over 3000 retailers - including Amazon, Ebay, Expedia, thetrainline and John Lewis - who donate a percentage of the purchase to your chosen cause, which we hope is the City of Glasgow Swim Team.

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To use easyfundraising, all you have to do is:

i) Go to https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/cityofglasgowst/
ii) Sign up for free
iii) Shop online or via the easyfundraising app and your donations will be collected

Like the proswimwear link, easyfundraising is at no additional cost to you. There are no hidden charges and we will be grateful for any donations.

For a demonstration of how easyfundraising works, click here

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.