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16-21 April 2019 – Tollcross International Swimming Centre, Glasgow

Sixteen City of Glasgow swimmers were in action at the 2019 British Championships at Tollcross International Swimming Centre, Glasgow. They were among 750 competitors from across the UK who were not only chasing medals but also qualification for a range of international selection events later this summer including the World Championships. Collectively, the squad contested 45 events reaching 12 finals, including four top 10 finishes and several junior and age group record breaking swims.

Katie Shanahan was the club's leading competitor and one of the top female junior athletes of the meet. In what would be a busy week of racing, Shanahan got things underway with a new Scottish Junior Record for the 400 Individual Medley when placing an impressive fifth place in the Open final. Her time of 4:46.62 broke the previous record of 4:47.01 set by Hannah Miley way back in 2005. The swim was also well within the consideration time for the European Junior Championships. In the shorter 200m medley event, Shanahan reached the Transition Final where she powered her way to victory in a new British Age Group 14 years and Scottish Junior record time of 2:15.29. The promising youngster then took on the 200m backstroke, where a personal best heat swim of put her into lane eight for the women's open final. Undeterred by the older more experienced opposition, Shanahan improved to seventh place, dropping her lifetime best to 2:13.68, a new Scottish Age Group 14 years record.

Glasgow Caledonian University student Emily Horne was close to her best ever form in the 50m butterfly, reaching the women's senior open final where she finished seventh in 27.43. Mark Ford also had a great meet, featuring in junior finals of the 100m butterfly, 50m backstroke and 200m backstroke, achieving personal best times in both of the longer events. Team-mate Max Hagan featured in junior finals of the 100 and 200m breaststroke events, gaining valuable experience in his debut at a meet of this level. Fellow breaststroke specialist Cameron Muir was pleased with his results, setting a personal best in the 100m race and reaching the Transition final of the 200m distance. The remaining finalist was Marc Elrick, who swam positively in the 100m butterfly to reach a very tightly contested Transition final.

Head Performance Coach, Ian Wright commented on the club's results: "This was a good week for the club. There were several excellent performances which the swimmers will now use to build on for the rest of the season. In particular, it was a break out meet for Katie Shanahan who seems to go from strength to strength competing well above her young years."

The club's performance swimmers will now turn their attention to the Glasgow International Swim Meet in five weeks' time and the major summer national events.

List of swimmers taking part: Katie Shanahan, Serena Iheagwaram, Emily Horne, Katie Taylor, Grant Henderson, Marc Elrick, Mark Ford, Ryan Robertson, Joe Watt, Craig Greenock, Cameron Muir, Max Hagan, Angus Nicol, Conor Massey, Marshall Illingworth, Ryan Brown.

cogstgradedI’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who helped to make our Long Course Graded Meet such a success at the weekend:

To all the volunteers who came along over the weekend and marshalled, supervised warm ups/swim down pool, sold entry bands, staffed tombola, gave out medals, ran live results, printed, photocopied, and staffed entrances to galleries etc – we couldn’t run the meet without you.

Special thanks to Brian, Ross and Stewart for Meet Management and AOE – they did a great job in the run up to the meet and keeping things running smoothly all weekend in the glass box, and not forgetting Allison who dealt with the huge number of COGST entries to the meet.

To Ian Faulds for spending all weekend as announcer.

To our swimmers who did a great job as runners, selling start sheets, giving out sweets and even a bit of marshalling and stewarding.

Thanks to Lyndsey, Gerry and Tommy and all of their staff at Tollcross for their help over the weekend.

To WrightSport for running the swim shop.

To Janice Morgan and all of the other technical officials who gave up their weekend to support us.

Finally, thanks to all the coaches and swimmers from both COGST and the 36 other clubs who came along and supported the meet. We hope you enjoyed it, got lots of PBs and will come back next year!

Marjorie

gbryceMy name is Gillian Bryce. I am a parent and committee member of the City of Glasagow Swim Team.

I have decided to cut my hair to kick start our fundraising for the Johnstone Shearer Memorial Swim Meet and the Beatson who helped look after Jono.

My hair will also be donated to the little Princesses who make wigs for children who have hair loss due to medical conditions. Once my hair is cut I am then going to bravely have it shaved for 1 of our mums and fellow committee member Gerry Lawlor who is quite unwell just now.

My hair is 31” from root to end, I have been growing it for a few years now. There will be 24” donated.

Johnstone (Jono) was one of our young coaches and he swam for us when he was younger. We were all saddened by his passing this is the reason we hold the Memorial Swim Meet to keep his memory alive.

I will have my hair cut by my friend Joanna in the Foyer of Tollcross Pool on Tuesday the 7th May 2019 at 7pm.

You can donate at Gofundme, any of the money tins and can collect a sponsor sheet to pass round friends, family or work collegues.

So please come along and help support me and the club, If you can’t we will be live streaming it on our facebook page.

https://www.gofundme.com/jono-swim-meet-and-the-beatson
https://www.littleprincesses.org.uk/donate-hair/
https://www.beatsoncancercharity.org/about-us/beatson-west-of-scotland-cancer-centre

Changes to training are detailed in the document linked below

Parents/swimmers will not be able to access our club office in the Altyre Suite at Tollcross from 13-28 April due to the closure for the British Championships and British Para Championships.

Cathie can still be contacted by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone 0141 287 5447.

Marjorie Phillips

Hi all mini league swimmers due to the pool at the next round only having 5 lanes I am unable to take the whole team so here are the swimmers who have been selected.

Girls

8 & under
Ekavira Singh
Rose Gourlay

9 years
Joy McDonald
Gina Ren
Ella Cunningham

10 years
Coco Croxford
Madeline Patterson
Sky Buchanan
Myren MacPhee

11years
Rosie Liston
Nicola Dry
Heidi Ren
Carys Mooney
Daisy Blair
Hetty McLeod

Boys

8&under
Freddie Blair

9 years
Jack Robinson
Angus Mcindoe
Mikhail Vinogradov

10 years
Adam longman
Joe Carty
Daniel Hendry
Cole Murphy

11 years
Ryley O'shea
Marcus Blake
Tristan Robin
Eklavya Singh

This round will take place at Vale of Leven pool 1pm warm up on Sunday the 14th April the team bus will be leaving Tollcross at 12pm could I ask that you arrive at tollcross for 11.40am please.

If you can not make it could you please let me know at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

cogstgraded

 Live Results Live Results Live Results 

 

Session 1 – Warm-up 9:00am; Start 10:00am
Event 1 Heats Girls 200m I.M.
Event 2 Heats Boys 50m Freestyle
Event 3 Heats Girls 50m Freestyle
Event 4 Heats Boys 100m Backstroke
Event 5 Heats Girls 100m Backstroke
Event 6 Heats Boys 4x50m Medley Relay
Event 7 Heats Girls 4x50m Freestyle Relay

Session 2 – Warm-up 1:30pm; Start 2:30pm
Event 8 Heats Boys 200m Freestyle
Event 9 Heats Girls 50m Breaststroke
Event 10 Heats Boys 50m Breaststroke
Event 11 Heats Girls 100m Butterfly
Event 12 Heats Boys 100m Butterfly
Event 13 Heats Mixed 4x50m Medley Relay

Session 3 – Warm-up 9:00am; Start 10:00am
Event 14 Heats Boys 200m I.M.
Event 15 Heats Girls 50m Backstroke
Event 16 Heats Boys 50m Backstroke
Event 17 Heats Girls 100m Freestyle
Event 18 Heats Boys 100m Freestyle
Event 19 Heats Girls 4x50m Medley Relay
Event 20 Heats Boys 4x50m Freestyle Relay

Session 4 – Warm-up 1:30pm; Start 2:30pm
Event 21 Heats Girls 200m Freestyle
Event 22 Heats Boys 50m Butterfly
Event 23 Heats Girls 50m Butterfly
Event 24 Heats Boys 100m Breaststroke
Event 25 Heats Girls 100m Breaststroke
Event 26 Heats Mixed 4x50m Freestyle Relay

Please note that our club administrator, Cathie Robertson, will be on annual leave from 1st - 5th April inclusive. She wil be back in the office on 8th April

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

samhCity of Glasgow Swim Team are proud to announce that we are the first Swim Team to become a Charter Signatory for SAMH Scotland. We support Scotland's Mental Health Charter for Physical Activity and Sport launched by SAMH Scotland - let's ensure there is no barrier to engaging, participating and achieving in physical activity and sport. Find out more via the SAMH website.

Victoria Milburn

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

We had 97 swimmers, 270 swims, 72 first time swims and a magnificent 124 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:

Andrew Whymark
Frances Blair
Janet Ferrie
Russell Weinberg
Ann Robin
Lilian McIntyre
Philip Murrison
Lee Ann Scotland

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

You may have received an email through the Team Unify system about billing.

Please ignore this and any other emails which you may receive over the next few days as we are testing the system.

We will arrange a meeting to let you know when the system will be going live.

COGST Committee

Hi all mini league swimmers hope everyone is looking forward to round 1 on the 9th of March!

The whole squad will be swimming there will also be a team bus leaving from tollcross to the portal at 12.30pm and leaving the portal to tollcross at 4.30pm.

If you can't attend or wish to make your own way to the portal could you please communicate this to your squad coach.

Thanks

Jamie McKinley

Please note that our club administrator, Cathie Robertson, will be on annual leave from Tuesday 12th – Monday 18th February inclusive.

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

davehillIt is with great sadness that we have learned today of the passing of Dave Hill, one of our former Senior Coaches.

Dave had been a coach at COGST for many years before retiring thru ill-health.

Our thoughts are with his family at this sad time. 

Update: Just to let you all know that Dave's funeral will be held on Thursday 14th February 2019 at Woodside Crematorium, Paisley at 2pm.

It is with great sadness that we have learned today of the passing of Dave Hill, one of our former Senior Coaches.

Dave had been a coach at COGST for many years before retiring thru ill-health.

Our thoughts are with his family at this sad time. 

We will advise of funeral arrangements when these become available.

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

We had 83 swimmers, 251 swims, 49 first time swims and a magnificent 99 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:

Andrew Whymark
Arif Hanif
Emma Purcell
Patrick Von Mueller
Victor Chong
Frances Blair
Angela Taylor

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.

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.

It was an excellent day of racing for City of Glasgow members taking part in the Brodies Scottish Schools Championships at Tollcross on Saturday. Representing their individual schools, including the prestigious Glasgow School of Sport, the group returned 6 gold, 5 silver and 3 bronze medals, as well as a host of other excellent performances. Katie Shanahan and Mark Ford were both double gold medal winners as well as overall champions in the 15/16 years age group. Ford also set impressive meet records in both his swims while Shanahan did likewise in the 200 IM. Promising age grouper Ellyn MacPhee was also in great form in the 12/under section, capturing the 50 Breaststroke title in a new meet record and winning the overall top girl award for that category. Saskia Wade won the remaining gold medal by capturing the 13/14 years 100 Freestyle title, narrowly missing out on the meet record. A summary of the key results follows:

GOLD  
Katie Shanahan Girl's Open 400 IM and Girl's 15/16 years 200 IM  
Mark Ford Boy's 15/16 years 100 Backstroke and 200 Butterfly  
Ellyn MacPhee Girl's 12/under 50 Breaststroke  
Saskia Wade Girl's 13/14 years 100 Freestyle  
     
SILVER    
Ryan Robertson Girl's Open 400 IM and Girl's 15/16 years 200 IM  
Elise McQueenie Girl's 15/16 years 200 Backstroke  
Angus Nicol Boy's 17/19 years 100 Freestyle  
Heidi Ren Girl's 12/under 50 Backstroke  
     
BRONZE    
Elise McQueenie Girl's 15/16 years 100 Backstroke  
Serena Iheagwaram Girl's 17/19 years 200 Butterfly  
Robert Stewart Boy's 13/14 years 100 Breaststroke  
     
MEET RECORDS    
Ellyn MacPhee Girl's 12/under 50 Breaststroke 00:36.6
Katie Shanahan Girl's 15/16 years 200 IM 02:18.4
Mark Ford Boy's 15/16 years 100 Backstroke 00:58.7
Mark Ford Boy's 15/16 years 200 Butterfly 02:08.0
     
AWARDS    
Ellyn MacPhee Top Overall 12 year old Girl  
Katie Shanahan Top Overall 15/16 years Girl  
Mark Ford Top Overall 15/16 years Boy  

 

Ian Wright