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Meet Entries

We have two meets that require entries to be submitted before Christmas.

Swimmers from the Improvers 1, Improvers 2 and Age Group Squads are invited to enter the South Ayrshire – Murdoch’s Mini Meet which takes place on Sunday 22nd January 2023 at The Citadel Leisure Centre, Ayr.

Swimmers from the National, District and Junior District Squads are invited to enter the West District 2023 January Pentaqua Meet which will take place on the 14th-15th January 2023 at the ISC Tollcross in Glasgow.

Entry Forms for the Murdoch’s Mini Meet can be accessed by following the link below:

https://1drv.ms/u/s!AlO1WI2DcIbkrz2xPUYgBOzZcKAu?e=j5PDtk

Entry Forms for the West District Pentaqua Meet can be accessed by using the link below:

https://1drv.ms/u/s!AlO1WI2DcIbkrzzhihFMLEw_v-gi?e=ID0zE9

These forms are not password protected.

Please download your swimmers form, select the swims they wish to enter and return to the e-mail address on the form. Payment must be made by bank transfer. Please make sure that the information requested on the entry form is included as the reference for your payment, i.e Swimmers name and the unique reference number that is on the entry form. Do not include this payment with any other fees etc.

Any queries regarding times should be directed to your squad coach in the first instance.

If you have any queries/issues regarding completing the forms please e-mail Karen at [email protected] immediately. Please put entry form query in the subject heading of your e-mail. Please don’t leave any queries until the last minute as this makes it harder to get back to you before the closing date.

Please send the forms to the e-mail [email protected] by Sunday 11th December 2022. Please put the meet title in the subject line of your e-mail.

Late entries will not be accepted and any entries made without payment may be rejected.

West District December Age Group Meet

The acceptances and programme for the above are now available.

To view the acceptances please use the link below:

ACCEPTANCES

To view the programme please use the link below:

PROGRAMME

As always if any swimmer is now unable to participate can they inform their coach as soon as possible.

If any parents are able to volunteer can they go to the signup page by following the link below:

Scottish Swimming – West District: 2022 District December SC AG Meet (signupgenius.com)

Request From West District

John Deans, West District Swimming Convenor, has sent the following e-mail.

Subject: WD Nov Champs – Serious Volunteer Shortages



All,

Me AGAIN…..

As of time of writing – for your Championships:

NO Sessions will be Accredited

No Marshalling for Sessions 1 & 2

No Results for Sessions 3 & 4

No Spectators allowed on Gallery for Session 4

MINIMUM Requirements to achieve all of above:

Session 1

Judges J1 – 4 off

Timekeepers – 7 off

Marshalling Stewards – 3 off

Spectators Desk – 2 off

Session 2

Judges J1 – 5 off

Timekeepers – 8 off

Marshalling Stewards – 3 off

Spectators Desk – 2 off

Session 3

Judge J2 – 1 off

Judge J1 – 5 off

Marshalling Stewards – 2 off

Hytek/Results Operator – 1 off

Spectators Desk – 2 off

Session 4

Judge J2 – 2 off

Judge J1 – 5 off

Marshalling Stewards – 2 off

Hytek/Results Operator – 1 off

Spectators Desk – 3 off

Please Understand – the “old faithful’s”, the long termers that

don’t have children still swimming, that have been my Plan B for

the last 9 months – WON’T BE THERE – not an idle threat,

committed elsewhere.

The Clubs are the District.

Regards

John

John Deans

Swimming Convenor

Scottish Swimming – West District

If anyone can help out go to the link below and sign up.

Scottish Swimming – West District: 2022 District Nov SC Champs – WE2 (signupgenius.com)

October Meet Report

October Meet News Part One

October was a month that saw most of our swimmers from Improvers 2 upwards take part in competitions, some of whom had never swum competitively outside of our own pool at the Tryst before.

Swimmers from Improvers 2, Age Group Graded, and Junior District squads did not let the small matter of major roadworks on the M77 deter them from heading all the way to Ayr for the SAST Sue McClure Graded Meet.

This was a fantastic meet for Cumbernauld, with some swimmers receiving a ‘Too Fast for SAST’ wrist band, and so not getting a medal!

Coaches Jennifer and Lisa were delighted with all the swimmers saying,

“Outstanding swims overall with lots of PBs, medals and swimmers swimming ‘too fast’. Wonderful learning for all our junior swimmers and a pleasure to see them all supporting each other. A special thank you to Liadàn Howat who was an assistant helping with the younger swimmers.“

Representing Cumbernauld at Ayr were Alice Adam, Rylie Aitken, Ruby Baillie, Anna Buchanan, Liam Campbell, Camryn Copland, Meghan Ferris, Cora Fulton, Zoe Griffin, Bethany Hall, Lexie Hodge, Laura Howat, Sandie Keddie, Daniel Letham, Katie Maloney, Samuel McEwan, Lucie McKenna, Elise McPhee, Jack Morrison, Luke Mowat, Ava Pettigrew, Alex Shepherd, Jaime Steventon, Holly Walker, and Rebecca Waters. A total of 57 PBs from only 25 swimmers were recorded and medals were won by,

Alex Shepherd: Gold in 100m free, Silver in 100m IM, and Bronze in 100m fly

Elise McPhee, our youngest swimmer at the meet: Silver in 50m breast

Daniel Letham: ‘Too fast’ in 100m free, ‘Too fast’ in 100m IM, and ‘Too fast’ in 100m back

Samuel McEwan: Silver in 100m free, ‘Too fast’ in 100m IM, and ‘Too fast’ in 100m back

Meghan Ferris: ‘Too fast’ in 100m back, ‘Too fast’ in 100m IM

Sandie Keddie: Bronze in 100m back

Lucie McKenna: Silver in 100m breast

Well done to all swimmers in what was a very enjoyable day out in Ayr, and thank you to Lisa and Jennifer, and to all timekeepers and parents who came along to support our swimmers.

October also saw swimmers from Junior District, District, and National squads back in action at weekend one of the West District Short Course Championships at Tollcross International Swimming Centre in Glasgow.

We said goodbye to two of our long-standing senior swimmers, Jack Bath and Matthew McEwan. Jack posted a great time in his only race in the 50m free and Matthew left with a bang, getting three PBs in three swims, and going sub 60 seconds for the first time in the 100m free. Well done Jack and Matthew!

This weekend saw other great swims from Andrew Brackenridge, Ava Brackenridge, Oliver Cairns, Emma Chambers, Emma Creaney, Eireann Ferris, Liadàn Howat, Millie McDonald, Samuel McEwan, Sophia McGinlay, Adam Merrick, Euan Neilson, Darby Patmore, Ava Pettigrew, Mekaal Rahim, Niamh Reilly, Gemma Rogerson, Olivia Russell, Alex Shepherd, and Alicia Thomson.

33 PBs were recorded by 22 swimmers with medals won by,

Emma Creaney: Silver in 200m back, Bronze in 100m fly, and Bronze in 200m free

Eireann Ferris: Silver in 100m back, and Silver in 50m back

Samuel McEwan: Bronze in 200m breast

Alicia Thomson: Bronze in 200 fly

Head Coach Tricia Naidoo said, “I was very proud of all our swimmers. Everyone put in good swims and our two swimmers leaving us will be greatly missed.”

Once again, what a great meet from our swimmers at West District weekend one. We look forward to more great swims at weekend two on the 13th November next weekend. A report for this weekend’s meets at East Kilbride will also follow soon.

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Club Survey

We have been considering a change to the Team Management Software that we use currently. The rational for this is to improve communication within the club, to give the swimmers access to their personal best times, make the entry process for meets more streamlined and improve the use of volunteers for meets etc. The system we are looking at is approved by Scottish Swimming and is being used by many clubs in Scotland.

We would like your views on this. and to this end we invite you to participate in a short survey.

Please click on the link below to access the survey:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSctO5xLtICmmlNSP2uw_flnH08MQdKxzxQ9KmzF2mgr12gvtA/viewform?usp=sf_link

We would appreciate it if you could respond as soon as possible and the closing date for responses is Monday 14th November.

West District Short Course December Age Group Meet 2022

Entries are invited from the National, District and Junior District Squad swimmers for the above event which will take place on Saturday 3rd December at ISC Tollcross, Glasgow.

Entry forms can be accessed by clicking on the link below:

https://1drv.ms/u/s!AlO1WI2DcIbkrwwepC3kXoFt1opW?e=gplSDa

These forms are not password protected.

Please download your swimmers form, select the swims they wish to enter and return to the e-mail address on the form. Payment must be made by bank transfer. Please make sure that the information requested on the entry form is included as the reference for your payment, i.e Swimmers name and the unique reference number that is on the entry form. Do not include this payment with any other fees etc.

Any queries regarding times should be directed to your squad coach in the first instance. If you have any queries/issues regarding completing the forms please e-mail Karen at [email protected] immediately. Please put entry form query in the subject heading of your e-mail. Please don’t leave any queries until the last minute as this makes it harder to get back to you before the closing date.

Please send the forms to the e-mail entry-sec[email protected] by Thursday 10th November. Please put the meet title in the subject line of your e-mail.

Late entries will not be accepted and any entries made without payment may be rejected.

West District Short Course Championships WE2

The acceptances and programme for the above meet are now available.

To view the acceptances please click on the link below:

ACCEPTANCES

To view the programme please click the link below:

PROGRAMME

As always any swimmer who is now unable to participate should let their coach know as soon as possible.

Volunteers and Technical officials are invited to sign up in advance. To do so please follow the link below:

Scottish Swimming – West District: 2022 District Nov SC Champs – WE2 (signupgenius.com)

East Kilbride Time Banded Meet 5th November and Winter Graded Meet 6th November

The acceptances and programme for the above meets have been received and are now available by following the links below:

Time Banded

Winter Graded

The programme for both meets can be viewed by following the link below:

Meet Programs – CumbernauldSwim

We have also been asked by the meet organisers to bring the following to your attention:

The following information is comprehensive, however, MUST be shared with those attending to ensure we can continue to have a positive relationship with the Dollan Aqua Centre to continue to run single session meets like this in the future. Following feedback from our September meet, we need the following to happen:

  • Do not come to the Dollan Aqua Centre before 1.20pm if at all possible
  • When arriving, swimmers and coaches should congregate in designated areas on DAC map (See Below) or outside but not directly in front of the stairs in the foyer
  • Parents/Spectators should leave swimmers in area and head upstairs to balcony – Please be cognisant of spectators for Learn to Swim until 1.40pm
  • Swimmers and Coaches will gain access to poolside/changing village at 1.40pm – PLEASE ADHERE TO THIS
  • Warm up will start as close to 1.55pm as possible. Session will begin at 2.30pm OR 35 minutes after start of Warm up
  • Lanes will be assigned for warm ups to split ages etc
  • All information and results can be found HERE and on Meet Mobile
  • Please ensure all swimmers SCRATCHED, know of this as there is no room to manoeuvre swimmers in to events

DAC MAP

As always if any swimmers are unable to participate can they inform their coach as soon as possible. There are no reserves allocated to swimmers from other clubs and if anyone needs an explanation of the way in which the cuts were made speak to your coach in the first instance.

West District Short Course Championships WE2

Entries are invited from National, District and Junior District swimmers for the above event which will take place on the 13th November at Tollcross-Glasgow.

Entry forms can be accessed by following the link below:

https://1drv.ms/u/s!AlO1WI2DcIbkrnDdsS1fwY2KdXrU?e=s3uQyU

These forms are not password protected.

Please download your swimmers form, select the swims they wish to enter and return to the e-mail address on the form. Payment must be made by bank transfer. Please make sure that the information requested on the entry form is included as the reference for your payment, i.e Swimmers name and the unique reference number that is on the entry form. Do not include this payment with any other fees etc.

Any queries regarding times should be directed to your squad coach in the first instance. If you have any queries/issues regarding completing the forms please e-mail Karen at [email protected] immediately. Please put entry form query in the subject heading of your e-mail. Please don’t leave any queries until the last minute as this makes it harder to get back to you before the closing date.

Please send the forms to the e-mail [email protected] by Sunday 23rd October. Please put the meet title in the subject line of your e-mail.

Late entries will not be accepted and any entries made without payment may be rejected.