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Administrator leave

Please note that our club administrator, Cathie Robertson, will be on annual leave from Monday 14th – Friday 18th October.

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

STOs for West District Meets

Can all STOs please note the new process outlined below by John Deans for signing up to officiate at West District meets. Trainee Judges can also request mentoring through this form.

‘Following on from the success of the Volunteer/STO “SignUp” system at the Sprints & Relay Champs, we are continuing with it for the Junior Age Group Champs.

It gives us more information, ahead of the weekend, on how many people have actually volunteered to help, or whether we really need to panic in terms of Accreditation etc.

If you “normally” come along to help out, e.g. as an STO, Announcer, or at the front desk, or organise volunteers or STOs for your Club, PLEASE, PLEASE, use the system as it will give an overall picture in one place.

SIGN UP is on a per Session basis. Click a role in any/every Session then hit the Submit button at the end.

There are links to the SIGN UP page on the “Home” page and the “2019 District Meets” page of the West District website and the following link can be copied and used in any emails/Facebook/Twitter communications that you may decide to use within your Club. 

 https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050e44adae2ea4fc1-20191

Please support this initiative to get better organised support for YOUR District Championships/Meets.’

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

We had 109 swimmers, 365 swims, 124 first time swims and a magnificent 134 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:

Angela Taylor
Frances Blair
Suzanne Paterson
Eric Ren
David Liston
Derek McAulay
Patrick Von Mueller
Lynne Kernweiss
Frazer Dunn

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 Team Unify Database available in the ONDECK App

Please note that our club administrator, Cathie Robertson, will be on annual leave on Tuesday 24th and Wednesday 25th September.

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

 

Dear Parent & Swimmer

You will no doubt be aware that 100's of Europe's best swimmers will descend on Tollcross International Swimming Centre in Glasgow from 4-8th December to contest the European Championships (short course 25m format).

Scottish Swimming and Glasgow Life have teamed up to enable members of Scottish Swimming clubs an opportunity to purchase exclusive highly discounted tickets for the event. When purchased in bulk through the club, members can get a 50% discount on the prices of tickets for morning heats sessions and a 25% discount for evening finals sessions.

This means a normal adult ticket for the heats can be purchased for £7.50 instead of £15.00 and finals tickets for £30 instead of £40. Concession rates for children (under 16s) and senior citizens are a further 50% less than these rates.

These rates are exclusive to Scottish Swimming clubs and must be ordered in bulk by a club representative to obtain the discount, which kicks in when ordering 8 or more tickets per session.

We are now opening up this to City of Glasgow members and ask that you add your details to the Google form at the link below to order your tickets.

This form will only be open until the Friday 27th September so do not delay! Complete it now to get these special rates to watch exciting world class swimming right on your doorstep! It is likely to be the last major international meet to be held at Tollcross for the foreseeable future so it is an opportunity not to be missed!

Once we have collated your responses the club will purchase the tickets in bulk (subject to a minimum of 8 per session) and you will be billed for your individual order through Team Unify. Orders will be subject any incurred booking and transaction fees.

HEATS are at 9:15am each day (Wednesday to Sunday).
FINALS are at 4:45pm each day (Wednesday to Sunday).
It is not necessary that all those who attend are members of the club or of Scottish Swimming, only that we make the order for members. Please feel free to include other family members or friends in your order request.

Best regards

Ian Wright & Victoria Milburn
City of Glasgow Swim Team

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdTiOGvqNOMugRFHGIaM8EBQdbFE--eRd2c_sg-SRQlIqcLNA/viewform?usp=pp_url

Congratulations to all the award winners (full list below). If any winners were not able to attend the Awards Night, you can collect your award from Marjorie Phillips at Tollcross on Tuesday evening at Club Night.

Photos of all the winners, as well as all of the photos from the very popular Photo Booth are available on our Facebook page.

Encouragement

Junior Foundation

ROSA WEINBERG
YINGKANG LIAN
ALICE MCINTYRE
EMILY CHONG
CATHERINE XIE
NIAMH SCOTT

Junior Development 1

MORRIN GREENBANK
ZAK PURCELL
KIRSTEN BERRY
OSCAR MOOGAN-SHARRATT

Junior Development 2

CHLOE MASON
RYLEY O’SHEA
CAMPBELL MCLEAN
LUCY ROBINSON

Excellence

10 & Under
COCO CROXFORD
DANIEL HENDRY

11/12
ELLYN MACPHEE
DAVID LANDMAN

13/14
SASKIA WADE
ARCHIE DICKSON

15/16
KATIE SHANAHAN
MARK FORD

17 & Over
KATIE TAYLOR
MARC ELRICK

Improvement

10 & Under
ROSE GOURLAY
ADAM LONGMAN

11/12
CARYS MOONEY
PETER STARK

13/14
ERIN GOURLAY
ALEX ROBIN

15/16
SARAH HUNGERFORD
KYLE GEMMELL

17 & Over
EMMA SCULLY
LOUIS LAWLOR

Club Squad

FREYA GAME

Master Improver Of The Year

MICHAEL CUNNINGHAM

Master Swimmer Of The Year

HEATHER LEES

Events

200 FREE

MELISSA MENNIE

ALEX ROBIN

400 FREE

HEIDI REN

ALEX ROBIN

800 FREE

AYUMI FAULDS

CONOR MASSEY

1500 FREE

KATIE SHANAHAN

CONOR MASSEY

 OPEN WATER

KATIE TAYLOR

200 BREAST

AYLA COCHRANE

PETER STARK

200 BACK

HEIDI REN

PETER STARK

200 FLY

YUKI FAULDS

ARCHIE DICKSON

400 I.M.

ERIN GOURLAY

ARCHIE DICKSON

Coaches Awards

Worst Jokes 

AARON SIEVEWRIGHT

Happiest coach 

VICTORIA MILBURN

Favourite coach

JAMIE MCKINLAY

Sportsmanship

 YUKI FAULDS

ETHAN LAMB 

Swimmer Of The Year

KATIE SHANAHAN 
MARK FORD

Rebecca Cooke Trophy

LOUIS LAWLOR

Johnston Shearer Trophy

REMI MUIRHEAD

Kay Maclean Trophy For Volunteer Of The Year

ANDY TAYLOR

 

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Link to all the Photo Booth pictures from our 2019 Awards night can be found on the weblink below
 

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Please remember that if you are attending the Awards Night tonight, you must BRING YOUR TICKET WITH YOU to gain entry.

 

Although there is no charge for swimmers, they still need to have a ticket for the event, so please do not bring any 'extra' swimmers with you if they don't already have a ticket.

 

There is limited capacity for the hall and the event is SOLD OUT, so if you have not already been in touch with the committee to get your ticket, please do not just turn up, as we will not be able to admit you.

 

awardsnight*THIS EVENT HAS NOW SOLD OUT *After the success of last year's Awards Night, it's time to do it all over again. Put the following date in your diary now for what promises to be a very special event.

Saturday 31st August 2019 @ 7.00pm

St Francis Centre,
Cumberland Street,
G5 0SE

Buffet, Disco/Ceilidh, Photo Booth, Candy Floss/Ice Cream, Raffle and much more.

All members are invited to attend, not just award winners, come along and support your team.

Tickets this year are FREE for swimmers, £5 for parents and siblings. 

All swimmers under 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Tickets will be on sale in the club office at Tollcross on Tuesday evenings. Ticket numbers are limited, so please buy yours as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Tickets must be bought in advance as numbers are limited. You will not be able to pay at the door.

There will also be a bar available this year for buying soft and alcoholic drinks.

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.

£5 per ticket (parents & siblings) and are only available to buy from the club office on Tuesday evening. Remember, numbers are limited so get your ticket quickly.

All swimmers under 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian

Any raffle prizes would be greatly appreciated and may be given to any of the committee members or brought along on the night.

Unfortunately the JD2 West session at Drumchapel this evening has had to be cancelled. 

 
Apologies for the inconvenience caused. 
 
Regards, 
 
Danielle 
The Bo'ness Mini Meet is now open and entries can be made using the team unify ONDECK app. The squads attending this meet will be Junior Foundation and Junior Development 1. 
The entry secretary for this meet is Allison Shanahan. Registration Deadline: 25 Aug, 2019
 
Many thanks

Brian

Last year two 50x50m relay teams battled it out at Tollcross to raise money for the Beatson Cancer Charity in memory of one of our former swimmers and coaches Johnstone Shearer.

Swimmers from all squads and coaches took part in the event and we would like to offer this opportunity out to all our swimmers again.

The event will be held on Tuesday 20th August at Tollcross International Swimming Pool from 6-7pm.

We ask that a donation of £5 is made to take part in the event which we ask to be paid on the night. (cash only please!)

This will be based on a first come first serve basis.

Date:Tuesday 20th August
Time: 6-7pm
Venue: Tollcross International Swimming Pool

 

Please use the link below to sign up (Entries close on Friday):

 

We hope to see you all there for a fun evening of racing!

All,

I will be holding a parent/guardian workshop on the process of entering meets using the new ONDECK app. This will be on Tuesday 13th August in the COGST office at Tollcross.
The workshop will be split into two seperate sessions and you should attend at the time relevant to your swimmers squad.

17.00 Elite,senior ,JAGS ,NAGS and JD2

19.00 Junior foundation,JD1 and Club/masters

Regards

Brian

Administrator leave

Please note that our club administrator, Cathie Robertson, will be on annual leave on 7th and 8th August.

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

Many thanks

Marjorie

All, 

As the new season is about to start may I remind you all that ALL SWIM MEET ENTRIES will now be done via our new online registration system, Team Unify. This will be done using the team unify app called ONDECK. If you haven't already done so please can you download this now using one of the links below. It is available both on apple and android.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.teamunify.ondeck

https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/ondeck/id292507219

Many thanks

Brian

COGST Office

Parents/swimmers will not be able to access our club office in the Altyre Suite at Tollcross from 19-29 July due to the closure for the British Championships.

Cathie will be on annual leave on Friday 19th July but can be contacted by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. during the rest of the closure period.

Can we ask that anyone who hasn't already cancelled their standing order to please do so immediately. 
 
There have been a high volume of people who have not already done this and it is creating a significant amount of extra work for our treasurer and administrator. 
 
Many thanks. 

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

Ren ’96 Development Meet 

Trojan Open Time Band Meet

Bellshill Summer Meet

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.

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

We had 63 swimmers, 214 swims, 51 first time swims and a magnificent 67 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:

Jude Barber
Jacqueline Barr
Frances Blair
David Carty
Ian Croxford
Frazer Dunn
Vivien Dunn
Janet Ferrie
Alan Gray
Alan Kernweiss
Lynne Kernweiss
Paul Landman
Sally McAnkrah
Ian Morton
Suzanne Paterson
Angelo Pugliese
Andrew Whymark

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

gerrylawlorAs many of you will know, we had the very sad news that one of our COGST committee members, Gerry Lawlor, passed away on Tuesday 18th June.

For anyone who would like to say a final farewell to Gerry, her funeral service will be at 11am on Thursday 27th June at St Thomas’s Church, 826 Cumbernauld Road, Glasgow, G33 2EE and then on to Daldowie Crematorium at 12pm.

Our thoughts are with Aimee, Louis and Sean and the rest of Gerry’s family.