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COGST Office:
Mon,Wed-Fri 10-2pm Tue 3.30-7pm
0141 287 5447
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The Club shop will be open on:

Sunday 30th March at Tollcross from 4.00pm until 5.30pm

The shop will be located in the foyer, opposite the cafe.

You can come along and have a browse through the items for sale, or if you want to place an order in advance and pick it up on the day, use the order form below

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Please email completed order form to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Orders for Club kit can also be made at anytime via the office on 0141 287 5447.

There is some information available in the private members area of the document library regarding the status of Warm Weather camps which have been proposed for some swimmers in October 2008, a direct link is below..

COGST Training camps update 14th March 2008






Changes to training times for Easter holidays 


Friday 21st March
9 – 11am National, National Age, National Dev.
5 - 7pm National, National Age, National Dev
7 - 8pm Silver, Gold, Senior

Saturday 22nd March
Training Times As Normal

Sunday 23rd March
Training Times as Normal

Monday 24th March
8 – 10am National, National Age, National Dev, Senior
4 – 6pm National, National Age, Gold, Bronze


Friday 21st March
11am - 1pm National Dev, Senior
Evening session as normal

Saturday 22nd March
Training Times As Normal

Sunday 23rd March
Training Times as Normal

Monday 24th March
11am - 1pm National Dev, Senior
Evening session as normal

Normal Times resume from Tuesday 25th March 2008

Dear Parent,

This Saturday 8th March 2008 I would like your help and cooperation.

Now with the new Learn to Swim Scheme being a direct feeder programme into the COGST I have asked all the Shark Teachers to come in at 8AM and see what it is we do in the Transition Squad.

So what I would like your cooperation for is this one session to come in at 8AM on Saturday instead of Sunday 9th at 5PM

Thank you in advance

Stephen Hill
Head Coach – City of Glasgow Swim Team

Please note that the office will be closed from 3rd - 10th March due to holidays

City of Glasgow won our first round of the Mini League at Tollcross on Sunday 10th February.

Scores were as follows: 

City of Glasgow 201
South Ayrshire 117
Kirkintilloch 98
Dunoon 62

Congratulations to all swimmers who competed and a big thank you to all helpers who made the event possible.

A letter was sent out to members of the transition squad who are moving up to Bronze squad with details of training times etc.

Some of the times may have been incorrect, so just to clarify the training times are below:

Bronze East - Tollcross Pm
Monday 7.00 - 8.30
Thursday 4.30 - 6.00
Sunday 5.00 - 7.0

Sorry for any confusion..


The Committee would like to thank all the parents who helped over the weekend at the Graded Long Course meet at Tollcross.

No matter how big or small the job was it was very much appreciated. Whether you gave up 1 hour or all weekend of your time it was beneficial, because if we as parents did not help we could not hold these meets. Therefore your child would be the one that loses out and would not gain the experience of competing in a 50m pool.

Thanks again to everyone that helped and made this a successful and fun meet for all the swimmers

City of Glasgow Swim Team Committee

Due to the City of Glasgow Graded Meet on 2nd/3rd February 2008, there will be no training for any squads on Sunday 3rd February at Tollcross.

No other training times are affected. 

Please note that with immediate effect the Gold squad in Tollcross will no longer train on Sunday evenings.

This will be replaced by a session on Thursday mornings from 5.30am - 7.30am

Stephen Hill
Head Coach 


As always this meet is one of our major fundraising ventures and we will be running the usual raffle and tombola.  We would be grateful for any donations. 

Anyone who would like to make a donation can either hand it in to Cathie Robertson at our office in Trongate or to any committee member, coach or just bring it along on the day of the meet.

Help required for COGST Graded Meet February 2008

As usual the club is looking for helpers to assist with the running of our meet in February. There are a large number of jobs which need to be done to help the meet to run smoothly and we need your assistance.


None of these jobs need any specific skills or knowledge of swimming and can be easily learned.


Examples of the type of help we need are:


·        Selling programmes

·        Taking entrance money

·        Selling tombola and raffle tickets

·        Supervising changing areas and swim down pool

·        Copying and stapling results and distributing them

·        Marshalling the swimmers at a number of points around the pool

·        Preparing medals for presentation

·        And many more..


There are other more specialised roles e.g. meet management, timekeeping etc. which need some more skills, but if you are interested in these then we would be happy to hear from you.


We have assigned a specific committee member who will arrange a meeting of all volunteers before the meet to outline what is required and answer any questions. They will draw up a rota for the meet and will be available on the day to make sure that everybody knows what they need to do.


This year we have increased the meet from a single day to try and ensure that as many of our own swimmers as possible are accepted, so it is even more important that we have enough helpers to cover the two days.

If you wish to volunteer please contact: Elaine Clark This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or any committee member.  


N.B All members who are entered for this meet will be expected to provide a helper for at least one session. Any swimmer who does not provide a helper may be withdrawn from the meet.


COGST Management Committee

We are publishing these dates so all the relevant swimmers and parents know roughly when the rounds are and hopefully then will try not to book anything else on these weekends.

Also, a major change to the rules of the mini league is that age is now on 30th June 2008:  

Round 3

  • Oban
  • Kingston
  • Inverclyde

24th May 2008  


14th June 2008

Swimmers selected for the team will be notified in due course
Louise Clayton

Monday nights for the Silver Squad at Drumchapel, will revert back to training from 5.00 - 6.30pm on Monday 14th January.

Thanks to everybody who helped out with various fundraising efforts this year.

Some photos of a recent Bagpacking at Woolworths(BigW) are shown below..

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Important Notice

This meet has been cancelled due to the ceiling collapsing into the pool.

All entries will be cancelled and fees returned. 

There will be a Christmas Fun Night for all members of Transition, Bronze, Silver, Gold and Senior squads at Tollcross leisure centre on Sunday 23rd December from 5pm-7pm.

There will be inflatables, races, games and prizes galore.

Swimmers from all centres i.e. Knightswood, Springburn, Drumchapel and Scotstoun are welcome to attend. 

Could anybody who has a Spree Book that they don't want to keep, please return it immediately to your coach or contact Pearl Punshon (0141 573 3234) to arrange to return it.

thumb_louise_clayton Louise Clayton was interviewed recently for the Daily Record, for those of you who missed it..

TEACHING tomorrow's swimming sensations, dedicated coach Louise Clayton already knows Scotland is strokes ahead of the competition.

With just over four years to go until Glasgow hosts the 20th Commonwealth Games, her teenage team are hoping to pick up some shiny medals.

Working as an assistant swim coach and development organiser with Culture and Sport Glasgow, the 26-year-old is in the perfect position to spot Scotland's future stars.

And Louise is already predicting our much-needed medal haul with go swimmingly.

She explained: "Scotland already has a strong swimming team and at the last Commonwealth Games it was our most successful sport. With that in mind, we can only improve on what we already have and as long as we remain focused we're sure to have a good team in place for 2014.

Read the full story here