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Well done to the Mini League Team who achieved 2nd place in the Clyde Coast Mini League 2007.

Thank you also to all those who volunteered & who came to support the team during the rounds & the final. Your support is much appreciated.

Please note the following changes in training times during the September weekend;

Friday 21st September:

8am-10am - National Development, National Age Group & National Squads.

3pm-4.30pm – Silver, Gold & Senior Squads.

4.30pm – 6.30pm - National Development, National Age Group & National Squads.

Monday 24th September

7am-9am -National Age Group & National Squads.

2.30pm-4pm – Bronze, Gold & Senior Squads.

4pm – 6pm - National Development, National Age Group & National Squads.

Saturday & Sunday sessions will be at the normal times.

We have received the following request from West District, if anybody wishes to volunteer, please contact John directly.

The District Regional Squad Programme is running in 4 x "areas" this year with approx 180 swimmers taking part.

I have 2 x Team Managers who have volunteered to work with the DRP this year but I need at least an additional 2 x Team Managers from the West District Clubs to help run these Training Days, with 1 x Team Manager per Squad.

West District Team Manager - Role Description

I would plead (on bended knee, even prostrate on ground !!) to anyone in your Clubs that either have experience from helping at Training Camps etc. or are just interested in helping the swimmers have a fun day and ease the pressure from the Lead Coaches to allow them to coach and not worry about the management and admin for the days, to volunteer.

If I get more than 2 x volunteers, then all the better as it will allow more people to get experience and will share the load.

Please circulate this as widely as possible and remember if everyone thinks that someone else will do it then NOBODY DOES IT and it will be the swimmers that will suffer.

I made it clear to all Clubs when we started down this inclusive DR Squad Programme that it could not be supported centrally by me and a few others and that its success was dependant on the involvement of the Clubs.

Anyone interested should phone me on 01698 825507 or email on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

I appreciate feedback by next Wed 19th Sept to allow for planning.




Congratulations to the following swimmers who have been selected for the Scottish Squads: 


Rebecca Hillis


Fraser Smith


Ruth MacLean


Sarah MacLean


Megan Donnelly

Rachel Tedeschi

Grant Gould

Glenn McIntosh

Jamie McKinley

Johnstone Shearer

Ethan Sloan Dennison

Changes to Training: West - Gold ,Transition & Bronze

Due to building works taking place in Knightswood Community Centre, Knightswood pool will be closing from Monday 17th September -  Tuesday  25th September.

Training times for the Gold, Transition & Bronze  Squads have therefore been change during this time to the following;

The club has organised a bag-packing day on Saturday 1st September at Sainsbury's Braehead from 11am until 4pm

All swimmers are requested to attend for at least part of the session (we realise the 3K race is on that day which some of you may be going to, but it should be over by 11am, so you can always come later) 

This fundraising helps to pay for Warm weather camps, holiday and stroke camps, so if you expect to go on any of these then you should attend the fundraising event.

Club Kit should be worn.

Please come along and support your team, parent helpers are also very welcome.

Image The club will be holding their annual Awards Night in Glasgow University Union on Saturday 29th September 2007 from 7.30pm - Midnight.


Tickets are available from coaches and committee members at a cost of £5 per person and this includes a buffet and disco

For those who haven't attended before, this is a fun night with prizes being given out across every squad in the club for excellence, improvement and encouragement. There are also some special awards. 

Tickets are limited, so only swimmers and immediate family members are able to attend

UPDATE 19/9/07 Tickets now sold out - sorry!

We are also looking for raffle prizes, if you have anything you can donate, please hand it to any coach or committee member. 

Please remember the final of the Mini League is now being held at Tollcross on Saturday 8th September

Warm-up 9.30am
Start 10.00am

City of Glasgow team as follows:


Kirstin Clark
Yong Yin Breslin
Georgia Callander
Olivia Jackson
Leigh Gallagher
Zoe Scott
Cari Kiddie
Yong Chin Breslin
Amy Martin
Hannah Brisbane
Helen Simpson
Fiona Jordan


Martin Douglas
Greg Watson
Jonathon Stark
Adam McKinstry
Scott McKay
Jack Austin
Ross McPherson
Martin McInnes
David Colley
Scott Deans
Richie Austin
Roberto Muscatelli  

Please come along and support the team, or if you are already training on Saturday morning, please stay and give them your support.

COGST entries 

Please note that all COGST entry forms for this meet should heve been returned to swimmers by now. If you don't know whether you have a swim or not, please speak to your coach asap. If this is not possible you can contact the entry secretary (Julie Somerville) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Car Parking at Tryst, Cumbernauld

Anybody driving to this meet should note that, due to the transfer of the car park at the Tryst to the owners of the new shopping centre, they will be required to display a special parking permit in order to be exempt from the new parking restrictions. These permits are free and available from teh admission desk on the balcony at the Tryst. The permit must be displayed for the duration of their stay and returned prior to departure.

A notice will be also be displayed at the entrance as a reminder.

Cumbernauld Swimming Club will not be responsible for any penalty incurred by drivers as a result of a failure to display the permit.

Changes to Training

Normal training will resume at Scotstoun for Nat Age, Nat Dev & Senior Squads on Monday 13th August

Normal training will resume for all other Squads in the West on Monday 20th August.  

Scottish National Open Championships

The above event is being held at Tollcross Leisure Centre 28th June – 1st July 2007.

Please note the following change to training:

Thursday 28th – Saturday 30th :

There will be no evening training on these days

Am training will be - 5.30am – 7.30 am

Thursday – Nat, Nat age, Nat dev and Bronze

Friday – Nat, Nat age, Nat dev, Senior, Silver and Gold

Saturday – all squads who normally train on Saturday morning


Sunday 1st July :

No training

The Mini League Committee has investigated the complaint and the response and feel that in view of the information supplied to them the only fair decision they can make is to swim an 8 lane final.

This will be swam on Saturday 8th September 2007 at Tollcross Leisure Centre, warm up at 9.30am for a 10am start

The teams contesting this final will be: City of Glasgow Swim Team, North Ayrshire, Ren 96, West Dunbartonshire, South Ayrshire, Kilmarnock, Kingston and Scotia

Louise Clayton 

Thanks to everybody who supported our meet and made it very successful and enjoyable for all.

Special thanks to our friends from Iceland who generated an excellent atmosphere and provided mid-session entertainment with their fun warm-up.

Thanks to all of the swimmers and coaches for attending and to the staff at Tollcross for their help.

In particular thanks to the volunteer Swimming Technical Officials from all clubs who attended and made the meet possible.

Thanks to Jim O'Prey for meet management.

And finally many thanks to all of the COGST volunteers who came forward and helped out.

We hope to see you all again next time !


City of Glasgow Swim Team Committee


The City of Glasgow Swim Team Office will be closed from 1st June to 18th June due to annual leave.

Contacts during this period:

Coaching issues - Louise Clayton 07771674621

Major issues - Pearl Punshon 07834421545

We have now had confirmation that the mini league final is definitely postponed due to the ongoing complaints procedure - can we please get this put on the web ASAP so as all the kids and parents are aware of this. They say that they might swim it later in the year!

Louise Clayton

The Head Coach ,Stephen Hill is intending to hold a meeting for all squads who train at Springburn, on:

Monday 14th May at 5.00pm.

It is important that parents attend this meeting as the discussion will include changes to future training times and venues.

Mon May 7th


8:00am – 10:00am -    Nat and Nat Age


2.30pm –4.30pm -     Nat, Nat Age and Nat Dev

4:30pm– 6:00pm –     Gold, Bronze and Seniors

Normal sessions Saturday am and Sunday pm

The Annual General Meeting of the CITY OF GLASGOW SWIM TEAM will be held on Thursday 24th May at 7.00pm in the Partick-burgh Lesser Hall , Room 10.

Business to by considered by the AGM, including nominations for the Management Committee, must be sent in writing to the Club Secretary, Mrs L Spalding 131 Colston Rd, Bishopbriggs, Glasgow no later than three weeks before the AGM (3rd May ’07).

Nomination forms  are available on notice boards or in the members area of the website.

All nominations shall be sent to all centres two weeks prior to the AGM (10th May) and will be displayed on the notice boards. Items or nominations received later than that date can only be considered at the AGM by approval of the Management Committee.

It is recommended that only adults attend this meeting.

Our club runs three meets a year and is hoping to increase this to four, however it is the same people who help at these meets every year – most of these helpers don’t even have swimmers in these meets. The committee have decided on the following course of action to try and ensure that more people volunteer to help at these meets before we have to cancel them due to lack of help.
Please note that there will be no training at Scotstoun on 13-14th April due to a special event being held.