Scottish Swimming are organizing a Safeguarding and Protecting Children course at Ayr Town Hall on Thursday  November 20th from 6.30pm until 9.30pm.

Scottish Swimming advises all volunteers within clubs to attend this workshop as part of best practice.  Its unusual for us to have this course run on our doorstep,  its free to Scottish Swimming members and it really is a very valuable course for those volunteering and working with children.

If you would like to attend please email along with your Scottish Swimming membership number before Sunday 26th October.

Winter League Photo & West District Senior Age Group Champs Update

WINTER LEAGUE - Could all the swimmers who competed in the Winter League competition attend the Citadel at 4:15pm on Thursday 23rd October for a press photo. Swimmers will also be able to collect their 2nd place medal also.

WEST DISTRICT SENIOR AGE GROUP CHAMPS (1st/2nd Nov). Swim lists & programmes have been added to the website. Unfortunately there have been some  rejections / scratched swims. Click for : 2014 West District SC SAG Swim Lists with Scr and Res. S1 Programme, S2 Programme, S3 Programme, S4 Programme.

Reminder that the Cumbernauld Open Meet entry closes on Sunday 26th October. Click for :  Cumbernauld Winter Open Entry Info.  This competition is for all swimmers in All Squads- Development Squad swimmers Should only enter 200m events that they have 100m competition experience for due to this being a higher level of competition.




SAST Swimmer Erin Robertson will be in attendance at the Junior Erin from 2014 Duel in the Pool Youth SquadSquad Session tonight (Thursday 16th Oct) to chat to the swimmers and demonstrate some of her training techniques and drills. Last season Erin was Scottish 15yrs Age Group Champion,  Double Scottish Junior Champion & 2nd Junior at the British Open Champs. She currently holds Scottish 15yrs and Junior (16/u) Breaststroke records and is 15yrs GB ranked as no.1 (short course) & no.2 (long course) for the 50m and 100m breaststroke.


SASA SHORT COURSE CHAMPIONSHIPS – Please note that the entry information has been updated due to some events not showing on the eligibility report. This event is for Swimmers with QT’s. click for SASA Short Course Entry Info – Updated 16-10-14



Volunteer Request – Scottish Schools Ayrshire Heats – 25 & 26 October

Although the above is not run by SAST, many of our club volunteers help on one or both days.

The organising group are once again asking for assistance with general volunteers and particularly timekeepers.

The event, held at the Citadel, starts at 4pm on both days and is likely to finish around 7.30pm.  The secondary heats are on Sat 25th and primary heats on Sun 26th October.

Anyone able to assist is asked to e-mail Sylvia McKenzie at  by Mon 20 October 2014.


Marianne Hayward, Performance Nutritionist, Citadel,Thursday 30th October, 5.30pm

One of the results from the membership survey we carried out before the summer was a clear demand from you for us to arrange information sessions on subjects such as sports nutrition for both swimmers and parents.

In response to this, we are delighted to announce that Marianne Hayward has agreed to come and speak to us . Marianne is Head Performance Nutritionist at the National Stadium Sports Medicine Centre at Hampden. Through her role she works with a number of elite athletes from various sports, including members of Team Scotland at the Glasgow  Commonwealth Games. In addition, she is Head of Profession, Nutrition and Dietetics for Ayrshire and Arran Health Service Trust.

Marianne’s initial talk is aimed at both swimmers and their parents, and will hopefully be the first of a number of further workshops.

This event will be held on Thursday 30th October at 5.30pm in the small meeting room at the Citadel. The session will last for approximately 45 minutes.

Both National and District squads are already training at the Citadel on Thursday, so hopefully as many of those swimmers and their parents can attend, but the event is obviously open to all squads. Please make every effort to turn out for what will be a really interesting session



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