The clubs swim shop will be available on Monday 18th December during the fun night at the Citadel so if there are any bits of kit, onesies, t-shirts or caps that you are needing please come along and see Marie who will be set up outside the changing village at 7pm.

 

It is with regret I will be stepping down as coach of Junior Squad this Christmas. I have loved my time with the club and will be sad to let it go. However, I have a new job and not enough time in the week. I’ve loved seeing the kids progress and hope they will all continue swimming. I hope you all have a great Christmas and I wish the swimmers all the success in the New Year.

Nicole

December Training Alterations have been updated for District Squad. Monday 11th December evening session has been switched to the Tuesday morning. click here for : DECEMBER TRAINING ALTERATIONS-updated 6th December

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Please click for DECEMBER TRAINING ALTERATIONS – updated (in yellow)  which includes the Christmas & New Year Breaks.

  • CUMBERNAULD SPRINTS 16th December
  • Click for : Cumbernauld Sprints 16th Dec Swim Lists & Scratches. Please note that the meet has been heavily subscribed and therefore a number of swimmers / swims have been scratched (removed). This is to allow the competition to run within the time frames and guidelines. Swimmers that have been Scratched will be refunded. Scratched swims are identified by SCR next to the event. ALT indicates that a swimmers is reserve and will know if they have a swim after the warm up for that particular session.
  • Click for :  Draft Program including Scratches and Reserves

Thankyou

Can I personally give a huge thank you to the bubble team, officials, people marshalling and helping at the pay-in desk without all of you Saturday’s Secondary School’s gala would not have gone ahead. I would also like to thank the council and the active schools team who helped out with all of the collation of the paperwork. This years meet was run using the clubs electronics which was a great success due to us having a very strong team working in the bubble. If you were watching and fancy helping out on any of the aspects of running a meet please get in touch with sastgeneral@gmail.com as your help at our future meets would be greatly appreciated.

Susan

2017 SASA Short Course National Championships – Please click here for a 2017 SASA SHORT COURSE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS – Swimmer Plan. Please check your swims against the draft program and let me know if there are any corrections. The draft programs can be found on the Swim Scotland Website.

REMINDER- CARNEGIE OPEN MEET – Members of Performance & National Squads had been e-mailed requesting them to confirm if they will be attending Carnegie Open Meet on the 17th & 18th February 2018 as this is a planned away meet and rooms & Transport will need to be pre booked. We do not require what events you wish to enter just confirmation you will be attending. Please e-mail Susan sastentries@gmail.com tonight. Confirmation closes on Friday 24th Nov. please note that there will be a West district event at East Kilbride the same weekend which will also be available. However this is outside the qualification window for summer meets and so the focus is still qualification for SNAGS. I feel Carnegie will be the better option for older swimmers with the added swim down facility etc.

REMINDER WARM WEATHER TRAINING CAMP OCT 2018 – After the huge success of the 2017 camp, the committee have decided to offer a 2018 warm weather training camp if there is enough interest. We will be looking into the same venue in Fuerteventura for excellent pre camp planning and the opportunity for educated feedback. The offer is open firstly to members 12 years or older this year from Performance Squad, National Squad & District Squad. Unfortunately swimmers under 12 in 2017 can not attend and will have to wait for the next camp. Confirmation of interest closes on Friday 24th Nov. We would appreciate all members from the mentioned squads replying to Susan sastentries@gmail.com with the swimmers name and
  • Would attend Camp
  • Would not attend Camp
  • Would maybe attend the camp

 

Please note the following training alterations for the Ayrshire Schools Heats this weekend.

  • Performance Squad
    • Friday 24th Nov – Morning training only (normal time). Evening training cancelled
    • Saturday 25th Nov – Training cancelled.
  • National Squad
    • Friday 25th Nov – All sessions cancelled
    • Sunday 26th Nov – Training as normal and all swimmers should attend.
  • District Squad – All sessions on as normal but those competing at the schools should not attend Friday morning land training.

NATIONAL SQUAD – Some parents have asked the question “why the swimmers are not training Friday as they only have two swims.” It was suggested that they could do a steady session with starts turns etc Friday morning.

The purpose of this weekends competition is to get as many swimmers qualifying to the Scottish National Schools Championships as possible. Therefore we are looking for optimal performance whilst also maintaining high levels of training with qualification to the Scottish National Age groups as a main priority. National Squad this week have worked a hard endurance set Tuesday morning (one of the biggest they do) and will have a high intensity set on Thursday morning. Thursday is the hardest day of the week with the evening session being an aerobic endurance set. Therefore for optimal recovery, Staying in bed and sleeping is the best prescription and it cancels out two early starts in a row. Allowing the swimmers some great recovery. Sunday will also include an intense kick set and speed work to finish off a good weeks work. Therefore swimmers will be rested as possible for Saturday and will have maintained their heavy workloads (Tuesday, Thursday & Sunday). I hope this helps explain a little about the decision to take Friday off.