TIME TRIALS – Reminder that the Time Trials are tonight from 7:10pm. The Trials are for all Junior, Junior+ & Development Swimmers. There will be no training sessions on for these squads. Please also note that District Squad Training is cancelled tonight and as per usual, swimmers can attend Tuesday morning at the Citadel for the alternative.

 

M & B GRADED MEET (Saturday 22nd October 2016)

  • Click for : mb-graded-meet-22nd-october-2016 Entry Information . Please note  that this competitions is on the same date as the Ayrshire Secondary Schools Heats. Please do not enter if you are swimming at the Ayrshire SECONDARY Schools Heats. Primary School swimmers are encouraged to enter. The Primary School Heats are the following day.
  • For : Mainly Junior & Development Squads. However all swimmers can enter as long as they are not competing at the Ayrshire SECONDARY Schools Heats.
  • Closing Date : Sunday 2nd October 2016
  • Entry Fee : £5.00 per event.  If you are attending, then please  follow the instructions on the entry Info & when e-mailing  meetentries@southayrshireswim.co.uk  ensure you include your PayPal reference.

 

 

We are looking for donations for our Tumbola and raffle which will be held at the SAST meet next Sunday. We require wine, beer, spirits, chocolates, sweets, toiletries, toys and any unwanted presents you have lying around.  If you’re attending the time trials on Monday, please bring your items with you. All those donating will be entered into a free prize draw on Monday evening. If not attending the time trials, please hand prizes to Marie McCormick, Susan Smillie, Jennifer Burns, Cheryle Buckingham, Claire Goldie, Trudi Caldwell or your swim coach if no-one is available.

We will also be holding a home baking stall. Please bring along your delicious baking Saturday evening at 7pm or Sunday morning. Funds raised will go towards our new diving blocks and other events held throughout the year.

Thanks in advance for your generosity.

The Meet Management Team

We require your help.  If your child is taking part in the SAST meet on Sunday please e-mail us and let us know if you are available to help at the AM or  PM session.  We require people to help within the following areas:

Marshalling, pay-in desk, Tumbola stall, sell raffle tickets, help and learn the systems behind the scenes, catering and lots more. We are also looking for another announcer to learn and help Brian and Peter.  

Please e-mail: volunteers@southayrshireswim.co.uk

We’re looking forward to seeing you. Please can all pink polo shirts be returned to us on Monday evening at the time trials if not returned already.

Many thanks

Meet Management Team

  • Competition  Clyde Coast Winter League       Dates  Saturday 1st October 2016
  • Venue               Citadel Leisure Centre                 Warm Up:   12:30pm  (Please be poolside by 12:00pm)
  • The swimmers listed below are selected to compete in the Clyde Coast Winter League. Please could swimmers confirm their availability / non availability by Tuesday 27th September.  To confirm Please Email- sastentries@gmail.com (Please note that this is a new e-mail address for entries / Susan)

GIRLS

BOYS

  • Elizabeth Burns
  • Sophie Cameron
  • Julie Dunn
  • Beth Gordon
  • Amy Grassom
  • Amy Grieve
  • Lucy Grieve
  • Anna Lunan
  • Victoria McCormick
  • Erin Moore
  • Emily North
  • Romi Orsi
  • Meaghan Slider
  • Brooke Smillie
  • Hannah Young
  • Ben Caldwell
  • Morton Davie
  • Calum Dunn
  • Ross Erentz
  • Allister Goldie
  • Matthew Gordon
  • Euan Leslie
  • Alasdair McGhee
  • Douglas McKinnon
  • Sam Moore
  • Cameron Muir
  • Findlay Price
  • Oscar Smillie
  • Duncan Young

 The swimmers listed above in BOLD & Underlined have been selected for relays in the 2nd half of the competition. These swimmers can attend later at 2:30pm (poolside). All swimmers are welcome at the start to cheer the others on if they want to get into it. There will be a 2nd warm up available half way through the meet.

GET YOUR EAR PLUGS READY!!!

 

 

IMPORTANT – a few people have had e-mails bounce back. I have responded to all e-mails from those interested in the 2017 Swim Camp with a confirmation response. If you have e-mailed me and not received confirmation back, pleased send it again or contact me on poolside/by mobile.

WHO IS IT FOR – The camp is open to all swimmers currently within District, National & Performance Squads at the date of this web post. Staff attending will be myself (Byron Stericker), Brian Dalgleish and a female team manager.

WHERE & WHEN – The Club is looking into a Warm Weather Training Camp during the October School holiday week in 2017. The camp targeted is the Oasis Papagayo Sports Resort, Corralejo, Fuerteventura. Please click to see the resort.

HOW MUCH – At this time, we do not have a final cost for the trip, but we estimate that it will be in the region of £700 and £950 before any fundraising. This estimated costs includes flight, meals, accommodation, 10 pool sessions, land training facilities, training camp T-shirt (required to travel in as a team) and water for the week. Insurance will have to be added. We have quotes for the above listed in bold, hence the variation in estimation. Fundraising in the past has been very successful for camps and the parents of those attending will form the fundraising working group. This will reduce the cost per swimmer and all fundraising done by this group will go specifically to reducing the cost of the camp. A deposit of £100 will be required (see final paragraph) with the remainder being paid in instalments and full payment made a minimum of 12 weeks prior to leaving (approximately July 2017). This could obviously reduce depending on fundraising.

WHAT TO EXPECT – The camp is an opportunity for swimmers to focus on training in an environment without the normal everyday distractions. Swimmers must be in great physical condition prior to the camp due to the intense workouts and large number of sessions that will be included. Therefore, a commitment to training within the home club program is essential for this season and prior to the camp. At the camp there will be 10 pool sessions and additional land training sessions. The last camp in 2013 was as follows on a daily basis :

  • Morning Swim training
  • Breakfast
  • Land training
  • LunchLand session/Team activity (volleyball, badminton, windsufing etc)
  • Land session/Team activity (volleyball, badminton, windsufing etc)
  • Down time
  • Evening Swim training
  • Dinner
  • Down time

WHAT DO I DO NEXT

  • Request a provisional place on the camp please e-mail byron@southayrshireswim.co.uk  by 21st September. This is not a commitment, we just require a number for those interested. Further info will be distributed once the possible team size is known.
  • We will then arrange a Swim Camp Team Meeting for Tuesday 27th September. At the meeting, we will provide more info on the camp venue, training week and safety. This is also an opportunity for general discussions and questions.
  • Places will be confirmed at the meeting by signing a code of conduct and paying the £100 deposit.
  • Prior to the meeting, it would be useful if you could forward any questions to help guide us in providing as much information as possible. We can then include answers at the meeting.

Just a quick reminder of the training alterations this weekend

  • Friday 16th – National & District Squad 5:00-7:00pm @ Citadel
  • Sunday 18th – Junior Squad Cancelled (swimmers at North Ayrshire). Troon Development 4:45-6:00pm (session brought forward).

NORTH AYRSHIRE DEVELOPMENT MEET

  • Please remember to let us know if you are not swimming by e-mailing sastentries@gmail.com.
  • Coaches over the weekend are Saturday – Brian D (am) & Evan T (pm). Sunday – Evan T
  • Relay Teams are as listed on the published swim lists click here for na-dev-meet-relays

WHO IS IT FOR – The camp is open to all swimmers currently within District, National & Performance Squads at the date of this web post. Staff attending will be myself (Byron Stericker), Brian Dalgleish and a female team manager.

WHERE & WHEN – The Club is looking into a Warm Weather Training Camp during the October School holiday week in 2017. The camp targeted is the Oasis Papagayo Sports Resort, Corralejo, Fuerteventura. Please click to see the resort.

HOW MUCH – At this time, we do not have a final cost for the trip, but we estimate that it will be in the region of £700 and £950 before any fundraising. This estimated costs includes flight, meals, accommodation, 10 pool sessions, land training facilities, training camp T-shirt (required to travel in as a team) and water for the week. Insurance will have to be added. We have quotes for the above listed in bold, hence the variation in estimation. Fundraising in the past has been very successful for camps and the parents of those attending will form the fundraising working group. This will reduce the cost per swimmer and all fundraising done by this group will go specifically to reducing the cost of the camp. A deposit of £100 will be required (see final paragraph) with the remainder being paid in instalments and full payment made a minimum of 12 weeks prior to leaving (approximately July 2017). This could obviously reduce depending on fundraising.

WHAT TO EXPECT – The camp is an opportunity for swimmers to focus on training in an environment without the normal everyday distractions. Swimmers must be in great physical condition prior to the camp due to the intense workouts and large number of sessions that will be included. Therefore, a commitment to training within the home club program is essential for this season and prior to the camp. At the camp there will be 10 pool sessions and additional land training sessions. The last camp in 2013 was as follows on a daily basis :

  • Morning Swim training
  • Breakfast
  • Land training
  • LunchLand session/Team activity (volleyball, badminton, windsufing etc)
  • Land session/Team activity (volleyball, badminton, windsufing etc)
  • Down time
  • Evening Swim training
  • Dinner
  • Down time

WHAT DO I DO NEXT

  • Request a provisional place on the camp please e-mail byron@southayrshireswim.co.uk  by 21st September. This is not a commitment, we just require a number for those interested. Further info will be distributed once the possible team size is known.
  • We will then arrange a Swim Camp Team Meeting for Tuesday 27th September. At the meeting, we will provide more info on the camp venue, training week and safety. This is also an opportunity for general discussions and questions.
  • Places will be confirmed at the meeting by signing a code of conduct and paying the £100 deposit.
  • Prior to the meeting, it would be useful if you could forward any questions to help guide us in providing as much information as possible. We can then include answers at the meeting.