Click here for the May 2013 Newsletterwhich has been added to the website.
Included this month
- SASA National Age Group Champs
- SAST Open Meet
- AGM information
- Junior Squad Notice
- Alterations to District Squad QT’s
- Mini League Training.
IMPORTANT-The next Time Trial is on the 3rd June. The warm up will commence around 7:15pm. Could swimmers not go poolside until 7:10pm to avoid congestion poolside whilst the swimming lessons are coming to an end.
Click on the following link…..Request for Stewards
Entry is now open for the East District Open Water Swimming Championships to be held at Kinghorn Loch on Saturday 22nd June. There are a number of events but all swimmers must be 12 years and over to take part. Only swimmers in National, District, Youth & Masters Squads should consider entering.
Click Here to view the details and entry forms from the SASA website. Read all the information carefully and consult with your squad coach if you wish to enter. Alternatively you can e-mail me for advice. Entries are to be done individually but please inform me if you do enter as with healthy numbers there could be a chance of a relay team.
CLOSING DATE – 10th JUNE
Please note that the swim clinic for junior & District Squads will not take place on Wednesday 15th May.
The clinic has been moved and will take place on Wednesday 22nd May at the Citadel from 6:00am-7:30am.
National Squad will train at Prestwick 6:00am-7:30am on Wednesday 22nd May due to the above Swim Clinic.
Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
To help you all with your busy schedule between swimming/football/hockey/rugby/and long lies we have installed Google Calendar to the site.
You can now SYNC your own Google calendar with SAST….Have a look at http://www.southayrshireswim.co.uk/competitions/calendar/sast-calendar-2013-2014/
All competitions/events/meetings up to 4th August have been added to it.
We will still be using SAST current format calendar as a back up.
The SASA 2013 Open Champs Entry Info has been added to the website. This event is for swimmers within National & District Squads that have Qualifying Times. Closing date for entries is Monday 20th May 2013. There will be no relay teams so swimmers can focus on attaining British QT’s or SASA Squad Selection QT’s. The SASA Squad Selection Times ( SASA Selection Policy + QT’s for 2013-14 Season) have also been updated.
The Cumbernauld Graded Meet Entry Info has been added to the website. This competition is for swimmers in Development, Junior, Club, Youth & District Squads and will be the last competition of the season for swimmers in these groups. The graded meets are for swimmers who are slower than the entry times. This is an excellent opportunity for young in experienced swimmers. Development Squad swimmers should only enter if they have attended some club Time Trials for experience. For information on competitions please see the Parents Guides to section for help. The closing Date for entries is Monday 27th May 2013
SAST Calendar 2012-2013 Updated May 2013 - Has been updated to include the Cumbernauld Graded Meet in replacement for the SAST Summer Sprints.
The West District Open Champs Swim Lists & Alloa Open Meet Program have been added to the website within the Entries & Swim Lists Page on the website.
Payments for these events are now due. Both events are £5 per swim.
The recent Masters Scottish Nationals weekend at Scotstoun was another step up for the SAST team. Held over Friday and Saturday 19-20 April, SAST fielded a team of five and collected a tally of seven Scottish medals: two golds, four silver and one bronze. SAST fielded swimmers in the fiercely competitive age groups B and G. The opening event was the 800m in which Robin Szmidt was ranked third but took silver after a strong and steady swim with split times within seconds of each other for the first 500 then cranking it up to ensure the second position. In a nail biting finish for the 100m freestyle, Donald Macdonald (1:06.77)and Morris Rollo (1:08.73) took the gold and bronze for SAST respectively. Donald was only 0.15 ahead of the second placed swimmer from REN96 with Morris right on his shoulder. In the 200m freestyle Donald and Morris reversed their order and squeezed out the opposition to take both Silver and Gold. Morris also took the silver in the 50m ‘fly in a time of 34.37. Robin was not so lucky in the 100m ‘fly coming home in fourth after a close run swim and had to settle for the same position in the 400m freestyle. Nonetheless he picked up the pace again in the 100m backstroke and added the Silver to the tally. In the 50m free’ Donald and Morris fought hard with a tremendous tussle with times of 30.28 and 30.67 but not enough for either to get into the medals with Donald missing out on bronze by the same margin as the 100m win of 0.15 sec. 2013 saw the first South Ayrshire ladies’ entrant for many years with Diann Neill entering both the 50m free’ and the 50m breastroke. No medals this time but her return to competitive swimming starts here! The mens’ 200+ yrs relay team of Morris Rollo, Gary Craig, Robin Szmidt and Donald Macdonald did fantastically well in the 200m freestyle with a time of 2.09.99 beating last years’ time for the same team by more than 3 seconds but just short of the medals. SAST Masters is getting better all the time with more and more swimmers making the transition from lane swimming to regain a competitive edge. SAST now has a Masters training squad of more than ten so next year will be better still! Why not find out more via the SAST website?
Well done to all the swimmers who took part in the IM Time Trials last night.
The results can be found on the website at IM Time Trial Results
South Ayrshire Swim Team
Annual General Meeting
17th June 2013 at 1915 hours
at the Citadel Leisure Centre, AYR
Notice is hereby given in line with our Constitution that the Annual General Meeting of South Ayrshire Swim Team will be held on Monday 17th June 2013 at 1915hours in the Citadel Leisure Centre
The Agenda for business at the AGM will be posted in due course.
Only questions relating to the papers distributed on the evening will be addressed.
Any member wishing to submit any prior motions or questions must forward these in writing to the
Administration Manager c/o Prestwick Swimming Pool,
At Ninians Park, Prestwick
and be received at least 21 clear days prior to the date of the
Annual General Meeting.
A reminder that all parents are invited to attend the AGM.
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