EDINBURGH GRAND PRIX UPDATES – Please note the session time changes below and the program. The following scratches have been worked out (as they have been difficult to identify). Therefore please check your events within the program. Click for : Edinburgh Grand Prix Program. Scratches include : Hannah Young – 102, Fraser Collier – 103, 301, Lorna Thompson – 104, Matthew Gordon – 209, John Houston – 209, 307, 610, Oscar Smillie – 313, Beth Gordon – 613. Please note the following session times:

  • FRIDAY – Warm up 4:00pm, Start 5:00pm
    • Morning (session 2 & 5) – Warm up 8:00am. Start 9:00am
    • Afternoon (Sessions 3 & 6) – Warm up 12:30pm, Start 1:30pm
    • Evening (Sessions 4 & 7) – Warm up 4:30, start 5:45pm (finals)

SASA NATIONAL OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016 (30th June-3rd July @ Tollcross)

  • Click for : SASA Open Champs 2016 – Information & Entry Process
  • Click for : SASA Open Champs 2016 – Eligibility Report
  • For : Swimmers with qualifying times from Performance, National & District Squads.
  • Closing Date : Friday 3rd June – Important Improved Times achieved at the EK Open will be automatically used for entries. Any additional qualifying times achieved at the EK Open must be sent to meet entries by the close of Monday 6th June.
  • Entry Fee : Entry Fee : £9.50 per event. Please ensure you send your PayPal reference when e-mailing your entries in the usual manner. See the entry info for full details on how to enter.



PERFORMANCE SQUAD TRAINING ALTERATIONS (due to the Edinburgh International).

  • Friday 27th May – 5:45pm – 7:45pm @ Citadel (with National Squad)
  • Saturday 28th May – Cancelled
  • Sunday 29th May – 5:00pm-6:45pm @ Prestwick


PRESS PHOTO’S  (reminder) – There will be team photo’s at the Citadel tonight (Tuesday 24th May) at 4:30pm for medal & pennant winners from the following competitions. Please could all swimmers bring a SAST top and their awards:

  • North Ayrshire Junior Open Meet
  • Best in The West


Further update regarding Development Meet.


DATE:28th MAY 2016


Swimmers will be marshalled into 3 teams.  PLEASE NO LATE COMERS. 

Remember to email sastnews@southayrshireswim.co.uk and in subject line enter Development Meet.

Thank You

Mike / Kim / Bryan / Evan

Development Coaches

Our Development Meet at the Citadel on the 28th May…

Cost will be £2.00 payable to the coaches on poolside.

DEADLINE….WEDNESDAY 25th May, MIDDAY….. ALL names to be emailed to  sastnews@southayrshireswim.co.uk   please enter in the subject line:  Development Meet.

PARENTS; THIS is an excellent meet for all the swimmers….make sure you get their name in ASAP….

We have been requested to provide a list of any officials available to help at the East Kilbride Open.  If you are available please e-mail the session/s you are available to cover:
For any timekeepers who havn’t received their officials badge, please e-mail me and we shall get one to you in due course.
Many thanks again for your continued support.
Marie McCormick

This year’s AGM will be held in June.


Date: Monday 20th June

Time: 7:15pm till 8:45pm

Location: Meeting Room, 1st Floor, Citadel


All motions / proposed changes to the constitution / bye-laws and nominations should be submitted to the Administration Manager no later than Monday 6th June: administration@southayrshireswim.co.uk

We’re looking for several new committee members this year as many of our long serving members are now leaving us or have moved on to different roles. We have very much benefitted from and appreciate their commitment to the club.

Posts include:

  • Finance Manager
  • Social Convenor
  • Fundraising Convenor
  • Club Secretary
  • Meet Manager
  • General Committee Members

Please also submit any apologies to administration@southayrshireswim.co.uk SAST AGM Minutes June2015 SAST AGM Agenda June 2016








There are still places left on the coaching assistant course on Monday (6-10pm). Do sign up!

Our coaches have asked for lane helpers (as they call coaching assistants) to help with time keeping (for example, on test sets) and advising swimmers about technique. They want to see you on poolside!!!

These courses will give parents confidence and skills to assist coaches, with further direction from coaches. It doesn’t have to be a weekly commitment that you sign up to, you can give it a try and discuss with the coach days that suit both your diaries / swimming schedule.

Have we convinced you yet? Email jenb.sast@gmail.com to book your space!

The coaching assistant course is ideal for all squad levels, including and possibly especially, the development and junior levels – you can learn early on what is expected of your child and why in order for them to improve.

And as if you need another reason to sign up …

It’s a great opportunity to learn about strokes to help your own child by discussing technique out of the pool too.

Ask your child’s coach about the course or get in touch via the email below for more information.


Sign up, you might be surprised! It is better for us to fill the spaces now and for you to give it a go! Especially as we’re paying a decent amount of money putting these courses on (the Team Manager one too) to move the club forward!


Contact jenb.sast@gmail.com to book your space!


Yes it’s that time again, where all the development squad swimmers show off their talent in our Jewels In The Pool…. ONLY for development squad swimmers.  ALL DEVELOPMENT SQUAD SWIMMERS TO TAKE PART IN IT…


DATE: 28th MAY 2016


Timekeepers will be required.

Watch this space for further info….

EAST KILBRIDE OPEN MEET 3rd-5th June 2016 – Click for : East Kilbride Open Age Group SWIM LISTS

NATIONAL SQUAD – There will be no training on Sunday 22nd May. Swimmers can attend Saturday 21st May @ Maybole 7:00-9:00am as an alternative.

PRESS PHOTO’S – There will be team photo’s at the Citadel on Tuesday 24th May at 4:30pm for medal & pennant winners from the following competitions. Please could all swimmers bring a SAST top and their awards:

  • North Ayrshire Junior Open Meet
  • Best in The West