Summer Training Program & Alterations to District & National Squad

Hope everybody has been enjoying the summer break. Just a reminder that the reduced summer program commences next week. Click here to view the SAST SUMMER BREAK 2014 Time Table. Please note the following alterations to accommodate the Swimmers heading to the British Age Group Champs. These swimmers are in their final preparations after continuing their training through the school holidays. They will be starting their break after the Champs.

Training Alterations

  • District Squad:      Friday 1st August – Cancelled
  • National Squad:   Over the first week back swimmers not attending the British Champs or Scottish Open Water Champs can only attend as follows:
                • Monday 28th July (morning session)
                • Thursday 31st July (both Sessions)

Commonwealth Tickets…..



Scottish Swimming have a number of tickets available for the swimming sessions at the Commonwealth Games. In particular heats tickets are available for all sessions.

Tickets are available on a first come first served basis and need to be paid fully in advance.  To register your interest to purchase tickets please go to  Scottish Swimming

From here you will be taken to the individual sites for each session, where you can see which tickets are available. Please enter   swimming2014!  to get access, and then pick the amount of tickets  If there are  no more tickets available, someone has been quicker, but you can add your details to the waiting list if needed.

Once you have picked your tickets please place the order through the system. Once we have received the order we will call you back, as we are not able to take payments online.- please do not call or email the office as we will strictly follow a first come first serve policy against the online request.

If there are any concessions, please let us know when you are called, no concessions apply for the finals or for the £50 heats tickets. Please read the terms and conditions carefully. In particular please be aware that you have not secured tickets until payment has been taken and ticket availability is subject to change.

We expect tickets to go fast so please be quick or you will be disappointed.


And on that note, if you want to support the Scottish Team this summer at the pool, get your T-shirt  here for only £11.95



Reminder : Supervision of Swimmers

Parents/Carers are reminded that the Club’s duty of care to swimmers begins when swimmers enter poolside at the start of the session and finishes once swimmers leave poolside at the end of the session.

South Ayrshire Swim Team is not responsible for swimmers outwith these periods and this includes the shower area and changing rooms.

Parents/Carers are asked to ensure that arrangements are in place to fully supervise all swimmers until the start of the training session and that swimmers are picked up immediately at the end of the training session.

Parents/Carers who choose not to wait at the pool during the training session are encouraged to make sure that a SAST coach is in the building prior to leaving swimmers for the session.

 Your assistance with this issue is appreciated and the above information is provided to ensure the safety and well being of all swimmers.


Club Annual Reports and Club Development Plan

Club Annual Reports & Development Plan
As indicated at the AGM, I now attach copies of the Annual Reports presented by the Performance Development Coach, Finance Manager and myself.  These are circulated for those who were unable to attend the meeting.
I also attach a copy of the Club Development Plan for 2014-15 which the committee will be focused on for the new season.
If anyone has any questions on these papers please contact me directly.
Brian Anderson
Club Chairperson

Interim Chairperson’s Annual Report 2013_14

Club Development Plan

Performance Development Coach’s Annual Report 2013_14

Finance Manager’s Annual Report 2013_14


Junior+ & Youth Squad Training Alterations

Please note the following training alterations (in addition to previous alterations).


  • Monday 16th June – am session moved to Prestwick (with District Squad)
  • Thursday 19th June – am session cancelled.
  • Wednesday 18th @ Troon 8-9pm added as a replacement for Thursdays cancellation.


  • Tuesday 17th June – am session cancelled
  • Sunday 22nd June @ Prestwick 5:00-6:45pm added as a replacement for Tuesdays cancellation.



Its nearly time for the summer break. Last sessions for all squads will be on Sunday 29th June (excluding National Squad). Training will recommence on a reduced program from Monday 28th July. Click for SAST SUMMER BREAK 2014 details (from the news, News & Notices web section). Normal training times will recommence on Tuesday 19th August. Please ensure the swimmers take a decent break which allows them to recover from the years training, grow a little and have them start a fresh in the new season ready to do it all again.

A Team For All, But Above All A TEAM