Tickets are still available for Friday nights Ceilidh at the South Beach Hotel in Troon. Any donation of raffle prizes will be greatly appreciated. Please hand them into any of your coaches.

Raffle tickets are £1 strip and you can contact Dianne on 07584 207634 or Raldi on 07576 010736 to purchase any in advance.

At the moment we have some fabulous prizes which have been donated by various local companies and family and friends of the squads.

Thank you very much in advance for your support.

Just a reminder that the New SAST Time Table commences from Monday 20th Feb until the end of this season. Click for :SAST Time Table – Commencing Monday 20th Feb 2017

PARA SQUAD – Please note that training on Fridays will be 6:15-7:30pm from tomorrow (Friday 17th February 2017) until the end of the season.

SCOTTISH NATIONAL AGE GROUP CHMAPIONSHIPS (SNAGS) – After a fantastic weekend of competition a number of swims were clocked inside consideration times for the Scottish National Age Group Champs in April. Therefore please click : SNAGS 2017 ELIGIBILITY REPORT updated 16th Feb 2017. The SAST SNAGS entry info will be available soon and the eligibility report will be updated after the weekend. Click here for more information on SNAGS.

SAST CEILIDH

SAST fundraising Ceilidh is almost here (24th February 2017 at the South Beach Hotel in Troon).  There are still some tickets available – please contact either Dianne (07584 207634) or Raldi (07576010736) and we can arrange to get the tickets to you and take payment.  All tickets are £15 per person (children are welcome too) and this includes Ceilidh, Disco and Stovies.  All funds raised will be put towards the Warm Weather Training Camp and new starting blocks at the Citadel.  
We have some amazing raffle prizes lined up.  It promises to be a great, fun filled night.  Please come along and don’t be shy, ask your friends ! 

Well done to those who have been chosen to attend the Mini League Round One to be held within the next couple of weeks.

As children progress within the Swim Team we require at least one parent or guardian per family to take up the position as a Time Keeper in the first instance.  Time Keepers and Judges are required at these meets and unfortunately, there are very few Time Keepers and no Judges at this level within the Club.

Should you wish your child to participate in future team events and West Districts, please e-mail Barry our Senior Technical Official who will arrange for you to attend a course.  The cost to provide this 2 hour course at the Citadel will be paid by SAST.  Please should you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me.

Marie McCormick: keepcalmandswimfast@gmail.com

STO Barry:  barrytech.sast@gmail.com

 

First of all a huge congratulations to all the athletes who recently took part in the Disability Regional Meet held at the Citadel on Sunday especially to our very own SAST swimmers and their coaches who did very well.

A special thanks goes to our very own Bubble Team and others who turned out in force giving their time freely on Sunday in order to host this spectacular event, some of whom missed their own children swimming at another competition at North Ayrshire. Very well done guys.  What a smashing team of volunteers we have and still growing. You’ve made your Team and South Ayrshire Proud.

Please see below a recent report from South Ayrshire Council. Well Done.

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Our National Squad coach Brian Dalgleish (AKA Big Dog) has landed a Head Coaches position at West Dumbarton Swimming Club and his last service with SAST will be on the 17th-19th February at the Carnegie Open Meet. Brian has been an excellent mentor to swimmers and coaches within SAST and his skills, knowledge, passion and commitment will be greatly missed. I’m sure I speak for all wishing him all the best in his new position and personal future. We will undoubtedly look forward to some battles in the pool and banter on deck.

GOOD LUCK BRIAN FROM ALL OF SAST

 

NEW TIME TABLE

Click for SAST Time Table – Commencing Monday 20th Feb 2017. This table has been created to accommodate National Squad following Brains last competition with SAST. We have also looked into some improvements and welcome feedback for discussions at the next coaches meeting in March. The changes have been highlighted in yellow and affect all squads except Masters & Development. I (Byron) will lead National Squad with Evan assisting until the end of the season. The majority of the sessions have been combined given the total numbers in the squads. Please note the following highlighted improvements

  • PERFORAMNCE SQUAD
    • Weekly 50m training
  • NATIONAL SQUAD
    • 30 minutes additional training time
    • Combined sessions with Performance Squad
    • Weekly 50m training
  • DISTRICT SQUAD
    • Monday night (2nd hour) = 6 lanes
    • 15 minutes additional training time
    • A flexible swim land session Friday am which can be moved midweek on comp weeks.
  • JUNIOR SQUAD
    • Monday nights late finish has been switched to Friday evenings for an earlier finish. This was seen as a positive step as younger swimmers are qualifying into the squad.

The Time Table is a temporary solution until the end of the season. The programs and pathways will be reviewed prior and any improvements will be publicised before the end of the season. We understand that the changes may not suit all and please forward any concerns for the coaches to review at the meetings.