CALENDAR NOTES TRAINING ALTERATIONS – Please click : Calendar Notes & Training Alterations May 2017. This includes Katie Robertson doing a Breaststroke Swim Clinic tomorrow morning and Monday’s Land Training for Junior & Junior+ is cancelled due to the elections.

BEST IN THE WEST 12th-14th May 2017

  • Click for programs and please note that heats are split over mornings (faster heats) & afternoons (slower heats) and so please check both sessions on Saturday & Sunday. On a rough count it looks like all swims have been accepted.


UNLOCKING POTENTIAL 11th May at the Citadel – South Ayrshire Sports Development Team  have a number of courses and opportunities available for coaches athletes and parents. Unlocking potential is aimed at coaches and athletes (14 years and over). The course will cover a number of areas that need to be addressed if athletes are to have a chance of fulfilling their potential. Click here for the South Ayrshire Council Coach Education Calendar 2017. Unlocking Potential details can be found on page 13 with the booking form at the back of the booklet. The booklet also includes details of other opportunities and contacts if you have any questions.

Schools Burgh Cup

We need your help.  We are trying to hold the Schools Burgh Cup on the afternoon of Sunday the 11th June, however this will clash with Cumbernaulds Sunday afternoon session.

In order to confirm that the Burgh Cup can go ahead (Primary 5-7s) we will need to confirm that there will be enough volunteers in the first instance.

We will require Technical Officials, Marshalls, Recorders, People to man the entry desk and runners. If you can help out from 2pm on this date, please e-mail by Monday evening at the latest.  This response will determine if we can go ahead or not.  Please try to help, especially for the kids who will have their last chance to swim for their Primary Schools before moving onto the “Big School”.  Look forward to hearing from you.

Many Thanks

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  • REN 96 DEVELOPMENT MEET 17th & 18th June
  • For : Swimmers 12 & under from Development, Junior, Junior+ & District Squads. This competition is a prefect starter for Development swimmers.
  • Click For : Ren 96 Development Meet entry Information & Process
  • CLOSING DATE : Friday 12th May 2017



  • PRESS PHOTO’S – Could all swimmers who competed at the British Open Champs & South Ayrshire Open Meet please attend for a Press Photo at the Citadel from 4:15pm on Tuesday 2nd May. Please bring a SAST top and any awards won (two SAST awards will be enough).


  • SAST OPEN MEET PHOTO’S – To access the photo’s link, please visit the webs competitions page and Entries & Swim Lists section (at the top of the page). The link and access code to view the photo’s is located within a webpage for security reasons. Alternatively click here to access the page

First of all we would like to thank everyone who came along to our Open Meet at the weekend, giving up their time to volunteer.  The Bubble IT Crew, Medal presenters, Technical Officials, Our Three Announcers, Catering Team, Marshalls, Fund Raising squad, Spectators Entry Desk Team, our two CPO’s, Coaches especially Bryan Allen, Team Managers and a big thank you to our runners.  You all did a fantastic job.  It was great to see a few new faces time keeping!  Congratulations on passing your course! We hope the Spectators and swimmers had a fun weekend.  We certainly did.

Thank you so much from

Marie and Catrina

Meet Managers

I will be available on Tuesday evening at the Citadel from 5.30pm to 6.00pm and again on Thursday evening from 5.30pm to 6.45pm outside the changing rooms to take any further orders for Personalised SAST swim caps.  The caps will also be available to order in blue for those who qualify. They are £12 each and must be paid at the time of order.  If you have ordered and yet to pay, please make payment before Thursday or you will risk loosing out.  If you would like to order, but cannot make it at these times,  you can e-mail me by Wednesday evening: to consider reasonable alternative arrangements.

Many thanks

Marie McCormick

TIME TRIALS take place on Monday 24th April at the Citadel for Junior, Junior+ & Development Squads. The time trials will be IM’s and so any swimmers who have competed at the SAST Open Meet and swam the 200 IM do not need to attend as their time will be updated with the results from the competition. Development Squad swimmers are encouraged to attend as the 100IM results are (one) part of the analysis for swimmers progressing squads.

PERFORMANCE, NATIONAL & DISTRICT SQUADS – There will be no training Monday 24th April  (morning or evening) due to the SAST Open Meet/Time Trials. Could all swimmers please attend training on Tuesday 25th April in the morning 5:45-7:30am at the Citadel.



Just a quick reminder to bring something along for the Tumbola In the next two days as we need to re-stock.  E.g.  wine, beers, chocolate, soft drinks, toys, spirits etc.  If you forget, you can hand in a monetary donation to Claire or Trudy and they will use the money to purchase some more items for future Meets.


Please report to the conference room at the start of warm up to register for each session on Saturday. On Sunday Registration will be in one of the squash courts.


There are a number of events being held at the CITADEL this weekend, both Saturday and Sunday, starting at 8am! It’s advisable to come in plenty of time to get parked.


Marie McCormick will be taking orders for the caps, both days at the Swim meet from 11-12am and again at 2.30pm to 3.30pm in the main foyer just at the changing room entrance. £12 per Cap.  Payment is required at time of order, cash or cheque only.

Have a great weekend and most of all have fun!

The Meet Management Team



It has now been confirmed that there will be an official photographer available all weekend at the Meet should you wish to purchase photo’s. Please advise the photographer prior to the start of the Session which event and lane your child will be swimming in.

Wrights Sports will also be available and will have a large selection of equipment and swimwear available to purchase on both days. 

Meet Management Team


We still require volunteers at our SAST meet for all sessions Saturday and Sunday.  Thank you to all that have volunteered already, without you we would not be able to run our Meet. However we still require to cover the following:

Saturday AM – 5 volunteers

Saturday PM – 6 volunteers

Sunday AM – 5 volunteers

Sunday PM – 4 volunteers

Runners – aged 10 and up required for all sessions.

We require help within Catering, Medal Presentations, Marshalling and the Tumbola / baking Stall.

Don’t sit in the gallery, come and join us.

Please e-mail: of you will be available for any of the mentioned sessions.

No experience required!

Look forward to hearing from you.

Meet Management Team