Open water swim

Congratulations to Orla MacInnes on her silver medal in the girls 15-16 years 2km at the Scottish National Open Water Swimming Championships in Lochwinnoch.

Orla wins a silver medal

Changes to training schedule due to works

Unfortunately, the RCP Teaching Pool is having to close to undergo unplanned essential maintenance w/c 14th August.

Therefore, all lets that normally use that pool are affected:

  • Monday 14th – 0600-0730 – Tier 2 / Tier 3 – CANCELLED
  • Saturday 19th – 0530-0730 – Tier 2 / Tier 3 – CANCELLED
  • Sunday 20th –
    • 1830-1945 – Masters – CANCELLED
    • 1715-1830 – Tier 3 – CANCELLED but moved to:
    • 1730-1930 in LC Pool – Tier 2 / Tier 3 (using 4 lanes)

The training schedule can be found here.

June/Summer swimmer of the month

Our Swimmer of the Month awards turn into Swimmer of the Summer with some very deserving recipients:
Tier 1 – it’s simply all of you (and crediting some great coaching by Michal!) but with a special nod to Holly’s Euro Junior 🥈, Layla’s current British Summer Champs campaign, and some outstanding Scottish Summer Meet performances.
Tier 2 – Ewan H for showing improved application and confidence in training.
Tier 3 – Greta for displaying real desire to learn and improve.
Tier 4 – Finlay for continuing to work hard in training and for reaping the rewards with much improved competition performances.
Tier 5 – Sully for making a big all round effort since joining and improving his tumble turns.
Tier 6 – Lily for improved attendance and making progress with her backstroke starts.

May swimmer of the month

Here are the Swimmer of the Month award winners for May!
Holly – an exceptional athlete showing consistent drive and commitment to her sport. Handled exam period with great skill.
Ryan – great attendance in May and constantly improving in underwater / kick sets.
Lucas – shown outstanding dedication and approaches training with an eagerness to learn and improve.
Aila – always looking for feedback and has improved on all 4 strokes of late!
Matthew – a hard working young man with impeccable behaviours who excelled in the recent Time Trials.
Hannah – brilliant attitude at every session and has improved her turns considerably recently.

April swimmer of the month

April swimmer of the month
Kirsty – great attitude to her swimming – asking good questions and always wanting to develop. Improved attendance also!
Lucy – always at the front of the lane, working hard and keen to continue on her upward curve!
Anna – April saw a definite jump up in all aspects of her swimming and attitude to training – all while dealing with an injury in a very mature manner.
Katie – phenomenal attitude in April and really stepped up her all-round game!
Daniel – a recent recruit who has worked hard and smart from Day 1 and excelled in his first competition with us!
Craig – brings great energy to each session and has made significant progress on his dives.

March swimmer of the month

Niamh – for a fantastic all-round attitude, working hard every session, supporting the team and for outstanding competition performances this month!
Keir – for improving beyond all recognition over the last 6 months and making March his month in the competition pool!

Michael – for always being up for a challenge and displaying a great attitude at all times!
Gregory – for great recent competition results and for mastering his back to breast turn!
Rob – for consistently working hard and smart – and for being top dog at the Swimathon!
Phoebe – for making huge progress with her butterfly technique!
Jenna – for overcoming her dislike of having her photo taken for this!


February swimmer of the month

Swimmer of the month FebruaryOrla – put in some great work in Lanzarote – with a top attitude. Improved frequency and quality of training throughout February!
Lili – the life and soul of the party in Lanzarote and getting better and better in the pool every day!
Ella – impressed immensely in training in Tier 3 so far – with a positive and smiley outlook!
Abby – made a huge improvement in her training this month – reflected in her Time Trials performances too.
Emily – trained and raced positively throughout the month!
Airlie – advanced technically on all strokes in February!
Adam – regular attender who’s thriving in SwiFT.

Swimmer of the month – January

January Swimmers of the monthLizzie – overcame a difficult month – maintaining excellent attendance while suffering with injury. Grasped the opportunity to focus on her kick.
Jedrzej – has been a close contender for Tier 2 SotM every month so far and showed real maturity and increased belief in his racing this month!
Max – has managed the move to Tier 3 magnificently. Maximising his opportunity to train more – all with a marvellous attitude.
Harrison – prepared well for his move to Tier 3 with an excellent month of listening, learning and loving swimming!
Emma – made significant improvements in her butterfly technique and timing.
Anthi – a recent recruit, she’s gone from strength to strength! Always puts 100% effort into her training.