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Monday, 28 April 2008

West District Group 3 - Programme now available

Please find the programme’s for the 4 sessions here on May 17 & 18

Session 1, Saturday Morning: Grp 3 S1

Session 2, Saturday Afternoon: Grp 3 S2

Session 3, Sunday Morning: Grp 3 S3

Session 4, Sunday Afternoon: Grp 3 S4

Wednesday, 23 April 2008

Change in Training - Silver and Bronze A

We have now got additional pool time at Stirling High, so from next Tuesday April 29 there will be no more land training at Brayport

The schedule for Stirling High on a Tuesday is:

6-7pm Bronze A swim

6-6.45pm Silver A and B land (poolside)

7-8.30pm Silver A and B swim

Please be aware that there can be last minute cancellations as this happens from time to time with the school pools, so check website and if you are away check with fellow swimmers.

Grandprix Saturday Morning April 26

Please note the Grandprix is this Saturday in the Morning.

Warm up 7AM

Competition starts 7.30AM

Apologies for any confusion.

Tuesday, 22 April 2008

Martin Cremin selected to represent GB in France

Martin Cremin has been selected together with 15 other youth swimmers to represent Great Britain at the French Open Water Cup.

Martin will compete on June 22.

Well done and good luck to Martin.

Grandprix Round 5 - This Saturday April 26

Please note Grandprix is this Saturday with warm-up at 7AM and competitions starts at 7.30AM.

Events are 400m freestyle and 200m IM.

We will need additional timekeepers so if you are able to help please let us know.

Monday, 21 April 2008

Comittee Meeting Minutes in bullet form

The committee has decided to publish the minutes from meetings in a bullet point form. The first is now available from the members area of the website. 5 APRIL 2008

Changes to Committee

Christine Cameron has resigned from the post of Promotions Officer, Christine has worked hard to raise the awareness of the club in the local community, unfortunately Christine is no longer able to continue in her role as committee member due to work pressure. We thank Christine for her contribution.

Anne Wilson has joined the committee in the role as Programming Officer, her main responsibilities are related to the arrangement of meets within the club and our Junior January Meet. Anne takes over from Stuart Ogg who has moved over to the position of Promotions Officer.

Monday, 14 April 2008

Stirling Success at Scottish Agegroup

Claire Wilson took Silver in the 200m backstroke 10-12 years agegroup and also became the Scottish National Agegroup Champion in an exciting final last night with Claire finishing on a time of 2:33.82.

This was followed by Stephanie Hanley who also took Silver in 15-16 years agegroup for her 200 backstroke.

Other medal winners are Katie McKenna for her 800 free, Stephanie Hanley for a bronze in the 100 backstroke and took the title Nationalk Agegroup Champion and in the 400m freestyle another bronze

It was great to see 3 Stirling swimmers on the podium together in the 16-18 years 200 freestyle, with Johnathan Greig taking gold, Richard Shaefer Silver and Ross Douglas Bronze

From the competitive squad we also saw

Johnathan Greig, 100 freestyle (Silver), 400 freestyle (Gold), 800 freestyle (Silver),

Ross Douglas, 1500 freestyle (Bronze), 400 freestyle (Bronze),

The 4 days of competing loads of finals with Stirling Swimmers and PBs across the board.

The senior boys relay team took an impressive gold in the 4*200m freestyle relay, (Richard Shaefer, Johnathan Greig, Ross Douglas, Martin Cremin)

The senior boys then took bronze in the 4*100 freestyle relay (Johnathan Greig, Ross Douglas, Martin Cremin, Andrew Loudon)

The Senior girls Relay team took Bronze in the 4*200m freestyle (Rosie Ogg, Jade Williams, Stephanie Hanley, Katie McKenna)

The Junior girls relay team just missed out, first in the 4*100m medley relay where they came 5th, then in the 4*200m freestyle where they came 4th and finally in the 4*100m relay where they again came 4th (Nicole Govan, Nikoline Laidlaw, Claire Wilson, Kayrine Kelly)

At the end of day 3 Stirling was 9th in the overall club competition, a superb performance by 15 swimmers from a small club.

Tuesday, 8 April 2008

Grandprix round 4, results are now up

You can see the Grandprix Round 4 - Event Result now

You can also find the Current Points

Please note that the next and final Grandprix is on Saturday April 26 7-9AM (Note the early start)

Monday, 7 April 2008

11 Stirling Swimming Development Swimmers going to Scottish Agegroup this week

Morven Bruce, Genna Doctor, Nicole Govan, Stephanie Hanley, Kayrine Kelly, Nikoline Laidlaw, Katie McKenna, Rosie Ogg, Jade Williams, Claire Wilson and Martin Cremin will be competing at individual events from Thursday 10 to Sunday the 13 of April at Tollcross in Glasgow.

Also representing Stirling are four institute swimmers, Kirstin Walker, Ross Douglas, Jonathan Greig and Richard Schafers

Stirling is also represented by 3 relay teams, one male 15-18 years old and two female Stirling A 14-17 years old and Stirling B 11-13 years old each with 3 relays.

It will be 4 busy days with many swims, to watch the results check out which will show live heat updates over the 4 days.

Good luck to all our swimmers.

10 Scottish Swimmers with tickets to the Olympics, 2 from Stirling

With the completion of the Olympic Trials in Sheffield 10 Scottish Swimmers have qualified:





Kirsty Balfour

City of Edinburgh Swimming

Frederic Vergnoux

100m, 200m breaststroke

Hannah Miley


Patrick Miley

200m IM, 400m IM

Caitlin McClatchey

Loughborough University

Ben Titley

100m, 200m freestyle; 4x100m, 4x200m freestyle

David Carry

City of Aberdeen Swim Team

Ian Turner

400m freestyle; 4x200m freestyle

Todd Cooper

Stirling Swimming

Chris Martin

100m butterfly

Euan Dale

Loughborough University

Ian Turner

400m IM

Kris Gilchrist

City of Edinburgh Swimming

Frederic Vergnoux

100m, 200m breaststroke

Andrew Hunter

Stirling Swimming

Chris Martin

4x200m freestyle

Robbie Renwick

City of Aberdeen Swim Team

Eileen Adams

200m freestyle; 4x200m freestyle

Gregor Tait

City of Edinburgh Swimming

Frederic Vergnoux

100m, 200m backstroke

Saturday, 5 April 2008

Tod Cooper qualified for the Olympics and set new Scottish Record in 100 Fly enroute

An exciting final which saw Tod just pipped at the post by Michael Rock in the 100 Fly ensures Tod’s ticket to Bejing.

Martin Cremin set a new PB for his 1500 freestyle ending 19th in the British Championship.

Steph completed her 200 backstroke in 2:24.00 with a final position of 37th.

Friday, 4 April 2008

Stirling Swimmers going to the Olympics!

On day four of the British Championships/Olympic Trials, Todd Cooper broke his own British Record, which has stood for almost four years, during the heats of the 100m butterfly, and in doing so made the qualifying time for Beijing.

24-year old Cooper of Stirling Swimming was fastest qualifier, finishing in a time of 52.43 and will be one of three athletes chasing a top two finish to secure Olympic nomination for the event.

If he qualifies this morning he will join 8 other Scots to the Olympics including team mate Andrew Hunter who yesterday qualified for the 4*200m freestyle relay, the other are Kirsty Balfour, Kris Gilchrist, Gregor Tait (City of Edinburgh Swimming), Caitlin McClatchey (Loughborough University), Robbie Renwick, David Carry (City of Aberdeen Swim Team), Hannah Miley (Garioch).

Martin Cremin and Stephanie Hanley will compete tonight at the Olympic Trials

Tonight Stirling Swimming has two swimmers competing at the Olympic Trials,

Stephanie Hanley with her second swim of the week will be swimming the 200 backstroke

Martin Cremin is competing in the longest event, the 1500 freestyle, both swimmers are in top form so we can expect high performance swimming from them.

Good luck to both Steph and Martin from Stirling Swimming

You can follow the events live on

Thursday, 3 April 2008

Important: Changes to Training Schedule for Gold and Silver week of Agegroups

All training is as normal unless outlined below

Monday 7th April
No early morning session
Gold and Silver A Age Group Swimmers 10-12 UNI
All other Silver A and Silver B 6-8pm UNI

Tuesday 8th April
Gold and Silver A Age Group Swimmers 12.30-2.30pm UNI
All other Silver A swimmers join Silver B for land training 6-7pm Braeport

Wednesday 9th April
No early morning session
Gold and Silver A Age Group Swimmers 10-12 UNI
No PM session

Thursday 10th April Age Groups
All squads 6.30-8pm UNI

Friday 11th April Age Groups
No training

Saturday 12th April Age Groups
Normal Training for at Uni, non agegroup swimmers join Silver B.

Monday 14th April
No early morning session
No training for Age Group Swimmers
Silver B 6-8pm UNI

Olympic Trials - Today Steven Binnie is competing in 200 breast

Steven Binnie will compete tonight in the 200 breast. Steven got a season best in his 100 breast on Tuesday, his preferred distance is the 200.

You can follow the events live on

Good luck to Steven from Stirling Swimming

Live footage from Olympic Trials this morning online

Just heard that Channel 4, in association with British Swimming, will trial online coverage of the British Swimming Championships (50m).
Held at Ponds Forge International Sports Centre in Sheffield, footage will be shown live online between 9:45am and 11:15am on Thursday 3rd April 2008.
Britain’s top swimmers will be aiming to take a step closer to realising their dreams of competing at this summer’s Olympic Games by posting fast times at these Championships.

CLICK HERE to see the trial

Tuesday, 1 April 2008

Stephanie PB's in 100 backstroke

Stephanie Hanley set a new PB with her swim at the Olympic Trials to come in at 01:07.77

Scottish National Agegroup Championship Programme now available to view

The programme is available for you to view online to check your entries.
You are not able to print this programme out.
SNAG programme

Important: Change in venue/time for Bronce B Thursday session

We have been informed that Stirling High School will not be available for us the next 3 Thursdays (April 3, 10, 17) hence the session will be moved to the university from 6:30-7:30pm.

Please note this is a temporary arrangement, and we will be talking to Active Stirling to investigate how we can avoid situations like this in the future.

Stephanie Hanley and Steven Binnie will compete at Olympic Trials tonite

Stephanie Hanley is competing in the evening session in the 100 backstroke.

Steven Binnie is competing in the 100 breaststroke

You can follow the events live on

Good luck to Steven and Steph from Stirling Swimming