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Wednesday, 28 May 2008

Team Building - Remember to sign up

This is just a reminder that we need to confirm the numbers for the team building day and barbeque by this weekend.  Therefore if you would like to attend you must confirm and pay by THIS SATURDAY (31st MAY).  I'm afraid that for this event that there can be no exceptions this as Dounans Camp will be confirming their staffing levels and designing our programme based on these numbers.


Attached is a copy of the details/booking form.  Note it is also possible to come along for the barbeque only - please just write this on the form when returning.  It is also possible to take part in team building and leave before the barbeque - the cost of this is £27 - again please just write this on the form.


We have been talking to the swimmers about this over the last couple of weeks, and a much larger number have said that they are coming than have actually paid!!  So please don't miss out if you want to come along - BOOK AND PAY BY SATURDAY 31ST MAY.


One point to note is that the only transport included in the price is the bus to Dounans at 8:30.  There is no return transport organised, and if you are coming for barbeque only you need to make your own way there.


Please contact us with any queries.  Hope to see a lot of swimmers and parents there - for what should be a fun day for swimmers and a chance for parents and swimmers to relax together in the evening, while of course, rewarding the swimmers for their hard work over the season and for their performances at Grand Prix


Fionna and Catriona


Tuesday, 27 May 2008

West District Group 4 Programme

West District Group 4 Programme is available online

Session 1

Session 2

Session 3

Session 4

Thursday, 22 May 2008

Glasgow 2014 Legacy Plan

If any one from Stirling Swimming Club is interested in participating please register using the email address below.


As part of the next stage of the Glasgow 2014 Legacy Plan, the Scottish Government are holding a series of public consultation meetings across Scotland.


This is an excellent opportunity for your staff, volunteers and club members to have their say.  It would be great to get as many of our volunteers, coaches and officials at these meetings to allow them to input into this process and gather as many positive ideas as possible.

Please encourage your club members to attend.


There are plans for further meetings but Sports Division team are still in negotiations with the other areas due to hold events.  These dates and venues will be forwarded in due course.


Details for the first 4 meetings are below.  All meetings will start about 6pm and last until 7.30pm.  It is perfectly acceptable to join a meeting part way through if you are unable to attend at 6pm. 


People who wish to attend are requested to register their interest at the mailbox e-mail below.



Date    Location      

27 May  Motherwell- Water Sports Centre, Country Park 

28 May  Ayr-Citadel Leisure Centre    

9 June  Edinburgh- City Chambers on High St   

12 June Dundee- The Hilton Hotel, Earl Grey Place     


Please cascade this information to as many members and clubs as possible.  SSA will distribute the details of the other meetings as soon as we have them.  Further details can be obtained from Edward Orr at the Scottish Government ( )


Kind regards


Chris Robison

Policy Director

Scottish Sports Association


Tuesday, 20 May 2008

Team Building Day and Grand Prix Prize-giving - June 15

Stirling Swimming are holding a team and confidence building day at Dounans Camp on 15th June.  This is open to all swimmers.  The activities have yet to be decided, but are likely to be things such as Ropes Course, Raft Building, Bridge Building, etc.  The activities will be suitable for all our swimmers and will be supervised by the professional staff at Dounans.


For more information and sign up form see here: Team Building Day


Stirling Swimming Committee Meeting May 1

Bullet Points of meeting is now available


1 MAY 2008


Martin Cremin and Stephanie Hanley selected to represent Scotland in Vienna

Martin Cremin and Stephanie Hanley have both been selected to the Scottish Swimming Team to compete at the 7th International Vienna Championships 2008 . Representing Scotland at any time is a great honour and we commend the two swimmers for their hard work and dedication resulting in their selection for this team.

The team will fly out on the 12th June and will compete in Vienna from the 13th to 15th June returning to Scotland 16th June.

Attendance at this meet will give Martin and Steph the chance to:

· Compete against top class European opposition.

· Experience the rigors of traveling and competing abroad.

· Gain specific competition knowledge and experience for the future

· Compete as part of a Scottish National Squad

Kerry Wood has also been selected as one of the coaching staff accompanying the swimmers to Vienna.
Well done to all.

Monday, 19 May 2008

Stirling Swimmers take 22 medals at West District Agegroups

A handful of Stirling Swimmers swam this weekend at the West District Age groups and came away with a total of 22 medals of which 10 where silver and bronze, superb swims across the board, with a multitude of PBs.

Nicole Govan took Silver in 200 Butterfly (2:39.70) and 400 IM (5:26.52), bronze in 200 free (2:20.03) and 200 IM (2:35.01) , and was placed 4th in 200 backstroke (2:34.06), 6th in 400 free (4:56.46) and 800 free (10:16.41), she came 7th in 200 breaststroke (3:05.30)

Kayrine Kelly took Silver in 200 Breaststroke (3:05.16) and 400 IM (5:31.39), bronze in 200 fly (2:41.75), she was placed 4th in 400 free (4:54.92), 800 free (10:03.95) and 200 free (2:19.73), 5th in 200 IM (2:43.33) and 200 backstroke (2:37.30)

Nikoline Laidlaw took Bronze in the 400 free (4:46.96) and 800 free (10:03.81), and she was place 4th in 200 breaststroke (2:59.30) 6th in 200 free (2:21.32), and came 9th in 400 IM (5:50.53) and 15th in 200 IM (2:50.58)

Scott MacArthur took Bronze in 400 IM (6:16.06), and he was placed 4th in 200 breast (3:13.66) and 200 fly (3:12.65), came 7th in 200 IM (2:55.88), 10th in 200 free (2:36.31), 12th in 200 backstroke (3:03.06) and 400 free (5:33.25),

Gareth Allen came 10th in 200 fly (3:10.28), 13th in 200 IM (2:51.42), 17th in 200 free (2:31.28)

Rachel Bond came 15th in 200 fly (3:11.09)

Full results for

Session 1

Session 2

Session 3

Session 4

Congratulations to all.

Sunday, 11 May 2008

Stirling Swimmers success at Livingstone

Stirling Swimming though not winning the club trophy this year had a successful meet. In total 22 swimmers competed from Stirling Swimming.
Morven Bruce like last year had a superb meet, with 3 finals resulting in Gold for 100 Free, Silver for 100 Back and Bronze for 100 Fly the latter with a 5.69sec improvement to her PB.
Rebecca Brewster took silver in the 100 breast final.
Fraser Allison was seeded 4th for the 50 breast final after a strong prelim in which he took 4.70sec of his PB, in the final he further improved and took Silver in a time of 46.18sec with a total improvement of 5.62sec.
Sage Chittick had a superb meet with a final in the 50m fly, where he then took another second of his time to get a speeding ticket, a total improvement of 5.69sec
James Dodds improved his 100 freestyle with no less than 8.72sec to get a 4th place in the Final with a time of 1:11.33.
Eilidh Hargreaves left with 3 silver medals, in 100 fly, 100 breast and 100 free
In the 100 backstroke sisters Nikoline and Katrina Laidlaw battled it for Gold, with
Nikoline taking Gold in a time of 1.17.69 an improvement of 4.37sec
and Katrina Silver with 1.18.88 an improvement of 2.15sec.
Andrew Loudon took home a bronze in the 100 fly in a time of 1.08.97 a 2.23sec improvement and came 6th in the final for the 100 breast.
Douglas Ormiston came 6th in the final for 100 Fly and took nearly 4.98sec of his PB in the process
Catriona Rogerson swam some strong Prelims and was seeded 1st in two finals, 100 breast and 100 fly, however in the finals she was beaten to a 5th place in 100 breast and 6th place in 100 fly.
The day ended with the boys and girls relay, the boys team consisted of Sage Chittick, Andrew McCulloch, James Dodds and Andrew Loudon who came 4th.
The girls put in a strong performance to finish the day with a silver medal, the relay team consisted of
Emma Stirling, Sarah Hugget, Katrina Laidlaw and Morver Bruce.

Other strong performances of the day include Laura Gellatly who took 8.86 sec of her 100 back, 5.17sec of her 100 breast and 3.46sec of her 100 Free
and Ella Shilliday who took 4.45sec of her 50m fly.

Well done to all Stirling Swimmers.

Full results from meet available here LDD 2008 results

Thursday, 1 May 2008

Glasgow Meet Programme

Meet programme is now available, please check for your swims as there are changes to the initial list of swims.

Session 1 Saturday Start 10:00am (Warm-up 9:00 – 9:45am)
Session 2 Saturday Start 2:30pm (Warm-up 1:30 – 2:15pm)

Session 3 Sunday Start 10:00am (Warm-up 9:00 – 9:45am)
Session 4 Sunday Start 2:30pm (Warm-up 1:30 – 2:15pm)