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Monday, 30 June 2008

Swimming Cancelled for Bronze A & B and Silver B - Tuesday July 1

We have just been informed that Stirling Highschool will not be available for training this Tuesday and therefore have to cancel the training for Bronze A, Bronze B and Silver B. We have been told that it should be available as per the schedule for next Tuesday July 8.


Stirling Swimmers success at Scottish Open

Stirling Swimming had some amazing results at the Scottish Open Championships, the highlights have to be

Martin Cremin winning the Scottish Title for the 1500m freestyle

Stephanie Hanley winning the Junior Scottish Title for the 200 backstroke and

Nicole Govan winning bronze in the Agegroup section in both 100 fly and 100 backstroke.

In additional the girls 15-16 team (Stephanie Hanley, Catriona Rogerson, Genna Doctor, Katie McKenna) was just pipped at the post and finished 4th in the 4*50 medley relay.



Martin Cremin Success in France

Martin Cremin swam 5000m open water in France where he represented Great Britain, this was Martin’s first open water competition and he swam the distance in 1hr and 2min.

Wednesday, 25 June 2008

Scottish Nationals Open Warm up times and Full programme

Please note the following warm up times and session times for the nationals.

You should turn up minimum 15 min prior to your warm up time.

If you are unable to come please make sure you inform a coach or another swimmer in good time so that we can withdraw you from your swims without incurring penalties.

Day One Session 1 Warm Up: 07.00 Start: 08.45

Session 2 Warm Up: 12.15 Start: 13.15

Session 3 Warm Up: 16.30 Start: 17.30

Day Two Session 4 Warm Up: 07.00 Start: 08.45

Session 5 Warm Up: 12.15 Start: 13.15

Session 6 Warm Up: 16.30 Start: 17.30

Day Three Session 7 Warm Up: 07.00 Start: 08.45

Session 8 Warm Up: 12.15 Start: 13.15

Session 9 Warm Up: 16.30 Start: 17.30

Day Four Session 10 Warm Up: 07.00 Start: 08.45

Session 11 Warm Up: 12.15 Start: 13.15

Session 12 Warm Up: 15.30 Start: 16.30

Scottish National Open 2008 Programme

Scottish National Open 2008 Full Programme

Summer Training Timetable

The summer training timetable is now available.

Please note that this is still subject to change, you should check if you are just returning from holiday.


Summer Training Timetable

New summer training timetable is now available
Please note this is subject to change, and you should check if you are just returning from holiday.

Tuesday, 24 June 2008

Photographs at Scottish Nationals

This message is from Ian MacNicol

Following on from the Age Groups in April I have decided to give The National Championships a go.This time however I will only be photographing swimmers who have requested to be photographed,this should provide quality above quantity - and should be a lot less hectic!If you would like me to photograph a swimmer, please contact me via email, text, phone or in person at Tollcross.The cost will remain the same £30 for an A3 print plus £3.50 p & p per order.If you are undecided if you really want me to photograph someone or not, please don't request me to do so as this may deprive a swimmer in the same race of the opportunity.I look forward to seeing you at Tollcross.Regards,Ian MacNicol07949 850

Thursday, 19 June 2008

7th International Vienna Championships 2008

Stephanie Hanley and Martin Cremin represented Scotland last weekend at the 7th International Vienna Championships 2008

Both swimmers had some spectacular results with Martin bringing home two gold medals for his 800 and 1500 free and Steph bringing home silver medals for her 100 and 200 backstroke and gold medals for the two relays she participated in.




Summer Camp July 21 - 24 for Silver B, Bronze A and Bronze B

There will be an opportunity for a summer camp for the swimmers in Silver B, Bronze A and Bronze B this summer.


Dates: July 21 – 24

Time: Approx 9-16, times will be confirmed later, as pool availability still has to be finally confirmed.

Place: University

Cost: £35/swimmer

Spaces are limited to 40, so early sign up is recommended as these camps have been very popular in the past


Sign up forms should be available at the University this Saturday June 21.

Thursday, 12 June 2008

Sponsored swim by Stirling Swimmers to Beijing

Swimmers at Stirling Swimming club will be aiming over the summer to swim the distance from Stirling to Beijing for the Olympics 2008, a total of 7,986,000 meters, to raise funds for the club.

To achieve this each swimmer will have a personal target, depending on their squad, to swim between now and August.

We will be tracking the club’s progress throughout the summer checking how far we have reached. Keep an eye on the website to see our progress on the website

Swimmers in Bronze A & B will aim to swim a total of 25km each

Swimmers in Silver B will aim to swim a total of 100km each

Swimmers in Silver A and Gold will aim to swim a total of 260km each.


Each swimmer will be asking sponsors to either sponsor them for reaching their target or to sponsor them per kilometre.

Swimmers can start swimming from June 14 until and including August 23 - on this day we will tally all swims and the total sponsorship.

There will be a prize to the swimmer with the highest sponsorship and also prizes for individual efforts.

All money raised through this event will go toward the development of swimmers at Stirling Swimming club.

Stirling Swimmers Success at Cumbernauld

Stirling Swimmers brought home medals again at Cumbernauld Open.

On Saturday June 7 in the younger age groups
Angus Cameron took Silver in 200 Backstroke and in 200 Breaststroke and a Bronze in 50 Butterfly
Ella Shilladay took Bronze in 100 Butterfly,
Nicola Allen took Silver in 50 freestyle and Bronze in 200 IM and in 200 Breaststroke

On the Sunday June 8 in the older age groups
Morven Bruce took Gold in 200 Breaststroke and Silver in 200 IM and 200 backstroke and Bronze in 50 freestyle
Catriona Rogerson took Silver in 200 Breaststroke and in 50 freestyle and Bronze in 200 IM and 100 Butterfly
Andrew Loudon took Silver in 200 Breaststroke and Bronze in 200 IM
Katrina Laidlaw took Bronze in 200 Backstroke
Gareth Allen took Bronze in 50 freestyle

Other competititors from Stirling also had good swims they included Fraser Allison, David Allison, Sage Chittick, Sarah Hugget, Sarah Loudon and Douglas Ormiston.

For full results see here:

Session 1
Session 2
Session 3
Session 4

Monday, 9 June 2008


There will be no morning training on the following dates.


Friday 13th June

Monday 16th June

Monday 23rd June

Wednesday 25th June

Friday 27th June

Thursday, 5 June 2008

Scottish National Open Swims

All Stirling Swimmers entered for the Scottish National Open Championships have got all their swims, there is no rejections this year.


Programme will be posted later, when I have the final version.


Henriette Laidlaw


Tuesday, 3 June 2008

Congratulations to Donna

Congratulations to Donna Adams who delivered a baby girl (6lb 3oz) this morning at 2:37am.

Little Miss Adams has not been given a name as yet.
Welcome to the world.

Monday, 2 June 2008

West District Group 4 results

Stirling Swimmers competed at East Kilbride this weekend in the West District Group 4.

Stephanie Hanley, Martin Cremin and Stephen Binnie all brought home medals and trophies.

Detailed results here:

Tri For The Heart

The British Heart Foundation Scotland is calling on all women in Scotland to take part in the Tri For The Heart event that is taking place at the University of Stirling on Saturday 21st June 2008.


Brand new for 2008, BHF Scotland’s Tri For The Heart is a three activity challenge open to women of all abilities. Come and splash 75 metres in the crystal clear pool, ride 3K past the Wallace Monument and stride 800 metres while having fun and participating with friends.


To enter this new and exciting event please visit


The British Heart Foundation is the nation's heart charity. BHF Scotland needs your help to raise essential funds so that our life-saving research, education, care programmes and campaigns will continue and grow.