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Thursday, 30 September 2010

Changes to confirmed/reserve swims Stirling Junior Open Meet

The following Stirling swimmers have been promoted in the programme:


Event 101 - Boys 400m Freestyle

    - Jack Kerr, Stirling, will swim

Event 105 - Boys 200m Backstroke

    - David Hughes, Stirling, will swim

Event 202 - Girls 400m Freestyle

    - Emma Davidson, Stirling, will now swim

Event 203 - Boys 200m Freestyle

    - Jack Kerr, Stirling, will swim

Event 208 - Boys 50m Backstroke

      (Beth Gallagher, Stirling, will move from 4th reserve to 3rd reserve)

Event 209 - Boys 50m Backstroke

    - Jack Kerr, Stirling, will swim


Monday, 27 September 2010

Changes to swims at Stirling Autumn Meet

Please note the following changes


Event 109 Boys 50m Butterfly

    - David Hughes (Stirling) will swim

Event 209 Boys 50m Breaststroke

    - Cameron Harris (Stirling) will swim

    - Jack Kerr (Stirling) will be 1st (& only) reserve


Sunday, 26 September 2010

Have you lost a Polo Shirt

Whoever lost a polo shirt at Saturday's Grand Prix, can get it from swimmer Shawney Millar.  Shawney came home with a Stirling Swimming polo shirt size small adults on Saturday which doesn't belong to her.  It does not have a name on it. 

Friday, 24 September 2010

Committee meeting Schedule 2010/11

Proposed meeting date
Scheduled agenda items
16 October 2010
Introductions and way of working together.
Working with volunteers.
Budget for 2010-11
Review of Autumn Meet.
Tesco Bag Packing Event – 27/11/10
SASC Development Plan 2011 – 2015
Club Newsletter
13 November 2010
Arrangements for Club Championships
Competition Calendar Jan – June 2011
Website management
Job descriptions
11 December 2010
Confirmation of Committee Meetings dates in 2011.
Stirling Open Meet – Preparations.
8 January 2011
Stirling Open Meet – Final Arrangements.
12 February 2011
Review of Open Meet.
19 March 2011

23 April 2011
Summer Camp 2011
21 May 2011

18 June 2011
Autumn Meet – Preparations.
27 August 2011
Autumn Meet – Final Arrangements.
Agenda for the AGM – September 2011

AGM Minutes

Please note the AGM minutes have been uploaded to the members area

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Changes to swim at Stirling Open meet

Event 101 - Boys 400m Freestyle - 14yr old withdrawal

    - Jack Kerr, Stirling, is now the reserve for both age groups.

Event 107 - Boys 50m Freestyle - two withdrawals

    - Jack Kerr, Stirling, will swim

Event 201 - Boys 200m Freestyle - one withdrawal

    - Stuart Myles, Stirling, will swim

Event 202 - Girls 400m Freestyle - 12 yr old withdrawal

    - Emma Davidson, Stirling, is now the reserve for both age groups.

Event 203 - Boys 200m Freestyle - one withdrawal

      (Jack Kerr, Stirling, is the only reserve left)   

Event 207 - Boys 50m Freestyle - one withdrawal

    - Jack Kerr, Stirling, will swim

Event 209 - Boys 50m Backstroke - one reserve withdrawal

      (Jack Kerr, Stirling, will move from 3rd reserve to 2nd reserve)


No updated programme will be issued at this time.

These changes should be in the Coaches copy in the Club packs issued on the day.


Cakes and raffle prizes needed

The club is running a new gala this year - the Stirling Autumn meet on October 2nd.   Our main objective is to raise much needed funds for the club.  To help achieve this goal we are looking for help in two ways:

  • Could you bake a cake?  It doesn't need to be the parents - the swimmers could do this too.
  • Could you donate a raffle prize?  It doesn't have to be large or expensive.

There will be an opportunity at the Grand Prix this week to sign up for the baking and.or hand in raffle prizes. 


Many thanks for whatever support you can give.


Grandprix Saturday September 25

This coming Saturday is the first round of the club's Grand Prix. It is held at the University pool between 8am and 10am. I am asking for people to come forward to help, marshalling, timekeeping, starter and judges. Even if you have never done this before we would still welcome your help. Those of you who are officials or who have just taken the timekeepers course, we would love to see you too. Just come and see us at the start end of the pool and make yourself known. We would be delighted to see you.


Anne Wilson,


Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Changes to accepted swims at Stirling Junior Meet

Please note the following change


Event 203 - Boys 200m Free

- 2 withdrawals - 1st reserve (Stewart Myles, Stirling) now in


Monday, 6 September 2010

Urgent - Announcer - Stirling Swimming Autumn Meet

This is an appeal for an announcer for our Autumn meet, A Parent/Grandparent/Friend.... Someone who thinks they can take on the role.
we really need someone to step up to the task, rest assured you will have plenty of support in carrying out this role from the organising team.
Please respond to if you can help.
If we can find more than one then the task can be shared throughout the day.

Friday, 3 September 2010


Scottish Swimming is delighted to announce the appointment of Kerry Wood as Stirling Integrated Squad Coach.

Kerry brings to the role a wealth of coaching experience, most recently as head coach for Stirling Swimming Club where she has brought through and developed many young athletes including Martin Cremin, who is currently Scotland’s number one ranked swimmer over 800m and 1500m Freestyle.

In addition for the past 12 months Kerry has been coaching disability athlete Jim Anderson who won three bronze medals at the IPC World Championships in Eindhoven this year.

The Stirling Integrated Squad will encompass the top end of the Stirling Swimming Club and University of Stirling swimming squad as well as athletes from British Disability World Class Programmes and Scottish National Squad disability athletes.

The Stirling Integrated Squad will operate at the National Swimming Academy at the University of Stirling.

This post is the result of an innovative partnership between Scottish Swimming, Stirling Swimming Club, University of Stirling, Active Stirling and Central Sporting Partnership, aimed at supporting the local, regional and national swimmer pathway.

Ally Whike, Director of Performance (Scottish Swimming) said,

“This is an excellent development for the area and we’re all delighted that Kerry is now on board at Scottish Swimming. It’s fantastic that so many of the local partners have recognised the need for such a position and shows a great willingness to invest into the swimmer pathway.”

Kerry will commence her new role on 4th October, 2010 and will be line managed by National Coach Doug Campbell.


·         Scottish Swimming is working in partnership with Stirling Swimming Club, Sportcentral, Active Stirling and the University of Stirling to implement an integrated squad including both disabled and non-disabled swimmers at the home of Scottish Swimming, the National Swimming Academy.
·         The squad is being created to bridge the gap between senior club swimmers in the area and the current Stirling Performance Squad/ British Swimming Intensive Training Centre. The inclusion of performance disability swimmers through provision of both integrated and disability specific sessions allow Scottish disability athletes the chance to train full time in a high performance environment in Scotland. In addition, this also allows the opportunity for potential/future Paralympians to programme additional sessions to supplement their home programme set-up.
·         The squad will have access to both long and short course training and the full time squad coach will be responsible for the delivery of the programme in its entirety and have a remit to underpin the programme by directing Stirling Swimming Club’s technical development and linking into Scottish Swimming Disability Programmes.

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Autumn meet - Urgent Volunteers needed

The first Stirling Autumn meet will take place at the Peak on Saturday October 2. We are looking for volunteers to ensure the day runs smoothly. Please use the sign up sheet at the university to indicate your availability or email

Both Parents and older swimmers can volunteer.

If anyone would like to take on the job as announcer please let us know as we at this point in time have no one to fill this vital role.