Friday 11th December
Session 1 Heats Warm Up: 07.30 Start: 08.45
Session 2 Heats Warm Up: 12.30 Start: 13.30
Session 3 Finals Warm Up: 16.30 Start: 17.30
Saturday 12th December
Session 4 Heats Warm Up: 07.30 Start: 08.45
Session 5 Heats Warm Up: 12.30 Start: 13.30
Session 6 Finals Warm Up: 16.30 Start: 17.30
Sunday 13th December
Session 7 Heats Warm Up: 07.30 Start: 08.45
Session 8 Heats Warm Up: 12.30 Start: 13.30
Session 9 Finals Warm Up: 16.30 Start: 17.30
All swimmers are accepted, please check the programme carefully to see whether you are swimming in the morning or afternoon sessions. Forms will be returned to coaches on Tuesday night.
Team Manager contact no: 07732 991179 - This number to be used only on the day of the meet to advise of withdrawals, sickness, late arrival etc.
Draft Programmes when available will be in Members Area - link below
It is the parent/swimmer's responsibility to advise if the swimmer will not be attending the meet they have entered and been accepted for, or if the swimmer wishes to be withdrawn from a swim. Failure to do so could result in a fine. This will also allow reserves to be notified.
Please note that every swimmer must attend and report to the Team Manager or Coach at the START of the warm up time as indicated on the entry form for that meet. If a swimmer is running late and has not notified either the Team Manager or Coach, there is a risk of the swimmer being withdrawn from their swim.
The Saturday morning training session at Tollcross will have a change of time commencing from this Saturday 28th of Nov.
Training for all the East and West Junior , Senior and Elite Performance Saturday squads will now run from 7am-9am.
This will be a water session any land training will be directed by the squad coaches as per the squad training plan.
Congratulations to the following members who received their awards at the Annual Awards night on 21st November.
Photographs from the night are available on our Facebook page. Hi-resolution photos are also available here to download and print yourself, or you can order prints at a reasonable cost.
10 & Under
Kitty Chan/Parmis Vaezi
17 & Over
Junior Foundation – East – Victoria Milburn
Junior Foundation – West – Guang Xu
Junior Foundation – Central – Matthew Nicholson
10 & Under
17 & Over
Junior Development 1 – East – Grant Gould
Junior Development 1 – West – Ashley Mckenzie
Junior Development 2 – East – Johnstone Shearer
Junior Development 2 – West – Jamie McKinley
Club Squad – Ross Mccafferty
Worst Jokes – Dave Hill
Happiest – Grant Gould
Favourite Coach – Jamie McKinley
16 & 17 JANUARY 2016
Westhill Swimming Pool, Hays Way, Westhill
Warm Up Sessions 1 and 3: Warm Up 09.00 Start 10.05
Warm Up Sessions 2 and 4: Warm Up 14.00 Start 15.05
Forms for this meet have been distributed to coaches as per the squads listed in the diary. Please check with your coach if you do not receive your form at the next training session.
The form along with your payment should reach the entry secretary no later than:
6PM Tuesday 8th December 2015
POSTAL ENTRIES ONLY (ROYAL MAIL OR BY HAND)
Please do not return the form or payment to your coach
Club Diary as of 19th November 2015. There may be further changes to come as more meet information becomes available
|Date||Meet||Venue||Squads attending||Entry Secretary|
|16-17 January||SAS Junior Meet||Westhill, Aberdeen||Qualifiers||Paul|
|16-17 January||West District Round 1||East Kilbride TBC||Qualifiers||Marjorie|
|23-Jan||Time Trials||Scotstoun||JF JD1 JD2 Club|
|30-Jan||Scottish Schools Finals||Qualifiers|
|30-Jan||MAGS Meet||Grangemouth||JF JD1 JD2 Club||Allison|
|31-Jan||JAGS Meet||Grangemouth||JF JD1 JD2||Allison|
|6-7 February||West District Round 2||East Kilbride TBC||Qualifiers||Marjorie|
|13-14 February||Bellshill Open||Bellshill||JD2 JP Club||Paul|
|20-21 February||M&B Winter Graded||Drumchapel||JF JD1||Allison|
|5-6 March||West District Round 3||Qualifiers||Marjorie|
|11-13 March||Edinburgh International||Edinburgh||Qualifiers||Marjorie|
|12-13 March||North Ayrshire 200 Meet||Auchenharvie||All swimmers who do not qualify for Edinburgh International||Paul|
|19-20 March||Ren96 Graded Meet||Linwood||JF JD1 JD2 Club||Allison|
|26-Mar||Time Trials||Scotstoun||JF JD1 JD2 Club|
|30 March-3 April||Scottish National Age Groups||Tollcross||Qualifiers||Marjorie|
|12-17 April||Olympic Trials||Tollcross||Qualifiers|
|23-24 April||South Ayrshire Open||The Citadel, Ayr||JD2 JP SP Club||Paul|
|30-Apr||Time Trials||Scotstoun||JF JD1 JD2 Club|
|14-15 May||North Ayrshire Junior Meet||Auchenharvie||JF JD1 JD2||Paul|
|21-22 May||Alloa Junior Graded Meet||The Peak, Stirling||JF JD1 JD2||Allison|
|27-29 May||East District Grand Prix||Edinburgh||Qualifiers||Marjorie|
|4-5 June||East Kilbride LC Open||Dollan EK||JD2 JP SP Club||Paul|
|11-Jun||Mini League Final||The Citadel, Ayr||Team Selection|
|18-19 June||Ren96 Development Meet||Linwood||JF JD1 JD2||Allison|
|30 June-3 July||Scottish National Open||Tollcross||Qualifiers||Marjorie|
|15-17 July||Scottish Summer Meet||Aberdeen||Qualifiers||Marjorie|
The club will attend various swim meets throughout the season. Details of the meets which your squad is due to attend can be found in the club diary in the 'Club information' section.
Forms for meets will be produced by the club entry secretaries for all swimmers who are eligible to enter that meet.
To be eligible for a meet, a swimmer must have times on our club database for the events which are offered in the swimmer's age group at that meet. For example, if an 11 year old only has times for 50m events but a swim meet is only offering 100m and 200m events to swimmers of that age, then the swimmer will not receive an entry form from us.
This is why it is important for swimmers to attend our club time trials in order to get times for as many different events as possible. Time trials are usually held every month at Scotstoun on a Saturday morning. Details of dates are in the club diary.
Graded meets are offered to swimmers in our Development squads. These meets will usually have a cap on the times which a swimmer would enter with, so if the swimmer's times are 'too fast' they will not get a form for these meets.
Open meets are at a slightly higher level and will sometimes set 'consideration times' which means that a swimmer must be faster than this time in order to receive a form for the meet.
When the entry secretaries produce the forms, they will give them to the squad coaches to distribute to the swimmers. Please make sure that your form and payment is returned to the appropriate entry secretary by the closing date given on the form. We cannot accept late entries as we have to make sure the entry file for our club is sent in to the host club by their closing date otherwise none of our swimmers would be able to enter.
Please do not give your form to your coach or to the child of an entry secretary or send it to the club office as there is no guarantee that we will receive them on time!
For the same reason, do not use 'registered' or 'signed for' mail, as there may be no-one at the entry secretary's address to sign for the letter and we do not have time to go to sorting offices to collect mail.
When a swimmer is entered for a meet this does not mean they will definitely swim at it. The host club will produce a draft programme, usually a week or two before the date of the meet. The entry secretary will then go through the programme and mark up each swimmer's form for each event to say whether they are accepted/rejected/reserve. The forms will then be returned to the coaches to distribute to the swimmers. Remember that if a swimmer does not attend training regularly they are likely to miss forms being given out. Draft Programmes are usually available on the Members Section on our website. To access this you will need to register on the website.
If a swimmer is rejected for an event, they will receive a refund of the entry fee for that event. If they are a reserve, they should attend the meet and wait until they are told by the coach/team manager whether or not they have got their swim. If they are not offered a swim, the entry fee will be refunded. If a reserve swimmer does not attend the meet and would have been given the chance to swim, the host club will not refund the entry fee. Once the meet is over, the host club will send us a refund cheque to cover all rejected swimmers. Our club administrator will then send out refund cheques to our swimmers. You should usually have received any refunds by a month after the date of the meet.
How do I know when my child will be swimming? The events will be listed on the entry form in numerical order. Most meets will be over 2 days at the weekend and will have four sessions. Events 101, 102, 103 etc will be in Session 1, Saturday morning; events 201, 202, 203 etc will be Session 2, Saturday afternoon; events 301 etc, Session 3, Sunday morning and 401 etc, Session 4, Sunday afternoon. All swimmers should be there in time for the start of the warm up for the session in which they are swimming. Details are on the front of the entry form.
What should my child take to a swim meet? It is a good idea to have a swim suit for each warm up and another to change into for each session plus enough towels to get dried off. Club polo shirt and cap should be worn at all meets. Please make sure all clothing is clearly marked with the swimmer's name. Swimmers should have a spare cap and two pairs of goggles in case any split during the meet! Lunch/snacks should be healthy options – sandwiches/wraps/fruit/cereal bars etc. Please do not include a lot of crisps/sweets and under no circumstances should swimmers bring 'energy drinks/energy sweets' such as Red Bull or equivalent. These are not good for young swimmers and do nothing to improve their swimming. See the articles in the Document library on our website for further information.
What does my child do when they arrive at a meet? We usually have 2 coaches and a team manager at every meet. Swimmers should look for them on poolside and report to the team manager as soon as they arrive. They will then be told which seating area we are using and when the warm up for their age will start. Swimmers should remain on poolside at all times so that they are available to be sent to marshalling in time for their swims. If they need to go to the toilet or to speak to a parent, they must let the team manager know where they are going. If a swimmer has finished their swims in a session and is ready to go home or go for lunch, they must let the team manager know before they leave poolside.
If you find you are unable to attend a meet for which you have been accepted please let the entry secretary know as soon as possible that you wish to be withdrawn. This will allow the host club to give notice to any reserve swimmers that they will now get their swim. If you have to withdraw on the day of the meet or if you are running late please text the team manager phone. The team manager phone number can be found on the club website. This phone will be switched on the evening before and for the duration of a meet.
There is lots more information on swim meets, nutrition, preparation for meets etc contained in the Club Handbook which is available under 'Member Services' on the club website. If you register on the website you will have access to a full range of documents about swimming plus you will receive regular email updates containing club news, details of training changes etc.
The City of Glasgow Swim Team (COGST) was formed in 1993 and now has over 300 members . Progression is by group and age; the youngest members being 5-7 year olds within the Junior Foundation squads through to the most experienced members in the Senior Performance and Senior Club groups.
The aim of the club is to provide a swim programme recognised for excellence to swimmers of all levels and the opportunity for every swimmer with the desire and commitment to progress from novice to champion. Membership of COGST is available to any child in the community who has the capability and desire to swim competitively.
A Management Committee comprising an Executive Committee (President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer) and other Committee members ensure the aims and objectives of the club are met.