We now have rucksacks in stock for anybody who wishes to buy one before Christmas.
Order thru our shop for pick up.
As Christmas is just round the corner an information sheet has been prepared to inform all members of changes to the training programme both up to and after the festive period.
Junior Performance, JD2,JD1 & JF groups will have a fun event on Saturday the 20th December at Scotstoun 7-9am. Following this event the Masters/Club Squad, Junior Development 1 and Foundation Squads will have their Festive Break. These Squads will return to their training programme on Monday the 5th
All training will run as normal up to the 20th, thereafter the West Junior Performance and Junior Development 2 will work from the Christmas training programme.
All training will run as normal up to the 20th, thereafter the Elite Performance, Senior Performance, Junior Performance and Junior Development 2 East Squads will work from the Christmas training programme.
A copy of the training schedule is available from the link below. (Please note that some of the printed copies which were originally distributed mistakenly had 2013 instead of 2014, but the rest of the information was correct)
City of Glasgow has had a successful year during 2014. The highlight was of course the fantastic Commonwealth Games. Now we can enjoy a period of settled training in our venues as we look forward to 2015.
Finally, I would like to wish all coaches, committee members, swimmers and their parents a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I am sure 2015 will be a great year to continue to build on our success.
The Management Committee are delighted to confirm that the weekly club nights will continue during 2015. Keep a close eye on the website for information about new opportunities for parents and swimmers during future club nights.
We can confirm that we have now completed our consultation period with no recommendations for change. It was very reassuring to receive such positive feedback from members.
I would like to thank members who came forward to register an interest in being a Squad Secretary.
Sadly our Elite Performance Coach, Graham Wardell will be leaving the Club on the 9th of January 2015. Graham is heading to the City of Cardiff Swim Club, back to his roots. I am sure you will join the Management Committee in wishing Graham the best of luck in his new job. The Committee is working closely with Glasgow Life to fill the vacancy.
We have new Coaches to welcome to the Club, Victoria Milburn, JF East and Ashley McKenzie, JF West.
The Club is planning to travel as a team to the Scottish Championships in April 2015, which will take place in Aberdeen. Team travel relies on Team Managers coming forward, so please consider volunteering this not only supports the swimmers performance but is a great help to the Coaching Team.
We are planning a warm weather camp in October 2015. We will have more information soon.
The Management Committee has a couple of vacancies available just now. We are very keen to have as many members as possible on the Committee to help with the running of the Club and to ensure members voices are heard. We are looking for members to represent the Junior side of the Club, eg Junior Foundation and Development. If you are a parent from one of these squads, and have time to support your club, please get in touch to discuss further.
During the festive season there will be changes to the office opening hours, I have listed them below. Also there are changes to the training timetable which you will receive from your Coach but will also be on the club website.
Closed: 25th & 26th December, 1st & 2nd January 2015
Open: 29th, 30th & 31st December, normal hours, 10am – 2pm
Back to normal hours: 5th January 2015
On behalf of the Management Committee and Coaching Team I would like to wish all our members a merry christmas and happy new year.
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.