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awardsnightAfter the success of last year's Awards Night, it's time to do it all over again. Put the following date in your diary now for what promises to be a very special event.

Saturday 31st August 2019 @ 7.00pm

St Francis Centre,
Cumberland Street,
G5 0SE

Buffet, Disco/Ceilidh, Photo Booth, Candy Floss/Ice Cream, Raffle and much more.

All members are invited to attend, not just award winners, come along and support your team.

Tickets this year are FREE for swimmers, £5 for parents and siblings. 

All swimmers under 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Tickets will be on sale in the club office at Tollcross on Tuesday evenings. Ticket numbers are limited, so please buy yours as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Tickets must be bought in advance as numbers are limited. You will not be able to pay at the door.

There will also be a bar available this year for buying soft and alcoholic drinks.

voteWe invite you to vote for the Male and Female Sportmanship Award. Cast your vote now, here on our website, then come along on the night to see who has won - you never know it may even be you! 

Only members of the website can vote, if you haven't signed up then now is a good time to do so - register here

Also back due to popular demand, our Annual Coach Awards. Come along on the night and you will be able to vote for the coaches in various categories. Here is your opportunity to let your coach know what you think of their performance! But remember, voting is only open to members who come along to the Awards Night.

£5 per ticket (parents & siblings) and are only available to buy from the club office on Tuesday evening. Remember, numbers are limited so get your ticket quickly.

All swimmers under 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian

Any raffle prizes would be greatly appreciated and may be given to any of the committee members or brought along on the night.

The Bo'ness Mini Meet is now open and entries can be made using the team unify ONDECK app. The squads attending this meet will be Junior Foundation and Junior Development 1. 
The entry secretary for this meet is Allison Shanahan. Registration Deadline: 25 Aug, 2019
 
Many thanks

Brian

Last year two 50x50m relay teams battled it out at Tollcross to raise money for the Beatson Cancer Charity in memory of one of our former swimmers and coaches Johnstone Shearer.

Swimmers from all squads and coaches took part in the event and we would like to offer this opportunity out to all our swimmers again.

The event will be held on Tuesday 20th August at Tollcross International Swimming Pool from 6-7pm.

We ask that a donation of £5 is made to take part in the event which we ask to be paid on the night. (cash only please!)

This will be based on a first come first serve basis.

Date:Tuesday 20th August
Time: 6-7pm
Venue: Tollcross International Swimming Pool

 

Please use the link below to sign up (Entries close on Friday):

 

We hope to see you all there for a fun evening of racing!

All,

I will be holding a parent/guardian workshop on the process of entering meets using the new ONDECK app. This will be on Tuesday 13th August in the COGST office at Tollcross.
The workshop will be split into two seperate sessions and you should attend at the time relevant to your swimmers squad.

17.00 Elite,senior ,JAGS ,NAGS and JD2

19.00 Junior foundation,JD1 and Club/masters

Regards

Brian

Administrator leave

Please note that our club administrator, Cathie Robertson, will be on annual leave on 7th and 8th August.

For any urgent enquiries please contact the committee via the club website.

Many thanks

Marjorie

All, 

As the new season is about to start may I remind you all that ALL SWIM MEET ENTRIES will now be done via our new online registration system, Team Unify. This will be done using the team unify app called ONDECK. If you haven't already done so please can you download this now using one of the links below. It is available both on apple and android.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.teamunify.ondeck

https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/ondeck/id292507219

Many thanks

Brian

COGST Office

Parents/swimmers will not be able to access our club office in the Altyre Suite at Tollcross from 19-29 July due to the closure for the British Championships.

Cathie will be on annual leave on Friday 19th July but can be contacted by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. during the rest of the closure period.

Can we ask that anyone who hasn't already cancelled their standing order to please do so immediately. 
 
There have been a high volume of people who have not already done this and it is creating a significant amount of extra work for our treasurer and administrator. 
 
Many thanks. 

Cheques for COGST swimmers rejected from the following meets are now available for collection from our club administrator, Cathie Robertson, at the club office in the Altyre Suite at Tollcross.

Ren ’96 Development Meet 

Trojan Open Time Band Meet

Bellshill Summer Meet

These can be collected during Cathie’s working hours which are:

Monday 10am-2pm

Tuesday 3.30-7pm

Wednesday 10am-2pm

Thursday 10am-2pm

Friday 10am-2pm

Please do not contact Cathie asking about refunds from other meets, as we will put out a notice for each meet when the refunds have been processed and the cheques are available.

Thanks to all of the Swimmers, coaches and volunteers who came along to Time Trials!

We had 63 swimmers, 214 swims, 51 first time swims and a magnificent 67 PB's !!!

Well done to all of those who helped and took part.

In particular the volunteers who did a great job of timekeeping and marshalling:

Jude Barber
Jacqueline Barr
Frances Blair
David Carty
Ian Croxford
Frazer Dunn
Vivien Dunn
Janet Ferrie
Alan Gray
Alan Kernweiss
Lynne Kernweiss
Paul Landman
Sally McAnkrah
Ian Morton
Suzanne Paterson
Angelo Pugliese
Andrew Whymark

Full results are available here

As all times are recorded manually, there may be some errors - please let us know if you spot any mistakes and we will try to correct them.

Times have been updated in the swimmers times database

gerrylawlorAs many of you will know, we had the very sad news that one of our COGST committee members, Gerry Lawlor, passed away on Tuesday 18th June.

For anyone who would like to say a final farewell to Gerry, her funeral service will be at 11am on Thursday 27th June at St Thomas’s Church, 826 Cumbernauld Road, Glasgow, G33 2EE and then on to Daldowie Crematorium at 12pm.

Our thoughts are with Aimee, Louis and Sean and the rest of Gerry’s family.

Dear Member,

Thanks you very much for taking the time to login and register your card details on Team Unify, the new online system for COGST.

Team Unify will be used for collecting monthly training fees from the 1st July and the credit/debit card which you have registered to your account will be charged. To ensure monthly training fees are not duplicated, please cancel your standing order or current method of paying for monthly training fees.

An email will be sent to you in advance of 1st July confirming the amount that will be charged to your card and will all have a link to your account in Team Unify for you to view the details of this charge. On 1st July, you will receive an automated invoice confirming that amount that has been charged. You will also be able to view this invoice in your Team Unify account.

Once the monthly fees billing is up and running, we will then be launching automated billing process for meet entries. Team Unify will be used to enter swimmers into meets and for paying for their swims. We are looking to launch this for the next swim seasons and will be in touch with further information on this process nearer the time.

If anyone has any questions regarding the monthly billing process on Team Unify, please do not hesitate to get in touch via email or alternatively drop into the COGST office on a Tuesday evening between 5pm-7pm.

Many thanks

Fiona Wade
COGST Treasurer

Finally got to round to counting all the donations. I can now announce that a whopping £1029.82 was raised.

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I would like to thank the following groups.

GHA - Glasgow Housing Association and particularly the staff from Lyon cross, new shaws,cartcraig,kennieshead,hillpark and burness, they raised £510.96

Himalaya Restaurant they raised £50

Go fund me raised £233

Tollcross International Swimming Centre/City of Glasgow Swim Team raised £235.85

And the PandaChinese Cuisine for a gift voucher worth £100 for our raffle when we have the jono swim meet later this year.

Thank you to everyone who donated. I am blown away by your generosity

Gillian Bryce

Please note that our club administrator, Cathie Robertson, will be on annual leave from 24th June – 1st July inclusive, returning on Tuesday 2nd July.

For any urgent enquiries please contact the committee via the club website.

Dear Member, 
 
Thanks you very much for taking the time to login and register your card details on Team Unify, the new online system for COGST.
 
Team Unify will be used for collecting monthly training fees from the 1st July and the credit/debit card which you have registered to your account will be charged. To ensure monthly training fees are not duplicated, please cancel your standing order or current method of paying for monthly training fees. 
 
An email will be sent to you in advance of 1st July confirming the amount that will be charged to your card and will all have a link to your account in Team Unify for you to view the details of this charge. On 1st July, you will receive an automated invoice confirming that amount that has been charged. You will also be able to view this invoice in your Team Unify account.
 
Once the monthly fees billing is up and running, we will then be launching automated billing process for meet entries. Team Unify will be used to enter swimmers into meets and for paying for their swims. We are looking to launch this for the next swim seasons and will be in touch with further information on this process nearer the time.
 
If anyone has any questions regarding the monthly billing process on Team Unify, please do not hesitate to get in touch via email or alternatively drop into the COGST office on a Tuesday evening between 5pm-7pm.
 
Many thanks
 
COGST

Good show today again from 3 COGST swimmers at round 2 of the 2019 OW series today at Monikie Country Park. Well done all 👍🏼 openwater r2 2019

Leigha - 5km
Maddie - 500m
Zara - 2km

Next race is North Districts on 20th July at Loch Morlich .

The Perfect Gift This Father's Day

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Stuck for what to get Dad this Father's Day? With the countdown on to one of Scotland’s biggest sporting events in 2019, the LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships tickets are selling fast! As Bonnie our Mascot would say 'It's one for all the family to enjoy!' Don't miss out, get access to the best seats in the house and purchase your tickets for the perfect gift today at euroswim2019.com

The event will see some of the best athletes from across Europe in Glasgow as they compete over 5 days of live sporting action that’s not to be missed.

The Volunteer Portal for the LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships will be opening very soon, keep an eye on our channels and register here to receive the latest updates

Well done to all our young swimmers who represented the club as part of this year’s Mini League Squad.

After great performances in the initial three rounds, they made it to the A Final at the Citadel in Ayr where after an exciting afternoon of racing, they finished in second place behind Ren.

The final scores were:

Ren 238
COGST 235
Inverclyde 187
North Ayrshire 165
Kintyre 97
Scotia 88

Congratulations to Ren swimmers and coaches on their victory!

Huge thanks to Jamie and our other coaches, and to the team managers, technical officials and parents for their support throughout the Mini League campaign.

Marjorie

Summer break for squads will be as follows:

Junior Foundation/JD1/JD2/Club & Masters: 22 July to 4 August inclusive.

JAG/ NAG: 15 July to 4 August inclusive.

Senior Performance: 22 July to 11 August inclusive. British Summer Meet Swimmers May be slightly different due to season ending a week later. Danielle will communicate with these swimmers individually.

Elite Performance: 29 July (after the British Summer Meet). Ian will communicate with his swimmers on an individual basis about when they will return.

Marjorie Phillips

Details of  all the award winners are below, if you want to get copies of the official photographs, please contact Linda Walsh or any committee member.