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Congratulations to the following COGST swimmers who competed at the Scottish National Masters this weekend.

18-24 Age Group

Edward Gray

100 Fly - Gold
50 Breast - Gold
50 Fly - Silver

David Muir

100 Breast - Silver
200 Breast - Silver
200 IM - Bronze
50 Breast - 4th

25-29 Age Group

Matt Nicholson

50 Fly - Gold
50 back - Gold
50 Free - Gold

35-39 Age Group

Kenneth Jeffrey

100 Free - 4th

75-79 Age Group

Irene Allan

100 Free - Gold
200 Free - Gold
50 Back - Gold
50 Breast - Gold
50 Free Gold

Further congratulations to Irene who won best in her age group.

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Relays

Men’s 4x50 Medley (Edward Gray, Stewart Leanord, David Muir, Matt Nicholson) - Gold
Men’s 4x50 Free (Edward Gray, Stewart Leanord, David Muir, Matt Nicholson) – Gold

Ian Phillips

mphillipsNow that the COGST Long Course Graded event is over it is time to show our appreciation for the person who pulled it all together and made it happen - our Meet Director and Club President Marjorie Phillips.

Most people are not aware of the amount of work that goes on behind the scenes to run a meet especially if this is the 1st one which the club has run for many years.

Marjorie worked tirelessly to organise:

  • Volunteers - to cover all of the jobs before during and after the meet
  • Technical officials - to ensure that all sessions were covered and accredited
  • Hire of the pool, catering and facilities at Tollcross
  • Equipment required to run the meet - laptops, printers, watches, radios, clipboards etc.
  • T-shirts for volunteers to identify the helpers
  • Buying Water and sweets for everybody who was helping
  • Liasing with the West District, Scottish Swimming and Glasgow Life to ensure that all the requirements were met
  • Co-ordinating all of the activities "on the day" to ensure that the meet ran smoothly

It was a fantastic effort and a job well done to Marjorie.

The Committee, Coaches members and parents would like to thank you for your hard work in making this such a successful meet.

Thank You 300x300Huge thanks to everyone who helped to make our Long Course Graded Meet such a success at the weekend:

To all the volunteers who came along over the weekend and marshalled, supervised warm ups/swim down pool, sold entry bands, staffed tombola, organised medals, ran live results, printed, photocopied, and staffed entrances to changing village/galleries etc.

Special thanks to Brian and Stewart for Meet Entries and AOE – they did a great job in the run up to the meet and keeping things running smoothly all weekend in the glass box.

To Ian Faulds for spending all weekend as announcer – hope you’ve still got a voice!

To our senior swimmers Katie, Elise and Serena who did a great job as runners and selling start sheets.

Special mention to two of our foundation swimmers Rose and Callum who did a fantastic job all weekend keeping the technical officials supplied with sweets and water – always with big smiles on their faces!

Thanks to Lyndsey, Gerry and Paul and all of their staff at Tollcross for their help over the weekend.

To WrightSport for running the swim shop.

To the West District and to Lynn Alderton for advice and support during the planning stages for the meet. For my first time as Meet Director, it was great to have people to answer the silly questions!

To Janice, Liz, Jean and all of the other technical officials who gave up their weekend to support us – we couldn’t have a meet without them.

Finally, thanks to all the coaches and swimmers from both COGST and the 33 other clubs who came along and supported the first meet which COGST have run for eight years. We hope you enjoyed it, got lots of PBs and will come back next year!

Marjorie

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COGST long course graded 2018 web

 Live Results Live Results Live Results 

Session 1 - 10:00 AM Saturday 07/04/2018
#101 Girls 8-16 50 Free
#102 Boys 8-16 50 Free
#103 Girls 8-16 100 Back
#104 Boys 8-16 100 Back
#105 Girls 11-16 200 IM
#106 Boys 8-12 200 Medley Relay
#107 Boys 13-16 200 Medley Relay
#108 Girls 8-12 200 Free Relay
#109 Girls 13-16 200 Free Relay

Session 2 - 2:30 PM Saturday 07/04/2018
#201 Boys 8-16 50 Breast
#202 Girls 8-16 50 Breast
#203 Boys 8-16 100 Fly
#204 Girls 8-16 100 Fly
#205 Boys 11-16 200 Free
#206 Mixed 8-12 200 Medley Relay
#207 Mixed 13-16 200 Medley Relay

Session 3 - 10:00 AM Sunday 08/04/2018
#301 Boys 8-16 50 Back
#302 Girls 8-16 50 Back
#303 Boys 8-16 100 Free
#304 Girls 8-16 100 Free
#305 Boys 11-16 200 IM
#306 Girls 8-12 200 Medley Relay
#307 Girls 13-16 200 Medley Relay
#308 Boys 8-12 200 Free Relay
#309 Boys 13-16 200 Free Relay

Session 4 - 2:30 PM Sunday 08/04/2018
#401 Girls 8-16 50 Fly
#402 Boys 8-16 50 Fly
#403 Girls 8-16 100 Breast
#404 Boys 8-16 100 Breast
#405 Girls 11-16 200 Free
#406 Mixed 8-12 200 Free Relay
#407 Mixed 13-16 200 Free Relay

To everybody competing or training on Sunday..

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Please see the Training Times timetable which will commence from Monday 5th March.

Tollcross will open the full facility from Monday 5th March after its 12-month closure for essential maintenance. The majority of COGST training has been relocated to its original time before the closure however some may have changed.

The timetable attached will notify the schedule for each squad. COGST staff have worked closely with Glasgow Life management over the last 12 months to minimise the disruption as much as possible although we recognise that members have been inconvenienced we thank you for your paitence during this time.

Danielle Brayson

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

We had 106 swimmers, 352 swims, 123 first time swims and a magnificent 113 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:

Chris Gourlay
Janet Ferrie
Alan Deans
Sarah Connell
Gerry Blair
Lillian McIntyre
Gillian Cochrane
Eric Ren
Dimitri Vinogradov
Elena Vinogradov
Ines Garcia-Pena

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

Well done for all your hard work in the first round, time to do it again!

Mini league round 2 between Kilmarnock, Kirkintilloch, City of Glasgow and REN96 will take place on Sunday 25th March at the On-x Linwood with a 1.30pm Warm Up for a 2pm Start and Finish 4.30pm. There will be NO bus supplied for this round make your own way to the pool.

Please find the team below:

Girls 8 &under
Gina Ren
Evie Mcaulay
Ekavira Singh
Rose Gourlay

Girl 9 years
Jessica Taylor
Lily Li
Coco Croxford
Anna Campbell

Girls 10 years
Heidi Ren
Rosie Liston
Melissa Mennie
Nicola Dry

Girls 11 years
Amber Wade
Leona McQueenie
Madison McCallum
Abbie Flower

Boys 8 &under
Jack Robinson
Mikhail Vinogradov

Boys 9years
Daniel Hendry
Conor Owen
Bobby Sewell
Adam Longman

Boys 10years
Eklavya Singh
Campbell McLean
Marcus Blake
Tristan Robin

Boys 11years
Tom Inglis
Yusuf-Sulay Ibrahim
Oscar Bancroft
David Landman

**If for any reason you cannot attend please contact me directly at the earliest convenience**
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Well done for all your hard work in the first round, time to do it again!

Mini league round 2 between Kilmarnock, Kirkintilloch, City of Glasgow and REN96 will take place on Sunday 25th March at the On-x Linwood with a 1.30pm Warm Up for a 2pm Start and Finish 4.30pm. There will be NO bus supplied for this round make your own way to the pool.

Please find the team below:

Girls 8 &under
Gina Ren
Evie Mcaulay
Ekavira Singh
Rose Gourlay

Girl 9 years
Jessica Taylor
Lily Li
Coco Croxford
Anna Campbell

Girls 10 years
Heidi Ren
Rosie Liston
Melissa Mennie
Nicola Dry

Girls 11 years
Amber Wade
Leona McQueenie
Madison McCallum
Abbie Flower

Boys 8 &under
Jack Robinson
Mikhail Vinogradov

Boys 9years
Daniel Hendry
Conor Owen
Bobby Sewell
Adam Longman

Boys 10years
Eklavya Singh
Campbell McLean
Marcus Blake
Tristan Robin

Boys 11years
Tom Inglis
Yusuf-Sulay Ibrahim
Oscar Bancroft
David Landman

**If for any reason you cannot attend please contact me directly at the earliest convenience**
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Please note that the Club Administrator is on leave from:

Friday 9th March 
Monday 12th March 
Thursday 15th March 
Friday 23rd March 
Thursday 29th March 
Friday 30th March

The mini league squad has now been selected. This has been made at the coaches discretion.

Congratulations to all who made the team, we look forward to working with you.

The first round will take place on Sunday the 25th of February. Please note this is the same day as the Hearts pre SNAGS competition the mini league takes preference over the hearts meet, so if selected for mini league please don't enter Sunday at the hearts competition.

We hope you are ready to swim great throughout the campaign and most of all ready to have loads of fun!

Jamie McKinley

Girls 8 years&under
Gina Ren
Evie McAulay
Ekavira Singh
Rose Gourlay

Girls 9 years
Jessica Taylor
Aneesa Phillips
Lily Li
Anna Phillips
Coco Croxford
Anna Campbell
Lena McBride

Girls 10 years
Heidi Ren
Carys Mooney
Rosie Liston
Melisa Mennie
Hetty McLeod
Iris Barr
Nicola Dry

Girls 11 years
Amber Wade
Madison McCallum
Leona McQueenie
Abbie Flower
Emma McAulay
Louise Connell
Ellen Phillips

Boys 8 years&under
Jack Robinson
Mikhail Vinogradov

Boys 9 years
Daniel Hendry
Martin Ferrie
Conor Owen
Bobby Sewell
Adam Longman

Boys 10 years
Eklavya Singh
Campbell McLean
Marcus Blake
Ryley O'Shea
Tristan Robin
Zacharaiah Hughes
Jake Jarvie

Boys 11 years
Tom Inglis
Yusuf-Sulay Ibrahim
Peter Stark
Felix Chan
Oscar Bancroft
David Landman

weneedyouCOGST will be running a Long Course Graded Meet at Tollcross on 7-8 April.

To run the meet successfully, we need volunteers to cover a variety of roles over the weekend. You do not need to have any knowledge of swimming – we are looking for people to help out with things like supervising the swim down pool, marshalling swimmers for races, photocopying results sheets, handing out medals, staffing tombola stall, handing out water to technical officials, etc. You won’t miss seeing your child swim as we will make sure someone lets you away to watch their races.

If you think you would be interested in helping out at the meet please contact me for further information This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Just to make you aware Cathie will be on Annual leave on the following date in February:

Friday 2nd
Tuesday 13th
Mon 19th
Tue 20th
Wed 21st
Thu 22nd
Fri 23rd

Victoria Milburn

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

We had 98 swimmers, 316 swims, 106 first time swims and a magnificent 92 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:

Chris Gourlay
Yann Robin
Rosemary Fraser
Carol Davidson
Barb Gibson
Frances Blair
Lynsay McAulay
Derek McAulay

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

The Tuesday morning Masters/Club session at Tollcross will now be moved to a Monday morning at Scotstoun.

This will commence as of Monday 12th February.

Victoria Milburn

TIME TRIALS

Scotstoun Leisure Centre

Warm up 7am, start 7.15am, finish 8.45am (approx).

The club will be running Time Trials from 7am until 8.45am at Scotstoun Leisure Centre.

This will provide a competitive opportunity for swimmers to get timed for the first time or to improve their times in order to gain entry to more competitions.

Due to limitations on lane space it is open to all swimmers in Junior Foundation, Junior Development 1 & 2 and Club Squads only, unless otherwise advised by your coach.

Swimmers in these squads from all COGST pools i.e. Scotstoun, Maryhill, Drumchapel, Springburn, Gorbals, Tollcross may come along.

We will be running a variety of events.

Your Coach will tell you which events you should swim, but to get the most benefit from Time Trials, please swim events which you do not have a current up to date time for. You can swim three events.

We will be running more Time Trials throughout the season when we will cover other strokes and distances.

All swimmers should bring a spare towel and T shirt to dry off and keep warm between swims.

To ensure all swimmers are able to be timed we will need some parents to help on poolside as timekeepers. You don’t need any experience so if you are able to help please send your details to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or just come forward on the day.

Update from M&B:

Due to the adverse weather conditions the M&B Meet has been cancelled. We understand this will be frustrating but hope that you will understand our decision in light of the ongoing adverse conditions.

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At this point we have no information about refunds for this meet, we will let you know as soon we have more information.

 

We have now had a further update from Glasgow Life to say that all pools will be closed until 12 noon tomorrow, therefore all early morning training is cancelled. We expect the other sessions to go ahead tomorrow as usual. Tollcross sessions will be at the times which have been previously advised to you due to the Life Saving event which is taking place at that venue.

Glasgow Life

The weather situation is expected to ease with the amber warning reduced from 10am tomorrow (Friday). We will aim to open facilities to the public from 12 noon, where this is operationally possible.

Please note that there will be some disruption until we are fully operational. Customer and staff safety is our priority. Thanks for your patience while we get back up and running.

Marjorie Phillips

Here is today’s update from Glasgow Life. Please be advised that training is cancelled tonight for all squads. We have been told that centres will be open for early morning training tomorrow but if we get any further update on this we will let you know.

Due to the continuing severe weather, Glasgow Life facilities will remain closed today (Thursday). We hope to reopen as normal tomorrow morning, where operationally possible. Thanks for your patience.

Thanks

Marjorie Phillips