Latest News 27th June 2018

As we approach summer holidays and enjoy this glorious sunshine, welcome to another week with WDASC.  The headlines this week…….

LONG COURSE TRAINING SESSION

There is an opportunity for all Comp and Graded squads to attend long course training at Stirling on 18th August.  The session will run from 4pm until 8 pm.  Land based training and team building followed by 2 hours pool session.  The training will be run with Brian as coach.  A bus will be organised based on the amount of swimmers interested.  Please inform Susan Johnston by text at 07910057538 as soon as possible.  A bus will be booked according to the level of interest so please respond sooner rather than later. A closing date to follow.

Upcoming meets

Good luck to all Westies attending Scottish National Open Swimming Championships this week at Tollcross.  All the best to all swimmers Carl, Kirsten, Sam B, Michael, Bradley, Sam M, Daniel, Murrin, Hamish, Niamh, Hannah, Abby, Isla, Kate and Nicole.  We all wish you every success.  Lets Go Westies!!

West District Sprints and Relays 1st and 2nd September

Online entry is now available on the website, closing date for entry is 31st July at 7pm. STOs will be required for this meet. Thank you in advance.

Reminder of training changes

Friday 29th June – Comp 3 / Club Squad / Graded 1 – AM session CANCELLED
Swimmers can instead attend Thursday 28th June with Comp 2 at the CLC (1730-1930 pool, 1945-2010 land)

Saturday 30th June
Comp 3 / Graded 1 & 2 – PM session CANCELLED
Swimmers can instead attend Sunday 1st June with Comp 2 at the Vale * (1700-1800 gym, 1815-2015)
*Please note that this will mean the Graded gym session is 1 hour earlier than normal

Warm weather camp

Confirmation that Brian Dalgleish and Kirsty Lyall will be attending as coaches and Gerry Murray and Susan Johnston as Team Managers.
Reminder that final payment is due 15th July 2018.  Payments to Gerry Murray please.
An email will be sent to all interested parties with details of risk assessment and updated code of conduct before final payment date.  Any queries should be directed to Susan Johnston at sjohnston1909@gmail.com or by text 07910057538.

And finally…….

A quick note from Brian about meets so far this year…

I just wanted to express my thanks and a massive well done to everyone across the club over the last 6 months in relation to meet entries and subsequent performances. It has been great to see an increased uptake for entries into meets across all of the squads within the club, especially within our Skills and Transition squads. It has been especially great to see a number of new swimmers having competed as well, as the experience gained will have been invaluable in their swimming development.

It has also been great to see the performances at these meets, whether swimmers are achieving their first time, their first personal best or their first medal. Personal development has been central to our coaching message and looking to be better than you have been in the past is part of what this sport is about (as well as having fun along the way of course!) and our swimmers have excelled themselves in this area – keep it up swimmers!

And a final thank you to all of our esteemed officials. Your support has been invaluable over the course of the year so far and has allowed the majority of the meets we have attended to be accredited – and without our massive team, this would not have been the case.

Best regards,
Brian