Scottish Swimming supports a number of composite teams such as COAST around the country. The geography and demography of Scotland means that there are many relatively small clubs who may not have the capacity to support and develop the spectrum of swimming ability from novice through to national and international standard. A number of athletes from local clubs progress on to their local composite team where professional coaches provide training and mentoring on a pathway which can lead to regional, national and international success.
A couple of facts about composite clubs
- These are teams and not clubs and athletes in composite teams can be entered into some meets under their team and sometimes under their original club
- Composite teams around Scotland include BEST (Borders Elite Swim Team), SAS (South Aberdeenshire Swimming), FIRST (Falkirk, Bowness and Grangemouth)