Here is a leaflet on the structure of swimming in Scotland

Here – the-structure-of-swimming-in-scotland-nov-16

Junior Club current times

This is the recorded times taken from timing events in the Club swimming sessions at the Cupar swimming pool. It does not include any times from actual Gala’s.

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The club booklet has arrived!

… you can get it here – cupar-swim-club-info-doc-nov-16 or on the club notice board.

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Cupar Junior Gala Results

Sorry for the delay – Here’s the results – cupar-gala-results-2016

New Club Booklet

Hello

We have put together a new Club Booklet which you can get a copy of here – cupar-swim-club-info-doc-nov-16

There are copies on the club notice board as well at the swimming pool.

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New Committee members added

Hi

The committee page has been updated with the new committee members.

https://cuparswimming.com/about/swimming-club-commitee/

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Distance Champs 2016 – forms and information

Please tick the boxes for the events you wish to enter.
NB Age as of 31st December 2016

ENTRY FORMS MUST BE RETURNED TO THE CLUB TABLE OR EMAILED TO
swimmingcdsc@gmail.com
NO LATER THAN WEDNESDAY 30th NOVEMBER 2016

THURSDAY 1st DECEMBER 2016 Warm up 7.00pm
400m Freestyle & 200m Freestyle
THURSDAY 8th DECEMBER 2016 Warm up 7.00pm
800m Freestyle & 200m IM

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Friday 18th Swimming for Senior Squads will be 5 > 7pm – Bronze, Silver, Gold

Hi Everyone
 
Just a reminder that all senior swim squads are swimming from 5 to 7 pm tonight. We will discuss and finalise times at the next committee meeting.
 
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It’s Tomorrow!! AGM time !!

Cupar and District Swimming Club

AGM Agenda
Date: 10 November 2016
Time: 7pm
Venue: Club House at rear of swimming pool

1. Welcome

2. Attendance / Apologies for absence

3. Approval of minutes from previous AGM and matters arising

4. Presidents remarks

5. Hon. Secretary Report

6. Head Coach Report

7. Financial Report

8. Proposed changes to constitution

9. Proposed changes to Bye-laws

10. Election of Management Committee Memebers

11. Appointment of Auditors/ independent examiner

12. Life membership awards

13. Any other relevant business

CLUB AGM – THURSDAY 10TH NOVEMBER

Cupar and District Swimming Club

AGM Agenda
Date: 10 November 2016
Time: 7pm
Venue: Club House at rear of swimming pool

1. Welcome

2. Attendance / Apologies for absence

3. Approval of minutes from previous AGM and matters arising

4. Presidents remarks

5. Hon. Secretary Report

6. Head Coach Report

7. Financial Report

8. Proposed changes to constitution

9. Proposed changes to Bye-laws

10. Election of Management Committee Memebers

11. Appointment of Auditors/ independent examiner

12. Life membership awards

13. Any other relevant business

Friday night swimming – some clarity – Bronze, Silver, Gold

This is for Bronze, Silver and Gold squads.

So tonight the 4th November is 4:30 to 6:30pm. This will also be the same the the 11th November as well.

After this point it will change, drum roll ……. but we have not had confirmation of what that is going to be yet.

We are currently waiting on times and lanes being confirmed by Fife Leisure trust.

Sorry for any confusion and disappointment, we’ll get an email out with this in as well.

Thank you.

We really need you!

WeNeedYou

We need you to help, we need volunteers to fill positions in the club to help run this club. If we do not start filling these positions soon the club will get to a point that it can not carry on.

We need more coaches and more roles in the club filled.

The AGM is coming up and this is the perfect time to get involved. https://cuparswimming.com/2016/10/27/club-agm-agenda-10th-november/

Here are a list of the roles in the club, the sound a lot more serious than they are and we can all help a little, there is no reason two people can’t do one roll together if that helps, buddy up! The link below has more information.

https://cuparswimming.com/about/swimming-club-commitee/

Thank you.

Your Club needs you!

WeNeedYou

We need you to help, we need volunteers to fill positions in the club to help run this club. If we do not start filling these positions soon the club will get to a point that it can not carry on.

We need more coaches and more roles in the club filled.

The AGM is coming up and this is the perfect time to get involved. https://cuparswimming.com/2016/10/27/club-agm-agenda-10th-november/

Here are a list of the roles in the club, the sound a lot more serious than they are and we can all help a little, there is no reason two people can’t do one roll together if that helps, buddy up! The link below has more information.

https://cuparswimming.com/about/swimming-club-commitee/

Thank you.

Club AGM – Agenda 10th November

Cupar and District Swimming Club

AGM Agenda
Date: 10 November 2016
Time: 7pm
Venue: Club House at rear of swimming pool

1. Welcome

2. Attendance / Apologies for absence

3. Approval of minutes from previous AGM and matters arising

4. Presidents remarks

5. Hon. Secretary Report

6. Head Coach Report

7. Financial Report

8. Proposed changes to constitution

9. Proposed changes to Bye-laws

10. Election of Management Committee Memebers

11. Appointment of Auditors/ independent examiner

12. Life membership awards

13. Any other relevant business

Club AGM – Thursday 10th November

Dear All
 
Our AGM will be held on 10 November 2016 at 7pm in the clubhouse. Please find agenda attached. Any proposed changes to constitution or bye-laws should be made by return e-mail to this address.
 
At the AGM we will appoint the management committee. This year we have several vacancies and unless these are filled the club will no longer be able to function. The following posts are vacant:
President
Vice-president
Membership secretary
Treasurer
Secretary
 
Role descriptors for each of these positions are available on the club website. Please consider volunteering to help. The club is run entirely by volunteer parents and grandparents and as swimmers get older and move on to new pastures we need parents of younger swimmers to step in and take over. Even if you don’t feel able to take on a formal role we need ordinary committee members to ensure we represent the whole club.
 
Best wishes
 
CADSC committee

committee meeting this Thursday (6th) at 7pm

Remember the committee meeting this Thursday (6th) at 7pm in the clubhouse . The committee is run entirely by volunteer parents and we would encourage anyone who has a child in swim club to come along and get involved ….. There are lots of ways to get involved in the smooth running of the club without giving up a lot of time . It would be great to see some new faces on the committee

2016 Fee Structure

Just a quick reminder of what the Club Fees are:

https://cuparswimming.com/about/fee-structure/

Next committee meeting on 6th October at 7pm in the clubhouse

Dear All
 
The next Cupar and District Swimming Club committee meeting will be on 6th October at 7pm in the clubhouse (behind the leisure centre). Following this there will be an AGM on 10 November – we will send a reminder nearer the time.
 
Please can we ask all parents to consider coming along to support the running of the club? There are many different ways you can help and many don’t take up much time. Some examples include running the club table while your child is swimming, helping to organise fund raising or club galas, and giving us your opinion on the way the club is organised. We are keen to improve communication but need help to make this happen. The meetings are informal and often include biscuits!
 
If you can support us please come along to the meetings or contact any of the committee members/ club table volunteers.
 
Thank you

Club Prizegiving on Saturday

Who could these be for (especially the impressive 2500m one!) ? Come to the Club Prizegiving on Saturday to find out! Cupar Old Parish Church centre, 6.30-10.30, disco booked, bring snacks and drinks! 🍰🏆🏅🎤😊

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Club records have been updated!

Get them here https://cuparswimming.com/squads/club-times-sheet/ 

and see them on the swim club board too!

 

Swim Day on Sunday 14th

Swim Day 14th August

To follow on from our first post can we now get people to confirm by email that you are intending to come on Sunday.

The schedule for the day has not change but we will email one out to you when you have confirmed you are coming.

One thing to have a think about now, other than your kit bag and clothes to wear, is what food you will need through the day.

There are some small breaks to get changed in and also get some fuel in you as well.

This is an interesting article if you are wondering what to be thinking about food wise.

So please reply by via email to say if you are coming, if you need to get a faster response about something then please speak to some one on Thursday or Friday night.

Email swimday.cupar@outlook.com

 

Thanks

The Team.

Summer News – Pre-Season swim day – 14th August

Hello and I hope you have all been enjoying the sun, it does exist!

So we are planning a Pre-Season swim day on the 14th August, still in the holidays … just.

This will be for the Senior Squads; Bronze, Silver and Gold. The junior squads are more than welcome to come along and spectate/learn at the pool sessions if they would like to, so please do if you would like to.

The day will be run by Derek McGowan, Scottish Youth Development Coach.

It will take place at the Sports Centre and start at 7:45am. Below is the provisional timetable:

Arrive 7:45am
Pool 8 – 10am
Land 10:30  – 11am coordination and balance exercise games
Lunch 11:30 – 12:30pm
Education Session based on being a smart swimmer and winning behaviours 12:30 – 1:15pm
Pool 1:30 – 3:30pm
Plenary – depart by 4pm

We really do urge all the senior squad to grab this opportunity to get a head start on the session ahead and make the most of this opportunity to be one step in front of the crowd.

We need to gauge interest in this to be able to run it logistically so please let us know what you think.

More details to follow.

Thank you.

Swim Day 20th August
Not Sure
No I am away
Yes I can make it
 

Head Coach

Dear Swimmers and Parents
 
As many of you are aware Mark Laing our head coach has now finished his time with Cupar. We are all sorry to lose him but very grateful to Mark for all his hard work, encouragement and enthusiasm over the past few years.
 
We want to take this opportunity to reassure you all that we are actively seeking to fil the vacancy and the club will continue to be run by qualified volunteer coaches in the meantime.
 
I am sure you will all want to join us in thanking Mark and giving him our best wishes for the future.
 
Kind regards
 
CADSC committee

Summer Timetable adjustment

Sorry for confusion folks.
 
I have just been told summer training starts this Friday ( 1 July) and so there will be no swimming on Saturday morning this week.
 
Hope junior club members can make it along on Thursdays over the summer.
 
Any more updates and I will be in touch!

Certificate of Achievement

Over the past 6 to 12 months we as a club have under taken a project to increase the amount of information that we have on hand to give out to new and existing members. This is a constant process that we are aiming to ramp up at the beginning of next session.
 
The first visible outcome of this has been when one of our swimmers moves up into the senior squad and the receive a certificate. This is partly for the child to give them something tangible for their efforts but also it servers a function for us the parents. The back of these certificates has the squad information about the new squad they are joining.
 
This information includes when the sessions are, what is expected of the swimmer, equipment that is expected and the new price of the squad.
 
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This is just the start of the information that we want to be able to have on hand at the club and we will have more.
 
We will soon be sending out a draft of the new club hand book, it’s not complete, there is a lot of information that we have to pull together to get it done but we wanted to get some information out now. Feel free to suggest what other information you think would be useful.
 
The biggest thing from all of this is please try to get involved, even if it is just to bake cakes for the next cake fund raiser.
 
Thank you.

Summer Timetable

Dear All
 
Our summer training timetable will start on Tues 5 July. Training times will be as follows:
 
Tuesday 6.45 to 8.45 pm Gold, Silver, Bronze
Thursday 6 to 7 pm Minnows, Piranhas, Dolphins, Sharks
Thursday 7 to 9 pm Gold, Silver, Bronze
Friday 6 to 8 pm Gold only
No swimming on Saturday mornings.
 
Normal training will resume on 16 August. Details of awards night in August to follow. Provisional date 20 August in Cupar Old Parish Church.
 
Hope you all have a great summer

About page updated with Constitution

Hi

The About page has been updated with links to more club documents e.g. Constitution etc

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Club Champs tonight

Heats Sheets here in both Excel and PDF – please check these and make sure things are correct, thank you very much.

160616 Heats Club Champs – XLS

160616 Heats Club Champs – PDF

We are on! Tonight the warm up for the Champ heats starts at 1800.

Please be by the pool side in time because there are many entries registered this year.

 

Club Champs tomorrow night

It’s Free and Breast next!

Next Club Champs night 16th December

So did you enjoy last night?

It’s Free and Breast on the 16th and then the Finals on the 19th.

Club Champs tonight

We are on! Tonight the warm up for the Champ heats starts at 1800. Please be by the pool side in time because there are many entries registered this year.

Just to inform you that today the heats are butterfly and backcrawl only.

Thanks and see you all there 🙂

New Records uploaded

https://cuparswimming.com/squads/club-times-sheet/

These are the most recent ones we have, we are going through a process of change on how these are formatted so will probably be republished again very soon.

There are in word format – if you would like to have them in a different format then please let us know at the club table.

Many thanks.

 

Training Levels document posted

Hi I have posted a document explaining the training levels on the Gold – http://wp.me/P3ir5T-3P

Latest time sheet has been upload

Here’s the latest time sheet for the club uploaded

https://cuparswimming.com/squads/club-times-sheet/

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Sports Relief Fundraiser

Cupar and District Swimming Club are planning a Sport Relief event next week. This will involve distance swims for the younger club members (badges to be presented at club awards night ) and team relays for those who train on a Friday night …… We were hoping for a donation from everyone taking part and will be collecting donations at the club table . We are also having a baking sale from the club table on each of these evenings and would be grateful for as many baking donations as you can manage ! All money raised will go to Sport Relief. 
More info to follow. Hope to see you all there.

Selection to National Stroke Camps

I’m extremely proud to announce that confirmation has been received of selection to national stroke camps for both Scarlett Ferris and Adam Young. Of all the Fife clubs, Carnegie and Cupar are the only two to have swimmers selected to train with the national coaching team on the 23rd/24th April at the National Swimming Academy in Stirling. Well done to both swimmers in achieving their Bronze Squad times initially and then giving such a good account of themselves that they were selected for further development.

Mark Laing

Head Coach, Cupar and District Swimming Club

Member of the British Swimming Coaches Assoc.

Club records procedure updated

http://cuparswimming.com/squads/club-times-sheet/

Age is as of 31st December in that year and our records relate to short course swims only (swims achieved in a 25m pool). Any further queries about club records, please contact the Head Coach, Mark Laing.

Sport Relief 17th March

Hi all ….. Planning on doing a Sport Relief event for Comic Relief on 17th / 18th / 19th March …. Something along the lines of Distance Badges for Junior Squads and relays for the Senior Squads with a suggested contribution of £5/ swimmer rather than a sponsor form and a cake sale for after …. We might need a few volunteers and a lot of bakers !! Watch this space !

Long Course Training 7th and 28th May 10am to Midday.

Long Course training has been booked at the National Swimming Academy in Stirling on the 7th and 28th May. Both sessions are 10am-midday.

After the session on the 28th, we plan to stay in the grounds of the university and have a picnic, play team games etc.

If you are interested in training in the 50m pool, then please put your name up on the sheet on the wall at the pool.

Training is open to all Bronze/Silver/Gold squad swimmers and costs £5.00 per child per session.

Fife Leagues afternoon start has changed – poolside midday.

Seems that the leagues are being pushed back timewise to 12.15pm start, so swimmers need to be poolside for midday.

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Carnegie Open Spring Meet

Another tremendous weekend of swimming from our swimmers saw 28 new lifetime bests set, two gold medals to Lewis, a Bronze to Cameron and 50m event finals from Lewis, Murdo, Charlotte and Hannah. 50m events were held as heats and finals and all other races were heat declared winners (HDW). Info Sheet – Carnegie Open Spring Meet

Murdo had a super weekend making the finals of the 50m Breast and Fly setting PB’s in both. In his 100m Fly he picked up a SNAGS (Scottish National Age-Groups) consideration time, so fingers crossed he gets a swim in Glasgow at the end of March. All of his swims were improvements on his entry time. Charlotte too picked up a couple of final swims, in the 50m Breast and Back. In the Backstroke final she set a SNAGS qualifying time, so she is guaranteed a swim in this stroke next month. She made excellent improvements to her 50m Free and Fly times too.

This was the first major gala for Callum and he smiled before, during and after every race. A clean sweep of PB’s in all of his races shows why he is one of the Bronze + team. A move to Silver Squad beckons if he keeps up this run of super training and racing!! Cameron had three races on Saturday and set fabulous times in each one. His 200m Free in particular saw him on electric form setting a great time and picking up third place. His 400m time was very close to the club record (held by Ollie Carter) and I’m sure Cameron will be targeting it again as the season goes on.

Connor swam on Saturday too and put in a decent performance in his 400m Free to set a time close to his entry. In his 200m Free he set a new lifetime best. Connor is training well at the moment and I’ve no doubt that his times will tumble across the board as the season progresses. Eve produced a marvellous 200m Free swim on the Saturday taking over ten-seconds off her time in one of the best swims of the weekend from our club swimmers. She was grinning from ear-to-ear when she got out of the water, so I didn’t need to ask her how she felt.

10-yr-old Hannah enjoyed a wonderful weekend of competition. She made the final of the 50m Breast despite being one of the youngest in her age-group setting a super new PB. In her 200m Breast she took off a whopping 20 seconds. In her 200m Free and Back she made improvements too, leading to her securing two more DRP times for next season. Just one more neededJ. Lewis too enjoyed an extremely good weekend, picking up gold medals in his number one stroke as well as setting new PB’s in his Freestyle 200/400 and Backstroke 200 too. His Backstroke swim in particular was raced extremely well, displaying excellent underwater skills and turns at the wall.

DRP – District Regional Programme – A programme of three training days presented by a national coach followed, potentially, by selection to a national stroke camp day to train with the best young swimmers from across Scotland. This year both Adam Young and Scarlett Ferris have been selected to national stroke camp. My thanks again to Jacqui, Karen and Jane for their assistance over the weekend and to our parents who supported the event as timekeepers/judges.

 

Mark Laing, Head Coach, Cupar and District Swimming Club.

committee meeting tonight at 7pm

it will be in the club house round the back of the pool. See you all there 🙂

 

 

committee meetings dates going forward

The next meeting will be the 18th Jan and then the 2nd to last Monday of each month going forward there after, subject to changes around holidays and or special events.

Gold Squad Training information Term 3

Training Period Three Gold Please find attached the twelve week training programme for Gold Squad swimmers which takes us right up to late March. Any queries just email me back.

 

Fellow coaches – any additional assistance on a Tuesday or Thursday would be much appreciated as I hope to do some individualised training with our new starts and with our other swimmers too J