accreditation of SwiMark Plus standard

Dear Parents,

As you will be fully aware, Cupar and District Swimming Club signed up to the SwiMark programme before I was elected as President.  When I took over the post, this was an accreditation mark which I felt that the Club should continue to strive to attain.

Last night, our Lead Coach, Russ Green, and I met with Sarah Pryde, representative from Scottish Swimming,  and submitted Cupar’s presentation.  I am more than delighted to be able to tell you that we have achieved our goal.  Sarah was delighted with our good practice work, with some documents going to be used as exemplars for other clubs striving for this accreditation and others gaining the standard of SwiMark Plus.

SwiMark is a bench mark accreditation, which is recognised throughout the swimming world.  We have proved that we run a well organised and safe Club, with comprehensive and robust policies covering all aspects of the Clubs running and purpose.

Cupar is only the fourth club in Fife to be awarded this accreditation.  I have attached a flyer from SwiMark for those parents who wish to learn more.

We cannot, however, be complacent.  We must continue to strive to improve the quality of service we provide for the swimmers, from parents signing and handing forms in on time to the Committee ensuring we have a well run organisation – everyone has their role to play.

Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has supported the Club in pursuit of this achievement.  Please do remember that everyone is a volunteer and, without them, there would be no Club. I feel I have to make a special mention of Russ Green, our Lead Coach; through his drive, enthusiasm and relentless commitment to both his swimmers and the Club, he has been pivotal in ensuring that we were able to gain the SwiMark accreditation.

Thanks again to everyone who makes Cupar and District Swimming Club the successful club it is today.

Jacqui Smith-Mackay

Cupar and District Swimming Club


Six of the best for Adam

Six of the best for Adam

THE first ever Fife Performance
Junior Sprint Meet recenfly took
place at Camegie Sports Centre
in Dunfermline, and Cupar &
District Swimming Club were
well represented with 18 young
swimmers taking part.
A new and exciting addition to the swimming calendar,
the FPSS Junior Sprint Meet is
aimed atyoung swimmers under
the age of 14 and attracted clubs
from all over Scotiand.
A11 strokes were sw,um over 50
metres with a 100m individual
medley and 200m freestyle relay
so the competition was fast and
furious over the whole day.
The finale was a thrilling skins
event, which the gallery and
poolside thoroughly enjoyed and
provided a great atmosphere to
bring the meet to a close.
Personal best records were
achieved by almost every Cupar
swimmer, continuing the fantastic performances at recent meets.
Charlotte Williamson took
9.09 seconds off her entry time
for the 100m IM, Lury Robertson
took 10.43 seconds off her 50m
Freesty4e, Oliver Carier took 8.66
seconds from his 100m IM and
Murdo Denholm took 6.68 seconds off his 50m butterfly.
Charlotte also won a bronze
medal’in the 50m breast stroke.
Corrie Hay had a very successful day with a personal best
sr.tim in every one of her five
swims and Catriona Cleary continued her run of personal bests
with another three recordg making it 10 in a row for her.
Top performance on the
day again went to nine-yearold Adam Young who won an
amazing six gold medals and
was awarded Most Outstanding Boy Trophy in the 8-9 years
Adam was also invited to take
part in the last event of the day,
the skins evenf which was a
thrilling finish to the meet.
The top six swimmers in each
age group compele in an elimination race, with the nominated
stroke being randomly chosen
out of a bag and the last to finish each round being eliminated
until there is just one swimmer
left. Adam finished a creditable
fourth against 11-year-old boys.
The noisiest race of the day
was left to the 10-11 year old
boys’ relay race where Cupar
won gold beating the second
place team by over six seconds.
Cupar thoroughly enjoyed
taking part in this inaugural
event and look forward to this
becoming a regular part of the
competition calendar.
oNew members are always
welcome at Cupar & District
Swimming Club. Contact [email protected] or come
along to Cupar Sports Centre at
8am on Saturday for a swimming
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