Summer Swimming times

Flyer here >>>>Summer swimming sessions

Following a recent committee meeting a decision was made on training hours during the school holidays.

Tuesday nights

Commencing on 1st July

Gold, Silver and Bronze+ train two hours.

6pm till 8pm

Sharks and Bronze train first hour only

6pm till 7pm

Thursday nights

Gold, Silver and Bronze+ train two hours.

6pm till 8pm

Sharks and Bronze train first hour

6pm till 7pm

Saturday mornings

9am – 10am

Minnows, Piranhas and Dolphins only

 

The final full club session will be Saturday 28th June and we will then move to the above described reduced hours for five weeks commencing 1st July. I will be leading all of the sessions over this period supported by our coaching team.

The club will take a two-week holiday from swimming all together with the last summer session on Saturday 2nd August. We can all enjoy a well-earned rest until beginning the new season and normal coaching times from Tuesday 19th August onwards.

Any queries can be directed to me or squad coaches.

Mark Laing,

Lead Coach, Cupar and District Swimming Club

23rd May, 2014

URGENT – Novice League – 27th April

I have just received an email to advise that warm up on Sunday at Dunfermline is at 9.00 am not 8.30 am as previously advised.  Please be on poolside at 8.40 to register with the coach.

Also, as there are only 6 lanes at Dunfermline, the gala will run for a bit longer than previous Novice Leagues.  We will probably finish around 12.30 pm.

Afternoon session will be later as well at 13:30.

Club AGM to night at 7pm 19th NOvemeber

19/11/2018 3:32 PM

Notice of the Club AGM

Please note the Club AGM will be held at 7:00pm on Monday 19th November in the Clubhouse

The Agenda for the AGM is:

a) Presidents Remarks

b) Apologies for Absence

c) Approval of minutes from previous AGM & matters arising.

d) Hon. Secretary Report

e) Coaching Report

f) Financial Report

g) Proposed changes to Constitution

h) Proposed changes to Bye-Laws

i) Election of Management Committee Members

j) Appointment of Auditors / Independent Examiners

k) Life Membership Awards

m) Other relevant business

A copy of this notice is posted on the club facebook page and will be posted on the club noticeboard

That’s the official bit done….

Cupar is a small but thriving, happy and friendly local swimming club run by a small number of volunteer Mums and Dads just like you, who all have loads of other commitments, just like you.

We offer swimmers a chance to make friends, get fit,gain confidence, have fun and progress to swim at local, district and national levels. We really need everyone who has a child swimming in the club to help in some way otherwise the risks of decline are very real.

There are numerous opportunities to help out from poolside helping, coaching , judging, time keeping, fund raising, club desk, social events, buying kit and just by coming along to the committee to give ideas and feedback. Parent helpers are the lifeblood of the club – we ask that a representative of all swimmers attends the AGM. Some senior swimmers (and their parents) are moving on and we desperately need more support to sustain the club. Lets do it!

Stuart

Secretary & President

Swim day – last update

08/09/2018 10:22 AM

Hello

A couple of last things.

Sunday is definately a day for wearing sports clothes. Much easier to change in and out of than jeans. This will help the swimmers getting in out out of the changing room through the day.

Please also double check their swim bags and pack two towels, nothing worse than having to end the day with a wet cold towel to dry yourself off with. Any other spares they might need as well.

Payment wise – bank transfer is good, with a name on it or on the day.

Performance squad do not need to pay as you have paid already.

We will meet in the sports hall, I should be around from 9am.

See you all tomorrow. We are really looking forward to having a great fun day.

Robin

Swim day – a few more details

06/09/2018 7:45 PM

Good Evening All

I have a few requests please? Can I please get a contact number for you that we can use on the day if we need to? Also can I get you to double check you have paid the £5 deposit please?

Arrive 9:15 for 0930 start
Pool 10 – 12
Land, Lunch and Education session from 12 – 2 – please bring lunch and snacks.
Pool 2 – 4
Plenary – depart by 4:00pm

A little idea for Sunday is to maybe use the opportunity to try out some different lunch items, this day is very much about making use of the opportunity i.e. it’s not a competition day so trying out a lunch that might not work isn’t going to be the end of the world. If you would like some ideas we are more than happy to make some suggestions. There are a great many websites with some good information on food and training etc Here is some advice from Scottish swimming as regards fueling for training etc – https://www.scottishswimming.com/media/368680/Fuelling-for-swim-training.pdf – lets try and avoid any sweets please 

Also this https://swimswam.com/8-nutritional-recommendations-for-swimmers/

If you have a foam roller at home then please can that come along as well. I will l have a spare one, it is not mandatory just if you have one. Wondering what they are, this video will explain all https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBmvWoCdoc4 and I find this one quite good. https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B071XD4841/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_U_x_TnyKBbMZ5D1YN

Thank you and get in touch if you need anything.

Thanks

Robin

Squad Fees – well done moving up squads!!

04/09/2018 8:56 AM

Hello, To everyone who has a swimmer who has moved up a squad – congratulations!

Here are the squad fees:

Wednesday night swimmers, Minnows (1&2), Piranhas and Dolphins – £18 per month.
Sharks £24
Sharks + £26
Training £28
Development £35
Gold £42
Performance £56

I gather that swimmers can start swimming with their new squad immediately (I don’t have details of all the times of each session, but perhaps someone else could remind us all of that info? The website is not quite up to date). NEW FEES APPLY from 1st SEPTEMBER. Could I ask you all to update your standing orders before then? It will make my life (and yours!) soooo much easier.

Thanks

Jen

Swim Day – confirmation emails

03/09/2018 9:00 PM

Hello

I have now sent out confirmation emails and if you have not got one please email me at swimday.cupar@outlook.com.

More information will follow in the coming days.

Thank you

Robin

What is this swim day, you ask?

28/08/2018 7:38 PM

So to answer and expand on what the swim day is and where the idea came from I thought I would write it up and share via the website, twitter and facebook. (yes we have a twitter feed, it’s fed from the website as is the cupar swimming facebook person)

The idea behind the swim day is to run a technical day of swimming and swimming education. The idea is not for a fitness session but a technique session and technical session. The will be lead by one of Scotlands top youth Coaches from East Kilbride swimming Club, who is also the Scottish Youth Development Coach.

The idea behind the swim day has come from the program that Scottish swimming are running called the Development Regional Program or DRP. More information on this can be found here https://www.scottishswimming.com/compete/swimming/national-squads/district-regional-programme.aspx

So, it’s not going to be a physically tough day. It will be mentally stimulating and will definitely benefit all the swimmers that come. Even if you can make part of the day, it will still benefit you.

So Sharks upwards, this is for you, to help you get a flying start to the coming season!

email me at swimday.cupar@outlook.com

Thanks

Robin

Swim Day 2018

21/08/2018 8:34 PM

Following on from last years very successful Pre-Season Swim Day we are running another one on the 9th September 2018. It will be run much the same as last year and is open to senior squad swimmers in the first place and if we have space sharks as well. This year we are asking for a deposit of £5 to secure a place to swim. We are doing this to avoid cancellations and disappointment of other swimmers who would have been able to come.

We would look to firm up in the next 7 days, so if you are free on the 9th September then get this in your diary now!

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.

It will take place at the Sports Centre and we would like arrivals at 9:30am please.

Below is the provisional timetable:

Arrive @ 9:30
Parents arrive @ 3:30pm
All away @ 4:30pm

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.

Please email me at swimday.cupar@outlook.com if you would like to attend.

Thank you

Robin

Swim Champs and BBQ – 24th June

24/05/2018 4:00 PM

Remember – 24th June it’s the Champs and BBQ

Save the Date – Swim Club Champs & Barbecue 24th June

02/05/2018 4:30 PM

#### Save the Date. 24th June. ####

Club champs and barbecue notice is up on the board. This is our big swim event for the year !  Please take the time to read the notice – a copy has been posted on our facebook page.
Entry forms are available at the noticeboard – entries by hard copy only to the club table please.

We will shortly also email out forms to enable print and return.We will need lots of support from officials, timekeepers, team managers, coaches,  chefs/bakers and barbecuers (?) – last years event was a great success so here’s hoping the weather is once again on our side.

Please note there is a request for return of trophies  from our reigning winners by 2nd of June. Please clean out any remaining champagne from last years celebrations, dust them down and bring them back to the club table.

Stuart

Friday night swimming 4th May time change.

02/05/2018 7:30 AM

Please note that for those training this Friday 4th May, the session will start at 5:15pm rather than the normal 5pm.

Finish time will be as normal.

Thank you.

*** CLIMBING WALL – 28 APRIL ***

27/03/2018 9:42 AM

*** CLIMBING WALL – 28 APRIL ***

Due to the snow at the start of March, we had to reschedule the Climbing Wall to Saturday 28 April.  However, we realise not everyone can make the new date.  For those that can’t come, the £10 cost will be refunded.  If you cannot come, could you therefore:

1. Please mark this on the sheet on the Club Noticeboard (thanks to those who have already done this) and/or reply to the Facebook post asking for this information;

2. Pass on your bank details to the CDSC Treasurer (swimmingcdsc@gmail.com) so a BACS refund can be made.

This needs to be done by THURSDAY 5 APRIL so we can confirm the numbers to the Climbing Wall and ensure the right number of instructors are available.

After Thursday 5 April, anyone remaining on the list will be assumed to be going to the Climbing Wall.  The exception to this are Performance/Gold squad swimmers who are waiting to hear whether they will be swimming in Aberdeen that weekend.

Also, if you aren’t on the list, but want to come to the Climbing Wall, please can you add your name to the list on the Club Noticeboard and/or reply to the Facebook post as there will now be some spare spaces.  Again, the cost will be £10 per child.  Junior squad is climbing at 3pm, senior squad at 4.15pm.

Thanks!!

Swim Club Membership Renewals – Time to Get Serious

08/03/2018 6:06 PM

Hello,

Thank you to everyone who has paid membership and SASA fees – we really appreciate your prompt response. There are unfortunately  a significant number of people who still need to pay.

Julie (membership secretary)  will be working hard to do all the administration of SASA payments and needs a couple of weeks to do that, with a deadline of the end of March.

Jen (Treasurer) will shortly put up a list of those who still need to make payment on the club notice board  to ensure those who do not have access to email or facebook, or have not seen reminders on the website, or twitter , or whose dog ate the form etc etc  are reminded.

If you want to avoid seeing your name on the list, please pay now and return the membership forms. 


If you have difficulty making the payment, please let Jen or me know – (in person or via the club email address swimmingcdsc@gmail.com).


SASA and membership  payments are necessary to keep the club running smoothly but the SASA payment is particularly important. If your swimmer is not SASA insured they cannot go poolside within the club.


Sorry for reading the Riot Act  – but it is time to get serious before we have to exclude children from the pool, never a pleasant experience for the coach or swimmer.

If you do not wish to renew please also let us know and we will not hassle you further.

Stuart (Secretary) – in support of Jen  (the Bean Counter)

The pool is closed – so no swimming on Wednesday 28th.

28/02/2018 12:59 PM

Fife Leisure Trust have closed the pool today more information here – https://www.fifeleisure.org.uk/locations/cupar/

This closure may be tomorrow as well – please keep an eye on the Pool website for updates.

Thank you

THURSDAY 22 MARCH 2018 – SPORT RELIEF SWIMATHON – SAVE THE DATE

23/02/2018 3:14 PM

Dear Swimmers, Taxi-Drivers and Coaches (yes, Coaches – read on!)

THURSDAY 22 MARCH 2018 – SPORT RELIEF SWIMATHON – SAVE THE DATE

Sport Relief is coming your way.  On Thursday 22 March, there will be an all club swimathon.  The aim is to swim as far as possible and get the sponsor money rolling in.  At the same time, there will also be a bake sale going to replace those hard-swum calories.

Entry to the Swimathon will be £2 per child (pay on the night), and from next week sponsor forms will be available from the Club Noticeboard for you to raise even more money for Sport Relief.

SESSION TIMES:

5 to 6 pm: Minnows 1 & 2, Piranhas;

6 to 7 pm: Dolphins and Sharks/Plus;

7 to 9 pm: Development, Training, Gold and Wednesday Swimmers.

In the middle of all this, there will be (for one night only….) the COACHES VS MADS (Mum And Dad Swimmers) RELAY RACE.  Yes, kids at last, you get to critique all those adults that are continually telling you how to swim, and pay  close attention to the style, technique and commitment from the coaches (watch out for  warm up demonstrations, no talking at the start, no breathing in the red zone, kick, kick, kick, STREAMLINE etc.)

For any parent wishing to enter this Blue Riband event, a list will also go up on the Noticeboard – no talent needed, just enthusiasm and a willingness to be humiliated….

Exact race format will be decided closer to the date 

More information to come, but please save the date.  Baking contributions and parent volunteers to count lengths on the night extremely welcome and very important.

The Committee

Membership Information

22/02/2018 7:45 AM

Dear Swimmer / Parent/Guardian,

Annual Membership and Training Fees 2018

Please find attached a renewal letter, membership form and code of conduct for Cupar and District Swimming Club.

ABOUT-CADSC –  CODE-OF-CONDUCT –  MEMBERSHIP FORM-2018

SASA (£43.00) and Club Membership (£25.00) are due now for each swimmer (£68.00 total) covering the period 1 March 2018–28 Feb 2019. These fees are unchanged since last year.

To renew membership please:

  • Complete the Club Membership Form and return a paper copy  to the Club Table
  • Pay the SASA and Club Membership Fees to the Club  – please pay by bank transfer
  • email payment confirmation to  swimmingcdsc@gmail.com – it really helps our administration.

Please note anyone participating poolside MUST be registered with SASA (the Club will pay the SASA fee for helpers). Roles interacting with children (coaching/help, gala team manager/marshal) require a Club PVG. If you can help PLEASE include your own details on the form as well your swimmer and speak to a Club Table representative re PVG for more information.

A limited supply of membership forms are available at the Club Table.

Can you please return forms & arrange payment on or before Thursday 1st March.

Thanks – where did that last year go?

Stuart

Current Training has just been cancelled as a child has been sick

04/01/2018 10:41 AM

A child has just been sick in the pool so the training session that is on at the moment has been cancelled.

The swimmers are currently sat in the viewing area.

Please can pick ups be organised.

Update may follow – posted at 10:34 on the 4th January 2017

Club Championship Results and Schedule – so far – 2017

04/12/2017 1:20 PM

Here are the Club Distance results for the 30th November 2017 and also the schedule for this Thursday 7th December.

200m Freestyle 2017

800m Freestyle 2017

Club Championship Results 2017 200 IM

Club Championship Results 2017 400 Free

Thanks

FREE WATER POLO TASTER for club swimmers and former club swimmers

04/12/2017 12:06 PM

Scottish Swimming is offering a free water polo taster for club swimmers and former club swimmers, girls and boys, aged 10-14 at Carnegie Leisure Centre, Dunfermline, Sunday December 10th from 5:00 – 6:30PM

This session is designed for swimmers and former club swimmers that have never or barely tried water polo.   It’s a fun session led by experienced coaches both in and out of the water.    They will teach basic skills of catching passing and shooting and we’ll finish with a fun game.

To register – just respond to this email with the participant’s name, gender, club/former club and age.     The taster will be limited to the first 25 boys and 25 girls to register.   

Any questions, please email or text 07801 578966

Water Polo Flyer for Fife – FINAL

Neal Rayner

Scottish Swimming Water Polo Development Officer
Scotland Women’s Water Polo Head Coach
Mobile 07801 578966
Scottish Swimming | NSA | University of Stirling | Stirling | FK9 4LA

Distance Champs on Thursday 7th 2017

04/12/2017 11:58 AM

Hi

Warm up at 6:30pm on the 7th for the distance champs please.

Thanks

Club Distance championships this Thursday 30th and 7th.

28/11/2017 1:34 PM

Club Distance championships this Thursday 30th and next, the 7th.

Only squad training are Minnows 5-6pm – all other squad training cancelled on these dates.

Warmup for Champs at 6pm

Cupar Real Novices The “Friendly” Gala – Saturday 2pm warmup

15/11/2017 8:37 PM

Did you know it’s on and are you meant to be in it?

Warm up is 2pm so please come in advance to get ready, always good to give yourself 20 mins to get ready so no last minute rush.

There is a list up on the swimming Club Board with details on. Also please note the Time Keepers and Team Managers noted on the board as well.

Below if an image of what is on the club board.

Here are a couple of ideas for food and snacks on the day from Scottish swimming.

Eating at Competition Cereal Bars

Fife Schools on Sunday – are you ready?

15/11/2017 10:15 AM

You should have been informed by now if you are included in your School teams. This is something that is run via your Schools not the Club.

Good luck on Sunday!

Fife Schools Swimming Championships, Michael Woods Sports Centre, Glenrothes, Sunday 19/11/2017

Morning Session (All Primary events, including Relays)

Report Time: 08:30am – 09:30am
Warm-up Time: 09:15am
Gala Start: 10:00am
Approx Finish: 12:00pm

Afternoon Session (All 100m, 200m & 400m Secondary events)

Warm-up Time: 12:30pm
Gala Start: 13:15pm
Approx Finish: 16:30pm

Key information for Fife Schools Championships

Draft Programmes are now available.

What food you taking tomorrow?

02/09/2017 1:36 PM

So have you worked out what food to take tomorrow. If you are having lunch for the afternoon session remeber to eat well in advance.

If you need some ideas for food have a look at these hand outs from Scottish Swimming.

Hopefully they will help.

Cereal Bars

Eating at Competition

…. and we are done.

26/08/2017 4:18 PM

Well done everyone and good luck tomorrow!

Different style of warm up now.

26/08/2017 12:13 PM

Lovely day at the moment.

… its lunch! 

26/08/2017 12:12 PM

Back in at 1330, times tumbling, a great start to the race season.

And we are go….

26/08/2017 9:05 AM

One very fast swimmer in that last race! 

We are warming up! 

26/08/2017 8:04 AM

Great to see team warming up on land, great things come from small starts!

Good luck everyone this weekend!

Swim day – emailing coming soon

14/07/2017 5:03 PM

Boy did that week go fast, I will get an email out to people I have contact details for and up dates to follow on web site,twitter, FB etc

Don’t any one panic!

Should be in next 24 hours.

Thanks

RF

Swim day information.

09/07/2017 9:44 AM

A couple of question have come up so hopefully this will help answer them:

This is primarily targeted at the Senior squads.

It may (but probably not) be opened up to the Junior squads, starting with Sharks.

This will be very dependent on numbers.

However we would be very happy for any one to come along and watch and learn from poolside and that is open to swimmers and parents a like. There will be a number of the club coaches there on the day as well.

Swim Day update

08/07/2017 12:13 PM

Hello – you should have all got you deposits in now for the swim day, thank you very much.

I will collate the information from FB and receipts book as well.

I will then send out an email from swimday.cupar@outlook.com . If you want to send an email now to that address that would help as well.

Many Thanks

Robin

20th August – have you seen whats happening?

24/06/2017 9:15 AM

https://cuparswimming.com/2017/06/23/summer-swim-day-2017-20th-august/

get it booked quick!

Summer Swim Day 2017 – 20th August

23/06/2017 8:45 PM

Following on from last years very successful Pres-Season Swim Day we are running another one on the 20th August 2017. It will be run much the same as last year and is open to senior squad swimmers in the first place but may be opened up to other swimmers depending on the numbers. This year we are asking for a deposit of £5 to secure a place to swim. We are doing this to avoid cancellations and disappointment of other swimmers who would have been able to come.

So get your deposit in  by the last day of swimming before the pool closes which is Friday 7th July.

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 10:00am.

Below is the provisional timetable:

Arrive 9:30
Pool 10 – 12
Land, Lunch and Education session from 12 – 2
Pool 2 – 4
Plenary – depart by 4:30pm

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.

Important Announcements – Training Fees

23/06/2017 4:00 PM

The club has 2 important announcements regarding Training Fees: – Cupar Swim Club Summer Closure & Training Fees June 17 (1)

Pool Closure in July:

The swimming pool will be closed from 10th July for 3 Weeks.

The committee has decided that in this extraordinary situation the club will suspend training fees for July. Swimmers (& parents) who do not wish to pay training fees in July should ensure that standing orders, transfers etc do not take place for that month.

Any fees paid for July cannot be refunded – please stop your payment before it happens.

Please ensure your payments restart in August – no training fee = no swimming

Squad Training Fees:

Over the past years changes in squad times have not been followed through with proportionate training fee adjustments. Senior Squad training fees are now being aligned to ensure all squad members pay a standard rate per swim hour. At the same time we have realised that there is scope to pass on savings occurring through the club no longer funding a paid Head Coach.

The new fees are contained in the table below:


The new Training Fees will commence on 1st August – please ensure all August (and ongoing) payments are set up to reflect the table above. Anyone changing squads will be notified by their coach by 10th July

Please note Club Membership and SASA fees are not affected by this announcement

opps did you notice?

22/06/2017 8:49 PM

I forgot to pay the website bill but we are back now! Did you notice?

There’s is a lot of information on here!

Sunday Schedule

17/06/2017 8:20 PM

Club Championships

Approx. Programme –subject to change depending on this Thursday’s results

Sunday 18th June 2017.
11am warm up for 8-9-10 year olds
11.15 warm-up for all senior swimmers
11.30 – start Butterfly Finals – the “B” final will always be before the “A” final and start youngest to oldest age group
12 noon – Backstroke – Followed by presentation of Butterfly and Backstroke awards
1pm Individual Medley
1.30pm Breaststroke – Followed by presentation of IM and Breaststroke awards
2.30pm Front Crawl
3pm presentation Front Crawl and Over all awards

Please note these times are only approx.- this will be the order but times may change – hopefully quicker!

FOOD

The Club is providing a bar-b- q – and strawberries and cream – free of charge  (hopefully outdoors)

In the Club house we will have the customary teas/coffee and cakes and nibbles .

Can we ask all members to please bring some cakes and nibbles and a raffle prize.

committee meeting Monday evening – 7:30 – 19th June

17/06/2017 8:04 PM

Good Evening – a note to all members and parents:

There is committee meeting Monday evening – 7:30 in the club room (the wee block behind the swimming pool) … last one before schools out for summer !!

It would be great if as many committee members as possible came along and anyone who has a swimmer in any of the squads and can help us out in any way !!
There will be discussion regarding the pool closure in July

Tomorrow (Sunday) is the club champ finals – the weather looks scorchio and the pool air conditioning isn’t the best – I recommend 2 water bottles chilled in the fridge tonight 

Thanks
Hannah

Information for Club Champs – Heats & Finals

11/06/2017 6:57 PM

ClubChamps2017FrontCrawlheats15thJuneIMHeatsFinalDraftThanksThursday15thButterflyheats

How to follow the Club online

05/06/2017 7:16 AM

Hi

So there are a number of ways to follow the club online.

The website – www.cuparswimming.com

Twitter – www.twitter.com/cuparswimming 

Facebook – search on facebook for “Cupar Swimming”, like the image below. Select the Cupar Swimming at the top and follow. This account is open and automated from the website, that goes to twitter and then facebook. But sometime it doesn’t work 100% of the time. Annoying I know but …. hey it’s free 

Hope this helps.

Club Champs – Thursday 8th and 15th

05/06/2017 6:43 AM

Good Morning

Thursday is a big day as it’s the Club Champs – please be on poolside at 6pm this is scheduled to last until 7:30pm approx.

Note, there will be mixed senior squad training from 7:30(approx)  to 9pm after the heats.

The Finals are on Sunday the 18th June.

I don’t think I have forgotten anything else that’s happening on Thursday have I?

See you then.

New Club Records

23/05/2017 3:45 PM

Updated Club Records have been published here and will go up on the board this evening. There are some that have just come to committee last night and these will be published in due course.

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

Thanks

Club Champs

23/05/2017 10:35 AM

Please can you make sure you have got your Club Champ entries in, these will be run on the 8th/15th and 18th June.

Entries for the Club Championships close at the end of this month – please make sure you hand in all entry forms to the club table as soon as you can. Late entries will not be accepted – please get your form in on time.

There is also now a sign up sheet on the club notice board for officials for the club championships. If you can help on any of the dates it would be most appreciated, it is a great opportunity for recently qualified officials to get some practise in an informal environment, and for those with more experience to pass some of that on. Knowing in advance that we have enough helpers and officials is essential for the champs to take place – all help is appreciated.

Please add your name to the list! 

Club Champs 2017

Thank you.

Club Captains – Update

24/04/2017 10:36 PM

Please Note: We will also welcome nominations/volunteers for Vice-captains for both Boys and Girls (free hoodies too). In the event of a tie in the voting process we have now taken this out of the hands of our President and a sub-group of the committee will make the final decision – far too big a call for one person to make        Remember names by 30th April please

Club Captains

19/04/2017 10:22 PM

Club Captains

Just circulated via email to the Senior Squad Contact List.

The Committee would like to welcome applications/ names/volunteers to be Boy Captain & Girl Captain for this year . Any current club (swimming) member aged 15 or over in this calendar year (including those whose 15th birthday falls in this year) are eligible to be considered.
Club Captains will be expected to represent the club when required, set example to their peers and the junior section of the club, and help out with some social or other activities.
Parents – If you would like your child to be considered for one of the Captain positions please email swimmingcdsc@gmail.com with the name of your child – confirming that you would like them to be considered (and that you have actually spoken to your child and they are willing!)

Swimming Members – if you would like to be considered please email your interest to swimmingcdsc@gmail.com

I am sure the incentive of a free hoodie will create strong demand!

Please submit names by 30th April.
From the names submitted, the outcome will be determined by a vote among the senior club members. In the event of a tie the Club President will have the casting vote – hopefully we can drive this to conclusion quickly to avoid any potential voter apathy in June. 

Please get in touch via email (or by old fashioned chat with me, Hannah, Gina, Jane or Mark) if you have any questions about the roles

thanks
Stuart Secretary CADSC

How to follow the club online

29/03/2017 9:00 AM

Hi

So there are a number of ways to follow the club online.

The website – www.cuparswimming.com

Twitter – www.twitter.com/cuparswimming 

Facebook – search on facebook for “Cupar Swimming”, like the image below. Select the Cupar Swimming at the top and follow. This account is open and automated from the website, that goes to twitter and then facebook. But sometime it doesn’t work 100% of the time. Annoying I know but …. hey it’s free 

Hope this helps.

Club Times Sheet and Records

28/03/2017 12:55 PM

they have been uploaded – although they have been on the board for a while now. >> https://cuparswimming.com/squads/club-times-sheet/ 

Thanks

Carnegie Mini Meet on Sunday 30th April

28/03/2017 8:59 AM

Hi Everyone,

I have attached meet information for the Carnegie Mini Meet on Sunday 30th April. However, I would need to know today if you would like to enter as I am away for the rest of the week.

Please let me know by 5.00 pm if you would like to enter.

From KB – please check your emails.

Spring Mini Meet – Meet Info 2017

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Yellow water bottle left at swimming

25/03/2017 1:50 PM

It’s in the control room at the pool.

Thanks

Swimming Cancelled Friday 24th

24/03/2017 4:53 PM

Sorry swimming tonight Friday 24th is cancelled. 

Swim Club Bake Sale – Thursday

22/03/2017 9:58 PM

A nice and late reminder that the club are having a ‘bring and bake’ sale for Comic Relief tomorrow (Thursday 23rd) in the Cafe at the pool fro 6-9pm All baking donations greatly received!

I remember that last time I had a challenge carrying six cakes to the car without a bag so had to eat three on the way and still got into trouble for leaving crumbs on the seat – so remember a carrier bag as well as your bake!

Stuart

Membership, Fees & SASA

04/03/2017 4:45 PM

Thanks to everyone who has joined/renewed over the past few weeks – it has been great to get such positive response & membership lists are being confirmed as the forms are reviewed and payments checked. As always this will take a few days.

As the deadline for membership renewals has now passed we are unable to have anyone swimming who is not both a club and SASA member. This is for insurance purposes (a key benefit of SASA membership), and to be fair to those who have rejoined and are paying for pool-time.

If you wish to leave the club please let me know – that helps us avoid chasing, and if you have not yet renewed membership please do so immediately to avoid the potential embarrassment of swimmers being refused entry to the pool.

Thanks again

Kit Bag left at swimming

04/03/2017 12:21 PM

Hello

Quick note to say the below kit bag was left at swimming last night (Friday 3rd) Hat and goggles, so if you are in the leagues tomorrow then please nip into the reception at the swimming club to collect.

Thanks ….. ow and nice Googles by the way! 

Membership, Fees & SASA

03/03/2017 4:00 PM

Thanks to everyone who has joined/renewed over the past few weeks – it has been great to get such positive response & membership lists are being confirmed as the forms are reviewed and payments checked. As always this will take a few days.

As the deadline for membership renewals has now passed we are unable to have anyone swimming who is not both a club and SASA member. This is for insurance purposes (a key benefit of SASA membership), and to be fair to those who have rejoined and are paying for pool-time.

If you wish to leave the club please let me know – that helps us avoid chasing, and if you have not yet renewed membership please do so immediately to avoid the potential embarrassment of swimmers being refused entry to the pool.

thanks again

Membership – Joining and Renewals

03/03/2017 8:45 AM

We need this done now please! More information HERE >> https://cuparswimming.com/2017/03/02/membership-joining-renewals/

Membership – Joining and Renewals

02/03/2017 6:24 PM

Dear swimmer & supportive taxi driving adult

Please find attached all the information you need to renew your or your child’s membership of Cupar and District Swimming Club. Annual Membership runs from 1st March 2017 to 28th February 2018 so completed forms & payments covering that period are now due.
Membership of SASA (Scottish Amateur Swimming Association) is mandatory for all swimming members & covers insurances & access to competitions, alongside other benefits. SASA joining and renewal information is included in the attached files.

In summary – to join, or renew your membership please :

• Complete the Membership form (attached)

• Complete and sign the Club Athlete Code of Conduct (attached)

• Complete a SASA application form (new joiners only)

• Return all documents above to the club table (SASA form for new joiners only)

• Pay SASA membership fee to the club (£43.00 per swimmer

• Pay annual membership fee to the club (£25.00 per swimmer)

• Ensure monthly training fee standing order is set up

• Turn up, train hard, have fun !

thanks for your support & prompt return of the forms. Please note – SASA fees must be paid to the club – do not pay SASA directly

Apologies if you receive this email twice – we try to ensure blanket coverage. Apologies also if you have recently informed us of a decision to leave the club, we are in the process of updating our email contact lists.

Please note – no forms/no payment = no swimming!

Stuart – Secretary CADSC

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POWER CUT – swimming is off until 8pm this evening

05/01/2017 6:28 PM

Currently there is a power cut in Cupar affecting the swimming pool.

Scottish power are advising that the power will be off until 8pm this evening. See the link below for further updates.

http://www.spenergynetworks.co.uk/pages/postcode_results.asp?post=KY154HY

Thank you.

Here is a leaflet on the structure of swimming in Scotland

23/12/2016 8:30 AM

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

Junior Club current times

22/12/2016 6:00 PM

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.

Thanks

junior-squad-times-nov-2016

The club booklet has arrived!

22/12/2016 5:30 PM

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

Thanks

Cupar Junior Gala Results

22/12/2016 8:30 AM

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

New Club Booklet

22/12/2016 7:41 AM

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.

Thanks

New Committee members added

07/12/2016 5:30 PM

Hi

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

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

Thanks

Distance Champs 2016 – forms and information

24/11/2016 9:49 AM

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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distance_champs_form_2016

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

18/11/2016 11:09 AM

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.

Thanks

It’s Tomorrow!! AGM time !!

09/11/2016 5:30 PM

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

07/11/2016 4:30 PM

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

04/11/2016 5:44 PM

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!

01/11/2016 3:45 PM

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!

01/11/2016 9:08 AM

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

27/10/2016 6:30 PM

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

25/10/2016 5:30 PM

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

05/10/2016 5:09 PM

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

08/09/2016 6:49 PM

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

06/09/2016 10:38 AM

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

18/08/2016 8:45 AM

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! 

Club records have been updated!

11/08/2016 6:17 PM

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

and see them on the swim club board too!

Swim Day on Sunday 14th

09/08/2016 7:21 PM

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.

8 Nutritional Recommendations For Swimmers

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

28/07/2016 6:24 PM

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.

Head Coach

02/07/2016 3:22 PM

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

29/06/2016 7:21 PM

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

29/06/2016 6:00 PM

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.

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

28/06/2016 9:14 PM

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

28/06/2016 9:12 PM

Hi

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

Thanks

Club Champs tonight

16/06/2016 10:28 AM

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

15/06/2016 8:45 AM

It’s Free and Breast next!

Next Club Champs night 16th December

03/06/2016 8:45 AM

So did you enjoy last night?

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

Club Champs tonight

02/06/2016 8:38 AM

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

31/05/2016 9:38 AM

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

28/04/2016 7:31 PM

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

Latest time sheet has been upload

27/04/2016 9:30 AM

Here’s the latest time sheet for the club uploaded

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

Thanks

Sports Relief Fundraiser

14/03/2016 8:30 AM

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

10/03/2016 4:00 PM

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

08/03/2016 8:45 AM

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

03/03/2016 8:44 PM

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.

03/03/2016 8:30 AM

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.

03/03/2016 8:15 AM

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

Thanks

Carnegie Open Spring Meet

02/03/2016 10:08 PM

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

18/01/2016 7:21 AM

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

committee meetings dates going forward

07/01/2016 6:49 PM

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

03/01/2016 9:33 AM

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

Christmas Break

27/12/2015 8:42 AM

Dear All

Just a reminder that tonight we have a fun session for all swimmers with inflatables- 6-7 for junior squad and 7-8 for senior squads and Wednesday swimmers. There will be no training from 8-9 tonight.

Friday and Saturday training as normal this week and then we have a break until Tuesday 5th January.

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Cupar and District Swimming Club

AGM this Monday!!

24/11/2015 8:50 PM

Monday 30th, 7pm!

Club “Swimmers of October” 2015

13/11/2015 2:11 PM

 CLUB ‘SWIMMERS OF OCTOBER’ 2015

The following swimmers were presented with the coaches ‘Swimmers of October’ award.  Squad coaches determine the swimmer who most deserves the award based on attitude, improvement, attendance etc.

Swimmers were awarded a club certificate.

  • Gold Squad – Scarlett Ferris
  • Silver Squad – Danielle Ashford
  • Bronze Squad – Cameron Blair
  • Sharks Squad – Murray Sudjic

Mark Laing

Head Coach Cupar and District Swimming Club

12th November 2015

2015 Distance Champs 4th and 11th December

08/11/2015 7:10 PM

The Distance Champs this year will be held on the Friday 4th and 11th December.

The information and entry sheet are here – DISTANCE_CHAMPS_ENTRY_FORM_MASTER_2015

Warm up 6pm both nights.

If you can help please do as it’s all hands on deck and we need the help. Please leave your contacts details at the club table if you can help at this and any other club events/functions.

Thank you.

Remember the Club AGM is on the 30th November – date changed

08/11/2015 7:00 PM

Please all turn up to help out at the AGM, any parent is very welcome. Please come along to the club house behind the swimming pool.

It’s the 30th November now.

AGM date changed to 30th November

08/11/2015 3:58 PM

The date for the AGM has changed to the 30th November. This is the Agenda.

AGM Agenda

Club time sheets and records updated and posted to website

08/11/2015 3:45 PM

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

AGM 30th November

02/11/2015 7:00 PM

Any Parent is very very welcome to come along, please do turn up! Date changed to the 30th November.

Committee Meeting Tonight @ 7pm

26/10/2015 8:27 AM

it will be held as normal in the club house behind the swimming pool from 7pm (approx) – if it is your first time and you are not sure where to go, if you wait at the club table some one will be able to show you where it is.

Thanks and I look forward to seeing you there.

Junior Club Holiday Swimming

09/10/2015 5:11 PM

All normal times, for the junior club.

Senior Club Swim Holiday Swim Times

09/10/2015 4:55 PM

***SWIMMING DURING THE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS***

Senior club sessions during the holidays will be combined in the same way we do it during the summer.

Tuesday night: remain the same

Wednesday night: remain the same

Thursday night: All Bronze and Silver come at 7pm and swim till 9pm although swimmers can leave earlier should they need to, but a great chance to up their swimming hours for a fortnight

Friday night: All Bronze and Silver come at 4pm and swim till 6pm. Gold swim 6pm till 8pm as normal.

This provides additional swim time for a number of swimmers at no extra cost and allows the club to reduce the number of lanes booked on a Friday and save a little money, so win, win for everyone J  happy holidays

Club AGM 16th November

06/10/2015 7:16 PM

The Club AGM is on the 16th November, in the swimming club house. Please come along to help make the club tick.

We really do Need you!

06/10/2015 5:25 PM

Please get in touch at poolside or in the viewing area.

We Need your help. We need people to fill these roles and also have a 2nd for these roles. Can you help because the club can not function with out them!

Child Protection Officer – we can not operate with out these posts being filled

Club Treasurer – book keeper – Accountant – Primary and Secondary

Club Table volunteers – various times

Secretary and Back office – for specific events through out the year

More people on the committee – once a month – 21st September, 26nd October  and AGM on the 16th November

Internal Gala – for Club Champs

More to come

All training and courses are provided by the club and Scottish swimming and can contribute to people CPD programs.

Find your British swimming results online.

06/10/2015 5:00 PM

Want to see what results you have that have been published in the British Swimming Database?

Go here https://www.swimmingresults.org/individualbest/ and enter your surname.

Results from Scottish competitions can be found here: http://www.swimscotland.co.uk/

How to get your club record result recognised.

07/09/2015 8:00 AM

To achieve a club record, the swimmer must be competing at either a top level meet (level One) or a middle level meet (Level Two). Friendly galas and most local club galas are mainly at Level Three. When a club chooses to run a gala, they have to apply for a licence from Scottish Swimming to run the event and they will be told what level the meet will be set at given the type of swimming to be undertaken. Most of the galas we attend are at level two with the exception of the Novice Leagues where they are at level three. In a level three meet, the swimmer is probably less experienced and therefore swim judges are more likely to not disqualify a swimmer for a rule infringement. It is for this reason, we do not accept them as club records, as in truth the child may have achieved a time with some illegal element to their stroke/finish/start etc.

The Head Coach holds the club records and it is his responsibility to check the results achieved against club records. Parents and swimmers too can help by identifying that they believe they have set a new record. For a new record to be entered onto the club records sheet, there must be an application form completed and submitted to the swimming club committee who will check the details and agree a club record has been set. Thereafter the club records will be amended and the application kept on file. This application form must be submitted either in hard copy or electronically to the head coach who will present the application to committee for approval. This should in all circumstances be done within 28 days of the record being set.

Age is on the day of the competition 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.

Thanks

Club Records now published online

04/09/2015 3:00 PM

Here is a link to where the club records will be publish:

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

Gold Squad Training Program

25/08/2015 9:30 AM

Please find attached the training programme for the Gold Squad for the coming weeks. If your swimmer is moving to Wednesday sessions, they will start on Wednesday 2nd September. New members of the Gold Squad should commence their training on the 1st September

Training Period One Gold

Committee Meeting

24/08/2015 1:36 PM

Committee Meeting tonight in the Club House at 7pm.

Thanks

Awards and Disco Night this Saturday 22nd, 6:30 – 11pm.

18/08/2015 4:30 PM

WHO – All Members

WHERE – Ceres Village Hall

WHAT – Awards and Disco Night

All are welcome to the Awards and Disco Night this Saturday 22nd, 6:30 – 11pm.

Please bring refreshments to share and your best dancing shoes.

Message for the Junior Club from John

18/08/2015 4:00 PM

Hi Folks,
Well, the holidays are over, the sheep are clipped and the silage is in so it’s time to get back to swimming. I have attached the schedule for the next couple of months along with the teaching notes. I hope to see as many of you as possible on poolside.
Regards,

John

Aug – Oct 2

Teaching Notes

Normal Swimming starts Today – Tuesday 18th August

18/08/2015 7:45 AM

Normal swimming starts again today! See the relevant groups tonight!

Thanks

Ollie’s been a busy boy!

17/08/2015 11:00 AM

Whilst we have all been enjoying our summer hols, Ollie Carter has been a very busy boy at the 2015 ASA Nationals in Sheffield.

Not only was he there but he also managed to come away with some hardware! Getting a Bronze medal from the 100m Butterfly and his National Champion medal for the 400m Freestyle.

Here he is with the biggest smile I have seen!

Normal Swimming Training starts again from Monday 17th August

16/08/2015 10:41 AM

Summer swimming hours are over and normal swimming training starts again from Monday.

Remember no training tonight 23rd July

23/07/2015 2:00 PM

Pool closed tonight. 23rd July.

Pool closed today – 23rd July – No Training tonight

23/07/2015 11:07 AM

Hi

No training tonight as there has been an incident at the pool, so it is closed all day. 23rd July.

Thanks

Have you seen this website?

06/07/2015 6:30 PM

The Swim Scotland website has a wealth of information on it which you may find very useful.

http://www.swimscotland.co.uk/

What competitions are coming up?

05/07/2015 6:30 PM

One of the resources you can use to see what competitions are coming up this year and next – also this sites information is updated regularly as well.

The results from meets are more of than not posted onto the Swim Scotland website as well.

http://www.swimscotland.co.uk/ – a FEAST of information for you.

Summer Training hours start Tuesday

05/07/2015 4:00 PM

More info here http://cuparswimming.com/2015/07/03/summer-training-hours-and-squad-times/

Club Time Sheets at the end of the season

04/07/2015 7:30 PM

This is the updated club time sheets from the end of this season, going into the 2015 summer.

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SUMMER TRAINING HOURS AND SQUAD TIMES

03/07/2015 9:26 PM

SUMMER TRAINING HOURS AND SQUAD TIMES

Tuesday the 7th July sees the start of our summer hours training schedule. As in previous years, given that attendance falls as people enjoy a holiday break, we are reducing the overall hours across the school holiday period.

Your child’s swimming fees are determined, taking into account reduced summer hours. The sessions are as follows:

• Tuesday – 6pm till 8pm – Bronze, Silver and Gold Squads only
• Thursday – 6pm till 8pm – Bronze, Silver and Gold Squads as well as invited Sharks (who will swim the first hour)
• Saturday – 8am till 9am – Minnows 1 and 2 as well as Piranhas
• Saturday – 9am till 10am – Sharks and Dolphins

The session on Saturday 4th July will go ahead under normal training hours/squads.

I will be leading the sessions and will be looking to pull together a list of coaches/poolside helpers who can assist in supporting training on a Saturday in particular.

Thanks

Mark Laing

thursday night fun night

01/07/2015 7:27 PM

dolphins as well 

thursday night fun night!

01/07/2015 8:27 AM

The Thursday night sessions are to be fun night and we are negotiating with the pool to try to get the inflatable. All members of junior club (Minnows, Piranhas, DOLPHINS!!! and Sharks) are invited to come between 6pm and 7pm. All senior club squads should come between 7pm and 8pm. There will be no session at 5pm for Minnows 1 and the pool is booked until 8pm only

Remember remember Sunday 24th 10 – 11 stretching session

21/05/2015 4:00 PM

Sunday 24th, 10 to 11 am land training session on stretches for swimmers.

Friday 22nd May 6pm.

19/05/2015 6:00 PM

Dear All

Friday 22nd May 6pm.

please can you make yourself available for the required duties this Friday evening.

I need 15 timekeepers and there will be a sign in sheet on the wall at the club table as of tomorrow evening.

I will accept the first ten qualified timekeepers and the first five non qualified to fill this duty.

All judges and trainee judges please make yourself available for duty.

Take your mark,

Eric Young (STO) J1

CADSC

FIFE LEAGUE ROUND 4 RESULTS

19/05/2015 5:00 PM

Info Sheet – Fife League 4

Around 75% of our swims produced lifetime bests, with the greatest overall improvement going to Oliver Goad in his 200m Freestyle

The penultimate Fife League Meet allowed many of our swimmers to showcase their improvements across all of the strokes. 9-yr-old Sophie started the afternoon with a club record (subject to ratification) in the 100m Backstroke which was a great way to start the day. Amy Spencer (Silver Squad Swimmer of the Month for April) picked up a 4 second PB in her swim. The three lads then went on to set excellent times in the 100m Backstroke races, with Adam Young winning a flash and setting one of the fastest times in the country this year in his age group. Charlotte, Kirsten and Albert all swam excellent new PB times in the 100m Breaststroke.

In the 100m Fly, Scarlett, unaware we was just about to swim downed a large banana and block of jelly to find herself in the water a few minutes later. She swam confidently enough and had the good grace to throw up in the toilets and not the pool. Murdo, Ollie Goad and Lewis produced spanking swims in their heats and Lewis is now only a few seconds away from a club record time. Eve, Louise and Findlay all swam well in the 100m Freestyle, with Eve only narrowly missing out on her Bronze Squad selection time to the DRP (District Regional Programme). The breaststroke 200’s were a bit up and down with Sophie, still only nine, swimming a very creditable time over eight lengths. Murdo, who qualified for the nationals at 100m Breaststroke, sliced a huge chunk off his 200m time whilst Lewis swam a confident race but described after the race feeling stiff and slow during the turns.

The day finished with a massive number of swimmers competing in the 200m Freestyle. Ten out of twelve produced lifetime best swims with Eve, Ollie Goad, Kirsten and Albert all taking over 20 seconds off their previous bests. Adam Young swam a marvellous race to place himself third fastest Scottish 12-yr-old this year. A fantastic tussle between Ellen and Louise, saw Louise win by just 0.03 of a second although Ellen enjoyed the greatest improvement in time. Both Scarlett and Eve had a good go at getting their DRP times and were not far off. Future swims will see them both swim even faster I don’t doubt.

Freestyle 200m performance is a good indicator of how a club are progressing and these performances indicate that swimming with Cupar, and for some with NEF too, is proving a positive road to success. My thanks to Jacqui Houston for her support poolside as team manager and to all of the parents who took on the role of officials during the afternoon session and helped the gala be a success for all Fife clubs.

We have a busy few weeks coming up with swimmers at the East District Grand Prix, the InCAS Distance Meet and DCA Stars of the Future just to name a few events. Ollie Carter and Lewis Baillie continue their regimen of hard training/racing to achieve times to allow them to be selected to the national events coming up in June/July/August this year.

Mark Laing – Head Coach – Cupar and District Swimming Club – 18th May, 2015

HEAD COACHES REPORT – APRIL/MAY

19/05/2015 3:45 PM

HEAD COACHES REPORT – APRIL/MAY

COACHES REPORT APRIL MAY 2015

Sunday 24th, 10 to 11 am land training session on stretches for swimmers

19/05/2015 12:00 PM

Hi Everyone,

Gina has arranged through East Fife Sports Council to have a land training coach lead a session after next Sunday’s NEF Performance training (24th May).  The session will run from 10 am to 11 am in the sports hall.  The session will be with particular reference to stretches for swimmers.

All North East Fife Performance swimmers should attend and parents are invited to watch.

Cupar Gold and Silver Squad swimmers are also invited to attend and participate.  Bronze Squad swimmers are invited to observe.

Thanks

NOVICE LEAGUE ROUND 4 RESULTS – MICHAEL WOODS CENTRE, GLENROTHES

19/05/2015 12:00 PM

Info Sheet – Novice League 4

Our young swimmers travelled to Glenrothes for the last time this year to compete in the final Fife Novice League event. With races carried over from the previously abandoned gala, we had our largest team of the season. Overall, we picked up eight ‘too fast’ flashes, which was the largest number secured on the day by any Fife club.

Please take time to look at the massive improvements that some of our swimmers have achieved. Some swimmers had no previous recorded times, so I have shown their swim as a PB as it would be wrong to do otherwise. I cannot mention everyone, but I would like to give credit to some exceptional swims.

Robyn Black, asked to swim at the last minute, turned up and produced two cracking swims and picked up a flash in the 50m Freestyle with a super swim. Ebony Sharp, a member of our Bronze + squad, won two flashes in the same session with great swims in both her races, and this was with a really badly scrapped knee. Kate Dalglish and Micah Van Blerk both swam superb 50m Freestyle races to win flashes and set the fastest overall times in their age groups. New Silver Squad member, Amy Anderson, picked up a flash in the 50m Butterfly with a lovely controlled swim. We don’t pick up many Butterfly flashes, so well done Amy. Torin and Holly also produced top notch swims to secure their flashes and were delighted to be presented with them at the end of the meet.

In her first ever Fife Novice Gala, Caera Baillie set a great new PB and won her heat to produce a smile which went from ear to ear. Amelia Arkwright continues to show great form and is a swimmer to watch out for in the future. Overall I was delighted with the performances of all of our swimmers. Those who did not make lifetime bests yesterday all left the pool having tried their hardest and understood that some days it just doesn’t happen.

The next meet for our younger swimmers is the Trojan Meet in Whitburn on the 7th June.

Mark Laing

Head Coach

Cupar and District Swimming Club

18th May 2015

Distance championships (2014): 800m front crawl.

19/05/2015 7:55 AM

The conclusion of the 2014 distance championships, 800m front crawl start sheet is attached.

Warm up starts at 6pm, Friday 22 May. Just one chance to show what you can do. Please note that all other Friday squads will be operating as normal, except for Bronze squad which will finish at 6pm.

Looking forward, the Club Championship heats are on Thursday 4 June and Friday 5 June, warm up starting at 6pm.

The finals are on Sunday 14 June with warm up starting at 12 noon.

Please ensure your entry forms are submitted no later than Thursday 28 May as late entries will not be accepted.

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Club Time Sheets now updated and online

10/05/2015 8:06 PM

Here they are and this page will be where we post the updated ones as well.u

It might not be the latest and greatest of your own results, as you can imagine it takes quite a bit of time to keep this sheet up to date, but we try our best 

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

Click that link!!

Thanks

leagues are off today.

26/04/2015 9:47 AM

land training is off

24/04/2015 4:30 PM

read more information here > http://wp.me/p3ir5T-b3

no land training until further notice

24/04/2015 2:00 PM

read more information here > http://wp.me/p3ir5T-b3

no land training until further notice

24/04/2015 8:49 AM

Dear all

There will be no land training until further notice. Therefore last years fees will remain until we can provide an alternative, NO increase of fees will be implemented as of 1st May 2015.

The Current Fees will remain as follows

Gold Squad £44.00
Silver Squad £33.00
Bronze Plus £33.00
Bronze £28.00
Sharks £21.00
Dolphins £16.00
Piranhas £15.00
Minnows 1/ Minnows 2 £15.00

Where possible, can all membership payments be made to the following bank account

Bank of Scotland
Sort Code 80-22-60,
Account Nr 11332861

Thank you for your help in this.

Welcome Forrest Hamilton as new Silver Squad coach.

11/04/2015 8:33 AM

I would like to welcome and congratulate Forrest on being the new Silver Squad Coach.

Level Two Swimming Teacher, Forrest Hamilton, would take on the role as the Silver Squad coach. Forrest will have responsibility for planning and delivering training to the squad on a Thursday and Friday, as well as providing guidance to other club coaches supporting the delivery of the training. Forrest has spent the last three months delivering Wednesday night training to the Gold Squad at Kirkcaldy. He took on the role last night and is looking forward to the challenge

Ollie Carter at the British Para-Swimming International Meet 2015

07/04/2015 8:33 PM

Between Thursday 26th March and Sunday, 15-yr-old Cupar swimmer, Ollie Carter, competed at the British Para-Swimming International Meet 2015, held at Tollcross International Swimming Complex in Glasgow.

Handpicked to compete, Ollie had another successful gala picking up three lifetime bests in his 50m, 100m and 400m Freestyle. Competition was in a long course pool and was attended by disability swimmers from around the globe. This is the highest level of meet that Ollie has competed at and he has once again done us proud. Many of the swimmers at the event were there seeking to qualify for world championship events.

In his 100m Freestyle on Thursday he took over half a second off and placed 59th out of 122 athletes racing swimmers from Germany and Spain. On Friday he swam a fabulous 50m time of 28.85 taking a full two-seconds off his entry time. On Saturday he raced in the 100m Backstroke and swam his entry time in what was a keenly contested heat. Saving the best till last, Ollie swam a super 400m Freestyle time of 4.44.03 racing against three swimmers from Canada and others from Europe, which was over five and a half seconds faster than his entry and meant he was fast enough to qualify for the evening C Final. Ollie then went on to win a junior silver medal in the 400m freestyle.

Two articles about our club swimmers in this week’s paper.

07/04/2015 2:30 PM

Two articles about our club swimmers in this week’s paper.

NEF and Ollie Carter articles

MINNOW, PIRANHA, DOLPHIN AND SHARK TRAINING SCHEDULE

07/04/2015 10:30 AM

Hi Folks,

            Well, at last we are back in Cupar Yipee!! First of all I would like to thank all those who came on poolside at Kilrymont. I think the kids who came along on Sunday mornings got a lot out of it and have certainly improved there stroke techniques significantly.

I have attached the schedule for April along with the teaching notes for those who have not received them yet. Hope to see you all on poolside. april Teaching Notes

John

MINNOW, PIRANHA, DOLPHIN AND SHARK TRAINING SCHEDULE

APRIL

SUNDAY 5th ­ BREASTSTROKE

9th & 11th ­ FRONTCRAWL

16th & 18th ­ BUTTERFLY

23rd & 25th ­ TIMING

30th & 1st MAY ­ BACKCRAWL

Training squad info to download and print

07/04/2015 8:45 AM

Grab it here so you can print it out  Training Squads website info

This has also been updated on the website.

Training Squad updates and Membership information

07/04/2015 8:45 AM

Find the training squad updated information here – http://cuparswimming.com/about/training-squads/

and the new Membership information here – http://cuparswimming.com/about/2015-fee-structure/

Cupar Pool is now open again

06/04/2015 1:00 PM

So normal service will resume! Thank you to every one that has managed all the logistics and travelling whilst the Cupar pool was closed. That’s all the coaches and parents as well.

THE POOL IS OPEN!

06/04/2015 9:41 AM

… that’s right you did read that correctly! The pool is open!

HEAD COACHES REPORT FEBRUARY/MARCH 2015

18/03/2015 4:30 PM

HEAD COACHES REPORT

FEBRUARY/MARCH 2015  

Since my last report in mid-February the following has taken place:  COACHES REPORT FEBRUARY MARCH 2015

  • Training at various venues across Fife, club swimmers continue to make the best of our pool closure attending squad sessions on a regular basis. I am delighted with the progress the Dolphins and Sharks group have made over the past month. Similarly the Bronze Squad are showing improvements in technique and basic skills and sessions on a Thursday and Saturday for them remain busy. I continue to be supported poolside by a core of our club coaches and their assistance is greatly appreciated. Comments have been made by them that regular sessions with me have helped them to develop their understanding of a number of drills and skills which will impact positively on their squad coaching when we return to Cupar in early April (fingers crossed!!)
  • On the 22nd February, three club swimmers attended a meet at Drumchapel where they made a good show of themselves picking up personal bests and medals too. The results have been previously circulated.
  • On Friday 6th March, Ollie Carter competed in Glenrothes at a Fife Disability gala where he picked up four medals and a trophy. Furthermore he produced four lifetime best swims and continues to move forward positively in his aspirations of taking his swimming to an even higher level.
  • On Sunday 8th March, we enjoyed the second of the Fife Novice and League galas at Glenrothes. The results of this meet have been circulated and given that we are in a state of upheaval at the moment, the performance of the swimmers was truly excellent.
  • Five club swimmers have achieved either consideration or qualifying times for entry into this year’s Scottish National Age Groups, due to be held at the end of this month in Aberdeen. The final acceptance sheets should be circulated soon and I will update the club as to who has gained entry. I will be travelling to Aberdeen on Saturday 4th April to support the swimmers poolside throughout the day. Coaches and Team Managers passes have also been obtained for qualified parents who too will support their swimmers poolside.
  • On Saturday 14th March I was approached by a coach from Burntisland Swimming Club who suggested that Fife coaches get together in an informal setting to discuss club coaching and share best practice. I have agreed to join this group and further discussion during the Glenrothes Spring Meet on Saturday 21st March will determine who is interested in joining a group of supportive coaches who can work together to enhance their own and other clubs delivery of training.
  • On Sunday 29th March, Coach Forrest Hamilton and I will be attending the day long team manager’s course being held within the clubhouse, organised and delivered by Gina Logan. Any other coaches interested in this course should make contact with Gina so that their interest can be noted. The course costs £30.00 all in and funding may be available for volunteer coaches through the club (to be discussed at forthcoming committee meeting on Monday 16th March). The course runs from 10am until 3pm.
  • As part of my training regime with the Dolphins and Sharks, I have been circulating video clip links to parents so that their children can view swimming footage in advance of training sessions. This has been well received and has allowed swimmers to look at certain elements of swimming technique prior to training thereby improving their understanding of what they are being expected to do. I have also circulated similar footage to the Bronze Squad swimmers too.
  • Finally, I would like to pay tribute to the parents of our swimmers in their efforts to not just bring their own children to sessions, but to also help other swimmers make it to training too. I recognise that a lot of organisation is going into bringing our kids to sessions at our various venues and I truly appreciate the efforts being made.
  • I continue to have regular discussions with our club president about future squad structures and hope to meet with Mark and Gina (who has kindly offered to assist) at the end of the month to discuss the way forward.

Mark Laing, Head Coach, Cupar and District Swimming Club

Saturday 14th March 2015

February Swimmer of the month

08/03/2015 4:30 PM

 CLUB ‘SWIMMERS OF FEBRUARY 2015

The following swimmers were presented with the coaches ‘Swimmers of February’ award.  Squad coaches determine the swimmer who most deserves the award based on attitude, improvement, attendance etc. Swimmers were awarded a lapel badge.

  • Gold Squad – Charlotte Williamson
  • Silver Squad – Eve Hewitt
  • Bronze Squad – Sophie Juskowiak
  • Sharks – Callum Lindsay
  • Dolphins – Amilia Arkwright

Mark Laing – Head Coach Cupar and District Swimming Club 8th March 2015

Fife leagues on today

08/03/2015 11:57 AM

Morning Session over, now onto the afternoon session!

Brilliant performances this morning seeing seeding up to 23 seconds taken off PBs!!

Go Cupar

MILNGAVIE & BEARSDEN RESULTS – SUNDAY 22nd FEBRUARY, 2015

27/02/2015 12:30 PM

Pictured before they swam – Left to right: – Cameron, Charlotte and Lewis

MILNGAVIE & BEARSDEN RESULTS – SUNDAY 22nd FEBRUARY, 2015

SUNDAY MORNING SESSION – 3 SWIMMERS

Swimmer

Age Group

Event

Entry

Race

PB

Charlotte Williamson

10-11

50m Butterfly

40.58

41.23

 

Cameron McMaster

12-13

100m Breaststroke

1.31.86

1.30.22

– 1.64

Charlotte Williamson

10-11

100m Freestyle

1.20.97

1.16.66

– 4.31

Lewis Baillie

14-17

200m Breaststroke

2.45.91

2.43.09

– 2.82

SUNDAY AFTERNOON SESSION – 3 SWIMMERS

Swimmer

Age Group

Event

Entry

Race

PB

Cameron McMaster

12-13

50m Freestyle

36.42

32.49

– 3.93

Lewis Baillie

14-17

100m Freestyle

1.05.97

1.06.76

 

Cameron McMaster

12-13

50m Breaststroke

43.37

40.81

– 2.56

Lewis Baillie

14-17

200m IM

2.37.10

2.33.72

– 3.38

Charlotte Williamson

10-11

50m Freestyle

34.55

34.21

– 0.34

Charlotte started off with a spirited swim in the 50m fly narrowly missing out on a PB. Cameron then swam an excellent race in his 100m breaststroke heat, finishing first at the wall, setting a lifetime best as well as winning the Bronze medal in his age-group. Charlotte then dominated her heat in the 100m Freestyle picking up a four-second PB.

The final morning swim was Lewis in the 200m breaststroke. He was sandwiched between two large lads from Glasgow clubs, and from the start there was a tussle to see who would lead. Coming down the final length Lewis upped his game even more and surged ahead to finish in Gold medal position and set a new lifetime best.

In the 50m Freestyle Cameron finished 4th overall, missing out on a medal by 0.09 of a second. Lewis swam a strong 100m Freestyle to finish second in his heat and set a new short course PB. Cameron then finished 5th overall, having entered in 13th in the 50m Breaststroke. His time appears to be 0.03 of a second short of his SNAGS time, but official times will confirm at a later date. Subject to official confirmation, Lewis Baillie appears to have set a Club Record in the 14-yr-old category for the 200m IM event where he won his heat. Well done Lewis. The last heat in the last race saw Charlotte set a new PB in the 50m Freestyle where she finished 5th overall from a field of 44 swimmers.

My thanks to David Haig, Head Coach at Dundee City Aquatics, who enthused our swimmers to perform well and supported them whilst in the water and with positive feedback after their swims. A long trip on a wet and cold day which produced some excellent new times and shows how hard our athletes are endeavouring to improve their performances week on week.

Our next gala is the Novice/Fife Leagues at the Michael Woods Sports Centre in Glenrothes on Sunday 8th March.

Mark Laing

Head Coach, Cupar and District Swimming Club, Monday 23rd February 2015 Info Sheet – MB Graded Meet

New Cupar Pool estimated opening date

27/02/2015 9:24 AM

A site meeting was held at the Cupar Pool on the 20th Feb and the Lead Officer for the project advised that the target date for re-opening was 6th April 2015.

HEAD COACHES REPORT JANUARY-FEBRUARY 2015

16/02/2015 5:00 PM

HEAD COACHES REPORT JANUARY-FEBRUARY 2015

Since my last report the following has taken place:

  • Our relocation to various training venues has been quite successful, with around 90 swimmers continuing to train from Wednesday to Sunday each week. I am coaching all sessions at Kirkcaldy, Lochgelly, St Leonards and Glenrothes with John Wishart coaching the junior sessions on a Sunday at Madras. Swimmers remain enthusiastic and a flexible approach to who can attend where is keeping our swimmers in the water. Volunteer coaches continue to provide excellent levels of support at our various venues.
  • On Saturday 10th/Sunday 11th January our swimmers attended the East District’s at the Royal Commonwealth Pool in Edinburgh. Numerous lifetime best times were produced and Lewis Baillie picked up a well-deserved Bronze Medal in the finals of the 100m Breaststroke.
  • On Wednesday 21st January I attended a CPD event run by the Tayside and Fife Institute of Sport in Dundee looking at energy systems and how to best work athletes to achieve their best performance. Forrest Hamilton also attended.
  • As per previous emails and media coverage, Ollie Carter enjoyed great success at the Scottish Disability Sport Performance Gala held at Stirling in late January
  • Four club swimmers travelled to the Scottish Schools Finals in Aberdeen on the 31st January. Swimmers Adam Young, Oliver Goad, Charlotte Williamson and Lewis Baillie all thoroughly enjoyed the experience, particularly Adam who won the Gold medal in the 50m Freestyle to set a time placing him second fastest in Great Britain for his age-group.
  • On the 31st January, swimmers also travelled to Grangemouth (results previously circulated) where once again several swimmers enjoyed great success collecting medals and PB’s.
  • The Fife Leagues commenced on the 1st February with the Novice and Fife League in Glenrothes producing more improved times and some exceptional performances (results previously circulated). The next Fife gala is on Sunday 8th March.
  • Mark McQuilton and I obtained a large selection of club fins from the club store and these were taken to Lochgelly and handed out to swimmers for their use during the period of pool closure. Swimmers have been asked to return the fins after we return to Cupar.
  • On Saturday 7th February, training at Lochgelly pool had to be called off after my checks of the pool revealed a serious chemical imbalance in the pool water. My thanks to those who provided support in contacting parents of swimmers due along at ten and to the understanding shown by parents who turned up at nine and had to be sent away.
  • This weekend (14th/15th February) several swimmers attended galas in Bellshill and Bathgate seeking to achieve either consideration times for the Scottish National Age-Groups or East District times. I have yet to see the full results for both events and will report fully on them soonest.
  • I accepted into the club, after assessment, two new swimmers who live in Crail. Grace (9) and Connie Henderson (11) have been placed in Dolphins and the Bronze Squad respectively. Welcome to them both.
  • I continue to receive information about swimmers who have chosen to leave swimming and am working closely with Mark McQuilton to keep him abreast of squad sizes and the future impact this will have when we return to Cupar. As previously suggested, a restructuring of the club sessions is highly likely and this work will be undertaken over the coming months and presented to the committee prior to any changes taking place.
  • Robin Ferris continues to do great work for us with the website. He and I work closely to ensure that information is tweeted where relevant and that all news items appear on the club website. I continue to use Facebook as a forum to communicate information quickly with club members and would encourage our parents to utilise this system on behalf of their swimmers even if they use Facebook for nothing else.
  • Swimmers of the Month badges were awarded over the last few weeks and the winner’s info circulated throughout the club.
  • Sixteen of our swimmers continue to benefit from additional swim training with the NEF squad coach Russ Green. Unfortunately Russ is unable to continue to deliver the training after the end of next month. As a consequence a recent meeting was held to discuss the future of NEF.

Mark Laing, Head Coach, Cupar and District Swimming Club

Monday 16th February, 2015

Swimmer of the Month of January

16/02/2015 4:30 PM

Swimmer of the Month of January

The following swimmers were presented with the coaches ‘Swimmers of January’ award.  Squad coaches determine the swimmer who most deserves the award based on attitude, improvement, attendance etc. Swimmers were awarded a lapel badge.

  • Gold Squad – Adam Young
  • Silver Squad – Alana Hood
  • Bronze Squad – Amy Anderson
  • Sharks – Maisie Watson
  • Dolphins – Robyn Black and Anna Dalglish (both were so good I couldn’t choose between them J)

Mark Laing – Head Coach Cupar and District Swimming Club

14th February 2015

Ollie Carter’s recent success at Stirling from the Fife Herald

16/02/2015 11:06 AM

Ollie C article – Ollie looking to hit sub 60 soon! Read the full article on the link. Ollie C

MAGS MEET – GRANGEMOUTH SWIMMING POOL – SATURDAY, 31st JANUARY, 2015

08/02/2015 9:35 AM

Info Sheet – MAGS

This meet is a regular on our calendar but this year the Scottish Schools had four in Aberdeen and with the Fife Leagues the next day, only our most committed stalwarts travelled to Grangemouth. Under the wing of Coach Mark McQuilton they produced numerous outstanding swims. Ollie picked up three medals in his age-group swimming as a 15-yr-old for the first time. Murdo slashed a massive 10-seconds off his breaststroke time and is now only a gnat’s whisker away from achieving a SNAGS consideration time.

Cameron, improving month on month showed he can swim with the best of them taking over nine-seconds off his 100m Freestyle time. The 200m IM finished as a feather in Murdo’s cap as he picked up first place and a lovely gold medal to go with it. Findlay, struggling to get back to full fitness after knee problems, didn’t shine this weekend, but I’m sure that as he recovers his times will once again plummet.

My thanks to Mark McQuilton for supporting the boys to Grangemouth at late notice.

Mark Laing

Head Coach,

Cupar and District Swimming Club

03/02/15

FIFE LEAGUE ROUND 1 RESULTS – MICHAEL WOODS CENTRE, GLENROTHES – 1 FEBRUARY, 2015

02/02/2015 4:26 PM

Info Sheet – Fife League 1

The first Fife Leagues Gala saw our swimmers produce a 70% personal best success rate overall. Rowan picked up two personal bests and is hoping to return to training soon. Abigail produced two fine performances picking up a large PB in her 100m Backstroke. Lewis stuck in a solid swim in the 50m Backstroke to PB in what was a very fast heat. Cameron set an excellent PB in the 100m Backstroke taking off nearly seven-seconds. Oliver Goad, fresh from his success at Aberdeen, produced a cracking 100m Backstroke swim too, taking off over three-seconds.

Katie picked up PB’s in both her races very much to her surprise. Corrie crept ever closer to her SNAGS (Scottish National Age-Groups) time in the 100m Breaststroke setting a good new time as well as breaking 40 seconds in the 50m Fly. Eve, an ever improving breaststroker, swam a new PB in the 100m Breast and was close to her entry time in the 50m Fly.

Findlay produced a PB in his 100m Breaststroke race which is his first improvement for a while in that stroke and was delighted with his effort. Adam Young produced a stormer of a swim and picked up a qualifying time for SNAGS as well as an excellent PB. Charlotte swimming both 100 and 50m Fly, enjoyed a good time in the 100 but missed out on a PB in the 50m.

Kirstin Bousie, enjoying a rest from swimming whilst we train elsewhere, showed that her determination to succeed is still strong, producing lifetime best swims in the 100m Freestyle and 50m Backstroke. Kirsten Smith too enjoyed a super swim in the 100m Free taking a massive nine-seconds off and went on to swim well in the 50m too where she also PB’d. Super dynamo Scarlett swam a quick 100m free taking over six-seconds off and followed that up with a Pb in the 50m back too.

Oliver Carter was determined to set a new PB for the 100m Freestyle, and that’s exactly what he did in the fastest heat of the day. Murdo, buzzing from his medal successes on Saturday was still on top form swimming a sub 1.10 in the 100m Free and a new PB (just a little one) in the 50m back. Connor too swam the same events and picked up PB’s in both which meant the boys were flushed with their afternoons success and happy as kites.

Alexandrea was back competing for the first time in ages, with everyone pleased that her injury has abated enough to allow her to race again. Whilst not hitting a PB in the 50m Backstroke, she swam well and it was lovely to see her back in the water competing again. Lindsay, racing the 50m Backstroke, showed her quality underwater work at the starts and turns and was rewarded with a sub-40-second time and a new PB.

Overall this was a successful day for many of our swimmers. For those who did not PB, there is always the next time when we return to Glenrothes on Sunday 8th March for round two.

My thanks to the parents who helped poolside as timekeepers and judges as well as to Alan Cousins and Wendy Hay who helped organise things during the gala.

Mark Laing

Head Coach

Cupar and District Swimming Club

02/02/15

NOVICE LEAGUE RESULTS ROUND 1 – MICHAEL WOODS CENTRE, GLENROTHES – 1st FEBRUARY, 2015

02/02/2015 4:24 PM

Info Sheet – Novice League 1

A super Sunday session at Glenrothes for the first of this year’s series of Fife Novice Leagues. Many of the swimmers were competing in their first gala yet showed great maturity poolside by focussing on their swim and preparing well during the warm up. Three flashes this session, going to Isla, Hannah and Sophie. Some of the age groups had up to 20 swimmers in them, so please take time to look at where your child placed overall.

I cannot mention everyone, but feel I must mention several races because of the excitement involved in watching them. Isla and Hannah had super races with Isla finishing first in her age-group. Saif and Callum raced well together in the backstroke setting new times. Isobel after a slow start flew down the pool to set a new PB.

Kate, Micah and Jock swam really well in the breaststroke with Jock winning the heat and securing his first ever heat victory. Amy and Danielle (goggles slipped off when diving in and ended up sitting under her nose) put in super performances and were both close to picking up speed flashes. Amilia Arkwright, full of smiles, thundered down the pool finishing 2nd in her heat. Sophie led her heat from the start getting slowly further and further away from the rest, to win comfortably by over five metres and picking up her third novice flash.

Maisie Watson, a really focussed swimmer at training, produced a solid PB after not making the best turn she could have at the wall. Max and Marcel raced in the same heat with Max swimming purposefully and Marcel just blowing away the opposition as he set a new PB of over 13 seconds. Katie, Owen and Isla all swam really well in their second backstroke swims of the day placing highly in their age-groups. Ebony and Kiera, not to be outdone, also took huge chunks out of their entry times. The individual races finished with Mica and Torin swimming confidently in the 100m Backstroke and setting massive lifetime bests.

The relay teams then followed with the nine-and-under girls finishing 2nd overall in their age-group, out of a total of 12 teams. Unfortunately some turnover infringements led to a few teams being disqualified but I’m sure they will have learned and will avoid this in future galas. Loved coaching with new kids that I have not previously taught and feel we have a strong core of swimmers this season. The second novice gala is at the same venue on Sunday 8th March, so please put it in your calendars!

Mark Laing – Head Coach – Cupar and District Swimming Club

1st February 2015

Weather

28/01/2015 2:21 PM

Please be aware of the weather and that this may have an impact on swimming tomorrow 29th. We will keep the website and twitter up to date.

Remember your water!!

15/01/2015 4:15 PM

Please take note of what Mark L has said about water at training, it is very important that you turn up with water.

Original post here. http://wp.me/p3ir5T-9M

Emails, Website and Facebook

15/01/2015 12:30 PM

Whilst the Cupar pool is closed it is doubly important that we all read the emails that are sent out and also now you can use the website, the twitter feed and the Facebook group as well.

http://www.cuparswimming.com

@cuparswimming

Water for Training

15/01/2015 9:15 AM

DRINKS – over the last week I have become aware that too many of our athletes are turning up to train with either no water bottle or a tiny 330ml bottle to drink. Swimmers should be carrying a full container of either water or lightly sugared drinks. 750ml or thereabouts is needed.

I have been asked on numerous occasions to fill up water bottles for swimmers who bring them empty to training. Given that we are not training at Cupar and I consequently have to leave the poolside completely at Glenrothes, Kirkcaldy and Lochgelly, this cannot work.

Swimmers must, for their own health and wellbeing, bring at least one filled bottle to drink whilst training and something to take for recovery on the way home too. Sorry to sound like a moaning Minnie but I have to have them staying hydrated.

Mark Laing

Head Coach, Cupar and District Swimming Club

Member of the British Swimming Coaches Assoc.

Weekend results from the Edinburgh Meet

15/01/2015 8:30 AM

RESULTS OF EDAGS ROUND 3 – ROYAL COMMONWEALTH POOL, EDINBURGH – 10TH & 11TH JANUARY, 2015

Another positive weekend of competition with swimmers achieving entry times to future national events as well as collecting a medal too. 15 lifetime best swims achieved with our relays squads showing how well they have come on by positioning well in Freestyle and Medley relay races.

Saturday was a long day with many of the squad there from just after 8am until 8pm in the evening. Despite the long day, our swimmers produced some excellent swims with other coming very close to their entry times, which given that for many they have just returned to training, is a solid result. Cameron McMaster finished tenth overall in the 100m Breaststroke putting in a strong display in his first ever long course race. Lewis Baillie qualified for the evening final swimming his PB to make it and in the final moved from fourth up to third place lifting the bronze medal and taking three seconds off his heat time. This now gives Lewis a qualifying time for the Scottish National Age Groups to be held at the Aquatics Centre in Aberdeen in April.

11-yr-old Adam Young, swimming in the 12 and under age group, whilst not making any finals, produced a flood of top class swims achieving qualifying times for the Scottish Nationals in 100 Frontcrawl, 100 Backstroke, 100m Butterfly. He already has consideration times for 100m Breaststroke. He also produced a very good consideration time for the 200m IM which is within ½ a second of the qualifying standard. Looks like the Young family are going to be spending quite a bit of time in Aberdeen this year!!

Findlay Baillie, still struggling with his knee issue, managed to produce a super 100m Frontcrawl race in a thrilling race. Adam Young followed in the next heat and as he had forecast, produced a ripping 1.08.30 swim time in a very close heat. This swim placed Adam as the 2nd fastest 11-yr-old boy in the district. It was certainly one of the best races I have seen this year.

Ollie Carter produced a couple of lifetime best swims in a weekend where he seemed a little out of sorts, so watch out next time Info Sheet – EDAGS Round 3when he is back to full form swimming. Corrie Hay was on form over the weekend and she swam well in her individual races as well as producing a great leg in the 200m relays. I am very proud of how well both our boys and girls did in the relays, showing the other district clubs that we are developing depth in our swimming squads and producing competitive teams to race.

Our next competition is the MAGS meet at the end of this month, so good luck to all swimmers who are successful in gaining places there. My thanks to our parents who supported us through duties as technical officials and to Karen Baillie for her team management and to coaches Russ Green and Wendy Hay who supported our athletes over the weekend.

Mark Laing, Head Coach, Cupar and District Swimming Club

Monday 12th January, 2015

Full results can be found by visiting http://www.swimscotland.co.uk/meets%2015/EDAG%20finals/index.htm

Info Sheet – EDAGS Round 3

SATURDAY MORNING SESSION –  7 SWIMMERS

Swimmer

Age Group

Event

Entry Time

Race Time

PB

Adam Young

10-12

100m Backstroke

1.21.50

1.19.00

– 2.50

Findlay Baillie

10-12

100m Backstroke

1.26.60

1.26.45

– 0.15

Cameron Paterson

10-12

100m Backstroke

1.28.95

DQ

DQ

Lewis Baillie

14

100m Backstroke

1.16.04

1.14.84

– 1.20

Oliver Carter

14

100m Backstroke

1.16.30

1.16.36

 

Corrie Hay

10-12

100m Freestyle

1.14.90

1.13.68

– 1.22

Cameron McMaster

10-12

100m Breaststroke

1.33.40

1.33.86

 

Findlay Baillie

10-12

100m Breaststroke

1.34.10

1.38.35

 

Adam Young

10-12

100m Breaststroke

1.37.79

1.39.47

 

Lewis Baillie

14

100m Breaststroke

1.19.80

1.19.80

4th

SATURDAY AFTERNOON SESSION – 2 SWIMMERS

Swimmer

Age Group

Event

Entry Time

Race Time

PB

Lewis Baillie

14

200m IM

2.41.80

2.40.30

– 1.50

Oliver Carter

14

200m IM

2.42.20

2.41.16

– 1.04

SATURDAY EVENING SESSION – FINALS

BOYS 12 & UNDER 4 x 50M MEDLEY RELAY

Cameron Paterson

Findlay Baillie

6th out of 12 teams

Adam Young

Cameron McMaster

BOYS 12 & UNDER 4 x 50m FREESTYLE RELAY

Cameron Paterson

Cameron McMaster

6th out of 12 teams

Findlay Baillie

Adam Young

Lewis Baillie Bronze Medal

100m Breaststroke Final

1.19.80

1.16.82

3rd

GIRLS 12 & UNDER 4 x 50M MEDLEY RELAY

Kirsten Smith

Corrie Hay

11th out of 18 teams

Louise Moncrieff

Lucy Robertson

GIRLS 12 & UNDER 4 x 50M FREESTYLE RELAY

Lucy Robertson

Kirsten Smith

9th out of 18 teams

Louise Moncrieff

Corrie Hay

SUNDAY MORNING SESSION – 8 SWIMMERS

Swimmer

Age Group

Event

Entry Time

Race Time

PB

Adam Young

10-12

100m Butterfly

1.25.10

1.22.96

– 2.14

Lewis Baillie

14

100m Butterfly

1.16.39

1.19.83

 

Kirsten Smith

10-12

100m Backstroke

1.28.80

DQ

DQ

Corrie Hay

10-12

100m Backstroke

1.29.40

1.26.25

– 3.15

Ellen McQuilton

13

100m Backstroke

1.27.04

1.30.03

 

Katie Ross

15

100m Backstroke

1.22.60

1.22.48

– 0.12

Adam Young

10-12

100m Freestyle

1.11.90

1.08.30

– 3.60

Findlay Baillie

10-12

100m Freestyle

1.13.80

1.13.11

– 0.69

Oliver Carter

14

100m Freestyle

1.03.60

1.03.59

– 0.01

Lewis Baillie

14

100m Freestyle

1.08.50

1.07.57

– 0.93

Corrie Hay

10-12

100m Breaststroke

1.31.90

1.32.42

 

Katie Ross

15

100m Breaststroke

1.30.40

1.30.72

 

SUNDAY AFTERNOON SESSION – 3 SWIMMERS

 

 

 

Swimmer

Age Group

Event

Entry Time

Race Time

PB

Corrie Hay

10-12

200m IM

3.06.95

3.06.61

– 0.34

Findlay Baillie

10-12

200m IM

3.04.90

3.14.74

 

Adam Young

10-12

200m IM

3.00.60

2.54.75

– 5.85

Pool Closure information

02/01/2015 5:00 PM

Dear Parents /Guardians and Swimmers,

Alternative Pool Times / Venues – During Forthcoming Pool Closure

5th January – 1st April 2015 (Subject to confirmation from FSLT)

As you will now be aware the pool and the sports centre are due to close for 3 months to allow replacement of the boiler and ventilation system.

During this time we have secured alternative pool time for our swimmers as follows;

 

Minnows 1             Madras (Kilrymont Road, ST Andrews) Sunday 9.00-10.00am

 

Minnows 2             Madras (Kilrymont Road, St Andrews) Sunday 10.00-11.00am

 

Piranhas                Madras (Kilrymont Road, St Andrews) Sunday 11.00-12.00am

 

Dolphins               Lochgelly High School Saturday 9.00am-10.00am

 

Sharks                  Kirkcaldy Swimming Pool Wednesday 4.30-5.30pm

Lochgelly High School Saturday 9.00am-10.00am

 

Bronze                  Michael Woods Sports Centre, Glenrothes Thursday 5.00-6.00pm

Lochgelly High School Saturday 10.00-12.00am

 

Silver                    Lochgelly High School Thursday 6.30-8.30pm

St Leonards School, St Andrews Friday 7.45-9.45pm

 

Gold                     Kirkcaldy Swimming Pool Wednesday 4.30-6.00pm

Lochgelly High School,Thursday 6.30-8.30pm

St Leonards School, St Andrews Friday 7.45-9.45pm

The above pool times apply from week commencing 5th January to April 2015.

Members of the Silver and Gold squad will be afforded access to swimming at Lochgelly High School on a Saturday Morning subject to availability and in the event they are unable to attend another allocated swim time.

We hope that both parents and swimmers will bear with the club during this period; we understand that the times allocated to each group may or may not suit all members.

Members are asked to pay the current squad fees during that time. Proposed fee increases agreed at the AGM which were due to apply from January 2015 will now not apply until we return back to Cupar in April.

If parents do not wish to travel and you choose for your child not to swim during this period, please confirm this in writing to the club, you will not be asked to pay monthly fees during this time and your child’s place at swimming club will be held open. If the swimming club are not notified we will assume that you have accepted the alternative swimming times and that the appropriate monthly fee shall be due each month.

Thanking you in advance for your patience during this period.

Yours faithfully

Cupar & District Swimming Club

Tesco Bag Packing – BIG THANK YOU!!

11/12/2014 7:45 PM

Hi All
A big thank you to all the swimmers, coaches and other adults who helped with the bag packing fundraising yesterday at Tesco’s.

The total on first count is £528.78!

Thanks
Natalie

200M Freestyle results

11/12/2014 6:45 PM

Dear swimmers and parents,

Well done to all swimmers again for your fantastic efforts. There were some excellent performances and some thrillingly close races. Great competitive instincts and sportsmanship were evident tonight in equal measure.

Sincere thanks go to all volunteers who made this event happen. My apologies for omitting thanks last night to our Chief Timekeeper Karen Baillie.

Please find tonight’s 200m freestyle results 200M FREESTYLE RESULTS

Here is your reminder that the next distance championship events are the Individual Medley races on Friday 12 December. Warm up is at 6pm.

Kind regards. Duncan.

400M freestyle results

11/12/2014 6:30 PM

Dear swimmers and parents,

Well done to all our swimmers for their great efforts and enthusiastic support of their team mates this evening.

Please find attached the results for tonight’s 400m freestyle races. 400 Free results

Note that tomorrow’s 200m Freestyle gala. Warm up starts at 6pm.

A huge thanks too go to all of the volunteers who helped tonight;
Referee Eric Young,
Starter Gina Logan,
Recorders Cath Carter and Catriona McCrone,
all of the Timekeepers (young and mature),
Timesheet Runner Lynn Moncrieff,
Marshall Wendy Hay,
Commentator Mark Laing.

We always needs parent/helpers and there are many roles you can volunteer for (small and large). Please ask any committee member or coaching staff who will direct you to how you can help.

Kind regards. Duncan.

start sheet for tomorrow Friday 12th December.

11/12/2014 5:45 PM

Dear swimmers and parents,

Please check the attached start sheet for Friday 12 December I.M. races. Warm up starts at 6pm. 2014 diststartsheet200im

As for all of the distance champ races please remind your swimmer that they are competing against everyone in their age group and not just those in their heat.

Have fun.

Duncan.

training as normal this evening

11/12/2014 5:13 PM

Just a quick reminder – training as normal this evening – 800m club champs has been postponed until the new year.

Thanks, Susan

EAST DISTRICT AGE GROUPS – MICHAEL WOODS CENTRE, GLENROTHES – 29th & 30th NOVEMBER, 2014

11/12/2014 5:12 PM

Info Sheet – EDAGS Round 2

Distance Champs – Time Keepers Please

03/12/2014 9:00 AM

To All Parents of Swimmers.

Please can you make yourself available as a timekeeper/ judge  for this weeks distance champs.

Thursday 4th 7pm

Friday 5th 6pm

Friday 12th 6pm.

Please contact me directly and look out for the sign in sheet on the notice board and on the night of each meet.

Take your mark,

Eric Young

STO (J1)

CADSC

Landing updates

28/11/2014 3:30 PM

http://cuparswimming.com/2014/11/28/land-training-and-other-updates-on-champs/

Distance Champs – closing TODAY!

28/11/2014 12:30 PM

Entries in TODAY or it’s gone! DISTANCE_CHAMPS_FORM_2014

…….. if not get them in quick we only have 1 week to turn this around!

The Distance Championships will take place on:

Thurs 4th Dec  400m Frontcrawl (warm-up 7.00pm)

Fri 5th Dec  200m Frontcrawl (warm-up 6.00pm)

Thurs 11th Dec 800m Frontcrawl (warm-up 7.00pm)

Fri 12th Dec 200m IM (100m IM for 10 and unders) (warm-up 6.00pm)

Please find the entry form attached. Either return it to the Club Table or email it to the above address.

The closing date for entries is TODAY!

Land Training and other updates on Champs

28/11/2014 9:52 AM

Please note the following:

– no land training for the next 3 weeks (Dec. 4, 11 and 18)

– the date for the 800m distance champs is going to be changed (to avoid clash with school parents evening) – we will be back in touch with revised date

– final reminder today: is the last day to submit distance champs forms.

Distance Champs – closing tomorrow

27/11/2014 3:45 PM

The distance champs entires close tomorrow! DISTANCE_CHAMPS_FORM_2014

…….. if not get them in quick we only have 1 week to turn this around!

The Distance Championships will take place on:

Thurs 4th Dec  400m Frontcrawl (warm-up 7.00pm)

Fri 5th Dec  200m Frontcrawl (warm-up 6.00pm)

Thurs 11th Dec 800m Frontcrawl (warm-up 7.00pm)

Fri 12th Dec 200m IM (100m IM for 10 and unders) (warm-up 6.00pm)

Please find the entry form attached. Either return it to the Club Table or email it to the above address.

The closing date for entries is Friday 28th November.

Swimming club kit – hats and tops etc

25/11/2014 5:15 PM

Final reminder that a swimming club order will be placed at the end of this week – please place your orders at the club table or directly with Julie

Thanks

Tesco Bag Packing – fundraiser

25/11/2014 3:30 PM

Hi all

Cupar and District Swimming Club fundraising bag pack:

Cupar Tesco, Saturday 6 December, 10-4pm.  Parents, swimmers over 11 years old, coaches – please sign up to help out – list on club noticeboard.

Thanks,

Susan

Swim meet Glenrothes

25/11/2014 11:45 AM

To all parents of swimmers at this weekends swim meet at Glenrothes.

If you are a qualified STO please make yourself available for duty.

Take your mark,

Eric Young
STO
CADSC

Distance Champs entry forms is here ..

24/11/2014 12:30 PM

DISTANCE_CHAMPS_FORM_2014

Get them in quick closing date is this Friday 28th.

Have you done your Distance Champs entry forms?

24/11/2014 9:00 AM

…….. if not get them in quick, we only have 1 week to turn this around!

The Distance Championships will take place on:

Thurs 4th Dec  400m Frontcrawl (warm-up 7.00pm)

Fri 5th Dec  200m Frontcrawl (warm-up 6.00pm)

Thurs 11th Dec 800m Frontcrawl (warm-up 7.00pm)

Fri 12th Dec 200m IM (100m IM for 10 and unders) (warm-up 6.00pm)

Please find the entry form attached. DISTANCE_CHAMPS_FORM_2014 Either return it to the Club Table or email it to the above address.

The closing date for entries is Friday 28th November.

PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU ONLY HAVE ONE WEEK TO GET ENTRIES IN

Please speak to your squad controller if you are unsure what to enter. General queries can be sent to me at the above address.

Duncan

Internal Gala Convenor

Junior Squad Times

14/11/2014 6:15 PM

Junior Squad Times October 2014

Events Calender end of 2014 onwards

14/11/2014 5:58 PM

Planning Calendar 2015v2

Training Calender 2014/15

14/11/2014 5:57 PM

TRAINING PLANNING CALENDAR 2014 2015

Coaches Report AGM 2014

14/11/2014 5:46 PM

HEAD COACHES REPORT – AGM 2014 Coaches Report AGM 2014

The past twelve months have been a busy time for the coaches, swimmers, parents and volunteers. Our membership has risen to over 140 swimmers and children are still attending for assessment and hoping to be given places in our squads. Whilst swimmers leave the sport and move on to other things, others appear out of the woodwork to replace them.
Our volunteers have worked tirelessly to ensure that Scottish Swimming Memberships and Child Protection Forms are completed to ensure that we have only properly accredited individual’s poolside with our kids. I would encourage parents to help poolside as long as they are accredited by the PVG system designed to protect children and vulnerable groups. We can arrange that.
• Training in Stirling
Six sessions have been booked for next year at the National Swimming Academy in Stirling and we will be offering places to Step Rock swimmers too. Last season saw us train there on seven occasions with Step Rock sending along swimmers for almost all sessions. This close working between the two North East Fife clubs has positively impacted on swimmers and coaches relationships, with swimmers from both clubs cheering one another on at galas. This is an admirable situation to find ourselves in and is one that should be actively encouraged and enhanced over the coming seasons.
• Swim Camps
As part of my role coaching with the Fife Performance Swimming Squad, I delivered a week long Easter Swim Camp at Lochgelly High School which was attended by seven swimmers from CADSC. Gina Logan also on the first day and shared her experiences from previous Commonwealth Games with the swimmers. Whilst nothing has yet been arranged, I would like to run a Summer Swim Camp at Cupar for our local swimmers. Keep your eyes peeled for info on the website and club noticeboard.
• Dalguise
A large group of club swimmers attended at Dalguise once again this year and had a fantastic time. My thanks to the coaches and parents who helped arrange and supervise this event. Such team building weekends are invaluable to help our athletes bond. They enjoyed it so much, they are going back next year again. Please look to book your space soonest. Any swimmer in P7 up, can go along.

• Coaching Fife Area Squad
From November 2013, until the end of the season in June, I was appointed and acted as the Fife Area Squad Coach delivering training sessions, land work and education inputs to swimmers from nearly all of the Fife clubs. It was with great regret that I was unable to commit to coaching the squad this season too.
• Scottish Swimming – District Programme
11-yr-old Adam Young and 14-yr-old Ollie Carter achieved the necessary national times to gain entry into the Scottish Swimming District Regional Programme and have already attended the first full day of training held in Edinburgh. At Adam’s venue, he was taught by Ross Murdoch’s coach (winner of gold medal in 200m Breaststroke at Commonwealth Games in July) who showed him new swim techniques. Ollie qualified last year and this time round is training with the older group. He was also chosen to attend the national stroke camp which he found invaluable. We have several young swimmers who may go on to achieve times this year and I wish them all the best in their efforts to qualify. Two more full days of training yet to come for Ollie and Adam.
• Continuing Professional Development
Over the last year I have attended three District Regional Programme days as well as two full days at the National Swimming Academy in Stirling working with the national swim coach on stroke days for Butterfly and Freestyle, where Robbie Renwick was the swimmer. Furthermore, I have attended three CPD events at the Tayside and Fife Institute of Sport to maintain my skill levels and keep my coaching knowledge relevant and up to date.
• Performance Swimming
The Fife Performance Swim Squad unfortunately folded very recently, despite all of the efforts to keep the squad alive since the loss of the head coach last November.
This has led to the creation of a local training squad in North East Fife, with swimmers from Cupar and Step Rock training together at Cupar and Glenrothes under the guidance of former Cupar Head Coach Russ Green. This group is still in its infancy and hopes are high that we will be able to maintain a coherent and well organised group to enhance swimming at a local level. This should thereby reduce the need for swimmers to move to other clubs to access greater levels of swim time. Recent decisions surrounding this group have caused me concern and I am working hard to resolve my disquiet with the existing arrangements. Rest assured, I am fully committed to our swimmers receiving the highest levels of training at a local level.
14-yr-old Oliver Carter continues to take giant steps toward selection into the GB squad with his recent performances placing him very close to the times needed for selection to the national disability team. An existing member of Scottish Swimming’s Talent Programme and a Sports Aid Athlete, Ollie has also recently joined the ‘Next Generation’ athlete programme which ensures his development can continue to improve.
• Coaching Teams
Our coaching team continue to enjoy healthy levels of participation in swimming across the club. We currently have the weekly services of 14 coaches:
Junior Squad Coaches
Assistant Teacher John Wishart Assistant Teacher Kenny Wishart
Assistant Teacher Tracey Lorimer Assistant Teacher Jane Reay
Assistant Teacher Callum Ellis-Morton Assistant Teacher Jane Staal (soon to commence her teachers course J )
Senior Club Coaches
Swim Teacher Mark McQuilton Swim Teacher Catriona McCrone
Coach Wendy Hay Swim Teacher Forrest Hamilton
Assistant Teacher Jacqui Houston Assistant Teacher John Innes
Assistant Teacher Alan Cousins Assistant Teacher Tony Thorne

Confirmation of a pool closure, muted earlier this year, has been confirmed and committee members are currently working to find alternative training venues for the club. The pool will close on the 5th January for a period of ten-twelve weeks to allow upgrading/alterations to be carried out within the swimming pool area.
Junior Squads Report by Coach John Wishart
At the AGM in 2011 I reported that we had 34 swimmers in the junior squads and can report that we now have 80 swimmers between all 4 groups. Due to the numbers on the waiting list we were able to get another two lanes at 5.30 on a Thursday evening which further increased our capacity. We continue to assess swimmers on a weekly basis which is testimony to the reputation that the Club has in the community.
The success of the Junior groups is as always due to the enthusiastic contribution made by the teachers of varying experience who actually teach the children and I am very fortunate to have at present probably the best team of teachers I have ever had on poolside, so my thanks goes to them and to the swimmers who are willing to come along to teach and demonstrate. Once again I would like to thank Gina Logan for the courses she has run during the year. We must ensure that teachers continue to be offered courses which will maintain the standards of teaching throughout the club in the future.
Our young swimmers have competed in Galas at Glenrothes and Perth and we host our own Novice Gala on Saturday 29th of November. These galas are used to introduce swimmers to competitive swimming in a supportive and friendly environment and introduces parents to the joys of timekeeping/team management.
I would like to mirror John’s comments about the support and levels of improvement within the Junior Squad. Having coached them semi-regularly, they are all keen as mustard and try very hard during sessions. The level of parent support is excellent and the envy of other clubs.
Mark Laing, Head Coach, Cupar and District Swimming Club – 3rd November 2014

Food for thought

13/11/2014 6:45 PM

Great information on Fueling for Training.

AGM 17th November 7pm

13/11/2014 6:02 PM

Get it in your Diary

Land Training is on as normal

13/11/2014 5:45 PM

It’s on folks so get your gym shoes dusted off!

Time Keepers Course 20th November

13/11/2014 8:12 AM

Please consider this opportunity to help with the running of our club.

We are host to a time keepers course on Thursday the 20th of November, which will be held at our clubhouse and starts at 6:30pm. To qualify as a Swimming technical official, there is a  classroom session and a practical session poolside and should not be longer than 2 hours in total.

This is the first step in the ladder for a technical official and it is hoped that those who wish to attend will also want to continue in this duty and go further to consider becoming a judge 1.

There are 12 places available and two have already been taken. This leaves 10 spaces. The club are allocated one free timekeepers course per annum and so it is first come first served.

Coaches Report – September 2014

01/10/2014 5:30 PM

LEAD COACHES REPORT – COACHES REPORT SEPTEMBER 2014 (Recovered)
24th September 2014
Since my last report in August the following has taken place:
• Swimmers attended the Dunedin Meet in Dunfermline and performed exceptionally well for so early in the season. The meet report has been previously circulated.
• Club swimmers attended the NSA in Stirling for the first of the Fife Area Squad sessions with two separate sessions held owing to squad numbers being high this year. The 6th September saw the older swimmers train, with the 20th September involving our younger kids. Feedback so far has been very positive.
• On Sunday 14th September, the Geordie Wotherspoon and Fife Championships were held in Glenrothes and once again the swimmers produced some fantastic times. Both reports have been previously circulated.
• Oliver Carter competed as part of the Scottish Swimming Team at the Sainsbury UK Schools in Manchester, where he achieved a personal best time in each of his races and won a Bronze medal in the 100m Backstroke final.
• Morgan and Kerri Stalker have both left the club’s Silver squad to focus on sporting activities away from swimming. We wish them both the best in their future endeavours.
• Confirmation from the pool management that the pool at Cupar is not closing until early 2015 for repair is great news as this allows us time to plan an alternative venue without having to rush to do so.
• This coming Sunday (28th September) 11-yr-old Adam Young will be taking part in the first of the District Regional Programme days hosted at Drumbrae swimming pool in Edinburgh and I will be there to support him for the day. Ollie Carter is at Foresthill with the level two’s for what will be his second year of involvement in the DRP.
• Our next meet is the East District Time Trial held in Prestonpans over the weekend the 4th/5th October. Seven club swimmers will be racing for new times to allow them to access the series of East District galas over the coming months.
• Cupar and Step Rock swimmers continue to train twice weekly with former head coach Russ Green as part of the clubs commitment to encouraging a swimmer pathway to performance swimming.
Mark Laing, Lead Coach, Cupar and District Swimming Club
24th September 2014

Alloa Graded Meet – information

01/10/2014 4:00 PM

Alloa Graded meet information. – entries are closed now though.

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FUELLING FOR TRAINING

01/10/2014 3:30 PM

Must Read people – Fuelling-for-swim-training

Swimmers of the Summer months

01/10/2014 12:30 PM

The following swimmers were presented with the coaches ‘Swimmers of the summer’ award.  Squad coaches determine the swimmer who most deserves the award based on attitude, improvement, attendance etc. Each swimmer was awarded with a club lapel badge. These awards cover the period of June/July/August

  • Gold Squad – Findlay Baillie and Lindsay Moncrieff
  • Silver Squad – Millie Buchan and Cameron Paterson
  • Bronze Squad – Eve Hewitt and Scarlett Ferris

SENIOR CLUB SWIMMERS OF SUMMER 2014

Dunedin Meet in Dunfermline produced a wealth of lifetime best swims

30/09/2014 7:30 PM

The recent Dunedin Meet in Dunfermline produced a wealth of lifetime best swims but this week it was revealed that two of the medal winners not only picked up new times but also set new club records. Ten-year-old Charlotte Williamson, a pupil at St Leonards, set a new club record in the 100m Backstroke setting a time of 1.23.96 breaking a record set way back in 1998. Breaststroke specialist, Lewis Baillie, picked up the silver medal in the 200m race and took six-seconds off his time previous best. A check of the records revealed Lewis too had broken a club record set 23yrs ago in 1991. Congratulations to both swimmers on setting new club records.’

Mark Laing, Head Coach

Dalguise in 2015!

30/09/2014 6:45 PM

It may only be September but it’s already time to start planning for a weekend away in Dalguise in 2015!

For a number of years now the club have arranged a successful trip to the PGL Outdoor Activity Centre in Dalguise for swimmers in P7 and above.  We’ve booked to go next year between 29 -31 May 2015.

The cost for the weekend will be around £110 (final costs still to be confirmed) and a deposit of £25 is required by 10 October 2014.

If your child would like to go on next year’s trip please enquire about who to speak to at the Club table.

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New Time Sheet

30/09/2014 6:30 PM

times090914 – get your times now!

RESULTS OF THE GEORDIE WOTHERSPOON GALA – MICHAEL WOODS CENTRE, GLENROTHES – SUNDAY 14th SEPTEMBER, 2014

30/09/2014 2:38 PM

Download Here – Info Sheet – Geordie Wotherspoon

Cupar and District’s finest young swimmers took to the water on Sunday, competing in the Geordie Wotherspoon, which brings together all of the novice league swimmers from earlier in the year. A total of six individual medals were won and fourteen lifetime best swims produced by a team of excited and focussed kids.

Coaches Callum Ellis Morton, Jane Staal and I organised the swimmers for the warm up and races and were treated to some magnificent performances. Jessica MacLeod, soon to start training with Fins in Kirkcaldy, started off the day with a good race in the backstroke, narrowly missing out on a PB. Next up was Kate Dalglish who started strongly and worked her socks off to hold onto second place throughout the race, securing a silver medal for her efforts. Kiera Lorimer, quickly becoming a gala regular, also swam really well and taking over five-seconds off her previous PB. Theo Ellis Morton had watched the girls racing and he too produced a thrilling neck and neck race to just be touched out at the wall but picked up a well-deserved silver medal and a fabulous new PB.

Sophie and Marcel were up next in the 25m Butterfly. Marcel put in a spirited swim making the best improvement of the day by taking over eight seconds off his previous time. Sophie swam very confidently and won her heat by several meters leading to a massive smile and a gold medal too. Hannah Staal and Owen Anderson were both really looking forward to their Freestyle races and they delivered excellent swims setting lifetime bests with Hannah ducking under 20 seconds for the first time.

The older swimmers then took over racing, competing over 50m. Danielle and Amy were first in the water for the backstroke with both setting new PB’s and in a very competitive and thrilling race, Amy picked up the bronze medal having worked her way up from fifth at the turn. Jock then followed, new goggles on, swimming a good race but caught the lane rope with his elbow near the finish which slowed him down, otherwise a PB was very much on the cards. Rowan and Torin then marshalled for the breaststroke with Rowan up first. Looking nervous at the start, she started quickly from the blocks and came up in the lead, a position she held throughout the entire race, finishing well at the wall to secure a gold medal. Torin who has made real improvement in his breaststroke recently swam well in an exciting heat and took almost six-seconds off his previous best.

50m Fly had Grace and Oliver determined to swim well. Grace maintained a regular stroke throughout her heat and was rewarded with a lifetime best swim. Oliver then raced in the most keenly contested race of the day, finishing in third place and winning a bronze medal and setting a PB too. The top three were all within 0.20 seconds of one another!! The last individual events were the 50m Freestyle races where Isla and Inver competed for points. Isla had a confident and only just missed setting a new PB. Inver, always determined to swim at his best, raced in the first heat and put in a stirring race setting a lifetime best swim taking two-seconds off.

The morning finished, as per usual, with the age-group medley relays. First up were our nine and under girls all of whom had raced brilliantly in the heats. The question was, how would they get on as a team? Well, that was answered quickly by an emphatic win with a gap of over six-seconds before the next team finished. Gold medals to all four girls and more delighted smiles. The 10-12yr old girls finished in fourth place with all four pushing themselves really hard. The final race saw our older boys in the water. They too gave 100% and were deserved winners of the bronze medal position.

Medals were handed out by local girl Kathryn Johnstone, Scottish Commonwealth Games Team member and breaststroke finalist in the games.

Oliver Goad and Cameron McMaster were jointly recognised for their huge improvement during the novice gala season earlier this year when they were awarded with the ‘Most improved boy in Fife’ trophy. The trophy is going to live in each of their houses for six-months. Last season we picked up the most improved girl award too, so our coaches are doing great things with our younger swimmers. My thanks to all those who helped to judge and timekeep in support of our swimmers and the club.

Mark Laing, Head Coach, Cupar and District Swimming Club
16th September 2014

Blairgowrie Novice Gala – Perth 31/8/2014

05/09/2014 11:29 AM

Blairgowrie Novice Gala – Perth 31/8/2014

On Sunday 31st August a team of the best young swimmers from our beginner groups (The Real Novices) travelled to Perth to compete in a Gala organised by Blairgowrie Swimming Club. Also competing were Dundee Aquatics and Kinross Otters.

If anyone is wondering about the quality of swimmer we have in our beginner groups then they would only have to have watched our swimmers at Perth. From winning the first freestyle relay to winning the final Cannon relay all swimmers gave their best. Indeed every event was done in a personal best by the Cupar swimmer which led eventually to Cupar winning the Gala Cup.

It would be wrong to pick out one swimmer in particular however I have to mention the contribution made by Torin Ellis-Morton. He was the only 10 and over boy we had in the team and so had to swim all the strokes and the relays and yet he accepted the task without complaint.

The full team was: Jorja Darlington, Kate Dalglish, Callum Lindsay, Theo Ellis-Morton, Emily Rea, Sophie Juskowiak, Cameron Blair, Micah vanBlerk, OliviaMcLennan, Emma Blair,Torin Ellis-Morton.

Well done to all.

DUNEDIN RESULTS

01/09/2014 2:02 PM

The first gala of the season saw over twenty Cupar swimmers racing over the weekend at Carnegie Leisure Centre, Dunfermline. In total we scooped twelve medals across the two-days, with 10-yr-old Charlotte Williamson accounting for five of them (and she only swam one-day!!). Swimmers raced in a total of 87 swims, with personal best times gained in 69 of them, with the two biggest improvements coming from Millie Buchan and Ellen McQuilton.  Peruse the results and you’ll see that several swimmers achieved PB’s in all of their swims. Catriona Cleary is back on last season’s PB drive, with seven from seven this weekend. She’d better watch out for Eve Hewitt though as she too managed a similar feat in her first major gala outing and justified her imminent move to Silver Squad.

Charlotte not only picked up five medals, but set PB’s in all of the races she raced in. Just reward for the application she has shown at training. Her 50m Backstroke was the highlight for me with prodigious power and speed achieved through great technique. Eve was on top form showing excellent diving technique throughout. Her stable mate, Scarlett, was unfortunately poorly and it was a shame that the two girls, who swim so well together, didn’t get to race together. Grace Finlay of Sharks, ever keen to swim up from the novice league set-up, produced two strong swims to set lifetime bests and identify herself as a swimmer to watch out for in the future.

Kiera and Isla Lorimer competed on Saturday morning, both setting excellent new breaststroke times, with Isla just missing out on a new IM time. Louise Moncrieff had three races, setting PB’s in the first two, swimming really well in the 50m Breaststroke showing great technique. Sister Lindsay set PB’s in all three of her swims, with her 100m IM a particularly strong swim, showing good technique across all four strokes. Jock and Lucy Robertson swam on different days, with Lucy producing a great performance in her 100m Free, although she may have jumped the gun by a tiny fraction of a second but that didn’t detract from a solid swim. Jock, still new to the whole gala thing, swam a positive 100m Breaststroke taking nearly five-seconds off his entry time.

Ollie Goad had a mixed day with two lifetime bests, two others just missed and a DQ to give him a full hand. A determined swimmer, Ollie’s highlight was his 50m Backstroke a race in which he just gets faster and faster. The Baillie boys were all in attendance over the weekend. Findlay picked up a medal in the breaststroke, which isn’t unusual for Findlay, but his best racing of the weekend was without doubt his Freestyle where in both the 50m & 200m races he turned in superb performances setting excellent lifetime bests. Euan, racing on Sunday, set a new time for his 50m Fly but just missed out on his 100m swim. The 50m Freestyle saw Euan pitted against younger brother Lewis and in what was a cracking race, Euan smashed the 30-second-barrier for the first time much to his delight. Lewis finished just a half-second behind to set a new PB too. This weekend saw Lewis as a real tour-de-force in club swimming, with four medals going his way and five out of six races being lifetime bests. Best swim of the weekend for me was his 200m Breaststroke where he smashed his previous PB by six-seconds giving the Inverness swimmer ahead of him a good run for his money. Brother Findlay’s response was that it was ‘alright’. Watch out for Lewis at the Scottish Schools where he is sure to be a front runner in his premiere event.

Albert Badia joined us for the Saturday morning sessions, picking up PB’s in all three of his races, with his breaststroke swim timed really well. He too is a relative novice at such large competitive meets yet he handled the pressure like an old-hand showing his growing maturity as a competitive swimmer. This was a positive follow on from his races at Cumbernauld in June.

Adam Young had a weekend of ups and downs with some swims first class and other races where he performed out of sorts. Determined to use the races as a springboard for future performance, Adam took on-board coaching feedback and recognises the areas where he needs to focus. He picked up an unexpected medal in the 100m Backstroke much to his delight. Adam is set to enjoy the training delivered by SASA as part of the Bronze Squad programme next month, having secured a well-deserved place last season. 12-yr-old Murdo Denholm was really focussed this weekend on his race preparation and seeking coaching advice, where he went on to produce a string of lifetime bests and enjoyed a thrilling race with Adam in the 200m Freestyle. Taking on the 200m Fly, Murdo showed he is happy to grasp the nettle of challenging swims and produced a good performance in what was his first accredited swim at this distance.

Connor Houston, new to the squad, but a well-known face amongst the swimmers who trained with him at Fife Performance, swam strongly for his new club delivering three out of three lifetime bests, with his 200m Freestyle a particularly good swim. He has settled in quickly at training and is already a well-liked member of the Gold Squad. Millie Buchan showed real form this weekend in her races, setting excellent times, with her 100m IM a ripping race which showcased how hard she has worked on developing her swim skills across the board. Hopefully this will encourage Millie to race more regularly as she is showing good form currently. Cameron McMaster continued to impress me with both is determination and improved skills base. A swimmer who listens well at training, Cameron produced several excellent races and was delighted to win his heat in the 50m Breaststroke where he swam stroke-for-stroke with Adam, just managing to pip him at the post. Adam is recognised by his peers as ‘the one to beat’ given his remarkable swimming talent, so you can imagine how pleased Cameron was to touch him out at the wall. Cameron too is a relative newcomer to competitive swimming but is quickly setting his stamp on things.

Nine-year-old Jessica MacLeod of Sharks had an enjoyable weekend, swimming well in her backstroke race and producing an outstanding race in her 50m Freestyle. Jessica won her heat comfortably and set an excellent time for such a young swimmer showing a well-timed and comfortable stroke. Jessica trained regularly across the summer and is an athlete who listens well and translates training into performance. Like Grace, she is a Junior Club swimmer who is comfortable to take on the challenge of higher level meets. Both Grace and Jessica trained at Glenrothes on Monday’s, coached by Wendy Hay, and their improvement has been helped by them taking on the extra swim time. Last but not least, Catriona Cleary and Ellen McQuilton, two swimmers who train together regularly, both produced some fabulous races and encouraged one-another to swim well. Catriona started last season with a run of 17 personal bests and this year has started in a similar fashion with seven-for-seven. Her 100m Freestyle and Fly races saw her dig deep and produce the goods when it mattered. A swimmer who gets out of swimming what she puts into it. Ellen competed in three races on Sunday and was on top form in each. Her 200m Breaststroke was a fantastic race to watch as she constantly worked hard to catch up with the girl ahead of her. The best performance for me though was her 50m Freestyle where she showed real power in the water. Ellen is committed during training sessions and is then able to use that to good effect in her competitions.

Our next gala is the Geordie Wotherspoon/Fife Championship on Sunday 14th September. My thanks to coaches Duncan Hewitt and Mark McQuilton for their assistance poolside and also to Team Manager Karen Baillie who once again ensured everything ran smoothly.

Mark Laing, Head Coach, Cupar and District Swimming Club, 31st August 2014

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Info Sheet – Dunedin Challenge (1)

Our Gina at the games!!!

03/08/2014 7:49 PM

Check out Gina at the closing ceremony!!

Remember it’s last training this week!

31/07/2014 11:15 AM

This week are the last training sessions before the break until the 19th August.

So Tuesday, Thursday and then Saturday 9 – 10 morning.

Then all back on the 19th August.

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Last training session before break

29/07/2014 7:14 AM

This week are the last training sessions before the break until the 19th August.

So Tuesday, Thursday and then Saturday 9 – 10 morning.

Then all back on the 19th August.

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Trophy Night :)

10/07/2014 2:00 PM

Over one-hundred members of Cupar and District Swimming Club and their families attended the annual presentations night, this year held at Dairsie Hall.

102 trophies were presented to swimmers from the Distance and Club Championships held at Cupar during the season. Head Coach Mark Laing said: “Families really enjoyed the presentations and the buffet afterwards. The weather was lovely allowing the kids to have fun outside too.”

Ollie Carter and Gina Logan in their Commonwealth Games kit

10/07/2014 9:50 AM

Hoodies and Swim pool side t-shirts (tea bags)

09/06/2014 7:00 PM

a list is up for Hoodies and a stock is in for T-bags.

We need to fill the list for the hoodies before an order will be placed.

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Dundee Stars of the Future – write up

09/06/2014 6:00 PM

Full report and results Info Sheet – DCA Stars of the Futurev2

Eleven Cupar and District swimmers travelled to Dundee on Sunday (8th June) for the Stars of the Future meet. The gala was held at the new Olympia Centre and saw fifteen clubs from across the East of Scotland competing. Swimmers competed in both heats and if fast enough to qualify, in finals too. Overall we had fifteen finalists picking up three Bronze and one Silver medal. 27 lifetime best performances were produced in what were often hotly contested heats.

Cameron McMaster competed in three events picking up PB’s in two. In the freestyle race his hat slipped off as he swam, after having spent 15 seconds perched on the top of his head, otherwise I’m confident he would have PB’d. He made second reserve in the 100m Breaststroke but unfortunately didn’t get a swim. Murdo Denholm competed in four races making the finals of the Backstroke and Butterfly in a weekend where he didn’t perform at his best but showed what a committed swimmer he is by making finals. 11-yr-old Louise Moncrieff enjoyed a superb weekend of racing, setting several huge PB’s and making the final of the 100m Butterfly. Isla Lorimer competed in the 100m Breaststroke and took nearly five-seconds off her entry time and was so close to breaking through the two-minute barrier.

11-yr-old Adam Young, only recently returned to training following a broken collarbone, produced several excellent swims, made the finals in every event he raced in and winning the Bronze medal in the ‘heat declared’ 100m IM. In the 100m Frontcrawl he picked up silver with a new lifetime best swim and in the backstroke final he set a PB and won Bronze. He was just pipped at the post for a medal in the 100m Breaststroke by Cupar swimmer Findlay Baillie but nonetheless set a new PB.

Findlay Baillie also made the finals of all of his events and in a thrilling closely fought race with Adam, he picked up Bronze in the 100m Breaststroke. He managed to swim PB’s in three of his five events proving that as well as being a strong Breaststroker, he also swims well across all the strokes. 11-yr-old Cameron Paterson raced in four events setting excellent PB’s in his 100m Breaststroke and Individual Medley making the biggest improvement of the day by taking 15 seconds off his Breaststroke time J. In the 100m Backstroke, 11-yr-old Oliver Goad swam a storming first 25m to almost beat Adam Young to the turn. Oliver went on to set a new lifetime best of 1.32.56 in a controlled swim. Whilst his 100m Freestyle didn’t produce a PB, Oliver’s never say die attitude was there to see as he described his plans to do better next time round.

Ebony Sharp competed in the morning events and despite picking up a shoulder injury the previous day, she turned up to race showing a real can do attitude. Ebony went on to swim well and whilst not setting any new records, she really enjoyed the experience accepting that her injury had put an unfortunate dampener on her weekend. 10-yr-old Charlotte Williamson matched the feat achieved by the two boys by making the finals in all of her events and setting three lifetime best swims too showing real spirit in her races. Eve Hewitt also swam a blinder this weekend producing PB’s in all four of her races and also being a reserve finalist too for three of those events. Eve produced some thrilling races at the Club Sprints on Saturday morning and carried that enthusiasm forward into the DCA meet.

Fife clubs Step Rock and Burntisland were also at the meet and we sat together as a group and swimmers who know one another well from Fife Development and Fife Area Squad cheered one another along which was great to see.

My thanks to Julie Goad and Ruth Hewitt for timekeeping and to Eric Young for Judging during both sessions. Without our technical officials we wouldn’t be able to travel to galas, so their support is vital to the swimmers. A big thank you too for Karen Baillie who once again spent the entire day supporting me poolside and team managing the squad. Our final gala of the season is next weekend at Cumbernauld where our older swimmers race across 50 and 100m in all four strokes.

During the morning heats I was able to use my IPad for filming so that our athletes could see their races which was a great experience for the swimmers and allowed me to review their races with them as well as giving feedback.

Mark Laing – Head Coach, Cupar and District Swimming Club

Monday 9th June 2014

Swimmers of the Month – May 2014

09/06/2014 5:30 PM

 CLUB ‘SWIMMERS OF THE MONTH’ – MAY

The following swimmers were presented with the coaches ‘Swimmer of the Month’ award for May. Squad coaches determine the swimmer who most deserves the award based on attitude, improvement, attendance etc. Each Senior Club swimmer was awarded with a club lapel badge

  • Bronze Squad – Scarlett Ferris
  • Bronze Plus Squad – Cameron McMaster
  • Silver Squad – Keri Stalker
  • Gold Squad – Charlotte Williamson

Report attached SENIOR CLUB SWIMMER OF THE MONTH MAY 2014

Club Sprints – Juniors – Saturday

09/06/2014 5:00 PM

A massive thank you to parents, grandparents and older swimmers who gave up part of their Saturday morning to help on poolside and ensure that everything went smoothly.

Spread Sheet sprints results sat

Cupar and District Swimming Club Sprints 2014

Butterfly 25m

     

Girls 8 years and under

Boys 8 years and under

 

1

Phoebe Ferris

29.82

1

Adam Duncan

33.22

2

Katie Duncan

32.76

2

Sandy Kinnear

53.13

3

Niamh Davie

35.71

     

4

Lizzy Ferris

41.34

     

5

Isobel Williams

41.64

     

6

Isla Davie

44.43

     

7

Katie Smith

51.57

     

Girls 9/10 years

Boys 9/10 years

   

1

Eve  Hewitt

19.38

1

Inver Petrie

27.15

2

Scarlett Ferris

19.90

2

Max Yule

31.50

3

Sophie Juskoviak

20.39

3

Micah van Blerk

31.59

4

Kate Dalglish

22.81

4

Cameron Blair

31.76

5

Amy Anderson

23.57

5

Marcel Badia

32.21

6

Grace Finlay

24.59

6

Theo Ellis-Morton

33.11

7

Hannah Staal

27.95

7

Callum Lindsay

38.58

8

Rachel Haacker

29.71

     

9

Kiera Lorimer

31.28

     

10

Maisie Watson

31.82

     

11

Amelia Davie

33.23

     

12

Charlie Tannock

33.53

     

13

Libby Smith

35.71

     

14

Sophie Sherriffs

38.56

     

15

Mairi Ann Robertson

45.24

     

Backstroke 25m

       

Girls 8 years and under

Boys 8 years and under

   

1

Phoebe Ferris

28.34

1

Adam Duncan

33.25

2

Katie Duncan

28.81

2

Sandy Kinnear

38.26

3

Isobel Williams

30.46

     

4

Katie Smith

34.58

     

5

Niamh Davie

35.05

     

6

Lizzy Ferris

40.56

     

7

Isla Davie

41.09

     

Girls 9/10 years

Boys 9/10 years

   

1

Eve  Hewitt

19.91

1

Theo Ellis-Morton

26.88

2

Scarlett Ferris

20.36

2

Inver Petrie

27.30

3

Amy Anderson

22.25

3

Micah van Blerk

27.59

4

Sophie Juskoviak

22.50

4

Cameron Blair

27.65

5

Grace Finlay

23.00

5

Callum Lindsay

30.14

6

Kate Dalglish

23.20

6

Max Yule

33.22

7

Hannah Staal

25.92

7

Marcel Badia

35.75

8

Kiera Lorimer

28.01

     

9

Rachel Haacker

28.30

     

10

Libby Smith

28.37

     

11

Maisie Watson

28.64

     

12

Charlie Tannock

29.64

     

13

Emma Gilchrist

30.45

     

14

Sophie Sherriffs

32.78

     

15

Mairi Ann Robertson

33.95

     

16

Amelia Davie

34.90

     

Breaststroke 25m

       

Girls 8 years and under

Boys 8 years and under

   

1

Phoebe Ferris

31.75

1

Adam Duncan

36.24

2

Katie Duncan

32.14

2

Sandy Kinnear

37.82

3

Isobel Williams

35.41

     

4

Niamh Davie

43.89

     

5

Katie Smith

45.40

     

6

Lizzy Ferris

50.07

     

Isla Davie

DNS

       

Girls 9/10 years

Boys 9/10 years

   

1

Eve  Hewitt

23.43

1

Inver Petrie

28.13

2

Scarlett Ferris

24.51

2

Micah van Blerk

30.83

3

Sophie Juskoviak

24.65

3

Theo Ellis-Morton

32.78

4

Grace Finlay

26.04

4

Callum Lindsay

32.84

5

Hannah Staal

28.09

5

Cameron Blair

37.41

6

Kate Dalglish

28.22

6

Marcel Badia

38.70

7

Amy Anderson

28.71

7

Max Yule

41.21

8

Kiera Lorimer

29.48

     

9

Rachel Haacker

29.91

     

10

Libby Smith

31.99

     

11

Maisie Watson

33.49

     

12

Amelia Davie

35.58

     

13

Sophie Sherriffs

36.37

     

14

Charlie Tannock

36.83

     

15

Mairi Ann Robertson

38.50

     

Freestyle 25m

       

Girls 8 years and under

Boys 8 years and under

   

1

Katie Duncan

25.99

1

Adam Duncan

34.21

2

Isobel Williams

27.21

2

Sandy Kinnear

40.06

3

Phoebe Ferris

27.78

     

4

Niamh Davie

29.46

     

5

Katie Smith

40.79

     

6

Lizzy Ferris

46.07

     

Isla Davie

DNS

       

Girls 9/10 years

Boys 9/10 years

   

1

Scarlett Ferris

17.89

1

Inver Petrie

20.89

2

Eve  Hewitt

17.99

2

Micah van Blerk

23.74

3

Grace Finlay

18.76

3

Theo Ellis-Morton

23.78

4

Amy Anderson

20.66

4

Cameron Blair

25.02

5

Kate Dalglish

20.70

5

Marcel Badia

25.46

6

Sophie Juskoviak

20.96

6

Callum Lindsay

26.67

7

Maisie Watson

24.96

7

Max Yule

29.26

8

Hannah Staal

25.15

     

9

Rachel Haacker

25.83

     

10

Libby Smith

26.13

     

11

Kiera Lorimer

26.26

     

12

Amelia Davie

27.16

     

13

Charlie Tannock

27.56

     

14

Emma Gilchrist

27.71

     

15

Sophie Sherriffs

31.23

     

16

Mairi Ann Robertson

32.21

     

Club Sprints – Seniors – Thursday Results

09/06/2014 12:45 PM

Thank you every one that helped and took part!

Spread Sheet sprints results thurs

Cupar and District Swimming Club Sprints 2014

Butterfly 50m

   

Girls 11/12

Boys 11/12

1

Louise Moncrieff

40.56

1

Adam Young

35.70

2

Corrie Hay

40.90

2

Murdo Denholm

38.72

3

Rona Moss

42.09

3

Cameron McMaster

39.89

4

Charlotte Williamson

44.27

4

Findlay Baillie

41.53

5

Lucy Robertson

44.50

5

Cameron Paterson

45.36

6

Kirsten Smith

47.00

6

Oliver Goad

49.88

7

Amy Spencer

48.24

     

8

Rowan Wingfield-Hayes

49.62

     

9

Isla Lorimer

53.13

     

10

Katie Jo Gilchrist

54.08

     

11

Tara Tannock

1.01.40

     

12

Demi Corbishley

1.01.78

     

13

Danielle Ashford

1.03.71

     

14

Emma Blair

1.05.43

     

15

Abigail Cousins

1.23.57

     

Girls 13/14

Boys 13/14

   

1

Abby Hay

34.40

1

Ollie Carter

34.54

2

Ellen McQuilton

37.20

2

Lewis Baillie

35.61

3

Kerri Stalker

43.03

3

Max Innes

38.77

4

Lindsay Moncrieff

43.34

4

Harris Wingfield-Hayes

39.01

5

Robyn Henderson

43.37

5

Albert Badia

49.93

6

Kirstin Bousie

43.65

6

Jonathan MacLeod

54.00

7

Millie Buchan

44.71

7

Benjamin Staal

1.08.78

8

Hannah Thorne

45.11

     

9

Alex Henderson

47.84

     

Girls 15/16

Boys 15/16

   

1

Katie Ross

36.28

1

Euan Baillie

31.32

2

Catriona Smith

40.89

2

Ben Levy

31.66

3

Katie Gill

41.09

     

4

Morgan Stalker

43.40

     

5

Hannah Bryson

43.87

     

Girls 17 and over

       

1

Nicola Howat

35.07

     

Backstroke 50m

       

Girls 11/12

Boys 11/12

   

1

Corrie Hay

40.85

1

Adam Young

37.97

2

Charlotte Williamson

41.51

2

Findlay Baillie

40.59

3

Louise Moncrieff

43.21

3

Murdo Denholm

40.69

4

Lucy Robertson

43.31

4

Cameron McMaster

43.97

5

Kirsten Smith

43.46

5

Cameron Paterson

44.96

6

Rona Moss

44.69

6

Oliver Goad

45.16

7

Amy Spencer

46.17

     

8

Rowan Wingfield-Hayes

48.96

     

9

Katie Jo Gilchrist

49.73

     

10

Tara Tannock

50.03

     

11

Abigail Cousins

51.21

     

12

Isla Lorimer

56.46

     

13

Demi Corbishley

58.59

     

14

Emma Blair

1.00.87

     

15

Danielle Ashford

1.11.20

     

Girls 13/14

Boys 13/14

   

1

Abby Hay

37.15

1

Lewis Baillie

35.87

2

Robyn Henderson

40.00

2

Ollie Carter

37.25

3

Ellen McQuilton

41.40

3

Max Innes

38.66

4

Kirstin Bousie

41.75

4

Harris Wingfield-Hayes

40.77

5

Lindsay Moncrieff

42.34

5

Albert Badia

46.83

6

Millie Buchan

43.27

6

Jonathan MacLeod

49.07

7

Alex Henderson

44.28

7

Benjamin Staal

1.05.04

8

Hannah Thorne

44.68

     

9

Kerri Stalker

45.44

     

Girls 15/16

Boys 15/16

   

1

Katie Ross

38.03

1

Ben Levy

34.44

2

Katie Gill

41.70

2

Euan Baillie

34.97

3

Catriona Smith

42.89

     

4

Hannah Bryson

44.69

     

5

Morgan Stalker

47.96

     

Girls 17 and over

       

1

Nicola Howat

37.96

     

Breaststroke 50m

       

Girls 11/12

Boys 11/12

   

1

Corrie Hay

43.81

1

Findlay Baillie

44.50

2

Louise Moncrieff

46.83

2

Adam Young

44.95

3

Charlotte Williamson

47.82

3

Murdo Denholm

47.05

4

Amy Spencer

48.90

4

Cameron McMaster

49.51

5

Lucy Robertson

50.09

5

Cameron Paterson

49.56

6

Kirsten Smith

50.63

6

Oliver Goad

1.07.40

7

Isla Lorimer

52.88

     

8

Rona Moss

53.95

     

9

Rowan Wingfield-Hayes

54.21

     

10

Abigail Cousins

57.31

     

11

Katie Jo Gilchrist

58.56

     

12

Emma Blair

1.06.71

     

13

Tara Tannock

1.10.34

     

14

Danielle Ashford

1.14.46

     

15

Demi Corbishley

1.31.34

     

Girls 13/14

Boys 13/14

   

1

Abby Hay

41.29

1

Lewis Baillie

37.58

2

Robyn Henderson

46.59

2

Max Innes

40.93

3

Kirstin Bousie

46.70

3

Ollie Carter

46.12

4

Ellen McQuilton

47.20

4

Harris Wingfield-Hayes

48.13

5

Alex Henderson

49.28

5

Albert Badia

50.28

6

Kerri Stalker

49.75

6

Jonathan MacLeod

51.53

7

Lindsay Moncrieff

51.03

7

Benjamin Staal

56.34

8

Hannah Thorne

51.50

     

9

Millie Buchan

53.19

     

Girls 15/16

Boys 15/16

   

1

Katie Ross

42.13

1

Ben Levy

37.32

2

Katie Gill

44.69

2

Euan Baillie

40.77

3

Hannah Bryson

48.37

     

4

Catriona Smith

50.47

     

5

Morgan Stalker

52.46

     

Girls 17 and over

       

1

Nicola Howat

44.78

     

Freestyle 50m

       

Girls 11/12

Boys 11/12

   

1

Corrie Hay

34.44

1

Adam Young

32.46

2

Lucy Robertson

36.09

2

Murdo Denholm

33.89

3

Louise Moncrieff

36.56

3

Findlay Baillie

34.25

4

Charlotte Williamson

36.84

4

Cameron McMaster

35.43

5

Rona Moss

37.20

5

Cameron Paterson

39.43

6

Kirsten Smith

37.57

6

Oliver Goad

40.82

7

Rowan Wingfield-Hayes

38.41

     

8

Amy Spencer

38.90

     

9

Isla Lorimer

44.12

     

10

Abigail Cousins

44.23

     

11

Katie Jo Gilchrist

44.84

     

12

Tara Tannock

45.38

     

13

Danielle Ashford

50.15

     

14

Demi Corbishley

51.12

     

15

Emma Blair

58.58

     

Girls 13/14

Boys 13/14

   

1

Abby Hay

32.09

1

Ollie Carter

30.09

2

Ellen McQuilton

34.62

2

Lewis Baillie

30.56

3

Kirstin Bousie

35.65

3

Max Innes

33.57

4

Lindsay Moncrieff

36.71

4

Harris Wingfield-Hayes

36.50

5

Robyn Henderson

36.77

5

Albert Badia

42.29

6

Millie Buchan

36.96

6

Jonathan MacLeod

44.02

7

Alex Henderson

37.83

7

Benjamin Staal

47.06

8

Kerri Stalker

38.02

     

9

Hannah Thorne

40.42

     

Girls 15/16

Boys 15/16

   

1

Katie Ross

32.01

1

Ben Levy

28.02

2

Catriona Smith

33.90

2

Euan Baillie

29.85

3

Katie Gill

34.18

     

4

Morgan Stalker

37.68

     

5

Hannah Bryson

37.89

     

Girls 17 and over

       

1

Nicola Howat

33.71

     

Sprints on tomorrow

04/06/2014 6:00 PM

So that’s no training and we need time keepers etc PLEASE!

No Training Thursday – Sprints are on!

03/06/2014 6:00 PM

Please remember there is no swim training or land training on Thursday from 6pm or Saturday morning due to the sprints.

No Training on Thursday – Sprints are on!

03/06/2014 1:11 PM

Please remember there is no swim training or land training on Thursday from 6pm or Saturday morning due to the sprints.

NO Silver Squad on May 30th

30/05/2014 9:00 AM

Remember no swimming tonight for Silver – you can join Gold if you want to for tonight!

Prize giving 21st June

29/05/2014 8:00 PM

Save the date – Prize giving 21st June!

annual prize giving evening

27/05/2014 6:30 PM

Trophies back by 31st May and save the date 21st June.

Training hours during the school holidays

27/05/2014 4:00 PM

Following a recent committee meeting a decision was made on training hours during the school holidays. Summer swimming sessionsFLYER HERE >>>

Tuesday nights

Commencing on 1st July

Gold, Silver and Bronze+ train two hours.

6pm till 8pm

Sharks and Bronze train first hour only

6pm till 7pm

Thursday nights

Gold, Silver and Bronze+ train two hours.

6pm till 8pm

Sharks and Bronze train first hour

6pm till 7pm

Saturday mornings

9am – 10am

Minnows, Piranhas and Dolphins only

 

The final full club session will be Saturday 28th June and we will then move to the above described reduced hours for five weeks commencing 1st July. I will be leading all of the sessions over this period supported by our coaching team.

The club will take a two-week holiday from swimming all together with the last summer session on Saturday 2nd August. We can all enjoy a well-earned rest until beginning the new season and normal coaching times from Tuesday 19th August onwards.

Any queries can be directed to me or squad coaches.

Mark Laing,

Lead Coach, Cupar and District Swimming Club

23rd May, 2014

FIFE PERFORMANCE 124 GALA – CARNEGIE SPORTS CENTRE – 24TH & 25TH MAY, 2014

27/05/2014 9:15 AM

Hot off the press, get them here >> Results Sheet – Fife Performance 124 Gala

annual prize giving evening – Saturday 21st June – get your trophies back!

27/05/2014 7:54 AM

In preparation for our annual prize giving evening can all club trophies be returned to the club table by this Saturday 31 May. 

We are making final arrangements for the prize giving evening which will be held on Saturday 21 June – further details to follow – but please pencil that into your diaries!

Novice Leagues Saturday Start Time Changes

24/05/2014 4:00 PM

Warm up on Sunday at Dunfermline is at 9.00 am not 8.30 am as previously advised.  Please be on poolside at 8.40 to register with the coach.

Also, as there are only 6 lanes at Dunfermline, the gala will run for a bit longer than previous Novice Leagues.  We will probably finish around 12.30 pm.

Afternoon Session will be 13:30 as well.

Ollie Carter grabs more headlines

19/05/2014 7:30 PM

Article here  Ollie Carter

Cupar Team handed speeding tickets

19/05/2014 6:30 PM

Novice Leagues Article May 2014

RESULTS NOVICE LEAGUE ROUND 4 – MICHAEL WOODS CENTRE, GLENROTHES – 11TH MAY, 2014

19/05/2014 4:36 PM

RESULTS NOVICE LEAGUE ROUND 4 – MICHAEL WOODS CENTRE, GLENROTHES – 11TH MAY, 2014

Info Sheet – Novice League 4v2 (1)

NO Silver Squad on May 30th

19/05/2014 4:18 PM

 NB no silver squad training on Friday 30th may. Swimmers can join the gold squad at 6pm if they want to swim for two hours.

NOVICE LEAGUE ROUND 3 – CARNEGIE LEISURE CENTRE

29/04/2014 8:52 AM

NOVICE LEAGUE ROUND 3 – CARNEGIE LEISURE CENTRE, DUNFERMLINE – SUNDAY 27TH APRIL, 2014

Swimmer

Age Group

Event

Entry

Result

PB

Jessica MacLeod (Flash)

9 & Under

25m Back

26.10

22.24

– 3.86

Logan Manson

9 & Under

25m Back

33.10

30.61

– 2.49

Sophie Juskowiak  (Flash)

10-12 Years

50m Back

51.71

49.85

– 1.86

Rowan Wingfield-Hayes (Flash)

10-12 Years

50m Back

56.00

49.54

– 6.46

Inver Petrie

10-12 Years

50m Back

53.84

1.00.34

 

Kate Dalglish

9 & Under

25m Breast

30.70

29.09

– 1.61

Grace Finlay

10-12 Years

50m Breast

56.88

58.39

 

Isla Lorimer

10-12 Years

50m Breast

1.05.00

56.68

– 8.32

Rachel Haacker

10-12 Years

50m Breast

1.06.25

1.02.00

– 4.25

Jock Robertson

10-12 Years

50m Breast

1.03.80

1.03.61

– 0.19

Mia Anderson

9 & Under

25m Butterfly

34.71

25.78

– 8.93

Scarlett Ferris (Flash)

10-12 Years

50m Butterfly

51.21

46.96

– 4.25

Ebony Sharp

10-12 Years

50m Butterfly

1.08.00

54.51

– 13.49

Oliver Goad (Flash)

10-12 Years

50m Butterfly

48.90

46.76

– 2.14

Hannah Staal

9 & Under

25m Freestyle

27.21

23.30

– 3.91

Theo Ellis-Morton

9 & Under

25m Freestyle

29.14

24.14

– 5.00

Abigail Cousins (Flash)

10-12 Years

50m Freestyle

45.32

42.46

– 2.86

Danielle Ashford

10-12 Years

50m Freestyle

59.27

47.70

– 9.57

Cameron McMaster (Flash)

10-12 Years

50m Freestyle

43.74

36.42

– 7.32

Jessica MacLeod

9 & Under

50m Butterfly

56.60

56.93

 

Grace Finlay

10-12 Years

100m IM

1.42.90

1.55.82

 

Isla Lorimer

10-12 Years

100m IM

2.01.52

1.54.96

– 6.56

Rachel Haacker

10-12 Years

100m IM

2.11.11

2.16.79

 

Cameron McMaster

10-12 Years

100m IM

1.44.43

1.35.96

– 8.47

100m Individual Medley Relay

                  Team

Swimmer

Stroke

Entry

Result

PB

Girls 9 & Under A

Jess MacLeod

Backstroke

1.46.36

1.45.15

2nd

 

Kate Dalglish

Breaststroke

 

 

 

 

Mia Anderson

Butterfly

 

 

 

 

Hannah Staal

Freestyle

 

 

 

Girls 10-12 Years A

Rowan W-Hayes

Backstroke

1.33.12

1.32.90

1st

 

Grace Finlay

Breaststroke

 

 

 

 

Scarlett Ferris

Butterfly

 

 

 

 

Abigail Cousins

Freestyle

 

 

 

Girls 10-12 Years B

Sophie Juskowiak

Backstroke

1.44.71

1.39.10

6th

 

Isla Lorimer

Breaststroke

 

 

 

 

Ebony Sharp

Butterfly

 

 

 

 

Danielle Ashford

Freestyle

 

 

 

Boys 10-12 Years A

Inver Petrie

Backstroke

1.39.70

1.36.52

4th

 

Jock Robertson

Breaststroke

 

 

 

 

Oliver Goad

Butterfly

 

 

 

 

Cameron McMaster

Freestyle

 

 

 

The six amigos poolside, Left to Right – Oliver Goad, Inver Petrie, Cameron McMaster, Theo Ellis-Morton, Jock Robertson and Logan Manson

 

Sunday morning saw our young swimmers return to the Novice League competition with round three at Carnegie Leisure Centre, Dunfermline. Nineteen swimmers raced throughout the morning with 19 out of 24 swims producing lifetime best swims.  Swimmers who race faster than the cut off time for Novice League achieve a flash and this weekend we picked up a healthy seven speed flashes.

 

The morning started brilliantly with Jessica MacLeod picking up a flash with a great 25m Backstroke swim in the first event. Logan Manson then picked up a PB followed by first-time novice league swimmer Sophie Juskowiak picking up a flash and Rowan too swimming a super race for a flash.

 

The Breaststroke then followed with a number of swimmers racing to personal bests but no flashes here. Kate swam strongly in her heat and set a new PB. Isla and Rachel followed and they too both set excellent new PB times.

 

In the Butterfly everyone set a new PB, with Ebony Sharp, newly promoted to the Bronze Squad, swimming the greatest improvement of the day, taking nearly 14 seconds off. Scarlett and Oliver who were really excited about their races both won their age groups and set flash times too. Scarlett now has only one last flash to win.

 

The Freestyle also saw everybody swim a lifetime best with Hannah and Theo both racing strongly in the 25m. The 50m had Abigail Cousins swim a super-fast race to win a flash, Danielle took nearly ten-seconds off and she was suffering from a sore hand and Cameron finished off the Freestyle with the gala swim of the day, producing an eye-watering 36.42 swim to finish way ahead of the other fastest boys and secure a flash by nearly 7 seconds. Jessica then returned to the water, swimming 50m fly this time, and raced to a time very close to her PB. The 100m was the final individual event of the morning with Isla and Cameron picking up PB’s.

As per usual, the greatest excitement was reserved for the relay races at the end where our 9 and under girls swam into second place overall, our 10 and over girls A team, once again swam to victory with the B team placing 6th. The boy’s team had a great race and finished 4th overall missing out on 3rd by one-hundredth of a second!!

 

My thanks to the parents who undertook timekeeping duties and to Callum Ellis-Morton, Alan Cousins and Jane Staal for their assistance poolside. Back in the water with our last Fife Novice Gala of the year on May 11th at the Michael Woods in Glenrothes.

 

Mark Laing

Lead Coach, Cupar and District Swimming Club

28th April, 2014

Navy or Yellow – which do you want!

25/04/2014 3:08 PM

Sign up on the notice board to register your vote or do it below using the voting system!

Polls close next Saturday.

Ollie’s success in Glasgow

22/04/2014 12:30 PM

Here’s the full article as well – Oliver Carter – Scottish Open Bronze Medallist

Fife Novice and League dates – update

21/04/2014 7:35 PM

Here’s the latest version which includes the Fife Novice and League dates, these will be updated on our Calender feed very soon as well.

Planning Calendar 2014v4 (1)

Gold Squad info updated

13/04/2014 1:30 PM

http://cuparswimming.com/squads/gold-squad-info/

Follow the twitter feed to keep up to date @cuparswimming

EASTER SWIM CAMP PROVES A REAL SUCCESS

13/04/2014 1:00 PM

21 Swimmers from clubs across Fife travelled to Lochgelly during the first week of the holidays to take part in a four-day swim camp delivered by the Fife Performance Swim Squad.
Swimmers from clubs in Dunfermline, Glenrothes, Inverkeithing, Burntisland and Cupar spent four days working on their swim skills across all four competitive strokes coached by Cupar and District Head Coach Mark Laing, who also coaches regularly with the Fife Performance Swim Squad.
Cupar swimmers who attended were
• Scarlett Ferris
• Ben Staal
• Hannah Staal
• Grace Finlay
• Kiera Lorimer
• Isla Lorimer
• Adam Young
• Torin Ellis-Morton
• Theo Ellis-Morton
• Laura Brierley
• Abigail Cousins
• Inver Petrie

The camp had a Commonwealth Games theme and the first day saw former Scottish Swimming President, Gina Logan of Cupar, deliver an informative talk to the athletes about her experiences in previous games and she went on to outline the events that those attending the games can hope to enjoy.
Time was spent in the pool, the land training studio and in the classroom where swimmers completed their Commonwealth Games project work.
Interim Head Coach of Fife Performance, David Haig said:

“This swim camp follows on from the previous camp last year which was well received. Once again swimmers travelled to Lochgelly from across the county to improve their swimming technique and to take advantage of working with some of the county’s most capable swim coaches. The swimmers thoroughly enjoyed their camp and showed real improvement as the course progressed. We will be running a summer camp too and expect swimmers will be just as eager to attend this next course. I would like to thank coaches Fiona Bradford of Glenrothes and Forrest Hamilton of Cupar for their support throughout the course.”
Sheena Clements, Deputy Manager of the community facilities at Lochgelly High School, said: “We were delighted to welcome FPSS back to Lochgelly for another holiday swim camp. They conduct the vast majority of their swim training at our pool and during the camp they also made use of our sports facilities and classrooms too, allowing them to deliver a comprehensive programme from our Community Sports Hub where all of their requirements can be met.”

New Gold Squad Schedule up

12/04/2014 5:38 PM

get it here >> Training Period Seven

14-yr-old Ollie Carter getting Bronze!

12/04/2014 5:34 PM

14-yr-old Ollie Carter pictured after receiving his Bronze Medal in the 100m Butterfly final of the Scottish National Open at Tollcross, Glasgow

Results from Sunday’s finals.

26/03/2014 4:45 PM

Dear swimmers,

Here are the results from Sunday’s finals.

Well done to all of you, some outstanding times and exciting races.

A massive thank you to everyone who helped out on the day.

Catriona

Club Champs Finals Result Sheet

Swimming in spring holidays

26/03/2014 4:00 PM

Swimming continues through the spring holidays but there won’t be any land training during the two week school break: Monday 31 March – Friday 11 April.

Fees

25/03/2014 5:30 PM

Reminder for anyone who hasn’t yet paid the £17 club fees – these are due to be paid into the club’s bank account or at the club table by the end of April.

Just to clarify at the last AGM it was decided to split the annual membership fees that all swimmers need to pay: SASA fees – £33 were due in by the end of February 2014 and our own Cupar club fees of £17 are due by the end of April.

These membership fees are required to cover insurance etc to enable your child to swim and are separate from the monthly squad fees.

Any questions – just get in touch or ask at club table.

BIG THANKS to everyone who made club champs

25/03/2014 11:46 AM

A BIG THANKS to everyone who made yesterday’s club champs such a great success – whether you contributed to the delicious cakes, were poolside with a stop watch, ensuring all swimmers were ready to compete or there as a spectator cheering the swimmers on – thanks to you all! However, let’s admit it – the real work was being done by all our fantastic swimmers so a BIG WELL DONE to them for their behaviour, their attitude and of course their swimming.
Finally – this is an opportunity to thank all of our coaches for their commitment to the club and for supporting our children. This was evident yesterday in Mark Laing’s commentating that demonstrated an interest and knowledge of our children irrespective of their age or squad.

Back to business:
– Swimming continues through the spring holidays but there won’t be any land training during the two week school break: Monday 31 March – Friday 11 April.

– Reminder for anyone who hasn’t yet paid the £17 club fees – these are due to be paid into the club’s bank account or at the club table by the end of April. Just to clarify at the last AGM it was decided to split the annual membership fees that all swimmers need to pay: SASA fees – £33 were due in by the end of February 2014 and our own Cupar club fees of £17 are due by the end of April. These membership fees are required to cover insurance etc to enable your child to swim and are separate from the monthly squad fees. Any questions – just get in touch.

Best wishes,
Susan

Carnegie So Long – need info today!

25/03/2014 11:44 AM

Just a reminder that I need your entries for the Carnegie So Long meet today as I am going away on holiday on Friday.

Thanks

Karen

Club Champs Final on Sunday starts at 12 noon

21/03/2014 4:30 PM

If you know that you can’t make the finals then let me know as soon as possible it may mean that someone who missed the cut will be able to take your place.

Remember warm-up on Sunday starts at 12 noon. Don’t be late.

Catriona

Easter Swimming Camps

20/03/2014 4:30 PM

Hi Everyone,

Just a reminder that Fife Swimming Group are running Easter Swimming Camps in celebration of the 2014 Commonwealth Games.  These will be held at Lochgelly High School from Monday to Thursday each week, 10 am to 3.45 pm.  Cost is just £65.00 per week.

If you are interested, please let me know as soon as possible so I can reserve you a space.

Karen B

Invite to Easter Camp

FPSS Easter Development Camp 2014

Club Champs results so far!

20/03/2014 10:11 AM

Here are the results of the heats. Please check them to see whether you have managed to make any “A” or “B” finals. If you haven’t then you won’t be swimming on Sunday.

If you know that you can’t make the finals then let me know as soon as possible it may mean that someone who missed the cut will be able to take your place.

Remember warm-up on Sunday starts at 12 noon. Don’t be late.

Well done everyone for taking part.

Catriona

Club Champs Result Heat2

Club Championships Heats1 – Thursday 25 Feb

Round two of the Fife Leagues

20/03/2014 9:54 AM

Round two of the Fife Leagues saw swimmers from Cupar and District Swimming Club travel to Glenrothes to take part in another thrilling gala. Racing started with individual events, with 100m Backstroke the first stroke up. In the 11-14yrs category all of the girls swam fantastic lifetime bests, with 10-yr-old Eve Hewitt, in her first ever Fife Leagues gala, taking over eight-seconds off her entry time. 16-yr-old Nicola Howat finished 2nd in her age group after a strong swim in her heat. Cameron Paterson and Max Innes swam strongly in the boy’s event also setting new personal bests both placing 2nd in their age groups.

Info Sheet – Fife Leagues 2

The 100m Breaststroke saw excellent swims from Rhiannon Laing and Ellen McQuilton setting impressive new times. 11-yr-old Murdo Denholm swam really well and placed 1st in his age group. 15-yr-old Ben Levy swam strongly to win his heat and take over seven seconds off and place 4th overall.

The 100m Butterfly had all four girls, Lucy Robertson, Lindsay Moncrieff, Rona Moss and Millie Buchan all setting personal bests with 11-yr-old Rona Moss taking a whopping 12 seconds off her previous time. Euan Baillie finished 3rd in his age group and Oliver Carter and Adam Young finishing 2nd in their respective age groups.

In the 100m Freestyle the club had eight swimmers racing who incredibly set a clean sweep of new personal best times with Kirsten Smith and Kerri Stalker particularly impressive taking ten and nine seconds off respectively. Kirsten was last season’s most improved girl swimmer in Fife galas. Both Findlay and Lewis Baillie swam new times and placed 3rd and 2nd respectively in their age groups. 15-yr-old Megan Wilson, who was club ‘Swimmer of the Month’ in February, swam a fabulous race in a time of 1.07.72 to set a new PB placing third overall in what was a thrilling race.

The nominated distance swim this time was the 200m Breaststroke with six swimmers racing. 11-yr-old Louise Moncrieff set things going with a six-second PB placing 5th followed by Kirstin Bousie who also swam a lifetime best race to place 4th in her age group. Findlay Baillie finished 1st in his age group and older brother Lewis in 2nd place following on from their Scottish Schools Finals races the previous week. On form Ben Levy finished off the individual swims with an outstanding race in the 200m Breaststroke taking almost 20 seconds off his time to place overall.

The gala finished with a round of Freestyle relays in which Cupar had entered six relay squads. The fastest time for a Cupar team went to the team of Harris Wingfield-Hayes, Nicola Howat, Euan Baillie and Ben Levy in a very respectable time of 2.06.28.

The attitude and commitment was first class from everyone with support given by swimmers to their team mates throughout the day. My thanks to Karen Baillie and Mark McQuilton for their help poolside and to Eric Young for officiating on behalf of the club.

The next Fife Leagues event is at Carnegie Swimming Pool on Sunday 27th April J

Mark Laing – Lead Coach, Cupar and District Swimming Club

CUPAR SWIMMER WINS MEDALS WITH SCOTLAND

10/03/2014 3:25 PM

CUPAR SWIMMER WINS MEDALS COMPETING WITH SCOTLAND SQUAD

13-yr-old Oliver Carter, of Cupar and District Swimming Club, last weekend (1st/2nd March) travelled to Sheffield to compete for Scotland’s Disability Swimming Squad in the National Junior and Youth Swimming Championships.

Oliver was selected to the Scotland Squad last year and has recently become a member of the Scottish Talent Programme where athletes have been identified as possessing the potential to progress on to a British Para-Swimming World Class Programme within a two-year period or represent Great Britain on the world stage.

He competed in numerous events over the weekend with the highlight being his performance in the 4 x 100m Individual Medley relay where he raced the Butterfly leg with the team picking up a Silver Medal. In individual events, Oliver picked up a Bronze medal in the 100m Breaststroke much to his delight.

Speaking of the experience Oliver said: “Travelling with the squad to Sheffield was a fantastic experience. The facilities there were excellent and I enjoyed the opportunity to represent Scotland against teams from across the country. The relay race was truly exciting and I am extremely proud to have been part of the squad who secured the Silver Medal.”

Mark Laing, Head Coach at Cupar and District Swimming Club said: “Ollie is a swimmer who dedicates himself to his sport, possessing real drive and determination to do his best. His selection to the Scotland Squad is a reflection of how highly he is rated at national level and I am confident that last weekend is the beginning of a long and successful swimming career for him.”

At the Fife Disability Championships, held on Friday 7th March at the Michael Woods Centre in Glenrothes, Oliver competed in four races where he went on to win Gold in the 100m IM and 50m Fly and Silver Medals in the 50m Backstroke and 50m Freestyle to reinforce his position as one of the counties most talented up and coming disability swimmers.

Training – Period Six – Gold Squad – March 11th – April 18th

10/03/2014 3:23 PM

Training – Period Six – Gold Squad – March 11th – April 18th it’s here >>> http://cuparswimming.com/squads/gold-squad-info/

Current Club Records March 2014

06/03/2014 12:30 PM

CLUB RECORDS 050314 V2 – updated

Get them whilst they are hot, have you set any recently?

Commonwealth Games Ballot

06/03/2014 11:07 AM

Hi Everyone,

If you missed out on the Commonwealth Games ballot for tickets, here is another chance.

We have 2 tickets available to win, courtesy of Gina Logan and Scottish Swimming, for Cupar Swimming Club members.  Only £5.00 per square, buy as many squares as you like.  There will be a table at the Club Championships Heats tonight and at the Finals on Sunday, 23rdMarch.  Tickets can also be purchased at Club Table on Thursdays and Saturdays.

Be lucky!!

Karen

Thursday 6th March heats for backstroke and front crawl.

04/03/2014 2:32 PM

Dear swimmers,

Please note that there will be no normal training on Thursday 6th March from 6pm onwards (5.30-6pm usual training), the heats of the Club Championship will be taking place. Entries have closed for this. There will also be no land training. 


For those taking part remember the warm-up starts at 6pm, please do not be late.

Thursday 6th March heats for backstroke and front crawl.

The following age groups will have straight finals on Sunday 23rd March (ie no heats as five or less competitors) and do not need to attend the heats.

(remember that age is at 31st December 2014)

 

8 and under boys and girls all events

15/16 years boys all events

17 and over boys and girls all events

This year the heats for those 11 and over will be seeded in speed order, to make them closer and more enjoyable. These results will then be sorted into the age groups.

The fastest five swimmers in each age group will then swim in the A final on finals day with the next five in the B final. Make sure you swim as fast as you can in your heat as you may be competing against swimmers in other heats.

 

We will need lots of parent volunteers for both the heats and the finals. Please read the notice on the club noticeboard and volunteer on the night.

Any queries please email me.

Catriona McCrone

Silver Squad Controller and Internal Gala Convenor

RESULTS FROM EAST DISTRICT – BATHGATE

03/03/2014 12:57 PM

A busy weekend of competition at Bathgate with swimmers from across the East District competing. Every race for our Cupar athletes produced a lifetime best swim. Millie swam a very confident 100m Fly and then went on to achieve a Pb on her 100m Free too. Charlotte unfortunately was disqualified for a turn infringement, but her swim was strong and she swam in on a good time. Max was fantastic in each of his events, setting excellent new times and placing third in the Fly and second in the Freestyle. Albert took a whopping 22 seconds off his time in what was his first taste of East District competition. Our next East District events will return in October this year. Please come along and let the rest of our district see how well you can swim.

East District Challenge

Mark Laing, Lead Coach, Cupar and District swimming Club

Swim Champs Start Sheet Thursday 27th

26/02/2014 4:13 PM

Attached is the first draft of the start sheet for tomorrow’s heats. Please check that your name is there if you have entered. If there are any withdrawals please let me know ASAP by email

heatstartsheet1

There are no heats for (remember age on 31/12/14):

8 and under boys and girls all events

15/16 boys all events

17 and over boys and girls all events

9/10 boys butterfly

11/12 boys butterfly and IM

15/16 girls butterfly

Remember the warm up starts at 6pm, please do not be late.

SASA membership fees are due by the end of the week, make sure you get your payment of £33 in to the club table or you will not be able to swim.

Catriona

Swim Champs information – please read.

25/02/2014 10:54 AM

Dear swimmers,

Please note that there will be no normal training on Thursday 27th February or Thursday 6th March from 6 pm onward (5.30-6 pm usual training), the heats of the Club Championship will be taking place. Entries have closed for this. There will also be no land training. 

For those taking part remember the warm-up starts at 6pm, please do not be late.

  • Thursday 27th Feb heats for breaststroke, butterfly and IM
  • Thursday 6th March heats for backstroke and front crawl.

The following age groups will have straight finals on Sunday 23rd March (ie no heats as five or less competitors) and do not need to attend the heats.

(remember that age is at 31st December 2014)

 

8 and under boys and girls all events

15/16 years boys all events

17 and over boys and girls all events

Also there will be no heats for:

9/10 years boys butterfly

11/12 years boys butterfly and IM

15/16 years girls butterfly

 

This year the heats for those 11 and over will be seeded in speed order, to make them closer and more enjoyable. These results will then be sorted into the age groups.

The fastest five swimmers in each age group will then swim in the A final on finals day with the next five in the B final. Make sure you swim as fast as you can in your heat as you may be competing against swimmers in other heats.

 

We will need lots of parent volunteers for both the heats and the finals. Please read the notice on the club noticeboard and volunteer on the night.

Any queries please email me.

Catriona McCrone

Silver Squad Controller and Internal Gala Convenor

Club Times spreadsheet

24/02/2014 8:06 PM

Get your eyes on this!

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Novice and League Feb 23rd 2014 write ups

24/02/2014 8:05 PM

Novice League reports:

Morning Session: Fife Novice Leagues Cupar Results 1

Afternoon Session: Fife Leagues Cupar Results 1

New Fee Structure is published

19/02/2014 11:10 AM

Hi

The new 2014 Fees update has been published here – http://cuparswimming.com/about/2014-fee-structure/

Thanks

!!! SASA Fees Due !!!

14/02/2014 1:04 PM

SASA fees: £33 due end of February – without this payment your child will not be eligible to swim

Please get this done as we want to avoid any disappointed kids! 

The fees page will be updated shortly to reflect the new fee’s for the club.

Thanks

2014 Club Champs!!

09/02/2014 8:41 PM

Dear SwimmersThis year’s Club Championships will be held in March and it is open to all swimmers in the Club.

The heats will be held on Thursday 27 February and Thursday 6 March with the warm ups starting at 6.00pm.  The finals will be held on the afternoon of Sunday 23 March with warm up beginning at 12pm.

Please find attached a copy of the entry form.  Please note that the entries need to be with me by Thursday 20 February. It is a big help if you can get them in as soon as possible.  Late entries will not be accepted. They can be returned to the Club Table or emailed to me at the above address.

If you are unsure what to enter please check with your squad controller. Any general queries please email me or speak to me at the pool.

Catriona McCrone

Intermediate Squad Controller and Internal Gala Convenor

DownLoad and fill it in now!

Championship_Entry_Forms_2014

Coaches Report – January 2014

09/02/2014 8:36 PM

COACHES REPORT JANUARY 2014

2014 Novice Leagues Information

09/02/2014 8:10 PM

The dates for this year’s Novice and Fife League events are set for the following:

Novice / Fife League 1      Sunday, 23rd February      Warm up 8.30 am / 12.00 pm at Glenrothes

Novice / Fife League 2      Sunday, 16th March            Warm up 8.30 am / 12.00 pm at Glenrothes

Novice / Fife League 3      Sunday, 27th April                Warm up 8.30 am / 12.00 pm at Carnegie

Novice / Fife League 4      Sunday, 11th May                Warm up 8.30 am / 12.00 pm at Glenrothes

Please let me know by Thursday, 24th January, 2014, if your swimmer(s) would like to be considered for the Novice or Senior League teams by return email to the address below.  As this is a team league event, you will need to commit to as many meets as possible to ensure a “team spirit”.

The Novice League is an ideal event for young swimmers who have never taken part in galas before.  The format is informal and friendly and is a good way to introduce swimmers to gala etiquette.  For the 9 & Under age group, they swim 25 m in one stroke and hopefully will cover all 4 strokes over the four leagues.  There is also a relay where they will swim 25 m in their allocated stroke.  Each month, there is a nominated stroke and the swimmer for that stroke will swim 50 m.

In the 10-12 age group, the format is the same but each will swim 50 m and 100 m in the nominated stroke.

This is a great way to start achieving accredited times which can then be used to enter other galas.  Parents are also expected to support the swimmers by helping out with time keeping, etc., and may be allocated a job.

The Fife (Senior) League is for more experienced swimmers with times that are too fast for the morning session.

Please let me know as soon as possible if you would like to be considered for inclusion in the Cupar team.

Karen Baillie

EAST DISTRICT AGE GROUPS RESULTS – ROUND 3 – 11TH & 12TH JANUARY, 2014

14/01/2014 9:24 AM

EAST DISTRICT AGE GROUPS RESULTS – ROUND 3 – ROYAL COMMONWEALTH POOL, EDINBURGH – 11TH & 12TH JANUARY, 2014 Results Sheet – EDAGS Round 3

SATURDAY MORNING SESSION

Swimmer

Age Group

Event

Entry Time

Race Time

PB

Catriona Cleary

13

100m Butterfly

1.29.65

1.30.03

 

Katie Ross

14

100m Butterfly

1.23.18

1.24.53

 

Murdo Denholm

10-12

100m Backstroke

1.31.37

1.29.23

– 2.14

Adam Young

10-12

100m Backstroke

1.32.03

1.27.13

– 4.90

Harris Wingfield-Hayes

10-12

100m Backstroke

1.32.60

1.27.90

– 4.70

Lewis Baillie

13

100m Backstroke

1.20.73

1.20.33

– 0.40

Max Innes

13

100m Backstroke

1.25.67

1.26.78

 

Abby Hay

13

100m Freestyle

1.10.12

1.14.36

 

Katie Ross

14

100m Freestyle

1.11.98

1.12.04

 

Findlay Baillie

10-12

100m Breaststroke

1.41.85

1.38.00

– 3.85

Lewis Baillie

13

100m Breaststroke

1.28.27

Heat 1.25.32

Final

1.24.39

– 3.88

Max Innes

13

100m Breaststroke

1.35.13

1.36.03

 

SATURDAY AFTERNOON SESSION

Swimmer

Age Group

Event

Entry Time

Race Time

PB

Euan Baillie

15

200m IM

2.43.85

2.44.44

 

BOYS 12 & UNDER 200M MEDLEY RELAY

Harris Wingfield-Hayes (Back)

Findlay Baillie (Breast)

10th overall

Murdo Denholm (Fly)

Adam Young (Free)

BOYS 12 & UNDER 200M FREESTYLE RELAY

Harris Wingfield-Hayes

Findlay Baillie

10th overall

Murdo Denholm

Adam Young

SUNDAY MORNING SESSION

Swimmer

Age Group

Event

Entry Time

Race Time

PB

Euan Baillie

15

100m Butterfly

1.15.22

1.12.70

– 2.52

Abby Hay

13

100m Backstroke

1.22.51

1.25.49

 

Katie Ross

14

100m Backstroke

1.26.12

1.25.43

– 0.67

Nicola Howat

16 & Over

100m Backstroke

1.18.96

1.20.26

 

Adam Young

10-12

100m Freestyle

1.16.12

1.14.66

– 1.44

Lewis Baillie

13

100m Freestyle

1.13.49

1.09.13

– 4.36

SUNDAY AFTERNOON SESSION

Swimmer

Age Group

Event

Entry Time

Race Time

PB

Findlay Baillie

10-12

200m IM

3.05.99

3.16.37

 

Murdo Denholm

10-12

200m IM

3.10.79

3.11.42

 

Adam Young

10-12

200m IM

3.13.71

3.02.21

– 11.50

Lewis Baillie

13

200m IM

2.52.51

2.54.04

 

Max Innes

13

200m IM

3.05.67

3.02.91

– 2.76

                             

A long, hard weekend of competition saw our swimmers racing for the first time in 2014. Having been back to training for only one week, the swimmers were faced with the daunting task of competing in the 50m long course pool in Edinburgh. Having secured their qualifying times way back in October at Prestonpans, our swimmers went on to produce some outstanding swims accrediting themselves and the club positively.

Saturday morning had Catriona and Katie in the water doing 100m Fly long course which is a very challenging race. Both competed well and enjoyed the experience. The boys then followed in the Backstroke setting a clutch of personal bests leading to big smiles all round. The girls Freestyle was highly competitive with our swimmers placing well within their heats. The Breaststroke heats finished off the morning session with Max swimming close to PB and both Findlay and Lewis Baillie producing great swims with Lewis qualifying for the evening final ceded 6th.

In the afternoon Euan Baillie raced a thrilling 200m IM narrowly missing out on a PB. The boys relay teams produced two excellent races in both the IM and Freestyle leading to very positive coverage by the commentary team. The final of the 100m Breaststroke was an exciting affair with Lewis swimming even faster than his heat time to secure 6th place overall. The gala finished up around 7.45pm leading to a lot of swimmers sleeping in cars on the way home!!

Sunday morning had them back in the water at 9am with Club Captain Euan Baillie the first to race in the 100m Butterfly where he delivered a strong performance setting an excellent new PB. The girls Backstroke followed with confident performances delivered and a well-deserved PB for Katie Ross who won her heat convincingly. In the boys Freestyle both Adam Young and Lewis Baillie were on top form setting first-rate PB’s.

The afternoon saw the boys in for the 200m IM. Adam Young, once again, stepped up to the plate and reinforced his position as one of the most capable ten-year-old swimmers in the district by taking a huge chunk out of his PB and securing the last time that he needed to secure a place in this year’s Scottish Swimming District Regional Programme. One of the last races of the day fell to Max who moved strongly through the field in his race to deliver another club PB and finish his weekend off on a high note.

Overall this was a challenging meet for our swimmers who had enjoyed a lengthy break over the festive period. However, all of our swimmers showed their genuine talent and determination to do well, working hard to produce their best. This was the largest squad we have taken to the Royal Commonwealth Pool for many years and I’m hopeful that next year we will return with a larger, stronger and even more competitive squad.

Mark Laing – Lead Coach – Cupar and District Swimming Club

Hoodies are HERE !!

11/12/2013 10:59 AM

The Club Hoodie order has been delivered and they are now available for collection from Thursday on wards.  Cost is £17 for children’s sizes and £20 for adult.

Pool Party and Christmas Time Tables

11/12/2013 10:13 AM

Dear all

As the holidays approach please note the following:

–          Pool party Thursday 19th December – all swimmers are invited to enjoy the inflatables in the pool at the following times:

o   6-7pm Minnows, Piranhas and Dolphins (if your child is 8yrs or younger you will need to be in the pool with them)

o   7-8pm Sharks, Shark Plus, Bronze and Bronze Plus

o   8-9pm Silver and Gold

–          Friday 20th – swimming as normal for those squads who swim on Fridays.

No swimming: Saturday 20 December – Monday 6th January. 

Wishing you all an enjoyable and relaxing festive season ready for more swimming in 2014!

Susan

Distance Results from Tuesday 26th November

27/11/2013 5:55 PM

Well done to all of you who competed last night, fantastic swims! Attached are the results. Also thanks to everyone who helped out poolside.

Also attached is the first draft of the start sheet for the 800m tomorrow night. Please check that your name is there, if you entered. Warm-up starts at 6pm.

The start sheet may change depending on withdrawals, please let me know ASAP if  you cannot swim.

Please remember that there is no normal training tomorrow, if you haven’t entered the 800m then please do not turn up.

We are likely to be short of timekeepers so if you can help out please come along.

Catriona

200m Distance Results      800m start sheet

New Club Time Sheet

12/11/2013 2:12 PM

Calling all, fully updated!

times121113

There are some great times in here – get reading!

^RF

Posted how to join the club

11/11/2013 12:21 PM

Just added a section on how to join the club – http://cuparswimming.com/about/how-to-join/

^RF

Alloa update

26/10/2013 1:23 PM

Amazing morning, so many PBs not just broken but blown away!!

Afternoon session starting follow it on twitter http://www.twitter.com/cuparswimming

Alloa Graded meet today

26/10/2013 8:23 AM

Graded meet today at Alloa, follow the action on twitter http://www.twitter.com/cuparswimming

Training in the October Holidays 2013

08/10/2013 7:05 AM

Hi all, swimming will continue as usual during the school holidays although there is no land training for the next two weeks.

Thanks

^RF

Coaches Report September 2013

03/10/2013 10:44 PM

LEAD COACHES REPORT

3rd October 2013

Since my last report on 3rd September the following has taken place:

  • On Wednesday 4th September, I attended a four-hour input at Dalkeith Swimming Pool where I enjoyed a classroom session about coaching swimmers with a disability and then spent two hours poolside working with disabled swimmers where I could put into practise some of the classroom learning. The input was excellent and I am to meet with Richard Brinkley (a former Cupar coach) who ran the session, to discuss what CADSC can do for disabled swimmers who live in our community.
  • On Thursday 5th September, the Gold Squad all trained between 7pm and 9pm. The lanes were busy but the move to combine the session times was a success. As a consequence of the Bronze + Squad coming into existence, which does not swim on a Thursday, the concern over potential overcrowding has been removed.
  • Saturday 7th September saw twelve club swimmers enjoy a two-hour training session at the long course pool in Stirling. Coaches Forrest Hamilton and Bab’s Carter supported me in the delivery of the session to the swimmers.
  • On Sunday 8th September the club attended the third round of the Fife Leagues at the newly opened Michael Woods Swimming Pool in Glenrothes. The performance of our swimmers has been previously circulated. During lunch coaches from all clubs met and discussion surrounding the Fife League for next year  led to a decision to remove the upper time band which currently disqualifies ‘high performing’ swimmers and the replacement of the sprints with relay races of mixed gender in each age group.
  • On Saturday 14th September, the new Fife Development Squad had their first morning training session at Lochgelly High School and I was there to support them. The swimmers who have moved to the squad are Euan Baillie, Findlay Baillie, Katie Ross, Ben Levy, Murdo Denholm, Adam Young and Corrie Hay. This was followed by the Fife Area Squad session where I assisted John Dougall in the delivery of the programme. Two coaches from Glenrothes, one from Burntisland and Wendy Hay from Cupar were also in attendance providing support.

Swimmers moves – since the completion of my last report, the following swimmers have left the club:

  • Ellie Spencer
  • Louise Howat
  • Emily Baxter – moved to Dundee City Aquatics
  • William Harper
  • Abigail Brierley

New members have joined us from other swimming clubs:

  • Faith Callan has joined the Dolphins having moved here from Newtongrange Swimming Club
  • Bernard Pilar Gil joined the Bronze Squad  having moved to Scotland from the USA
  • On Tuesday 17th September, the first Bronze Squad + session took place, with swimmers training alongside the Silver Squad. The session was well attended and the swimmers enjoyed the experience of swimming a two-hour session. The new Bronze Squad + swimmers are Hannah Bryson, Millie Buchan, Louise Moncrieff, Lucy Robertson, Amy Spencer and Cameron Paterson. Oliver Goad of Sharks has been selected to swim with the Bronze Squad on a Friday to increase his swimtime. Congratulations to them all on their selection.
  • On Saturday 21st September, we competed in the Novice and Fife Leagues once again with the results previously circulated. The performance of the Novice swimmers was outstanding and a true testament to how well they are being developed across the club. The afternoon session was a fabulous afternoon with a number of excellent personal best swims achieved but more importantly the attitude and commitment was first class from everyone involved.
  • On Wednesday 25th I attended a day long coach’s workshop in Edinburgh run by Scottish Swimming. The input was about planning training across the entire season and was extremely well presented by the Head Coach of the British Gymnastics Team. I am back on Wednesday 2nd October for the second session which focusses on coach individual planning for the short and medium term.
  • On Sunday 29th I attended the first of three SASA Bronze Squad days at Drumbrae Sports Centre in Edinburgh to support Oliver Carter who is our only squad member this year. The training delivery was first-class with Ollie enjoying land training, an education input and 4hrs of quality instruction in the pool. The next session is on Sunday 10th November and I would suggest that any coach who can manage along does so as the lead coach delivers excellent technique training to the swimmers. Just let me know if you can attend.
  • We have 11 swimmers competing over the coming weekend (5th/6th October) at Prestonpans in the East District Time Trials hoping to achieve entry times for the forthcoming three East District Age-Group galas over the coming months. Good luck to all of those who are competing. Around 18 swimmers have entered the Alloa Graded Meet set for the weekend of 26th/27th October.
  • Cupar swimmers Thomas Farrell, Abby Hay and Lewis Baillie are only a week away from flying out to Torremolinos (9th October) for a week long warm weather camp with the Fife Performance Swim Squad where they will train 4-hrs-a-day in an outdoor long course pool. Coach Forrest Hamilton and I are travelling with the swimmers to support them during their training week.
  • I have carried out a stocktake of the club equipment held poolside and created a report for the committee to consider the selling on of some equipment and the purchase of certain items. This will be discussed at the forthcoming Committee Meeting on the 3rd October.
  • Between Karen Baillie and I, we continue to have articles published on a weekly basis in the local paper which raises the profile of the club in our community and provides our swimmers the recognition they deserve for all their efforts.
  • Over the past month I have drawn together a report on the current status of coaching qualifications etc. at CADSC on behalf of Gina Logan and this too will be discussed at the forthcoming committee meeting.

Mark Laing, Lead Coach, Cupar and District Swimming Club

30th September, 2013

 

Club Records September 2013

01/10/2013 12:00 PM

CLUB RECORDS > pdf here CLUB RECORDS 0913
Frontcrawl

MALE FEMALE

Over 17 Years
50m Bruce Elder 00.26.10 1994 Pauline McLean 00.26.97 1993
100m Bruce Elder 00.56.49 1994 Pauline McLean 00.57.80 1994
200m Ian Logan 02.06.84 1996 Pauline McLean 02.08.31 1994
400m Daniel Osborn 04.53.36 1997
800m

15/16 Years
50m Steven Preston 00.25.92 1997 Frances Robinson 00.30.05 1997
100m Thomas Farrell 00.55.98 2013 Pauline McLean 01.03.24 1991
200m Thomas Farrell 02.00.92 2013 Frances Robinson 02.24.42 1997
400m Andrew Hood 04.43.37 2009 Frances Robinson 05.05.52 1997
800m

13/14 Years
50m Steven Preston 00.26.59 1996 Pauline McLean 00.29.77 1989
100m Steven Preston 01.00.91 1996 Frances Robinson 01.05.11 1996
200m Owen Green 02.16.60 2011 Frances Robinson 02.23.26 1996
400m Owen Green 04.48.46 2011 Abby Hay 05.27.58 2013
800m Abby Hay 11.21.77 2013
1500m Oliver Carter 20.54.33 2013

11/12 Years
50m Alex Farrow 00.30.84 1997 Christy Robinson 00.30.96 1996
100m Owen Green 01.06.78 2010 Christy Robinson 01.09.59 1996
200m Owen Green 02.31.92 2010 Alexandrea Smith-Mackay 02.36.50 2012
400m Lewis Baillie 05.23.48 2013 Abby Hay 05.27.58 2013
800m Lewis Baillie 11.00.51 2013 Abby Hay 11.51.86 2012
1500m Oliver Carter 23.04.60 2012

10 Years
25m Gavin Innes 00.16.10 1987 Carrie Simpson 00.15.03 2000
50m Adam Young 00.34.01 2013 Carrie Simpson 00.33.89 2000
100m Gavin Innes 01.18.69 1987 Carrie Simpson 01.16.47 2000
200m Adam Young 02.47.05 2013 Carrie Simpson 02.51.53 2000
400m

9 Years & Under
25m Adam Young 00.18.52 2011 Carrie Simpson 00.16.07 1999
50m Adam Young 00.34.19 2012 Carrie Simpson 00.36.30 1999
100m Adam Young 01.19.77 2012 Rachel Hebden 01.45.67 1988
200m Adam Young 03.08.01 2012 Carrie Simpson 03.21.56 1999
CLUB RECORDS
Backcrawl

MALE FEMALE

Over 17 Years
50m Ian Logan 00.30.77 1995 Pauline McLean 00.30.40 1995
100m Bruce Elder 01.02.00 1994 Pauline McLean 01.05.24 1994
200m Bruce Elder 02.17.19 1992 Pauline McLean 02.22.19 1995

15/16 Years
50m Steven Preston 00.30.12 1997 Frances Robinson 00.33.66 1997
100m Thomas Farrell 01.04.33 2013 Melanie Christie 01.11.51 1997
200m Thomas Farrell 02.20.74 2013 Frances Robinson 02.40.01 1997

13/14 Years
50m Steven Preston 00.31.02 1996 Melanie Christie 00.34.17 1996
100m Steven Preston 01.08.56 1996 Frances Robinson 01.14.06 1996
200m Kyle Watson 02.33.42 2002 Frances Robinson 02.37.75 1996

11/12 Years
50m Alex Farrow 00.35.63 1997 Rachel Hood 00.36.78 1994
100m Alex Farrow 01.16.90 1997 Alex Boyter 01.19.00 2004
200m Kyle Watson 02.43.38 2000 Carrie Simpson 02.53.61 2001

10 Years
25m Gavin Innes 00.18.88 1987 Carrie Simpson 00.18.70 2000
50m Angus Hay 00.40.12 1998 Carrie Simpson 00.38.47 2000
100m Kyle Watson 01.29.86 1998 Carrie Simpson 01.25.27 2000
200m Adam Young 03.05.97 2013

9 Years & Under
25m Adam Young 00.19.69 2012 Carrie Simpson 00.20.15 1999
50m Alex Farrow 00.42.95 1994 Carrie Simpson 00.42.52 1999
100m A. Littlejohn 01.40.77 1996 Jane Dickson 01.54.23 1988
200m Adam Young 03.28.35 2012
CLUB RECORDS
Breaststroke

MALE FEMALE

Over 17 Years
50m Gary Elder 00.32.16 1993
100m Gary Elder 01.10.31 1993 Pauline McLean 01.22.45 1992
200m Ian Logan 02.44.39 1996

15/16 Years
50m Andy Westcott 00.33.32 1992 Melanie Christie 00.36.71 1997
100m Gary Elder 01.10.16 1992 Melanie Christie 01.20.81 1997
200m Gary Elder 02.40.01 1992 Helen Millar 02.56.49 1991

13/14 Years
50m Andy Westcott 00.32.28 1991 Cheryl Christie 00.36.30 1994
100m Andy Westcott 01.12.34 1991 Cheryl Christie 01.21.14 1994
200m Andy Westcott 02.47.79 1991 Rachel Hendry 03.00.86 1989

11/12 Years
50m Andy Westcott 00.36.49 1989 Cheryl Christie 00.37.41 1993
100m Andy Westcott 01.20.75 1989 Cheryl Christie 01.24.71 1993
200m Lewis Baillie 03.04.18 2013 Rachel Hendry 03.21.88 1987

10 Years
25m Andy Westcott 00.20.84 1987 Cheryl Christie 00.20.30 1991
50m Andy Westcott 00.44.00 1987 Cheryl Christie 00.42.71 1991
100m Findlay Baillie 01.41.16 2013 Cheryl Christie 01.36.86 1991
200m Findlay Baillie 03.30.60 2013

9 Years & Under
25m D. Hendry 00.21.00 1986 Cheryl Christie 00.22.00 1990
50m Graeme Hood 00.46.99 1995 Cheryl Christie 00.46.13 1990
100m Graeme Hood 01.55.47 1995 Cheryl Christie 01.46.30 1990

CLUB RECORDS
Butterfly

MALE FEMALE

Over 17 Years
50m Gary Dobson 00.29.00 1987 Pauline McLean 00.31.40 1994
100m Joe Robb 01.04.31 1991 Pauline McLean 01.06.99 1995
200m Bruce Elder 02.23.71 1994 Pauline McLean 02.35.00 1994

15/16 Years
50m Steven Preston 00.29.28 1997 Claire Edwards 00.33.60 1991
100m Gary Elder 01.04.73 1992 Claire Edwards 01.13.85 1990
200m Kevin Smith 02.53.04 1995 Claire Edwards 02.42.43 1991

13/14 Years
50m Andy Westcott 00.31.03 1991 Helen Millar 00.33.00 1990
100m Owen Green 01.09.50 2011 Sarah Russell 01.16.93 2000
200m Owen Green 02.38.11 2011 Jane Logan 03.06.66 1994

11/12 Years
25m Andy Westcott 00.17.75 1988 Morag Ekanger 00.16.05 1987
50m Owen Green 00.33.80 2010 Zoe Preston 00.34.36 1997
100m Owen Green 01.14.25 2010 Sarah Russell 01.24.14 1998
200m Owen Green 02.42.33 2010 Abby Hay 03.36.97 2012

10 Years
25m Alex Farrow 00.16.60 1995 Molly Neville 00.17.73 2000
50m Gavin Innes 00.38.60 1987 Carrie Simpson 00.39.46 2000
100m Graeme Hood 01.44.37 1996 Carrie Simpson 01.35.09 2000

9 Years & Under
25m Gavin Innes 00.18.62 1986 C. Hannah 00.20.71 1988
50m Adam Young 00.44.95 2012 Carrie Simpson 00.45.54 1999
100m Adam Young 01.35.32 2013 Jane Dickson 02.05.16 2988

CLUB RECORDS
Individual Medley

MALE FEMALE

Over 17 Years
100m Bruce Elder 01.05.39 1993 Pauline McLean 01.07.90 1995
200m Bruce Elder 02.22.16 1994 Pauline McLean 02.25.90 1995
400m Ian Logan 05.05.77 1996 Pauline McLean 05.29.80 1993

15/16 Years
100m Ian Logan 01.06.08 1994 Claire Edwards 01.15.38 1990
200m Ian Logan 02.23.80 1994 Claire Edwards 02.38.52 1990
400m Ian Logan 05.13.13 1994

13/14 Years
100m Andy Westcott 01.09.05 1991 Helen Millar 01.14.00 1993
200m Owen Green 02.36.98 2011 Melanie Christie 02.43.56 1996
400m Owen Green 05.24.26 2011

11/12 Years
100m Owen Green 01.16.55 2011 Christy Robinson 01.20.69 1996
200m Owen Green 02.43.99 2010 Christy Robinson 02.49.92 1996
400m Owen Green 05.44.45 2010 Catriona Cleary 06.58.83 2012

10 Years
100m Gavin Innes 01.31.16 1987 Helen Millar 01.27.36 1987
200m Findlay Baillie 03.26.47 2013 Rachel Hendry 03.28.00 1986

9 Years & Under
100m Adam Young 01.32.47 2013 Carrie Simpson 01.37.48 1999
200m Adam Young 03.22.10 2013

FIFE NOVICE LEAGUE– ROUND 4 RESULTS – MICHAEL WOODS SWIMMING POOL – SATURDAY 21ST SEPTEMBER, 2013

22/09/2013 8:51 AM

FIFE NOVICE LEAGUE– ROUND 4 RESULTS – MICHAEL WOODS SWIMMING POOL – SATURDAY 21ST SEPTEMBER, 2013

Swimmer

Age Group

Event

Entry

Race

PB

Eve Hewitt

9 & Under

25m Backstroke

25.38

22.50

– 2.88

Demi Corbishley

10-12yrs

50m Backstroke

1.01.90

56.01

– 5.79

Isla Lorimer

10-12yrs

50m Backstroke

58.84

57.65

– 1.19

Rona Moss

10-12yrs

50m Backstroke

50.36

43.91

– 6.45

Scarlett Ferris

9 & Under

25m Breaststroke

30.52

28.50

– 2.02

Lucy Robertson

10-12yrs

50m Breaststroke

57.31

53.68

– 3.63

Emily Baxter

10-12yrs

50m Breaststroke

56.36

51.03

– 5.33

Kirsten Smith

10-12yrs

50m Breaststroke

52.27

51.43

– 0.84

Cameron Paterson

10-12yrs

50m Breaststroke

55.41

53.00

– 2.41

Mia Anderson

9 & Under

25m Butterfly

34.71

36.75

 

Amy Spencer

10-12yrs

50m Butterfly

57.23

49.59

– 7.64

Alex Henderson

10-12yrs

50m Butterfly

56.91

48.00

– 8.91

Charlotte Williamson

10-12yrs

50m Butterfly

48.91

51.13

 

Oliver Goad

10-12yrs

50m Butterfly

1.00.46

58.26

– 2.20

Olivia MacLellan

9 & Under

25m Freestyle

31.25

22.71

– 8.54

Ebony Sharp

10-12yrs

50m Freestyle

1.00.06

45.24

– 14.82

Abigail Cousins

10-12yrs

50m Freestyle

46.86

45.32

– 1.54

Elle Corbishley

10-12yrs

50m Freestyle

43.39

39.76

– 3.63

Eve Hewitt

9 & Under

50m Freestyle

40.16

43.11

 

Lucy Robertson

10-12yrs

100m Freestyle

1.46.97

1.31.56

– 15.41

Amy Spencer

10-12yrs

100m Freestyle

1.39.21

1.36.87

– 2.34

Charlotte Williamson

10-12yrs

100m Freestyle

1.34.25

1.31.53

– 2.72

Cameron Paterson

10-12yrs

100m Freestyle

1.33.37

1.37.45

 

Girls 9 & under IM – 1st Place

                                                         Cupar A              1.42.43

Eve Hewitt, Scarlett Ferris, Olivia MacLellan, Mia Anderson

Girls 10-12yrs IM – 4th Place

                                                        Cupar A      1.31.71

Isla Lorimer, Kirsten Smith, Charlotte Williamson, Elle Corbishley

Girls 10-12yrs IM – 9th Place

  Cupar C       1.39.17

Demi Corbishley, Lucy Robertson, Alex Henderson, Abigail Cousins

Girls 10-12yrs IM – 2nd Place

  Cupar B       1.29.54

Rona Moss, Emily Baxter, Amy Spencer, Ebony Sharp

The winning relay team of Eve Hewitt, Scarlett Ferris, Olivia MacLellan & Mia Anderson

19 personal best times out of 23 swims tells the story of a fantastic morning of competition from our young novice league swimmers. A total of six speed flashes (coloured purple) were handed out this time round to swimmers who delivered some outstanding swims. Eve Hewitt kick started the day with a flash in the first race of the morning. The 50m Backstroke then saw lifetime bests from all of the swimmers with Rona Moss taking over six seconds off her time to win a flash. Similarly in the breaststroke we saw all of the swimmers improve on their entry times with an excellent five second pb from Emily Baxter to pick up a speed flash. Kirsten Smith swam really well to improve her already impressive time and pick up another speed flash this season. The Butterfly followed, a stroke many of the young swimmers find challenging, however recent coaching practise showed through with both Amy Spencer and Alex Henderson setting massive new lifetime bests and Alex securing a hard to earn speed flash too. Oliver Goad, benefitting from his recent summer school training also set a new pb time taking over two-seconds off. Olivia MacLellan, competing in her first ever gala turned in a smashing 25m Freestyle swim taking nearly nine-seconds off her time and just missing out on a speed flash in her first ever race!! The high speed Freestyle continued as Ebony Sharp took 15 seconds off her time in a really strong swim. Abigail Cousins and Elle Corbishley swam extremely well too, both setting pb’s and Elle picking up a flash in her first sub-40 swim. The 100m swims saw the more experienced swimmers competing and setting some fabulous new times. The highlight was Lucy Robertson’s swim where she took off over 15 seconds to make her one of the fastest girls in her age group at Cupar. The relay races are always a real highlight for our kids and this weekend was no exception. The girls 9 and under squad, competing against 10 other teams, went on to place first with an excellent time and some fantastic individual swims. 16 teams then competed in the girls 10-12yrs age group with the Cupar B team finishing in second place, touched out by only one-tenth of a second by Step Rock of St Andrews. A hugely satisfying weekend for all involved. My thanks to Duncan Hewitt and Alan Cousins for their support poolside with the swimmers and to parents who undertook timekeeping duties too.

Mark Laing – Lead Coach, Cupar and District Swimming Club

Updated twitter profile

21/09/2013 4:22 PM

Hey we just updated out twitter profile!

What do you think >> https://twitter.com/CuparSwimming

Great turn out this morning at Glenrothes

21/09/2013 8:04 AM

Sat here at Glenrothes and it is a great turn out form the club this morning. Lots of swimmers here, Go Cupar!!!

New Squad section added

19/09/2013 7:54 AM

So A new Squad section has been added and will contain squad specific information as opposed to more generic squad information that will be in the general About area.

http://cuparswimming.com/squads/

Not to say it wont contain the same information as well 

>RF

Fife Area Squad section

19/09/2013 7:44 AM

Just setup a Fife Area Squad section in the About section of the website. This may move but is a good started for 10 

http://cuparswimming.com/about/fife-area-squad/

>RF

Glasgow 2014 – Public Ticket Application Process

10/09/2013 2:58 PM

Dear Club and Membership Secretaries,

Glasgow 2014 – Public Ticket Application Process, please ensure this important message is circulated to all your club members ASAP.

Scottish Swimming will not be receiving an allocation of public tickets for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Unlike the 2012 London Olympics where Scottish Swimmingsecured a number of swimming tickets to make available to clubs, this will not be happening for next year and so it is essential that to have a chance of getting tickets you follow the Glasgow 2014 Ticket Application Process as detail below.

Scottish Swimming would like to see as many members as possible in the crowd during the Games supporting our team members so please apply for tickets at the start of the process.

Footnote – selected athlete team members will receive a small allocation of tickets for Friends and Family, these numbers will be low and so again we encourage everyone to apply through the public process in the first instance.

Glasgow 2014 – Ticket Application Process (Extract taken from Glasgow 2014 website)

http://www.glasgow2014.com/tickets/ticketing-explained

PRICES

Tickets for all sports will start at just £15 with two-thirds of all tickets on sale for £25 or less. There will be half-price tickets for under-16s and over-60s, and your ticket price will include public transport in the local area on the day of your event, which means you won’t have to worry about getting around!

THE APPLICATION PROCESS

Like all previous Commonwealth Games, Glasgow 2014 will run a fair and simple application process to ensure everyone has an equal chance of getting tickets. Here’s how it will work:

 

• On 19 August, tickets will go on sale and you’ll have four weeks to apply for the tickets you want online or by post.

• The application period will close on 16 September.

• Shortly afterwards, we will contact you to let you know if your application has been successful.

• For tickets to the very popular events where there is likely to be more demand than seats available – like the 100m final – we’ll run a fair and simple draw. It’ll be completely impartial, selecting people from all of the applications received. If your session is not oversold, you’ll get the tickets you asked for.

• Don’t worry – there’s no chance of you being given tickets for Netball if you asked for Table Tennis. You will only be given tickets to the events you applied for.

• Glasgow 2014 will contact you by email with a summary of your tickets before any payment is taken.

Forbes Dunlop

Chief Executive Officer

Scottish Swimming

FIFE LEAGUES GLENROTHES– SUNDAY, 8TH SEPTEMBER, 2013

09/09/2013 10:13 AM

 

FIFE LEAGUES– ROUND 3 – MICHAEL WOODS SWIMMING POOL, GLENROTHES– SUNDAY, 8TH SEPTEMBER, 2013

Swimmer

Event

Entry Time

Race Time

PB

Nicola Howat

100m Backstroke

1.20.50

1.19.74

– 0.76

Catriona Cleary

100m Backstroke

1.31.90

1.29.17

– 2.73

Ellen McQuilton

100m Backstroke

1.40.87

1.37.28

– 3.59

Hannah Thorne

100m Backstroke

1.42.00

1.41.39

DQ

Ben Levy

100m Backstroke

1.19.69

1.20.47

 

Oliver Carter

100m Backstroke

1.24.21

1.18.23

– 5.98

Findlay Baillie

100m Backstroke

1.35.75

1.38.38

 

Megan Wilson

100m Breaststroke

1.32.40

1.31.97

– 0.43

Rhiannon Laing

100m Breaststroke

1.37.18

1.33.40

– 3.78

Kirstin Bousie

100m Breaststroke

1.40.34

DNF

 

Corrie Hay

100m Breaststroke

1.46.71

1.44.22

– 2.49

Max Innes

100m Breaststroke

1.44.63

1.33.65

– 11.98

Jack Gordon

100m Breaststroke

1.44.78

1.34.14

– 10.64

Callum MacPherson

100m Breaststroke

1.52.03

1.44.32

– 7.71

Katie Ross

100m Fly

1.26.82

1.21.78

– 5.04

Euan Baillie

100m Fly

1.19.21

1.16.45

– 2.76

Lewis Baillie

100m Fly

1.28.50

1.27.28

– 1.22

Murdo Denholm

100m Fly

1.47.43

1.46.16

DQ

Abby Hay

100m Freestyle

1.13.49

1.08.52

– 4.97

Robyn Henderson

100m Freestyle

1.23.89

1.18.43

– 5.46

Lindsay Moncrieff

100m Freestyle

1.24.66

1.16.94

– 7.72

Thomas Farrell

100m Freestyle

58.28

56.97

– 1.31

Adam Young

100m Freestyle

1.14.52

1.17.92

 

Jimmy Brooks

100m Freestyle

1.25.08

1.22.59

– 2.49

Katie Ross

200m IM

2.55.56

2.54.62

DQ

Megan Wilson

200m IM

2.57.52

2.57.31

– 0.21

Catriona Cleary

200m IM

3.13.06

3.05.68

– 7.38

Ellen McQuilton

200m IM

3.36.34

3.24.74

– 11.60

Thomas Farrell

200m IM

2.27.88

2.31.98

 

Lewis Baillie

200m IM

2.53.40

2.56.90

 

Max Innes

200m IM

3.36.15

3.14.01

22.14

Rhiannon Laing

50m Fly

37.60

39.80

 

Abby Hay

50m Fly

38.69

34.59

– 4.10

Nicola Howat

50m Fly

39.50

37.55

– 1.95

Robyn Henderson

50m Fly

47.14

51.20

 

Kirstin Bousie

50m Fly

47.65

44.76

– 2.89

Corrie Hay

50m Fly

47.71

49.82

 

Lindsay Moncrieff

50m Fly

48.07

42.62

– 5.45

Hannah Thorne

50m Fly

55.33

46.58

– 8.75

Euan Baillie

50m Fly

35.64

33.44

– 2.20

Ollie Carter

50m Fly

37.47

36.07

– 1.40

Adam Young

50m Fly

40.88

40.85

– 0.03

Jack Gordon

50m Fly

41.08

38.58

– 2.50

Ben Levy

50m Fly

41.55

35.21

– 6.34

Callum MacPherson

50m Fly

44.07

42.78

– 1.35

Murdo Denholm

50m Fly

45.68

45.04

– 0.64

Findlay Baillie

50m Fly

46.33

52.87

 

Jimmy Brooks

50m Fly

47.05

45.49

– 1.56

 

After a top-class performance from the Novice swimmers in the morning session the senior swimmers too went on to produce some outstanding results in the afternoon session. 35 new personal best times were set out a total of 48 races. Three swimmers were unfortunately disqualified due to either technical or stroke infringements but they all responded positively to their disappointment which showed a real strength of character.

An initially nervous Ellen McQuilton went on to produce two solid races hitting lifetime best times and knowing there is even more to come. Catriona Cleary competed in the two events she needed for qualification to the East District age-groups later this year setting two new pb’s but missing both times by fractions of a second. Ollie Carter continued his recent run of excellent form producing more personal best times. Abby Hay smashed the time she set just last week, swimming a sub 1.10 for the first time in 100m Free.

Robyn Henderson and Lindsay Moncrieff raced together in the 100m Freestyle both producing fantastic times with Lindsay now one of the fastest freestylers in her age-group at the club. Jimmy Brooks too put in a solid swim setting a new pb time with 2 ½ seconds off. Kirstin Bousie overcame her disappointment in not finishing the 100m Breaststroke, owing to choking on pool water, by producing a strong 50m Fly and an excellent pb. The dark horse in that heat though was Lindsay Moncrieff, away across in lane one, who delivered a breath-taking 42.62 to reinforce being on top form.

Corrie Hay, following on from last week’s success in the 200m Breaststroke, went on to set a new pb in the 100m too. Rhiannon Laing, who set a good time last week, went even faster still yesterday showing that Breaststroke is still one of her favourite strokes. Jack Gordon, never short of a smile, put in two great swims in his events taking over ten seconds off his 100m Breaststroke in particular. Callum MacPherson, not a lover of the art of breaststroke, also smashed his entry time much to his delight.  Our older girls Nicola, Megan and Katie all swam lifetime best times in each of their swims with Nicola’s 50m Fly particularly impressive. Hannah Thorne overcame her earlier disappointment in the 100m Backstroke by hurtling down the pool on her 50m Fly taking an outstanding 8 ¾ seconds off her time. Euan Baillie continued his good form on Butterfly with younger brother Lewis also setting a new pb in the 100m Fly. Vice-captain Ben Levy also put in a barnstorming swim in his 50m Fly taking over six seconds off. Adam Young showed a return to form by also hitting pb in the same event. Murdo Denholm, disqualified earlier in the day in the 100m Fly produced a stronger swim for pb and proved that he is still one of the clubs best young Fly swimmers.

My thanks to parents who officiated and to Karen Baillie for team management and Catriona McCrone and Mark McQuilton for their support poolside. We’re back at Glenrothes on the 21st September to finish the Fife Leagues season off. Come along and support the swimmers.

Mark Laing – Lead Coach, Cupar and District Swimming Club

Fife Novice League Glenrothes September 8th 2012

09/09/2013 10:11 AM

FIFE NOVICE LEAGUE– ROUND 3 – MICHAEL WOODS SWIMMING POOL – SUNDAY, 8TH SEPTEMBER, 2013

Swimmer

Age Group

Event

Entry

Race

PB

Mia Anderson

9 & under

25m Backstroke

25.44

25.74

 

Amy Spencer

10-12yrs

50m Backstroke

50.90

49.83

– 1.07

Emily Baxter

10-12yrs

50m Backstroke

51.43

46.80

– 4.63

Elle Corbishley

10-12yrs

50m Backstroke

56.14

52.38

– 3.76

Jack Orr

10-12yrs

50m Backstroke

52.75

54.86

 

Christina Orr

9 & under

25m Breaststroke

43.00

31.48

– 11.52

Kirsten Smith

10-12yrs

50m Breaststroke

52.27

52.86

 

Olivia Carter

10-12yrs

50m Breaststroke

53.03

49.66

– 3.37

Abigail Cousins

10-12yrs

50m Breaststroke

1.02.81

57.31

– 5.70

Albert Badia

10-12yrs

50m Breaststroke

1.05.00

56.99

– 8.01

Eve Hewitt

9 & under

25m Fly

24.95

23.79

– 1.16

Isla Lorimer

10-12yrs

50m Fly

1.02.09

1.01.84

– 0.25

Charlotte Williamson

10-12yrs

50m Fly

55.91

48.91

– 7.00

David Reay

10-12yrs

50m Fly

1.01.34

55.03

– 6.31

Emily Reay

9 & under

25m Freestyle

27.32

23.28

– 4.04

Inver Petrie

9 & under

25m Freestyle

23.58

21.16

– 2.42

Kerri Stalker

10-12yrs

50m Freestyle

43.10

38.70

– 4.40

Lucy Robertson

10-12yrs

50m Freestyle

43.53

40.24

– 3.29

Louise Moncrieff

10-12yrs

50m Freestyle

43.59

39.83

– 3.76

Cameron Paterson

10-12yrs

50m Freestyle

43.29

39.55

– 3.74

Eve Hewitt

9 & under

50m Fly

1.00.53

54.14

– 6.39

Inver Petrie

9 & under

50m Fly

1.14.40

1.29.52

 

Olivia Carter

10-12yrs

100m IM

1.35.63

1.34.50

– 1.13

Kirsten Smith

10-12yrs

100m IM

1.38.50

1.44.69

 

Lucy Robertson

10-12yrs

100m IM

1.43.37

1.46.54

 

Cameron Paterson

10-12yrs

100m IM

1.47.03

1.44.79

– 2.24

Girls 9 & under IM – placed 1st in 1.45.39

Cupar A

1) Anderson, Mia             2) Orr, Christina  3) Hewitt, Eve     4) Reay, Emily

Girls 10-12yrs IM – placed 1st in 1.28.68

Cupar A

1) Spencer, Amy             2) Smith, Kirsten    3) Williamson, Charlotte          4) Moncrieff, Louise

Girls 10-12yrs IM – placed 8th in 1.40.18

Cupar C

1) Corbishley, Elle            2) Cousins, Abigail  3) Isla Lorimer             4) Robertson, Lucy

Boys 10-12yrs IM – placed 4th in 1.37.64

Cupar A

1) Orr, Jack                     2) Badia, Albert                   3) Reay, David           4) Paterson, Cameron

The first ever gala at the new Michael Woods Swimming Pool in Glenrothes saw our novice team, once again this season, produce some outstanding results. With a total of eight swimmers picking up ‘Too fast’ flashes identifying that they exceeded the time banding for their swim, smiles were aplenty poolside from swimmers and coaches too.  Olivia Carter and Kerri Stalker entered the meet with three ‘Too fast’ flashes from previous meets, so both now have the full set!!

Mia Anderson was the first into the water for the club and she swam a really strong race finishing in second place overall in the 25m backstroke. Amy Spencer and Emily Baxter followed in the 50m Backstroke, a stroke they had worked hard on the previous evening at Stirling Training and their preparation work was rewarded with excellent personal best times and speed flashes too.  Elle Corbishley produced a fine swim to pb and finish 4th overall. Jack Orr was the only Cupar boy in the water for the 50m Backstroke and put in a solid performance picking up 3rd place overall in his age-group. Little sister Christina Orr then followed in the 25m Breaststroke taking a whopping 11.5 seconds off her time.

The 50m Breaststroke then followed with Olivia Carter swimming very strongly in the heat to pick up a well-deserved speed flash. Kirsten Smith went on to place 5th; Abigail Cousins made a huge improvement on her previous time, as did Albert Badia who finished 4th overall. Eve Hewitt was the next swimmer to pick up a speeding flash for a very confident 25m Butterfly. Coaches had agreed that the shallow end, whilst having blocks, was not deep enough for the swimmers to dive in, so Eve set her new time from a start in the water. Little doubt that from a dive she would have been faster still. Charlotte Williamson was not deterred by her recent shoulder injury, swimming an excellent 50m Butterfly to place 2nd overall only a second away from a speed flash. Isla Lorimer, who stepped in at late notice to cover a swimming place, produced a new personal best and much needed points for the team.  David Reay swam the 50m Fly for the boys and made a big improvement on his time too placing 4th overall. Emily Reay then smashed her 25m Freestyle time placing 4th overall.

Inver Petrie was in ferocious form on his 25m Freestyle setting a blistering pace down the pool and placing 1st overall in an excellent new pb time. The 50m Freestyle swims then followed with all four of our swimmers picking up speed flashes. Kerri Stalker won that coveted fourth speed flash setting a marvellous 38.70 pb. The Cupar girls all swam in the fastest heat finishing with a Cupar 1,2,3 at the wall. Louise Moncrieff had started the race in the lead leaving the blocks in a staggering 0.29 second reaction time, but Kerry caught her at the turn and they battled out the rest of the length, with Louise touching second in a ‘Too fast’ time. Lucy had turned fifth but charged past the other girls to secure third and her speed flash too. Cameron Paterson inspired by the girls efforts went on to dominate his heat and finish first at the wall where he too picked up a speed flash, in what was his first ‘sub-forty’ freestyle swim.

As the gala neared a close, the swimmers found themselves racing and then immediately marshalling for their next races, but their earlier excellent swims kept them buoyant and more good swims were to follow. In the 50m Fly, Eve Hewitt took 6 ½  seconds off her time and placed 1st overall. Then in the 100m IM Olivia Carter produced her fastest ever swim to place first overall in her age group too. The attitude, behaviour and performance of our swimmers was first class with sporting behaviour always shown to other swimmers and politeness shown to officials and marshals which is a credit to them. My thanks to the parents who helped out by officiating and to Jane Reay, Alan Cousins, Zac Yule and Bab’s Carter who assisted me poolside and thanks to Isla for supporting the team at short notice. We’re back at the leagues on Saturday 21st September where swimmers will once again be competing, some looking for that last coveted speed flash of the season!!

Mark Laing – Lead Coach, Cupar and District Swimming Club

Coaches Report August 2013

02/09/2013 10:32 PM

                                                        

LEAD COACHES REPORT

2nd September 2013

Since my last report on 15th August the following has taken place:

  • Former club swimmer Sam McKiddie has returned to the club from Dundee City Aquatics. He has joined the Gold Squad. Owen Green has also returned to Cupar from InCAS and he too swims with the Gold Squad. An 11-yr-old American lad called Bernard Gil was assessed last week and he is to begin swimming with the Bronze Squad. He trained with a swim club out in the United States prior to his move. Two new swimmers have approached the club in the last week to try out for places in Senior Squad. Both have been asked to come to swimming on Tuesday 3rd September so that they can be assessed.
  • Aidan Borchers has left the club unfortunately and he will be missed by both coaches and swimmers.
  • Coaches are currently providing me with copies of their coaching certificates so that we can have an electronic store of information regarding their qualifications etc.
  • On Friday 30th September, John Dougall met with the parents of swimmers who have applied to join the new Fife Development Squad and updated them on how the squad will run. The following swimmers have applied to join – Corrie Hay, Adam Young, Findlay and Euan Baillie, Murdo Denholm, Katie Ross and Ben Levy. It is anticipated that the first session will be Tuesday 17th September at Lochgelly High School.
  • Confirmation has been received that the Fife Performance Swimming Squad Warm Weather Camp is going ahead in Torremolinos, Spain from 9th – 16th October. Club swimmers Abby Hay, Lewis Baillie and Thomas Farrell have signed up to go. Forrest Hamilton and I will be attending as coaches to support both our swimmers and the rest of FPSS. Hopefully this will lead to preparations thereafter for CADSC swimmers not in the FPSS to attend the camp in 2014 which is likely to be hosted in Barcelona, Spain.
  • Stirling training has not received a sufficient number of swimmers showing interest, possibly because it clashes with the Leuchars Airshow, so consequently we have offered swimtime to Step Rock who are to let me know numbers within the next few days. I will be coaching both their swimmers and ours in what I see as a step forward for swimming in North East Fife.
  • I was confirmed in post on Friday 30th August as lead coach for the next year and look forward to continuing to take the club forward.
  • Over the weekend our swimmers competed brilliantly at the Dunedin Challenge Meet, the details of which have been circulated.
  • Confirmation has been received that the Disability Coaches course that I am to attend on Wednesday 4th September in Dalkeith is still going ahead and I will report next month on how that goes.
  • Discussions are still on-going regarding moves between squads and access to more swim time as a consequence of swimmers training in Lochgelly with Fife Development.  It is vital that these discussions are complete and arrangements in place prior to the 17th September so that swimmers don’t miss out on the opportunity of access to more swim time. In the meantime, the Bronze Squad has taken in the following three swimmers from Sharks: William Harper, Scarlett Ferris & Cameron McMaster. Congratulations to all three on their selection to Senior Squad.
  • Megan Cleary is to undertake her Level One Teachers course and she is also looking to do the Team Managers course with Gina too.
  • On 29th August, John Wishart carried out timings with a number of his swimmers to update their 50m times.
  • Discussions are currently underway to have the entire Gold Squad train at the same time on a Thursday evening session. Many of the older swimmers come at 8pm to start their session which runs until 9.45pm. I am hopeful that we can resolve this by having them all swim together, maintaining their squad feel, finish at a more reasonable time of the night  and save 3hrs lane payment a month too which can be utilised elsewhere.
  • More pooltime has been suggested and the option of a one-hour morning session is currently being looked into. Once more information is obtained; this will be circulated more widely.
  • The matter of stop watches for coaches is yet to be resolved. I have discussed the matter at length with Eric Young and he will update the committee accordingly.

Mark Laing, Lead Coach, Cupar and District Swimming Club

2nd September, 2013

 

DUNEDIN CHALLENGE MEET RESULTS

02/09/2013 3:21 PM

DUNEDIN CHALLENGE MEET – CARNEGIE LEISURE CENTRE, DUNFERMLINE – 31ST AUGUST & 1ST SEPTEMBER, 2013

SATURDAY MORNING SESSION

Swimmer

Age Group

Event

Entry Time

Race Time

PB

Charlotte Williamson

8-10

50m Breast

50.51

47.37

– 3.14

Eve Hewitt

8-10

50m Breast

57.82

52.18

– 5.64

Olivia Carter

11-12

50m Breast

53.03

51.05

– 1.98

Adam Young

8-10

50m Back

40.43

41.28

+ 0.85

Max Innes

11-12

50m Back

43.76

41.03

– 2.73

Thomas Farrell

15 & Over

50m Back

30.61

31.03

+ 0.42

Lewis Baillie

11-12

200m Freestyle

2.34.17

2.38.90

+ 4.73

Max Innes

11-12

200m Freestyle

3.09.26

2.50.01

– 19.25

Findlay Baillie

11-12

200m Freestyle

3.11.13

3.05.91

– 5.22

Oliver Carter

13-14

200m Freestyle

2.33.75

2.30.47

– 3.28

Euan Baillie

13-14

200m Freestyle

2.49.12

2.41.06

– 8.06

Olivia Carter

11-12

100m Back

1.35.89

1.32.83

– 3.06

Millie Buchan

11-12

100m Back

1.39.68

1.37.87

– 1.81

Rhiannon Laing

13-14

100m Back

1.25.03

1.20.21

– 4.82

Lewis Baillie

11-12

100m Breast

1.26.27

1.27.43

+ 1.16

Findlay Baillie

11-12

100m Breast

1.41.16

1.39.85

– 1.31

Max Innes

11-12

100m Breast

1.44.63

1.35.64

– 8.99

Euan Baillie

13-14

100m Breast

1.31.96

1.30.14

– 1.82

Oliver Carter

13-14

100m Breast

1.42.72

1.35.51

– 7.21

Charlotte Williamson

8-10

100m IM

1.51.61

1.38.65

– 12.96

Olivia Carter

11-12

100m IM

1.35.63

1.33.43

– 2.20

Rhiannon Laing

13-14

100m IM

1.23.59

1.22.81

– 0.78

SATURDAY AFTERNOON SESSION

Swimmer

Age Group

Event

Entry Time

Race Time

 

Findlay Baillie

11-12

50m Breast

44.72

47.13

+ 2.41

Max Innes

11-12

50m Breast

46.81

43.41

– 3.40

Charlotte Williamson

8-10

50m Back

45.40

42.33

– 3.07

Eve Hewitt

8-10

50m Back

50.62

47.85

– 2.77

Olivia Carter

11-12

50m Back

46.92

41.60

– 5.32

Millie Buchan

11-12

50m Back

47.77

44.49

– 3.28

Catriona Cleary

13-14

200m Freestyle

2.44.78

2.43.36

– 1.42

Adam Young

8-10

100m Back

1.28.94

1.30.83

+ 1.89

Lewis Baillie

11-12

100m Back

1.24.63

1.22.51

– 2.12

Max Innes

11-12

100m Back

1.33.82

DQ

DQ

Oliver Carter

13-14

100m Back

1.24.21

1.19.07

– 5.14

Olivia Carter

11-12

100m Breast

1.54.13

1.51.91

– 2.22

Rhiannon Laing

13-14

100m Breast

1.37.18

1.33.50

– 3.68

Kirstin Bousie

13-14

100m Breast

1.40.34

1.35.38

– 4.96

Adam Young

8-10

100m IM

1.30.49

1.33.23

+ 2.74

Max Innes

11-12

100m IM

1.33.68

1.31.16

– 2.52

Findlay Baillie

11-12

100m IM

1.35.60

1.32.56

– 3.04

Euan Baillie

13-14

100m IM

1.19.95

1.18.95

– 1.00

Oliver Carter

13-14

100m IM

1.26.78

1.23.50

– 3.28

SUNDAY MORNING SESSION

Swimmer

Age Group

Event

Entry Time

Race Time

PB

Eve Hewitt

8-10

50m Freestyle

43.15

40.16

– 2.99

Emily Baxter

8-10

50m Freestyle

44.31

39.40

– 4.91

Corrie Hay

11-12

50m Freestyle

37.29

35.75

– 1.54

Millie Buchan

11-12

50m Freestyle

39.62

37.23

– 2.39

Abby Hay

13-14

50m Freestyle

35.03

32.37

– 2.66

Adam Young

8-10

50m Butterfly

40.88

43.70

+ 2.82

Lewis Baillie

11-12

50m Butterfly

37.12

39.01

+ 1.89

Corrie Hay

11-12

200m Breast

4.02.81

3.39.20

– 23.61

Kirstin Bousie

13-14

200m Breast

3.40.78

3.28.16

– 12.62

Murdo Denholm

11-12

200m Back

3.18.17

3.11.35

– 6.82

Findlay Baillie

11-12

200m Back

3.22.75

DQ

DQ

Oliver Carter

13-14

200m Back

2.48.26

2.46.13

– 2.13

Emily Baxter

8-10

100m Freestyle

1.46.34

1.31.88

– 14.46

Corrie Hay

11-12

100m Freestyle

1.29.27

1.23.82

– 5.45

Millie Buchan

11-12

100m Freestyle

1.32.65

1.27.04

– 5.61

Rhiannon Laing

13-14

100m Freestyle

1.11.46

1.15.54

+ 4.08

Abby Hay

13-14

100m Freestyle

1.12.30

1.10.05

– 2.25

Catriona Cleary

13-14

100m Freestyle

1.21.09

1.17.25

– 3.84

Kirstin Bousie

13-14

100m Freestyle

1.21.51

1.20.75

– 0.76

Euan Baillie

13-14

100m Butterfly

1.19.21

1.14.84

– 4.37

Oliver Carter

13-14

100m Butterfly

1.28.01

1.22.39

– 5.62

Abby Hay

13-14

200m IM

2.55.79

2.49.22

– 6.57

SUNDAY AFTERNOON SESSION

Swimmer

Age Group

Event

Entry Time

Race Time

PB

Adam Young

8-10

50m Freestyle

34.01

35.13

+ 1.12

Murdo Denholm

11-12

50m Freestyle

37.65

37.18

– 0.47

Oliver Carter

13-14

50m Freestyle

32.26

32.12

– 0.14

Emily Baxter

8-10

50m Butterfly

49.16

45.77

– 3.39

Louise Moncrieff

11-12

50m Butterfly

45.65

46.62

+ 0.97

Rhiannon Laing

13-14

50m Butterfly

37.60

40.24

+ 2.64

Catriona Cleary

13-14

50m Butterfly

42.18

40.26

– 1.92

Lewis Baillie

11-12

200m Breast

3.04.18

3.04.83

+ 0.65

Findlay Baillie

11-12

200m Breast

3.30.60

3.40.99

+ 10.33

Catriona Cleary

13-14

200m Back

3.05.40

3.07.47

+ 2.07

Lindsay Moncrieff

13-14

200m Back

3.13.87

DQ

DQ

Adam Young

8-10

100m Freestyle

1.14.52

1.21.66

+ 7.14

Lewis Baillie

11-12

100m Freestyle

1.12.45

1.13.01

+ 0.56

Oliver Carter

13-14

100m Freestyle

1.10.93

1.09.87

– 1.06

Euan Baillie

13-14

100m Freestyle

1.12.36

1.11.97

– 0.39

Emily Baxter

8-10

100m Butterfly

1.57.98

1.54.64

– 3.34

Murdo Denholm

11-12

200m IM

3.26.70

3.15.95

– 10.75

Oliver Carter

13-14

200m IM

3.06.15

2.52.44

– 13.71

                       

A fantastic weekend of swimming saw a total of nine medals secured and personal best swims in 60 out of 81 swims. This was the first competition of the new season and I was hopeful that swimmers would compete close to their PB’s but did not expect such a high level of achievement across the board. 10-yr-old Adam Young, whilst not on top form at the weekend, reminded us that he is one of the top swimmers in his age group winning a cracking 5 medals and also landing a cash prize too!! Thomas Farrell picked up the Gold medal in the 50m Backstroke on day one, with Adam collecting Gold in the same event and Gold in the 100m too. Bronze in the 100m IM was to follow for Adam, and then on Sunday he picked up two silvers in his final events the 50m Free and 50m Fly.

13-yr-old Ollie Carter was on stupendous form swimming an unbelievable nine out of nine personal best times and winning Bronze medals in the 100m Free and 200m IM. Club Captain Euan Baillie was also ‘in the groove’ at the weekend swimming PB’s in all five races and winning a Silver medal in the 100m Fly. Abby and Corrie Hay swam extremely well on Sunday morning picking up personal bests in all their swims too. Millie Buchan, who came along on Sunday morning even though she was second reserve for her swims was given places in the Freestyle and went on to set two more PB’s to add to the two secured on Saturday in the Backstroke. Murdo Denholm, who is set to join the Fife Development Squad, achieved three lifetime best swims on Sunday, putting in a strong swim in his 200m IM in particular.

13-yr-old Kirstin Bousie had her recent focus at training pay off as she competed in three races over the weekend setting lifetime bests in each. Her 100m Breaststroke was a particularly excellent swim and qualifies her for the forthcoming East District Age Group events this season.

9-yr-old Charlotte Williamson, fresh from her recent move to the Gold Squad, put in three excellent swims finishing in 4th, 5th and 6th places in her three races in the 8-10yr-old girls category. Similarly, Eve Hewitt too swam extremely well in each of her events with a massive smile on display after she set each of her new personal bests. Max Innes proved himself to be a fine Breaststroke swimmer setting excellent new times in each of his races. Turn judges captured three of our swimmers on the Backstroke turning too early at the wall and gliding in, leading to their disqualification, so lots of practice on Backstroke turns can be expected over the coming sessions.

Overall, I was delighted by the attitude and discipline of our swimmers. Their underwater work during starts was often the best in each of the heats and gave them an advantage over their competitors.

Our next meet is on Sunday 8th September when we gather for the Fife Leagues at the new Michael Woods Centre in Glenrothes.

My thanks to Karen Baillie for her usual top-class team management and to Duncan Hewitt, Bab’s Carter and Wendy Hay for their coaching support poolside.

See full race results at www.swimscotland.co.uk/meets13/dunedin2013/index.htm

Mark Laing

Lead Coach, Cupar and District Swimming Club

Squad Coach pictures updated

30/08/2013 8:27 AM

Hi

I have updated the Squad coach pictures, so you can see who is who now 

 

http://cuparswimming.com/about/squad-coaches/

just follow the link.

RF

 

Final programme for the Dunedin Challenge

25/08/2013 6:00 PM

Dunedin2013 Full Prgramme Info Sheet – Dunedin Challenge

Swimming Resources Updated

22/08/2013 8:46 AM

Hi

The Swimming resources page has been updated again to now include some of the information from the PDF as pages on this web site, check it out here.

http://cuparswimming.com/swimming-resources/

Cheers

R

Commitee members updated

20/08/2013 2:17 PM

Here they are http://cuparswimming.com/about/swimming-club-commitee/

Training Resumes

20/08/2013 2:11 PM

Remember Training is now back on! Times etc here http://cuparswimming.com/about/training-squads/

Get in touch if you have any questions as regards when you think you are meant to be training etc.

August News Letter

19/08/2013 8:06 PM

You can find the August News Letter here >>>> August Newsletter 2013

Ann Arnold Novice Gala 2013

15/08/2013 6:48 PM

GLENROTHES AMATEUR SWIMMING  CLUB EGSX-AnnarnoldNoviceGaladraft2

Ann Arnold Novice Gala  2013

Saturday 28th September 2013

Michael Woods Sports and Leisure Centre,  Glenrothes.

ED/L3/654/0213

Meet Information

Date  Saturday 28th September 2013

Venue  Michael Woods Sports and Leisure centre, Viewfield, Glenrothes, Fife.

Pool  8 lane, 25m pool, electronic timing, anti-wave lane ropes, swim down facilities.

Events
Age 9 & Under 25 Fly, 50 Back, 50 Breast, 50 Free
Age 10 & Over 50 Fly, 50 Back, 50 Breast, 50 Free

All events will be heat declared.

Age Groups
Age groups will be Age on the Day, and are
8yrs and under
9yrs
10yrs
11yrs and over

Sessions  There will be 2 sessions as follows:-

Morning Warm-up 9.00 a.m. Start 10.00 a.m.

Afternoon Warm-up 1.30 p.m. Start 2.30 p.m.

Entry Fees  £4.50 per event. Cheques should be made payable to
“Glenrothes ASC”.

Entries will not be accepted without the correct fee or with the  entry file incorrectly completed.
Entries
Entries should be made by Hy-Tek file. Entry file requests should
be made by email to Heather McIntyre (see below) quoting club,
name, address and telephone number. Completed entries should
be returned by email

All completed forms and appropriate fees should be sent to:

Entry Secretary
Heather McIntyre,
The Bungalow,
Carslogie Rd,
Cupar, KY15 4HY

Tel 01334 656559

hjp.mcintyre@btinternet.com

Closing Date
The closing date for entries is midnight on Saturday 31st August
2013.

Cheques to arrive no later than 7 days after closing date.

Closing date: Midnight 31st August.

Awards
Awards will be presented to the first six in all events. Trophies
will be awarded to the female and male swimmers acquiring the
highest number of points. Points will be awarded to the top six in
each event.

Technical Officials We will be pleased to welcome T.O.’s who are travelling to the
meet. Lunches and refreshments will be offered. Please give
names to Gill Scott (Meet Convenor) by e-mail –
Gill.Scott@blueyonder.co.uk

Coaches Meal Passes Coaches Meal Passes are available at a cost of £8.00 each.
Please fill in the appropriate part of the summary sheet, if
required.

Amenities
The restaurant will be open most of the day for meals and
snacks. Michael Woods Centre provides good spectator
accommodation and there is ample parking to the rear of the
building.

Events

Please do not submit times faster than

EVENT
8yrs & under
9yrs
10yrs
11yrs & over
25m Fly
24.00
23.00

50m Fly

45.00
44.00
50m Back
50.00
48.00
46.00
43.00
50m Breast
57.00
55.00
52.00
50.00
50m free
41.00
40.00
37.00
35.00

Speeding awards will be issued to those swimming faster than times above.

Morning Session 9am warm up 10am start
101 Girls 9 & Under 25 Metre Fly
102 Boys 9 & Under 25 Metre Fly
103 Girls 10 & Over 50 Metre Fly
104 Boys 10 & Over 50 Metre Fly
105 Girls 9 & Under 50 Metre Back
106 Boys 9 & Under 50 Metre Back
107 Girls 10 & Over 50 Metre Back
108 Boys 10 & Over 50 Metre Back
109 Mixed 9 & Under 100 Metre Freestyle Relay

Afternoon Session 1:30pm Warm up 2:30 start
201 Girls 9 & Under 50 metre Breast
202 Boys 9 & Under 50 Metre Breast
203 Girls 10 & Over 50 Metre Breast
204 Boys 10 & Over 50 Metre Breast
205 Girls 9 & Under 50 Metre Free
206 Boys 9 & Under 50 Metre Free
207 Girls 10 & Over 50 Metre Free
208 Boys 10 & Over 50 Metre Free
209 Mixed 10 & Over 100 Metre Freestyle Relay

GLENROTHES AMATEUR SWIMMING CLUB
SPRING MEET 2012

SUMMARY SHEET

** This form must be completed and returned with your cheque. **

Club:

………………………………………………………………………………………..

Contact Name:
………………………………………………………………………………………..

Address:
…………………………………………………………………………………………

…………………………………………………………………………………………

Post Code:
…………………………
Tel No. …………………………………………….

e-mail address: ………………………………..…………………………………
(important for urgent distribution of information and updates pertaining to the meet).

Total Male Entries
@ £ 5.00
……………..

£………………………………….

Total Female Entries
@ £ 5.00
……………..

£………………………………….

Lunch Ticket
@ £8.00
……………..

£………………………………….

Total cheque enclosed

£ …………………………..

Please make cheques payable to GLENROTHES ASC

Form to be returned to:
Heather McIntyre

Meet Entry Secretary

The Bungalow,

Carslogie Road,

Cupar, KY15 4HY

Tel 01334 656559

Email: hjp.mcintyre@btinternet.com

TO BE RETURNED BY SATURDAY 31st August 2013

News Letter

07/08/2013 1:19 PM

Dear Parent,

We are writing to you to ask for your assistance in the day to day running of our swimming club.  We are all volunteers and are currently well supported by both coaches and poolside helpers in delivering swimming tuition to our swimmers.

However, we have a number of positions that require to be filled within the committee to allow us to support and develop the running of CADSC.  Without your support we will, in all honesty, struggle to continue to move the club forward.  Existing committee members have taken multi-tasking to a new level, with numerous individuals filling several roles.

Please take the time to consider the vacant positions described below and decide which one would suit you best.  Even if you do not wish to undertake a specific role, your help as a general member will none the less be very welcome.

The following positions require volunteers:

  • Secretary
  • Vice President
  • Kit Coordinator
  • Club Table Workers
  • Deputy Child Protection Officer
  • Social team members
  • General Members
  • Trophy Coordinator

Please contact us through the club email with how you can support your child’s club on swimmingcadsc at gmail.com.

For your information, the members of the current committee and roles are listed below.

The following positions are filled:

  • President – Cath Carter
  • Treasurer – Aileen Bousie
  • Child Protection Officer – Callum MacLeod
  • Deputy Child Protection Officer – Anita Lo
  • Membership Secretary – Mark McQuilton
  • Minute Secretary – Louise Henderson
  • Entries Secretary – Karen Baillie
  • Internal Gala Convenor – Catriona Mccrone
  • Social Convenor – Natalie Young
  • Technical Official – Eric Young
  • General Member – Lesley Reynolds
  •                                – Dod Bousie

Updated information on the About page

07/08/2013 1:12 PM

We are updating the information you find on the about page to include information on all the coaches and coaching teams. This will eventually include images of the coaches as well.

It does currently have information about when the Teams training sessions are.

Have a look:

http://cuparswimming.com/about/

Thanks

Club Captains

28/06/2013 2:29 PM

Hi Everyone,

Following the swimmers votes last night, we now have Euan Baillie (20 votes) as Boy’s Captain and Katie Gill (22 votes) as Girl’s Captain for next season, supported by Vice-Captain Ben Levy (13 votes). Congratulations to all three on their selection.

Mark Laing

Lead Coach – Cupar and District Swimming Club

Summer Training 2013

23/06/2013 7:22 PM

TRAINING DURING THE SCHOOL HOLIDAY PERIOD – 1ST JULY UNTIL 12TH AUGUST

This year swimming will be reduced to two sessions a week over the six-week period of the school holidays. There will be no swimming for Minnows and Piranhas after their last lesson on the 29th June. They will resume normal training when the schools go back in mid-August.

Dolphins and Sharks can train for one-hour a week during the first hour of either the Tuesday or Thursday night session. All senior club swimmers can attend both sessions if they wish. I would encourage swimmers to take a break at some point to ensure that they are rested before the full training programme returns after the holidays.

The sessions are as follows:

TUESDAY NIGHT – 6pm till 8pm

THURSDAY NIGHT – 6pm till 8pm

Training will return to normal on Tuesday 13th August.

Mark Laing, Lead Coach, Cupar and District Swimming Club

Summer 2013 Pool Party information

22/06/2013 10:43 PM

Prior to the summer break we are holding a pool party for all the clubs swimmers on Thursday 27th June between 6pm and 9pm.

This means that if you normally swim on a Thursday, your times will be different and, if you don’t, you are welcome according to the squad times below:-

Minnows, Piranhas & Dolphins 6pm – 7pm (if your child is under 8 year of age, there needs to be an adult in the water supervising them)

Sharks & Juniors 7pm – 8pm

Intermediate, Intermediate Plus and Seniors 8pm – 9pm.

Normal squad swimming will continue on Friday 28th and Saturday 29th as previously intimated.

Club Championship Trophy Winners 2013

14/06/2013 9:00 PM

Club Championship Trophy Winners 2013

Club Championship Trophy Winners

2012/13

Girls 8 & Under

 

2011

2012

2013

Jackson Trophy

Back

Emily Baxter

Eve Hewitt

Hannah Staal

Garo Shield

Fly

Emily Baxter

Eve Hewitt

Jessica MacLeod

Hargreaves Plate

Breast

Emily Baxter

Eve Hewitt

Mia Anderson

Girls 8 & Under Cup

Free

Emily Baxter

Eve Hewitt

Jessica MacLeod

Girls 8 & Under Cup

Overall

Emily Baxter

Eve Hewitt

Mia Anderson

         

Girls 9/10yrs

       

Russell Shield

Back

Erin Makein

Corrie Hay

Charlotte Williamson

Neville Cup

Fly

Erin Makein

Corrie Hay

Emily Baxter

Girls 9/10 yrs Cup

Breast

Corrie Hay

Corrie Hay

Charlotte Williamson

Girls 9/10yrs Cup

Free

Erin Makein

Corrie Hay

Eve Hewitt

Howe of Fife Cup

Overall

Erin Makein

Corrie Hay

Charlotte Williamson

         

Girls 11/12yrs

       

Girls 11/12yrs Cup

Back

Rhiannon Laing

Abby Hay

Katie Steele

Field Trophy

Fly

Katie Ross

Abby Hay

Katie Steele

11/12yrs  Cup

IM

Katie Ross

Abby Hay

Katie Steele

Murray Shield

Breast

Katie Ross

Amie McCrostie

Maddy Yule

Insigna Shield

Free

Amie McCrostie

Abby Hay

Katie Steele

Boyter Cup

Overall

Katie Ross

Abby Hay

Katie Steele

         

Girls 13/14yrs

       

Girls 13/14yrs Cup

Back

Megan Wilson

Rhiannon Laing

Alexandrea Smith-Mackay

Ecro Trophy

Fly

Megan Wilson

Megan Wilson

Katie Ross

Girls 13/14 yrs Cup

IM

Nicola Howat

Megan Wilson

Katie Ross

Berwyn Trophy

Breast

Nicola Howat

Katie Ross

Katie Ross

Girls 13/14 yrs Cup

Free

Nicola Howat

Katie Ross

Alexandrea Smith-Mackay

Ladies Circle Cup

Overall

Nicola Howat

Katie Ross

Alexandrea Smith-Mackay

         

 

Girls 15/16yrs

       

Taygas Rosebowl

Back

Katie Thompson

Nicola Howat

Megan Wilson

Waterbabies Cup

Fly

Katie Thompson

Megan Cleary

Nicola Howat

Girls 15/16 yrs Cup

IM

Katie Thompson

Nicola Howat

Megan Wilson

Christie Plate

Breast

Katie Thompson

Nicola Howat

Megan Wilson

Nefet Trophy

Free

Katie Thompson

Nicola Howat

Megan Wilson

Girls 15/16yrs Cup

Overall

Katie Thompson

Nicola Howat

Megan Wilson

Girls 17yrs & Over

       

Millennium Plate

Back

Yvonne Howat

Yvonne Howat

Not swum

Girls 17yrs & Over

Fly

Yvonne Howat

Yvonne Howat

NS

Girls 17yrs & Over

IM

Yvonne Howat

Yvonne Howat

NS

Girls 17yrs & Over

Breast

Yvonne Howat

Yvonne Howat

NS

Girls 17 yrs& Over

Free

Yvonne Howat

Yvonne Howat

NS

Redgate Cup

Overall

Yvonne Howat

Yvonne Howat

 

 

Boys 8 & Under

 

2011

2012

2013

Taylor Shield

Back

Adam Young

Josh Grundy

Angus Cook

Hen Trophy

Fly

Adam Young

Josh Grundy

Angus Cook

Brand & Rae Cup

Breast

Adam Young

Inver Petrie

Angus Cook

Boys 8 & Under Cup

Free

Adam Young

Josh Grundy

Angus Cook

Hay Cup

Overall

Adam Young

Josh Grundy

Angus Cook

         

Boys 9/10yrs

       

Boys 9/10yrs Cup

Back

Struan Anderson

Adam Young

Adam Young

Boyter Award

Fly

Ross McCrostie

Adam Young

Adam Young

Boys 9/10 yrs Cup

Breast

Struan Anderson

Findlay Baillie

Adam Young

Boys 9/10 yrs Cup

Free

Josh Stoddart

Adam Young

Adam Young

Dalgleish Cup

Overall

Struan Anderson

Adam Young

Adam Young

         

Boys 11/12yrs

       

Dakat Shield

Back

Sam McKiddie

Lewis Baillie

Murdo Denholm

R. Muir Trophy

Fly

Sam McKiddie

Lewis Baillie

Murdo Denholm

Boys 11/12 yrs Cup

IM

Sam McKiddie

Lewis Baillie

Murdo Denholm

Boys 11/12 yrs Cup

Breast

Sam McKiddie

Lewis Baillie

Max Innes

McLachlan Trophy

Free

Sam McKiddie

Lewis Baillie

Max Innes

Mercat Cup

Overall

Sam McKiddie

Lewis Baillie

Murdo Denholm

         

Boys 13/14yrs

       

Boys 13/14 yrs Cup

Back

Owen Green

Ben Levy

Lewis Baillie

Boys 13/14 yrs Cup

Fly

Owen Green

Ben Levy

Lewis Baillie

Boys 13/14 yrs Cup

IM

Owen Green

Ben Levy

Lewis Baillie

Watson shield

Breast

Owen Green

Ben Levy

Lewis Baillie

Boys 13/14 yrs Cup

Free

Owen Green

Ben Levy

Lewis Baillie

Henry Mathew Cup

Overall

Owen Green

Ben Levy

Lewis Baillie

         

Boys 15/16yrs

       

RM Law Trophy

Back

Calum Crichton

Alex Reid

Jamie Hay

Muirfield Cup

Fly

Calum Crichton

Alex Reid

Aidan Borchers

Boys 15/16 yrs Cup

IM

Alex Reid

Alex Reid

Jamie Hay

RD MCF Cup

Breast

Alex Reid

Alex Reid

Jamie Hay

Jayasekera Shield

Free

Calum Crichton

Alex Reid

Jamie Hay

Boys 15/16yrs Cup

Overall

Calum Crichton

Alex Reid

Jamie Hay

         

Boys 17 & Over

       

Millenium Plate

Back

   

Ross Boyter

Logan Trophy

Fly

   

Ross Boyter

17 yrs & Over Cup

IM

   

Ross Boyter

Henry Matthew Cup

Breast

   

Ross Boyter

Jordans Shield

Free

   

Ross Boyter

Round Table Cup

Overall

   

Ross Boyter

 

Eric Muir Shield

Most Improved

Alexandrea Smith Mackay & Lewis Baillie

Oliver Carter

Catriona Cleary

James Donaldson & Sons Trophy

Services to club

Russ Green

John Wishart

Karen Baille

David Merrilees Memorial Trophy

Encouragement of Improving Swimmers

Yvonne Howat

Megan Wilson

Ben Levy

Sonali Jayasekera Trophy

Senior swimmer services to Club

Yvonne Howat

Nicola Howat

NA this year

Dundee City Aquatics Stars of the Future

09/06/2013 6:54 PM

A squad of 17 swimmers from  Cupar & District Swimming Club made the trip across the River Tay to compete in the last ever swimming competition at the Olympia Leisure Centre in the Dundee City Aquatics Stars of the Future Meet.  Cupar had one of the largest teams taking part in the event and showed from the outset that Cupar are a club to be reckoned with.

A total of 30 personal best times were achieved, with some swimmers carving large chunks off their entry times.  This gala provided a busy schedule of races with heats and finals in all 4 strokes as well as Individual Medley races.

Best improvements on entry times came from Cameron Paterson, taking 13.66 seconds off his 100m IM time, Millie Buchan with 15.04 seconds off in the 100m Backstroke and Emily Baxter with 6.93 seconds off in the 100m IM.  10 year-old Louise Moncrieff from Dairsie continued her recent run of personal bests, with an improvement of 8.60 seconds in the 50m Breaststroke and 10.64 seconds off in the 50m Backstroke.

In the 100m IM, Adam Young secured a bronze medal with a new personal best time.  Not to be outdone, Findlay Baillie swam his way into the 50m Breaststroke final, going on to win the silver medal.  The afternoon session saw Adam make it through to the finals of the 50m Freestyle, where he collected silver in a closely contested race, followed by a bronze medal in the 50m Backstroke.  Nicole Reynolds made the final of the 50m Freestyle and went on to place fourth in a thrilling race.

This was the last competitive gala of the season of these young swimmers and it was an excellent way to finish.  Lead Coach Mark Laing said “I have been very impressed with the improvements made by our swimmers over the last few months.  We are all looking forward to a break from competition over the summer and coming back refreshed for the next season.

Alloa Open Meet

25/05/2013 6:57 PM

A small team of swimmers from Cupar and District Swimming Club recently travelled to the excellent venue of The Peak Sports Village in Stirling for the Alloa Open Meet and enjoyed a most successful weekend.

On Saturday, seven swimmers took part in the competition, with everyone producing lifetime personal bests.  Adam Young picked up 3 medals over the course of the day, with a bronze in 50m Butterfly, silver in 200m Backstroke and another silver in 50m Freestyle.

Fifteen year old Thomas Farrell, a full time member of Fife Performance Swim Squad, swam an amazing 2.00.92 on his 200m Freestyle, taking nearly seven seconds off his time and positioning himself as tenth fastest in Scotland in his age group as well as setting a new club record.

Lewis Baillie went one better than last year at his favourite event and struck gold in the 200m Breaststroke with a great swim of 3.04.18, a new personal best and another club record.

In a return to fitness for 12-year old Abby Hay after a period of illness, she swam two distance events and set excellent PBs in both swims.  Catriona Cleary continued her impressive run of PBs this year to take 9 seconds off her 200m Freestyle, moving her almost 20 places up the 200m rankings.  The day finished with ten-year-olds Charlotte Williamson and Lucy Robertson tackling the 200m IM for the first time and setting very creditable times.

Sunday saw another flood of medals with Findlay Baillie picking up silver medals in both the 50m and 200m Breaststroke.  Adam Young collected another two medals with a silver in 50m Backstroke and bronze in 200m Freestyle.

Thomas Farrell competed in the 400m Freestyle winning a silver medal and taking 13 seconds of his time in the process, being narrowly pipped at the post for gold by fellow FPSS swimmer Greg Turner of Burntisland in an extremely thrilling race.

10-year-old Cameron Paterson swam an excellent 50m Backstroke in a race that saw him take almost 7 seconds off his entry time.  The day finished with Findlay Baillie putting in a solid swim in the 200m IM with a PB and narrowly missing out on third place.

Lead Coach Mark Laing was delighted with his team’s performance and said “It is great to see the progress being made by some of our younger swimmers with numerous lifetime bests achieved and medals picked up across all four strokes, setting us up well for our next galas in a fortnight’s time at Carnegie and Olympia swimming pools.  Having Thomas along too was an inspiration to these youngsters.”

New members are always welcome at Cupar & District Swimming Club.  Contact swimmingcdsc@gmail.com or come along to Cupar Sports Centre at 8 am on Saturday for a swimming assessment.

 

Fife Gala write up in Herald

14/05/2013 8:00 PM

newsKirkcaldySpring2013

Fife Novice Leagues May 2013

12/05/2013 8:00 PM

Another excellent weekend of swimming in the Novice League with a total of nine coveted ‘Speed Flashes’ won by our swimmers (shown in purple). Out of 27 races, 21 lifetime best swims were achieved, just showing how well the swimmers are training to improve so much. Charlotte Williamson broke through the 40 second barrier for the first time on her 50m Freestyle in a very confident swim. Alex Henderson and Kerri Stalker both showed why they had recently been promoted squads, performing very strongly in their 50m heats of Breaststroke and Fly respectively. Biggest personal best of the day fell to Christina Orr in the 25m Freestyle where she took off a whopping 13.59 seconds. Well done to all our swimmers. Our next Fife gala is on Sunday 8th September.

Mark Laing – Lead Coach, Cupar and District Swimming Club

Fife Novice Leagues Cupar Results

FIFE NOVICE LEAGUE RESULTS – KIRKCALDY SWIMMING POOL – SUNDAY, 12th MAY, 2013

Swimmer

Age Group

Event

Entry

Time

Race Time

PB

Scarlett Ferris

9 & under

25m Backstroke

25.70

22.82

– 2.88

Inver Petrie

9 & under

25m Backstroke

29.37

29.20

– 0.17

Louise Moncrieff

10-12yrs

50m Backstroke

56.12

46.92

– 9.20

Abigail Cousins

10-12yrs

50m Backstroke

56.53

54.46

– 2.07

Millie Buchan

10-12yrs

50m Backstroke

52.57

47.77

– 4.80

Cameron Paterson

10-12yrs

50m Backstroke

54.24

47.70

– 6.54

Eve Hewitt

9 & under

25m Breaststroke

27.90

26.90

– 1.00

Elle Corbishley

10-12yrs

50m Breaststroke

1.09.00

1.01.01

– 7.99

Alex Henderson

10-12yrs

50m Breaststroke

1.04.28

51.49

– 12.79

Kirsten Smith

10-12yrs

50m Breaststroke

55.31

52.27

– 3.04

David Reay

10-12yrs

50m Breaststroke

1.05.62

1.01.72

– 3.90

Emily Reay

9 & under

25m Butterfly

37.19

34.13

– 3.06

Lucy Robertson

10-12yrs

50m Butterfly

55.10

53.54

– 1.56

Amy Spencer

10-12yrs

50m Butterfly

57.23

1.02.53

 

Kerri Stalker

10-12yrs

50m Butterfly

58.17

46.29

– 11.88

Christina Orr

9 & under

25m Freestyle

36.68

23.09

– 13.59

Spyros Matthiopoulous

9 & under

25m Freestyle

21.60

19.26

– 2.34

Demi Corbishley

10-12yrs

50m Freestyle

1.00.03

53.92

– 6.11

Isla Lorimer

10-12yrs

50m Freestyle

48.10

51.70

 

Charlotte Williamson

10-12yrs

50m Freestyle

44.36

39.84

– 4.52

Jack Orr

10-12yrs

50m Freestyle

49.00

47.95

– 1.05

Eve Hewitt

9 & under

50m Breaststroke

57.40

57.82

 

Spyros Matthiopoulous

9 & under

50m Breaststroke

1.12.88

1.05.98

– 6.90

Louise Moncrieff

10-12yrs

100m Breaststroke

1.56.90

2.01.60

 

Amy Spencer

10-12yrs

100m Breaststroke

1.54.09

1.55.27

 

Kerri Stalker

10-12yrs

100m Breaststroke

1.54.01

1.53.15

– 0.86

Cameron Paterson

10-12yrs

100m Breaststroke

1.55.00

2.02.21

 

Girls 9 and Under Squad

A total of 9 teams competed in the girls 100m Medley Relay with our girls finishing 3rd

Girls 10-12yrs

A total of 13 teams competed in the Girls 100m Medley Relay with our teams placing 3rd, 9th & 10th

Boys 10-12yrs

A total of 6 teams competed with our squad finishing in 4th place. Kirstin Smith joined the boys to allow them to have a ‘time only’ swim.

04/05/2013 6:59 PM

Three of Cupar & District Swimming Club’s top young swimmers travelled to Dunfermline last weekend to take part in the Carnegie So Long Meet.

All three swimmers swam outstandingly and set lifetime bests in almost every race in what was a highly competitive meet.

Twelve year old Lewis Baillie, from Ceres, achieved several massive personal best swims.  In the 400m Individual Medley, he reduced his entry time by 18.06 seconds to come in at 5.55.01.  In the 200m Freestyle, he took 3.49 seconds off and in his favourite event, the 200m Breaststroke, he took 6.17 seconds off to record a 3.05.39 and a fifth place overall.  On the Sunday, his improved performances continued with 5.56 seconds off in the 400m Freestyle and a massive 38.75 seconds off in 800m Freestyle after being offered a last-minute place in the race as reserve, recording 11.00.51.

Thirteen year old Oliver Carter was also delighted with his success over the weekend.  He achieved lifetime personal bests in all three of his swims.  Ollie took over 9 seconds off his entry times in both the 200m Freestyle and 200m Backstroke.  He was especially pleased with the 18.42 seconds improvement he made to his 400m Freestyle to come in at 5.30.01.

In the two taster events for 10 years and under, Adam Young continued to show his great potential for the future.  Adam picked up a bronze medal in the 200m Freestyle and a silver medal in the 200m Individual Medley, as well as setting new club records in both swims.

Cupar Lead Coach, Mark Laing, said “Well done to all three boys for representing our club to such a great standard.  I am delighted with the level of commitment from these young swimmers.  Their hard work at training has certainly paid off and I am sure they will continue to develop and progress, ones to watch for the future.”

New members are always welcome at Cupar & District Swimming Club.  Contact swimmingcdsc@gmail.com or come along to Cupar Sports Centre at 8 am on Saturday for a swimming assessment.

accreditation of SwiMark Plus standard

26/09/2012 1:37 PM

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

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Six of the best for Adam

10/09/2012 2:54 PM

Six of the best for Adam

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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
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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
category.
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 swimmingcdsc@gmail.com or come
along to Cupar Sports Centre at
8am on Saturday for a swimming
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