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Swimmers and coaches went the extra mile to log in to a special on-line question and answer session with Commonwealth and Olympic swimming star Hannah Miley. Hannah has been competing in top level swimming since 2006. With Commonwealth, European and World Championship titles to her name, there’s not a lot she doesn’t know about swimming, and the whole club was excited for the chance to hear about her knowledge and experiences first hand. Swimmers were asked to submit their questions in advance and they poured in from all levels of...

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Here’s the feature from the Greenock Telegraph on what the club is doing to keep our youngsters fit, healthy and positive. We’ve included some extra pictures of some of our swimmers taking part in their zoom sessions! Huge thanks to our coaches for all their hard work. �� #oneteamonedream

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It’s been seven weeks since the pools were closed, but our swimmers haven’t stopped working hard on the things they can control and it’s important that we continue to recognise their efforts with our Swimmer of the Month award. The winners for February, March and April are Adam Brooks, Eilidh Melrose and Lucie Sweeney. Adam takes the award for February. Adam went through a growth spurt and struggled for a while to get his feel for the water. He persevered to overcome this, and through his hard work and commitment...

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Today was to be the day that their whole season was focused towards – the start of SNAGS 2020. While it’s important to maintain a sense of perspective, we can’t help but feel sad for our team of 21 swimmers, their families and our coaching and volunteer team. The hard work won’t go to waste: we’ll come back stronger and even more hungry for success. We’re very proud of everyone who achieved qualification or consideration times. This year the club had 21 swimmers entered: 8 in individual events and 13...

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Inverclyde Amateur Swimming Club kicked off their mini league 2020 campaign in style, dropping just four points in the 46 events to take a convincing victory in Kilmarnock. For swimmers 11 and under, mini league is one of the most exciting competitions in the swimming calendar. 16 clubs from across the West of Scotland compete for points in three qualifying rounds. The six highest scoring teams at the end of the rounds go on to contest the final in June. In the last couple of years, the club has finished...

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Meet our mini league team – class of 2020! It’s the eve of our first match of the new season and we couldn’t be more excited! Aimed at swimmers aged 11 and under, mini league is one of the noisiest and most exciting competitions you will ever find. For the uninitiated, clubs compete in three rounds to try and earn a spot in the final in June. Swimmers compete in age groups in both individual and relay swims. In the last couple of years we’ve finished in a brilliant third...

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Inverclyde’s Aimee Watson was part of the Scottish Swimming Youth Development Squad who recently travelled to Northern Ireland to compete against some of the biggest names in British and Irish swimming at the Dave McCullagh Memorial Meet. The competition was an exciting challenge for the youngsters who were selected from development camps in 2019. Swimmers received expert coaching to help develop their nutrition, physical preparation and race analysis skills, and experience competing in the ‘Tokyo Olympics’ format: heats in the afternoon and evenings and finals in the morning. Amongst the...

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Good luck to our own Aimee Watson who is competing from today at the #McCullagh20 International Meet alongside the cream of British and Irish swimmers – including Adam Peaty. Below is the full run down of what events Aimee will be swimming in. This meet will be run to mimic Tokyo and have heats in the afternoons and evenings with finals in the mornings. Results will also be on Meet Mobile, and we’ll be sure to let you all know how she gets on! Best of luck Aimee – have...

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18 IASC swimmers took to the pool at the Bellshill Sharks Open and not even storm Ciara could stop them from achieving a great set of results. Completing almost 100 individual swims they secured top six finishes in half of them and an incredible 27 medals – 1 gold, 15 silver and 11 bronze. Winning the gold medal was Kian McNelis, who took the victory in the 400m IM. Silvers also came in the 400m freestyle and 200m backstroke, where he came tantalisingly close to a new PB. Kian also...

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15 swimmers were in action at Tollcross for Round 2 of the West District Long Course Age Group Championships for Inverclyde Amateur Swimming Club. In Round 2, the focus is the 50m and 200m versions of all four strokes and the 200m IM. With 57 individual swims, the club achieved 29 top 10 finishes, 5 bronze, 1 silver and 2 golds and another West District record. However, it was not all good news for IASC, as Matthew Garrity suffered an injury which will sideline him for six weeks and jeopardise...