Motherwell and Wishaw Swim Team

Club News


Here are the latest news updates for our Club.

Training amendment -Saturday morning

Training is Cancelled on Saturday morning (27th November)

Volunteers -Swimming Technical Officials

As a club we have to provide technical officials for the events we attend to allow our swimmers to get accredited swimming times with British Swimming, this also allows them to compete at National events.

We are looking for parents to volunteer as Timekeepers please, if you would like to volunteer, you would attend a virtual class before becoming a Timekeeper, from then, you also have the choice of progressing and becoming a Judge.
We also occasionally do time trials at the Club and sometimes require timekeepers to assist.
Please let the club know by email, or speak to a Coach for more info.

Thursday 11th & 18th November - Training

Please Note:

Thursday 11th & Thursday 18th November

There will be NO training for Squads Dev1, Dev3 or D-Squad on these dates due to the ongoing Club Championships, 
There may be invitations for swimmers of these squads, invited to swim in the Club Championships on the 11th & 18th November.
Swimmers will be notified by the Head Coach during training.

Sunday 7th Nov- Club Championships Development

Club Championships - DAY1 - Development

 

Please Note: there is no training for squads, A,B or C on this day. 

Warm up starts at 6.30pm, and Club Championship events start at 7.00pm.

SQUADS: DEV1, DEV3 & D, please report in to the desk once you have been through the changing rooms.
Please also ensure you have a Club T-shirt or other top on during presentations. 
 
Awards
Medals will be awarded on the evenings, some swimmers may be invited back to compete in the Club Heats/Finals.
 
Spectators
There are 2 spectators permitted per swimmer, please adhere to this, there will be an entrance fee which will include a programme of events. cost - £1.50 each.

Club Championships 2021

See Galas/Competitons for more details.

We would expect All Swimmers to participate. There are no entry fees.

Awards
Medals & trophies will be awarded on Development, Distance & Finals evenings, and Club Championships trophies awarded at the presentation night. TBC
We are proposing to have our Annual Club Championships presentation night early 2022. More details to follow.
Results
Note: All Club Championships will be published using Meet Mobile(app), this can be downloaded onto Apple or Android devices and each event will be updated live during the evening. (This may be a free download for limited use, or may incur a small fee for full version) Ask a committee member or other parents who may know, for more info. Results will also be printed and displayed around poolside. 
Points are awarded to swimmers on each event, each age groups swimmer with the most points will be awarded Club Champion during the presentation evening.
Spectators
There are 2 spectators permitted per swimmer, please adhere to this, there will be an entrance fee which will include a programme of events. cost - £1.50 each.
All spectators will have to come through the main doors and then via the back end of the pool, and come through the back exit door to keep swimmers changing areas free. There will be a club member directing you.
 
If you have any questions, email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., message on facebook, or speak to a Coach or committee member at the Club.
 
We look forward to hosting our Club Championships again after 2 years and look forward to seeing swimmers and parents enjoying these events once again,
 
As usual, please adere to Covid rules and social distancing where required,
 
MW Swim Team

New Masters Squad

We have started a new Masters Squad....

 

If you want to join our master squad or find out more information, please get in touch at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
You can join the Masters Squad from age 18 and over.
Spaces are limited and swimmers would be expected to train & compete at Masters levels.

Training Times are as follows

  • Monday 8 - 10pm
  • Wednesday 6 - 7:30pm
  • Saturday 7:30am - 9:30 am

Monthly Fees

if you train:

  • 4 session a month its £5 a month
  • 8 sessions its £9 a month
  • 12 sessions its £12 a month

This has to be setup as a monthly standing order to the club details will be provided at registration

SASA Fees
every swimmer in the club must pay a fee to Scottish Swimming for Insurance and competition purposes.
 
NL Fees
There may a requirement to pay NL Monthly, this fee this is dependant on several factors, such as age, on any govt. benefits etc. 
Each members fee may be different, this can be discussed with the Head Coach.
This can be paid as a pay as you go payment. 

 

For more information from Scottish Swimming see : scottishswimming Masters information

Covid Awareness

Message to all Parents and guardians of swimmers.

As the country is further opening up can we be reminded that it is important to keep everyone safe, family, friends,swimmers and coaches.
A number of schools in the area have seen a spike in positive Covid tests results amongst its pupils. Can we be very cautious of this and if your child (M&W swimmer)has had a Covid PCR test, please do not bring them to the club. Wait until result of PCR test has been confirmed positive or negative.
If they test negative I ask that you still wait 48 hrs before bringing swimmer back to training incase symptoms manifest.
If they test positive please follow guidelines as directed by NHS before bringing swimmer back to training.
As CPWO and Covid Officer if you could DM myself, I can inform coaches. It also helps keep our records up to date.

I appreciate that the Government / local council / and Scottish swimming guidelines are not the most easy to make sense if. But our aim is to keep everyone safe and prevent a lockdown of the club.

Thanks in advance

Gary

Changes in Covid rules and regulations

Please Note:
as from Monday 16th August, parents will be allowed back on the viewing balcony and no Covid officers are now required but everyone entering the building must still wear masks and swimmers must still come pool ready,
Thanks Andrea

Covid Update

COVID UPDATE

As from Monday the 13th of august the club would like swimmers to arrive at training swim ready and also wearing masks upon entry and exit. But we are now allowed to use showers and changing rooms if desired after training.

As the guidelines from Scottish swimming advise. No spectators will be allowed at club training and we will be continuing to use covid officers at each session for the foreseeable future until we receive further guidelines from Scottish swimming.

Training Timetable for 1st week in August

Please Note:

Due to the Clubs Summer Training Camp, there is a reduced training timetable for the 1st Week in August as follows:

 

  • Sunday 1st August - TRAINING AS NORMAL
  • Monday 2nd August :     NO TRAINING
  • Tuesday 3rd August:      NO TRAINING
  • Wednesday 4th August: NO TRAINING
  • Thursday 5th August:  Dev1, Dev2 & Dev3, D Squad & C Squad - Training as normal
                                         :  Squads A & B - 7.30PM to 9.00PM
  • Friday 6th August :        NO TRAINING
  • Saturday 7th August :    NO TRAINING
  • Sunday 8th August ONWARDS: Training as normal 

                                 

Return to Level 0

**Level 0**

Please Note: now we are in Level 0, NL Leisure have stated on their website that spectators are now allowed in to the viewing gallery (limited numbers), this does not apply to our club unfortunately for now. This will be reviewed on 9th August.

Training Schedule - from 12th July 2021

See Training Schedule ...

Time Trial / Mini Meet

Please Note:

We are having ongoing discussion regarding a Mini-meet or Time Trials amongst other NL Clubs
More information will be published at a later date, 

Festival of Swimming training

Training Schedule for Swimmers attending Festival of Swimming

 

  • Monday  - 8.00pm to 9.30pm
  • Tuesday - 8.30pm to 10.00pm
  • Wednesday -  No training
  • Thursday - 7.30pm to 9.00pm
  • Friday -  5.30pm to 7.00pm
  • Saturday - No training
  • Sunday - No training

 

Summer Break 2021

Please Note:

The Club will finish training for the Summer break as follows:

 

Last Training session :Thursday 1st July 2021 (training as normal times)
First Training session after the summer break:  Monday 12th July 2021

 

Any swimmers competing at the Festival of Swimming wll continue swimming throughout this period, Coaches will advise.

 

*** Covid Officers required asap

⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️IMPORTANT NOTICE⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️

A SQUAD SWIMMERS
We are struggling for covid officer cover for Wednesday sessions at the moment therefore A, C & D squads will swim at 4:00-5:30 until we can get something sorted out!! Sorry for the inconvenience but sessions can’t go ahead without covid officers for swimmers safety!! This will take effect immediately!

Please Contact Donna or Gary if you can assist at the Sports Centre or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

York Training Camp-Zoom meeting

Zoom Meeting Thursday 27th May 2021 @ 7.00pm. Details will be sent via Facebook /email.

 Can all invited swimmers also please either accept or decline the invite if you haven't already done so, 

Thanks

MW Swim Team

 

York Training Camp 2021

***** YORK TRAINING CAMP 2021 *****
This training camp has been rebooked for the following dates...
 
Monday 2nd August to Saturday 7th August 2021
Price = £310.00 (same as  previously scheduled camp)
More details will follow, we are currently looking to see what kind of interest there is for this training camp.
Please let Andrea, Janice or Garry know your interest in this Training Camp. 
 Limited at this time to Squads A,B &C.

MWSwim Team

C Squad training times amended

Please Note C Squad swimmers, 

added to Training Schedule...

 

Friday 5.30pm to 76.00pm

(this replaces the previous Tuesday evening swim pre-covid)

 

Andrea
Head Coach

Training times confirmed from 26th April 2021

 Covid Officers will still be required poolside, More details will follow from Donna (Chief Covid Officer)

Return to Full Training April 2021

Back to training

We have been given the ok to resume training on the 26th April in line with government guidance and also from Scottish Swimming!! This is amazing news for our athletes as I know they will have missed this so much!! Training and poolside practice willl remain as it was prior to this lockdown until we get any more updates!! If you have any questions or queries please get in touch with one of the committee (myself included in that)! Hopefully this will happen and nothing gets in the way of it, keep your fingers crossed.

 Could I ask all athletes, coaches and covid officers to complete this form prior to returning to training which we are hoping to be the 26th April in line with Government guidance. Please note the questions are now on a 10 day basis so if you could complete them on or after the 16th that would be great!

 

Donna 
Chief Covid Officer

Event accepting app trial

Please Note:

For future events, 

for those who have not read any details on facebook, we are trialling a new events accepting application, just in case you think this is spam, please accept or decline the event invite.

Please email the club for any queries, 

Brian
Swim Gala Secretary.
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SASA 2021/2022 Fees are now due

SASA FEES 2021/2022.

Hi all

As you are aware Scottish Swim have reduced this years SASA fees to £30.00 for existing swimmers. New starts will have to pay the full amount of £45.00. These fees must be paid in full before April 22nd. The fees will be paid directly into the Swimming Clubs Bank Account by Bacs transfer. The details are as follows:

The Royal Bank of Scotland
Motherwell & Wishaw ASC
Account:  please email Treasurer or Club for account details
Sort code: please email Treasurer or Club for account details
Ref : must be your kids name

Can I ask that all parents / guardians please reply to this post on Facebook or email (see below) letting me know that your kid / kids will be returning and that you have made the payment in full. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The club will have to forward Scottish Swimming the payment in full for all returning swimmers in advance, so it is critical that you reply to this post letting me know you will be returning and payment has been made.

As always your kid will not be able to return to the pool without this insurance, also if payment is not received before April 22nd then you will be classes as a new start and the fee will be £45.00.

If anyone has any question please do not hesitate to contact me.

Once again I would like to thank all parents / guardians and swimmers for your patients and understanding in these difficult times.

Thanks
Tracey Stevenson
M&W ASC - Treasurer

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Land Training - 1st April

Outdoor Land Training session starts on Thursday 1st of April at 5.30 to 6.30pm at Strathclyde park, meet at the car park from the Motherwell end, as you drive down towards the Water sports centre.

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Please check here or Facebook before travelling to the Park just in case it gets cancelled due to adverse weather.

 Further dates.....

  • Thursday 8th April
  • Thursday 15th April
  • Thursday 22nd April

SASA Fees & Land Training

Hello all swimmers and parents, I hope you are all well. Following a recent meeting with Scottish Swimming, I can now confirm the position regarding this years annual SASA Fee. Given the current position regarding the pandemic, it was agreed for this years fee to be reduced to £30 for existing club members, however anyone new joining the club will be subject to the full fee of £45. This fee is required to be paid by all swimmers, as it includes their insurance, which is required for them to take part in any club activities. Tracy will advise in a seperate post how this should be paid, and a date the payment should be made by.
We understand you are all missing attending the club, and this is also the case for all coaches & committee members. We hope to return to the pool as soon as possible, however this will obviously be dependant on any announcements made by the government, Scottish Swimming, & North Lanarkshire Council.

 


Whilst we are unable to have training in the pool, it is our intention to start land training in Strathclyde Park, following the relevant guidelines. We hope to start on 1 April, & further details will be given as soon as possible. In the meantime, can anyone interested please let us know in the comments section on the Facebook article, or email Club website to show your interest. 


We would like to thank everyone for their continued support at this difficult time, & look forward to seeing you all again in the near future.
Stay safe,

June (President) 

ZOOM quiz

Swim Quiz for monday 15th  March @ 6:45pm.

Please come online and give us some support. 

Links and passwords will be issued via Facebook, if you are not on the Facebook private group, email the Club to get a joining request, after a security check and verification, you will be granted access.

 

Let's get as many swimmers on the quiz. 

MW Swim Team

Monthly Training Fees during Covid Lockdown - Jan2021

Monthly Training Fees

Hi All
As you are all aware we are currently in another Lockdown until the end of January. As we will not be able to train please can you all cancel your Standing Order.

I will update you all again as soon as we know when we will be able to return to the pool. As no one has a definite date to return please do not reinstate your Standing Order until I post on the Facebook page.

These are extreme worrying times but our main concern is to keep all our swimmers and coaches safe. If anyone has any questions please do not hesitate to contact me via messenger or email.

Thanks again for all your support and understanding
Tracey Stevenson
M&W ASC - Treasurer

Extended Covid Restrictions - Keeping active

A selection of Some Dry Land Training videos to keep active during Extended School break and Covid isolation..

 

 

 

 

Festive Period Training schedule

FESTIVE TRAINING PROGRAMME

 

SQUAD            Mon21st Tues22nd Wed23rd  Thu24th 25th 26th 27th Mon28th Tues29th Wed30th Thu31st
A   2.00pm - 4.00pm 2.00pm - 4.00pm 2.00pm - 4.00pm 3.00pm - 4.00pm       2.00pm - 4.00pm 2.00pm - 4.00pm 2.00pm - 4.00pm 3.00pm - 4.00pm
B   2.00pm - 4.00pm 2.00pm - 4.00pm   3.00pm - 4.00pm       2.00pm - 4.00pm 2.00pm - 4.00pm   3.00pm - 4.00pm
C     2.00pm - 4.00pm 2.00pm - 4.00pm 3.00pm - 4.00pm         2.00pm - 4.00pm 2.00pm - 4.00pm 3.00pm - 4.00pm
D     2.00pm - 4.00pm 2.00pm - 4.00pm 2.00pm - 3.00pm         2.00pm - 4.00pm 2.00pm - 4.00pm 2.00pm - 3.00pm
Dev3         2.00pm - 3.00pm             2.00pm - 3.00pm
Dev1 /2         2.00pm - 3.00pm             2.00pm - 3.00pm

 

Update : Training will recommence in 2021 :TBC
 
Have a safe and pleasant Xmas and New Year from Coaches and Committee
MW Swim Team
Tinsel

Covid-19 Pool Temporary Closure (Nov2020)

Please Note:

Due to latest Government guidelines, the last session before the temporary closure will be Thursday 19th November 2020.
The Pool will reopen on 11th December 2020 as per the latest Training Schedule

 

MW Swim Team