Bo’ness ASC NewsletterFebruary 2020
FIRST Open Meet 4th & 5th Jan
Medals: Ellie Hamiton, Alex Black, Aidan McCavish, Liam Murphy, Alice Knight, Sarah Coffey, Gregor Skinner, Anna Beetham, Douglas Calder, Samuel Beetham, Amy Black
PB’s – lots! Some to note are; 50m Fly - Nieve Lennon took 6.45s off, Lucy Hellen took 5.08s off, Emily Byrne took 9.8s off, William Lawless took 8.26s off;100m Free – Owen Purdie took 4.4s off; 200IM – Alex Black took 23.26s off, William Lawless took 52.79s off; 200m Breast – Gregor Skinner took 13.28s off; 200m Free – Kayah Smith took 12.17s off; 100m Fly – Daniel Lawless took 8.77s off; 100IM – Daniel Baird took 7.01s off.
WD Long Course – WE1 11th & 12th Jan
Medals: Douglas Calder, Ellie Hamilton, Liam Murphy
PB’s for Ishbel Hamilton, Aidan McCavish, Samuel Beetham, Douglas Calder, Ellie Hamilton, Sarah Coffey
Grangemouth JAGS 25th Jan
Too Fast Swims: Nieve Lennon 50m Breast & 50m Fly, Sebastian Kuklinek 50m Free & 50m Back, Charlotte Hellen 50m Back, Kayah Smith 50m Back & 50m Breast & 50m Free, Sam McGrow 50m Breast
Medals for Jessica Hill 50m Free, Charlotte Hellen 50m Free, Teddy Lee 50m Fly, Lyla Gilmour 50m Fly, Zoe McKie 50m Back, Sam McGrow 50m Fly, Niamh Bremner 50m Fly, Amy Black 50m Back, Daniel Lawless 50m Free. Apologies as I have missed some medals out as I do not have all details.
PB’s – There were 58 pb’s for our swimmers, some of these are, Freya Bremner 50m Fly -19.95s, Lyla Gilmour 50m Fly -10.13s, Suzy Miller 50m Back – 14.05s, Nathan Harkins 50 m Free -9.71s, Teddy Lee 50m Breast – 8.21s, Zoe McKie 50m Breast – 6.46s, Finlay Armour 50 m Free -7.18s, Finlay Paton 50m Free -7.84s, Finlay Hogg 50m Free -6.16s
Scottish Schools Final 25th Jan
Congratulations to all of our swimmers who took part and well done to those that made the finals – Sarah Coffey, Alex Black, Liam Murphy and Aidan McCavish
Medals: Liam Murphy – 1st 200m Breast, 2nd 100m Breast
PB’s for both Alex Black 100m Fly and Aidan McCavish 50m Fly
Grangemouth MAGS 26th Jan
Medals: Gregor Skinner – 3rd 100m Free, 2nd 100m Back, 3rd 200IM 12-13 year olds; Samuel Beetham – 3rd 100m Back 12-13 year olds; Sam Dudchenko – 3rd 100m Back 14-15 year olds
PB’s - some to note are; Gabriel Lee – 5.37s 100m Free, Anna Beetham -6.67s 200m Free, Douglas Arbuckle -4.68s100m Fly, Alex Black – 5.06s 100m Fly, Anna Beetham -8.61s 100 Fly, Kayah Smith – 12.65s 100m Fly, Daniel Lawless – 6.28s 100m Free, Gabriel Lee – 8.99s 100m Breast, Charlotte Hellen – 4.21s 100m Back
(Falkirk Integrated Regional Swim Team)
FIRST is an extension of the three swim clubs Bo’ness, Falkirk and Grangemouth.
Two Bo’ness swimmers in FIRST, Ellie Hamilton and Liam Murphy, have been selected to represent Scottish Swimming at the Dave McCullagh International Meet in Ireland 19th-23rd Feb. A huge well done to both. Enjoy and Swim Fast.
Swimmer of the Month
Congratulations to all swimmers who moved squads at the end of the year.
Squad moves this month:
Mary Rose moving to Bronze
Thank you for those who have paid already. For those who are still to pay, last date is 20th of February
Dates to Note
Club Time Trial – Thursday 13th February.
Fri. 14 Feb. - Training for ALL SQUADS including Platinum and Masters has been CANCELLED .
Sat. 15th, Mon. 17th & Tue. 20th Feb. - Training as per normal term time schedule.
Coaches & Lifeguard Training
Disability Inclusion Training – Tue 11th Feb 5.30pm -8.30pm Grangemouth High School. Graeme and Kevin attending.
Team Manager Workshop 17th March 6pm – 9pm. Grangemouth Sports Complex. VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED PLEASE. This role is about marshaling swimmers poolside to assist the coaches.
Child Wellbeing & Protection – 10th March 6pm – 9pm. Emails sent to those required to attend.
The Next FVJL is Sunday 16th February. Warm up is at 4.25pm at Bathgate Xcite.
Swimmers have been selected so please check your emails for this information
Young Leader Squad Programme
Scottish Swimming is organizing a Young Leader Squad programme in the West District. Hazel Glen sent out an email to all parents at the end of January with the details. The aim of the programme is to look at the retention of young swimmers as there continues to be a clear drop off at age 12.
Each club can nominate 2 participants aged between 13-16 years to attend. Each of these young leaders will attend a two night residential training camp 6th- 8th March 2020.
watch this space for exciting new online swim club clothing range for 2020
Open Water News
Cara Farquharson and Michael Mooney have begun training for the Red Bull Neptune Steps, the UK’s toughest open water swimming event.Training took place at Loch Lomond and Loch Lobnaig. Water temp. was 5°...
The event takes place in Glasgow 21st – 22nd March 2020. Good luck to you both.
Dates for Open Water events are to be finalized.
How can you help and support the club?
The swim club, like lots of clubs can’t function without people volunteering to help with the running of it. We are looking for more volunteers to help support the club and take on a role or share a role either within the committee, or as part of the coaching team or as part of the technical officials roles.
In the committee we are looking for a Communications Officer, Competition Secretary Assistant, Fundraising Coordinator, Team Managers for various parts of the club (open water, younger squads, FVJL, and the older squads), Treasurer and Vice President.
Technical Officials are always welcomed this ranges from timekeeping to Judge roles. Valentina Lawless is our new Swimming Technical Official Coordinator and she would welcome interest from parents in the club.