2019-02-15 13:07

Our first Stirling Swimming Grand Prix of 2019 is fast approaching. The Grand Prix is an ideal opportunity for all Stirling swimmers to fine tune their racing skills in a fun, competitve environment amongst their peers. There's no entry fee for racing, just turn up and take part. Our warm up will start at 8am if swimmers can please ensure they arrive 10 minutes beore this. 

Swimmers from Senior Performance, Youth Performance, Junior Performance, Potential, Development, Junior Masters, Disability and Club squads will be racing 100m freestyle and 50m butterfly. Swimmers in Junior Development Squad will be racing 50m freestyle and 50m backstroke. We will be running this Grand Prix as a "process" gala. The swimmers will be split into six teams before they race. Points will be awarded for achieving certain process goals for each race. 

On freestyle, it is important that swimmers learn to keep their head down at the end of races as they are approaching the wall so swimmers will achieve 10 points for keeping their head dwn for the last 10m, 9 points for the last 9m and so on. 

On butterfly and backstroke, developing a strong underwater dolphin kick is very important so on the 50m butterfly and 50m backstroke races, the swimmers will achieve more points the further they dolphin kick underwater from the start. An extra point for each metre you dolphin kick underwater will be awarded. 15 points for 15m underwater will be the maximum as the swimmer must surface at 15m. 

Although swimming is a very outcome-oriented sport, issues appear when we become obsessed with the results we want and forget about the processes that will get us there. Proces goals, on the other hand are all about doing the right things that will lead you to the outcomes that you ultimately strive for. The process is entirely under your control. 

In order for this event to run smoothly, we do need parents to come along and help out as officials (Starters, Judges, Timekeepers, Marshalls). If you can help out, please email Ruth Ctaig at volunteers@stirlingswimming.co.uk

Look forward to seeing you there,

Stuart McDougall


2019-02-12 21:55

A reminder that the entry requests for the Cumbernauld Graded meet should be submitted to gala@stirlingswimming.co.uk by midnight Thursday 14th January at the latest.

Many thanks
Gala Team  


2019-02-12 21:51

We are pleased to announce that tickets for the "Stirling Swimming Club Awards Night" which is being held at Stirling RFC, Bridgehaugh, Stirling on the Saturday 23rd February 2019 starting at 19.00 - 23:00 are now on sale.

Ticket Prices:

Adults £15.00

Under 16s £8.00

They can be purchased directly from Debbie Scobbie who will be poolside at the university pool at the following times.

Wednesday 7 - 7.30 @ Uni (next week only)

Thursday 7.45 - 8.00 @ Uni (next week only)

Friday 5- 6.30 @ Uni (this week and next week)

Alternatively for tickets an e-mail can be sent to invoices@stirlingswimming.co.ukand payment can be made directly into the Stirling Swimming Club Account (please also e-mailtreasurer@stirlingswimming.co.uk to confirm when payment made) and can be collected on entry to the Awards Night.

Please note that due to child protection rules children attend the awards night under the age of 16 cannot be left unattended and must have a parent in attendance.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

Stirling Swimming Club Committee


2019-02-04 23:30

A few gala updates this evening:

Meet information and eligibility reports are now available on the gala info page for the following meets:

  • Cumbernauld Spring Graded - entries via email to gala@stirlingswimming.co.uk by midnight Thursday 14th February
  • Edinburgh International - entries coordinated via coaches

Stirling Swimming entry application for West District LC Pre-SNAGs meet us also available on the gala info page for review.

Finally, results from West District LC R2 are uploaded to the gala info page. 

Many thanks
Gala Team 


2019-02-04 23:22

We are holding a first Judge 1 (turn judge) workshop on Thursday 28th February, 5:30-8pm, venue tbc (somewhere at the uni). 

Sheena McCall is running the course.

Also, there is a Recorders exam in May, for which the closing date for applications is 1st March.

Both these opportunities are open to timekeepers.   Anyone interested in attending the course or sitting the exam, please contact Ruth on volunteers@stirlingswimming.co.uk.