Motherwell and Wishaw Swim Team

Club News

Here are the latest news updates for our Club.

Mini Meet - Sunday 17th Feb

Motherwell and Wishaw ASC mini Gala(Sunday 17th Feb)

Can all parents please check to see if their child is swimming in the mini gala on Sunday. Warm up starts at 5.15pm.
All swimmers should register on the evening at the desk.
Race entry Fee of £1 per race is now due and should be paid on thursday at club desk.
Entrance fee to Gala(which includes programme) is £1 per adult. Children are free.




AGM 2019


Due to recent resignations, we are looking for two parents to join the committee. Anyone interested in applying should add their name to the notice board

The committee members will hold the pre-AGM meeting on Wednesday 6 March. If any parents would like anything brought up at the meeting, can you please notify me in writing in advance of the above date. I can only accept questions I receive in writing so please don’t post these on Facebook or IMessage me.

Thank you

Lynne Welsh
Club Secretary

SASA Fees 2019


Important : Parent Code of Conduct

Parents, Please Note:

 Squads A,B & C only

You will receive forms for all Parents and Children to read together and sign together entitled 'Parents Code of Conduct', 'Athlete Code of Conduct' & 'Athlete's Disciplinary Procedure'. 

This is in line with Scottish Swimming rules and regulations and is there for the benefit of Swimmers, Parents and our Club.

please read through, sign and return to the Child Protection Officer as soon as possible:

  • Robin Hughes
  • Clare Doyle

If you have any queries regarding this form, pease speak to one of our Child Protection Officers above,


Please Note for reference Child Protection Officer title will be changing to :

Wellbeing and Protection Officers

Long course training - February/March 2019


  • Saturday 9th Feburary
  • Saturday 23rd February
  • Saturday 16th March


Long Course will be at East Kilbride Dollan Baths, starting at 4.15 so please be at the Pool reception area at 4.00pm.
Training is until 5.45pm
This is for A squad only

Note : normal training should still be attended as this is not a substitute for any other training session. 

BBC Show - looking for candidates

Good Afternoon,

My name’s Becca and I'm currently casting for a new BBC show called Teen Taxi. I was emailing to ask whether you would be able to help me spread the word at your Club? As we’re looking for active teens and their families to get involved.

We’ve just finished Series 1 and looking for fun, outgoing families to join our current cast of people all over the UK! We’re looking for families with at least one teenager between the ages of 14-19 to take part, younger siblings are also welcome J

Here's a little bit more about the show:

Rarely parents/ guardians get the opportunity to connect with their kids having to compete with technology, selfies and Snapchat! But there is one place where no one can escape – the family car!

In this exciting series we aim to explore the relationships between parents/guardians and their teens from all walks of life in all different directions – from dropping them off at sports clubs, social events, and even to their first date.

If you would like to know more about the show or would like to help please feel free to get in contact! I’ve also attached our flyer for you to have a look at!

Many Thanks


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Germany Trip - Parents meeting

Germany trip 2019 - Parents meeting
There will be a meeting regarding above trip on Thursday 17th January - Wishaw Sports Centre - 7.30pm

Scottish Swimming - Kit carrier volunteers required

Scottish National Age Group Championships 2019 are being held at Tollcross International Swimming Centre from 27th – 31st March.

Scottish Swimming would like to give clubs the opportunity to offer their swimmers a chance to be volunteer kit carriers for the evening sessions (approx. 16:45 – 19:30). They are also looking for a couple of adult volunteers to supervise each evening too. Child Volunteers need to be aged 10 and over.

If anybody is interested, please could you provide me with the parent/guardian contact details and which evening (s) your child would be available. I need to let Scottish Swimming know by no later than Monday 25th February.

Thank you


Panto Tickets / Training Amendment (Wed)

Panto tickets are still availble for this Wednesday 12th December. 

Tickets may be purchased at the door.


Please Note: No training on Wednesday.

Xmas and New Year Break - Training

Last Training Session of the year will be Thursday 20th December

  • Squads Dev1 to Dev4 will go into Pool 6.30pm to 7.30pm
  • Squads A,B & C will go into Pool 7.30pm to 8.30pm

Both Sessions will be fun time!            xmas Snowman


1st Training session of 2019 

Monday 7th January 2019 - usual training session


Please Note : pool will be closed over the festive period until 5th January


Presentation Dance tickets - place your order asap

Presentation Dance will be on Friday 30th November in :

South Dalziel Historic Building
240 Orbiston Street
ML1 1Q

Tickets now on sale. 

  • £10.00 Adults
  • £5.00 Swimmers/Child

Tickets are selling fast so please can you place your order asap via facebook,email or in person and please pay June by Thursday 15th November.

Trophies awarded to Club Championship Finals winners and also to overall Club Champion in each age category, so make sure you get your tickets to ensure your child received their award on the night.


Starts 7.00pm prompt.

There will be a Team photo so get your best outfit looked out for the evening.

Training cancelled Tuesday 6th Nov

Training is cancelled Tuesday 6th November as swimmers have an early start at the NLL schools on Wednesday

Training cancelled Wednesday

Training cancelled this Wednesday 7th November as both North and South Lanarkshire schools competition are on

West District Senior Age Group Championship & Ren96

Upcoming Gala closing dates
Please note:
West District SAGs and Ren96 meet closing date coincide with this Thursday's Club Championships. Paul Doyle will be available all week to book in swims as he may be too busy on Thursday.
West District exended to Monday.

IM &400m Gala -Thursday

Club Championships will be starting at 6.30pm on Sunday, can all swimmers be ready poolside by this time please.
All Parents, GrandParents, friends and family are welcome to come and watch the swimmers compete in the Gala.
Photography is allowed but a consent form must be completed before any photographs or videos are taken, this is to comply with British and Scottish Swimming rules and regulations. 
Please also ensure your child is a member of SASA (Scottish Amateur Swimming Association) before Sunday, if you are unsure or need to get registered please speak to Clare Doyle at the top table on Thursday.
If you have any questions please speak to a member of the Committee or a Coach.

MW Swim Team

Germany Trip 2019

Details of our upcoming trip to the Twin town of Schweinfurt will become available soon here, Swimmers are invited to add their name to the list for this trip.

Dates are confirmed as: Sat 13th July 2019 to Sat 20th July 2019

Swimmers from the age of 10 can participate, during the trip there will be a swimming competiton between both Clubs of Motherwell &Wishaw and Schweinfurt.

Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by a parent.

Flights and accommodation are still to be confirmed, as are prices.

More details to follow.....

Speak to a member of the Committe or a Coach for more info

Membership check - Dev1,2&3 swimmers


I am in the process of updating swimmers details, if your child swims in Group DV1, DV2 or DV3 can you come to the top desk at poolside tomorrow night (27th September) to complete new paperwork

Clare Doyle
Membership Secretary

Club Championships 2018

Please note:

Our Club Championships will take place end of September into October, ALL swimmers will take part within the relevant Heats.

More details will follow, please take a note of the dates for your calendar.

 Development Gala Draft programme available on Galas/Competitions page

MW Swim Team




Bag Packing

Bag packing
B & M Bargains, Motherwell
Sat 8th and Sun 9 Sept
All monies raised go to club funds
The sheets with be on the club notice board from training tonight for volunteers to pick a slot. Would be good if we could get all slots filled as bag packing opportunities are difficult to come by.
Thanks in advance

St.Andrew Camp

REMINDER For St ANDREWS SWIM CAMP. The bus will leave at 8am Tuesday 7th Aug from the sports centre We will leave to return on Saturday 11th at 2.30 . The Thursday kids leave also at 8am the bus will leave St Andrews to return at 7.30 pm . Hope all the kids are all looking forward to their training camp trip. Bring your pocket money with you tuck shop will be available. Enjoy .



Outstanding Swim Meet payments

Can all outstanding Swims for Cumbernauld, Larkhall & Bellshill please be paid before we finish for the summer. 

Please pay Paul Doyle or Tracey asap on or before Thursday July 5th.

We would also appreciate if any future swims could be paid for prior to the start of any Meets.


Thank you for your cooperation

MW Swim Team


Note to Parents - Swimming Gala etiquette


Please note: if your child has not arrived by warm up at any future Galas and we have not received any notification on the same day your child will/will not be attending, your child will be withdrawn from competition.

Organisers at this weekends Gala (Cumbernauld) had to amend the competition entries during the swimming gala leaving swimmers waiting on the starting blocks.

If you need any clarification on how a Gala is run, what you should do prior to and during a competition, entering your child into races, or are unclear on any information around this, please speak to a coach or committee member.

MW Swim Team

Gym sessions - New times

Please Note:
Gym sessions will now be from 5.10pm until 5.55pm from today onwards


For Squad D & Dec only.

Other Squads not affected and remain at 6-6.45pm

AGM Reminder


Our Annual General Meeting will be held in Wishaw Sports Centre on Friday 20 April, 2018 at 7pm.

All parents and swimmers are cordially invited to attend this meeting.

Child Exploitation and Online Protection Discussion by Police Scotland

Thursday 19th April

A Child Exploitation and Online Protection Officer from Police Scotland has been invited to attend during the above evening to give a talk on cyber bullying, online safety & sexting.

The first 40 minutes of this presentation is aimed at children and Parents, followed by a 15 minutes session for Parents Only.

This presentation is to help children to cope with modern day social media technologies they use in their daily lives.

The last 15 minutes aimed at Parents Only is to give them guidance in the event that something does go wrong.

This talk is taking place on Thursday 19th April in the Spin Room, and we encourage all children and Parents to attend, because of this the training will be rescheduled to suit as follows:

Reschedule Training

  • Spin Class will NOT be on this evening
  • Squads DV1, DV2, DV3 & D Squad who normally train at 6.30pm to 7.30pm will train at 7.45pm to 8.30pm after the talk.
  • Squads B & C - no change to training.
  • Squads A - will now train from 8.30pm to 10.00pm

Outstanding SASA Fee *Important*

**REMINDER** Any swimmers who have not yet paid £53 SASA must contact me before this Thursday (22nd March). Swimmers without SASA after this date are not permitted to train or compete in galas until payment is received, please email Clare (club email) ASAP to arrange payment 

Swimming etiquette during Competitions

Note to all Swimmers during competitions:
All swimmers must remain poolside for each session before leaving poolside.
Please adhere to this for the benefit of the Club, coaches and yourself.

Head Coach

SASA Fee deadline


last night (15/03/18) was the deadline for paying SASA fees, there are still some outstanding swimmers still to be paid for, this is a reminder that swimmers that train in the Club MUST be a member of the Scottish Amateur Swimming Association, and also if they intend to compete at competitions. Please contact Clare Doyle (Membership Secretary), or contact the Club email address  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Clare can deal with this as prompt as possible, 

If you need any more information please contact us and we can answer any questions you have, 

thanks for your co-operation, 

MW Swim Team

Club SASA Fees Due -Thursday 15 March

Tonight is the last night for SASA payments.

Every swimmer in the club must be a member of Scottish Amateur Swimming Assocation (SASA) in order to train and participate in galas. The cost for 2018/19 is £53, this includes £43 SASA fee, £6.50 membership of Motherwell and Wishaw ASC and a West District Membership of £3.50. I will be collecting money tonight ( cash or cheque made payable to Motherwell and Wishaw ASC) at the top desk and the deadline for payment is Thursday 15th March 2018

Clare Doyle

Membership Secretary

Pool closed - No training Tuesday 27feb to Saturday 3rd March

No training Tuesday

No Training Wednesday.

No Training Thursday.

No Training Friday (2nd March)

No Training Saturday (3rd March)




Training should resume on Sunday, but check here again.