Motherwell and Wishaw Swim Team

Club News


Here are the latest news updates for our Club.

York 2022

YORK TRAINING CAMP 2022
Monday 25th July - Friday 29th July

The York training camp will be take place from Monday 25th July till Friday 29th July 2022. The cost of the trip is currently £275.00.

Squads A,B & C will be allowed to attend this camp.

We require a minimum of 20 kids to attend, without the minimum number the trip will not go ahead.

To secure your child’s place I require a deposit of £75.00 this will allows us to book the camp. This payment must be paid directly into the W&M ASC bank account, the reference being your kids name. Deposit to be paid by Friday 27th May 22.

If the trip is cancelled due to COVID or not meeting the minimum numbers then all deposits will be refunded in full. If you cancel after we have booked I am afraid your deposit is non refundable.

The remaining £200.00 is required to be paid In full no later than Friday 15th July 22

Can I ask that you all reply to this post letting me know that your child or children are going. If you can state their name and the date you paid the £75.00 deposit, then again when you pay the balance.

Bank Details: speak to a member of the committee

If anyone has questions please do not hesitate to ask.

Thanks
Tracey Stevenson
Treasurer M&W ASC

Summer break times 2022

Please Note the dates for the Summer break

Finish 30th June 2022
Return 18th July 2022

Summer Training Camp 2022

Summer Training Camp 2022 - York  (same as last year)

Monday 25th July to Friday 29th July (evening)

Squads A,B & C only.
Cost is £275 per swimmer, but may come down in price the more swimmers that attend.
Costs include accommodation, travel, pool time, meals, T-Shirt.
Please add your name on facebook if interested, or speak to a coach.

St Andrews Summer Training Camp 2022

St Andrews Summer Training Camp

***Cancelled....alternative pending***

 

Monday 1st to Wednesday 3rd August

Limited to Squads A, B & C only as this is an intense training programme. 28 maximum Swimmers
Cost is approximately £300 this includes Transport, Accommodation, Meals, Coaching & Pool time.
This is initially for a show of interest to see how many swimmers would be keen to go.
Please pass your name to Andrea. For any more details please speak to your Coach.
 
MW Swim Team

Training amendment

Please Note: There will be no training on Friday 18th or Saturday 19th March due to the Club disco.

Meet Entry fees

Meet entries fees
From today onwards, the way to pay for Meet /Gala fees will be done as we did pre COVID.
Andrea (Head Coach), will take all monies for any entered events. She will also discuss at the time of entering events, the best events for your child.
Any refunds will be done once we have had the accepted swims from the meet organisers.
All fees must paid at the time of entry
Any questions please ask.
Any fees paid so far will be registered and any refunds will be handled by Andrea

West District registration

To ensure that the Meet Organiser can provide PHS “Contact Tracking” with information on attendees at the Meet, a Meet Registration Card is being introduced.

Full information is available on new page – click here – on the website and participating Clubs have been emailed with full details.

Swimmers, Club Coaching Staff, Technical Officials and Support Volunteers are STRONGLY RECOMMENDED to apply for a Registration Card and Coaching Staff are requested to use the Volunteer “SignUp” to pre-register their attendance for “scanning” cross checks.

Alternative methods of Registration will be available on entry to the facility if Registration Card is not available, but this will cause delay and congestion to others at a time of Covid 1m Social Distancing.

Pool now reopened

Training will resume from tomorrow morning. (Sat 8th Jan)

Training 7.30am to 9.00am

Festive holidays

We finish for Christmas on Friday the 17thDecember this will be a usual training session for squads A,B & C members 5.30-6.30 pm (amendment)

We will resume training on the Tuesday the 4th of January .

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