Motherwell and Wishaw Swim Team

Club News

Here are the latest news updates for our Club.

Larkhall Gala - Entries for our young swimmers

Larkhall Meet club closing date is Thursday 16th May. This could be a good opportunity for our young swimmers trying out a Gala for the first time as this Competition is aimed at younger and less experienced swimmers and above. If you want to know more about it speak to your coach or come to the desk on Thursday to enquire, or you can speak to the Meet entry secretaries Paul Doyle or myself who are at the poolside gallery most evenings. See here for more details...

Summer Break 2019 (updated)

Please Note:
Summer break :
Last Swim session is Thursday the 11th July
Last Spin session is Thursday 4th July
Last Gym session is Sunday June 30th
Start back Thursday 1st August as normal.

Scottish Swimming - Swimmers fees Overdue payments

Scottish Amateur Swimming Association Fees are now overdue.
Any Swimmer who has not paid these fees are no longer a member of Scottish Swimming and is therefore no longer insured to be in our pool.
If you have not paid SASA fees for this year please speak to me tonight at the desk before your child goes into the pool please,
Clare Doyle
Motherwell & Wishaw ASC Membership Secretary

Easter holidays - training schedule amendment

There will be no training (Land or Swim) on Easter Sunday (21st April) and Easter Monday (22nd April)


Head Coach

AGM 2019

Motherwell & Wishaw ASC
Notice of AGM
Our Annual General Meeting will be held in Wishaw Sports Centre on Friday 3 May, 2019 at 7pm.
All parents and swimmers are invited to attend this meeting.
Last year we had a really poor turnout so would be good if we could have more people attend this year.
Look forward to seeing you all there

Outstanding SASA and Club Fees

Every swimmer in the club must have SASA membership in order to train and compete in galas, the deadline for payment has now passed and there are a number of swimmers who have not renewed their membership. After 31st March they will not be permitted to train with the club or enter galas until the £56 fee has been paid.This is a requirement from Scottish Swimming & our Clubs regulations.

I will be collecting outstanding fees tomorrow night or you can message me to discuss payment.


Clare Doyle

Membership Secretary

Training cancelled tonight (Sunday 24th Feb)

Due to the sad news of the passing of our Coach Linda Watters, training is cancelled tonight for all squads.

Mini Meet swimmers - the next step


Now that your child has competed at their first Swimming competition/Meet, they now have qualifying times, which means they  can now compete at other competitions.

For all the details about what to do, go to this page or ask one of the coaches or committee members about what to do next.

See section : "How do I know if I am swimming"

 Check also this page continually as it changes on a weekly basis, regarding upcoming competitions. Not all competitions will be suitable for the swimmer, so always good to get advice from their coach.

If in doubt please ask as we want to encourage our young swimmers in taking the next step in competitive swimming.

Please also speak to the coaches at the end of any session to for any questions you may have.

Various fund raising events

Cake and Candy stall - Thursday 28th Feb
Donations welcome - we invite swimmers to bake some cakes

Bonus Ball - ongoing - see Alison Donnachie to pick a number out of 100. £5 per number, winner get £250. To be drawn on a Thursday at poolside once all numbers are taken

Lucky Dip Stall - Thursday 28th March

Club Disco - Friday 29th March - Motherwell Football 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