Motherwell and Wishaw Swim Team

Club News

Here are the latest news updates for our Club.

Update to Upcoming trip to Schweinfurt, Germany 2018 - Cancelled

Dear Parents/Swimmers, 

Due to a lack of response, The Club regretfully have decided to cancel this trip, and concentrate on returning the following year in 2019.

More news will be available at a later date regarding the next trip, keep checking website & Facebook for updated information.If you want to find out more on the decision or more regarding the future trip please ask a member of the Committee or Coaches.

We also ask all Parents (New & Old) to keep supporting the Club in all its events, Galas, Swim Camps & Fundraising, any help large or small goes a long way. 

MW Swim Team Committee

Revised Training for Saturday (15th & 16th Dec)

Due to the Annual Presentation evening, there will be no training on Friday 15th December & Saturday 16th December.



Swimming Backpacks

Swimming Backpacks

I will be placing an order for bags over the weekend and they will arrive in time for Christmas. The bags will cost £45 each, if you would like a bag please comment below or speak to me at the desk next Thursday night.

Clare Doyle

Schweinfurt, Germany 2018 - Meeting

Germany July 2018 (Schweinfurt) Update:
--Invitation to a Meeting for above trip--
For all Parents of swimmers that have names on the board showing an interest in this trip and also an invitation to all other Parents who are interested in finding out more about this trip, we have arranged a meeting next Thursday (30thNov) in the Spin Studio (please note spin is cancelled this night due to this meeting), where more details of the trip will be given by Committee/Parents/Coaches.../Swimmers who have previously been on one or more of these Swimming/twinning trips. We look forward to seeing you all there,

MW Swim Team

Ongoing Time Trials

Please Note:

the next Club Time Trials will be :

  • Sunday 26th November 2017, 50's, 100's, 200,s & 800m Free. All squads.
  • Monday 27th November 2017, 50's This is for Squads A,B & C only, ALL 'A' Squad swimmers MUST be present to swim in the Time Trials. 


Christmas Holidays


Please Note:

Xmas Break

Last session before Xmas will be Thursday 21st December 2017

First Session of the New Year  will be Thursday 4th January 2018

xmas Snowman    xmas Snowman    xmas Snowman

 Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year when it comes.


MW Swim Team

Annual Club Awards - Tickets on Sale

Annual Club Awards

Tickets now on Sale for our Annual Club Awards Evening, being held in the United Services Club, Mabel Street, Motherwell ML11TY

Adults £10.00  Swimmer/Child £2.00

Disco and Buffet after Presentations

New Rules and Regulations from NL Leisure

Message on behalf of North Lanarkshire Leisure:

Could all Swimmers prior to starting their swimming sessions, please shower before entering the Pool, the on duty Swimming attendants/life guards may ask a swimmers to take a shower if they see that this has not been adhered to, The Club would ask if all swimmers could comply with this request please.

This applies to all North Lanarkshire pool leisure facilities.


MW Swim Team

C Squad Training Time Amendment

Please Note:

Swimmers in 'C' Squad will now be swimming until 9.30am on a Saturday Morning,

this will commence AFTER the October Week,  i.e. 1st Session Saturday 21st October.


MW Swim Team

Club Championships 2017 - Development Gala (incl. Results)

Sunday 1st October, 2017 @ 6pm

The development gala is for all swimmers in the following squads; DV1, DV2, DV3 & D-Squad.  For the benefit of competitve racing, squads DV1 & DV2 will race together with DV3 & D-Squad racing together although, medals will be awarded as per the swimmers own squad.

Please note that the final event of the evening (Event 17) will be a Time Trial (no medals) for selected members of the B-Squad, C-Squad & D-Squad, swimmers from these squads should check if they are swimming in this event.  The meet program can be found using this link Meet Program

Link for Development Gala Results:- Results

Link for Event 17 Time Trials Event:- TT Results

Club Championships 2017 - IM's & 400m Freestyle (incl. Results)

Thursday 5th October, 2017 @ 6:30pm

The attached Meet Program list the sawimmers who have been chosen to participate in 100's, 200's, 400's and IM's

The meet program can be found using this link Meet Program

If any swimmers are unavailable for this gala please let any member of the coaching staff or committee know as soon as possible.  Please also let us know if your son/daughter is not included in the gala but you think should be.

 Results for this gala can be found here.

Club Championships 2017 - 50m/100m Heats (incl. Results)

Thursday 12th October, 2017 @ 6:30pm

Since the 50m/100m gala is Heats/Finals based, I have attached 2 meet programmes as some Events in this gala go straight to finals i.e. there is only 1 Heat in the event.  The Finals gala takes place on Thursday 26th October, 2017 @ 6:30pm

This programme lists the events (and swimmers) taking place on Thursday 12th October.  Please check this programme first and if your child is not in any of the events listed then there is no need to turn up, but your support is always welcome if you want to come along !

If any swimmers are listed but are unavailable for this gala please let any member of the coaching staff or committee know as soon as possible.  Please also let us know if your son/daughter is not included in the gala but you think should be.

This second programme lists the events which are going straight to finals.  After the Heats are completed, a full meet programme for the finals will be available.

Once again, everyone is welcome to come along and support the swimmers on Thursday !

Results can be found Here

Swimmers in 7th & 8th places are reserves in case of withdrawals.

Club Championships 2017 - 50m/100m Finals (incl. Results)

Thursday 26th October, 2017 @ 6:30pm

Please find below a list of events and swimmers taking part in this years Club Championships 50/100m Gala Finals.

Meet Programme  


New Fee Structure

New Fee Structure

Earlier this year we were notified by NLL that all swimming clubs within North Lanarkshire would have changes made to way they paid for pool time. Currently we are invoiced each month for the amount of simmers that have attended each training session over the month at a cost of £3.00 per swim. NLL confirmed that the pool charges will no longer be per swim and will be moved to a Swim Club Membership System. The cost for this Swim Club Membership will be £20 per month, this will be increased at an agreeable pace until it is in line with our swimming lessons by NLL each year.

Included in the NLL membership:

Under 12's

· Unlimited Swims in any NL Leisure Pool

· Unlimited use of the Time Capsule Waterpark in Coatbridge (per session cost for comparison £5.10)

· Unlimited Access to Kids NL Sessions

· Off-Peak use of Fundamentals Soft Play areas at Broadwood, Cumbernauld and Time Capsule, Coatbridge

· 2 Free Skating Sessions at the Time Capsule each week. (Tues/Thurs 4.00pm to 5.30pm)

Over 12's

· Will be able to access all of the above sessions, as well as the gym and the usage of fitness classes.

The Club Membership will be purchased at Wishaw Sport Centre and will be payable to NLL.

This has had a massive financial implication for our club. Fees steadily increased each year, but this year there are a few increases which were out with our control due to the new Club Membership imposed by NLL. As the Club Treasurer I had to strip all club’s overheads and expenditure back and produce a whole new costing structure. I have tried to keep the increase to each lane at an absolute minimum, but the largest increase has been made to the Elite Team. The reason for this is that the Elite Team were never charged by NLL for any pool time, their fees were for training only.

I have prepared a budget based on all overheads, expenditure and forecasted Income for the next 12 months based on the new training fess, this budget will be closely monitored by myself, and will be reviewed every 3 months by the Committee. As we are unsure of how the new fee structure will pan out I am making parents aware that unlike previous years, we would only increase fees at our AGM, we may be forced to increase fees if circumstances change and the club is running at a loss. I am quietly confident that we will not need to make any changes but I must make you all aware of the possibility.

We are currently waiting on a start date from NLL for this new Club Membership to start, but it will be within the next few months. All fees will stay as they are until such date.

Detailed below are the new fees for 2016/17

Lane Current Fee New Club Fee Club Membership NLL Total Cost
Lane 1 £ 22.50 £ 3.50 £ 20.00 £ 23.50
Lane 2 £ 22.50 £ 3.50 £ 20.00 £ 23.50
Lane 3 £ 28.50 £ 9.50 £ 20.00 £ 29.50
Dev 4/5 £ 36.00 £ 18.00 £ 20.00 £ 38.00
Youth Feeder £ 47.50 £ 31.00 £ 20.00 £ 51.00
Youth Team £ 61.00 £ 42.00 £ 20.00 £ 62.00
Junior Elite £ 57.50 £ 48.00 £ 20.00 £ 68.00

Lane 6 will no longer have beginner swimmer, they will be merged with Lane 1, this will free a lane up to expand one of the other Lanes which train from 6.30pm to 7.30pm.

The discount for siblings will no longer be applied on the new cost structure, however, it will be reviewed next year.

If at any time throughout the year, if anyone has any questions or concerns regarding the Club Accounts, please do not hesitate to contact me and voice your concerns or question, I will be more than happy to take the time to answer anything.

Tracey Stevenson – Treasurer

Motherwell & Wishaw ASC

**UPDATE** Pool Closure

Dear swimmers and Parents,

***** POOL NOW RE-OPENED *****

Training schedule as normal

Easter Holidays

Please Note:

There will be no Training from Friday 14th April to Monday 17th April inclusive.

Note: There is a Gala on that weekend in Stirling which is unaffected.


Message to Swimmers and Parents- Showers and Changing facilities

Message to Parents and Swimmers from the Management of Wishaw Sports Centre:

When Swimmers are getting showered after training, please DO NOT leave any kit in changing rooms, they MUST use lockers provided, as there are other Sports Centre Users also using these facilities


thanks for your co-operation


MWSwim Team

Club Fee restructure and increase


This year the club training fee structure will change. This is due to circumstances out with the clubs control.

Details and a full explanation will be given at the clubs AGM on Friday 21st April 2017.

I would urge all parents to attend this meeting so you all have an understanding of the changes that will be implemented.

Thank you
Tracey Stevenson

Land Training Schedule

Sunday Land Training

  • 1st Feb -Stevie Fox
  • 12th Feb - Sports Centre
  • 19th Feb - Sports Centre
  • 26th Feb - Stevie Fox
  • 5th Mar - Sports Centre
  • 12th Mar - Stevie Fox
  • 19th Mar - Sports Centre
  • 26th Mar - Sports Centre
  • 2nd Apr - Sports Centre
  • 9th April - Sports Centre
  • 16th April - Stevie Fox 
  • 23rd April - Sports Centre
  • 30th April - Stevie Fox
  • 7th May - Sports Centre
  • 14th May - Sports Centre
  • 21st May - Stevie Fox

Remaining Schedule for the year will be added at a later date when it becomes available.

Please note: The days Stevie Fox will be taking the Land Training, any gym sessions will be unsupervised.

Stevie Fox = Club Coach

Sports Centre - Representative from Wishaw Sports Centre.



Scottish Swimming -Mobile phone use in clubs

Scottish Swimming have reiterated their policy on Mobile phone misuse and have issued a statement to all clubs..


an excert from this :

"Scottish Swimming has been dealing with a growing number of mobile phone related incidents over the past year, with a significant increase of incidents in the last month. In the main these incidents are taking place in changing rooms"


The club has been handing out acceptance letters for parents to sign, please read and sign this, for more info go to the information on our Policies and Procedures page.


thanks for your cooperation,


MWSwim Team

Swim Club Social Media

The Motherwell & Wishaw A.S.C official Twitter account is now up and running.

The Twitter feed will show news and updates from the club.

Come follow us on Twitter with @MWSwimTeam (



Please note any offensive behaviour will be reported to Twitter and the committee.

Time Trials

Junior Elite, Youth, Youth Feeder & Development Squads

Time trials will take place on the 3rd Thursday of each month.
Ceeck with your coach for further details.

You will need a towel, tee-shirt , pool side shoes,  and a drink for the poolside.

Head Coach

Payment for Gala Entries

Notice from the Treasurer.
click here for details.

Club Contact Number

Emergency contact number should you need to get in touch at short notice.

We may also use this number to contact you. Please ensure your contact details are up to date.
You can confirm details with Clare Doyle (membership secretary) on most thursday nights between 7 & 8 pm

We would ask all parents/guardians & swimmers to please use the above number for any questions that cannot wait till the next training session & not any individual coach's phone number you may have.

Thank You for your cooperation in this matter.