Motherwell and Wishaw Swim Team

Club News

Here are the latest news updates for our Club.

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


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


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⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️

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, 


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)


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!


Chief Covid Officer

Event accepting app trial

Please Note:

For future events, 

for those who have not read any details on facebook, we are trialling a new events accepting application, just in case you think this is spam, please accept or decline the event invite.

Please email the club for any queries, 

Swim Gala Secretary.
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SASA 2021/2022 Fees are now due

SASA FEES 2021/2022.

Hi all

As you are aware Scottish Swim have reduced this years SASA fees to £30.00 for existing swimmers. New starts will have to pay the full amount of £45.00. These fees must be paid in full before April 22nd. The fees will be paid directly into the Swimming Clubs Bank Account by Bacs transfer. The details are as follows:

The Royal Bank of Scotland
Motherwell & Wishaw ASC
Account:  please email Treasurer or Club for account details
Sort code: please email Treasurer or Club for account details
Ref : must be your kids name

Can I ask that all parents / guardians please reply to this post on Facebook or email (see below) letting me know that your kid / kids will be returning and that you have made the payment in full. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The club will have to forward Scottish Swimming the payment in full for all returning swimmers in advance, so it is critical that you reply to this post letting me know you will be returning and payment has been made.

As always your kid will not be able to return to the pool without this insurance, also if payment is not received before April 22nd then you will be classes as a new start and the fee will be £45.00.

If anyone has any question please do not hesitate to contact me.

Once again I would like to thank all parents / guardians and swimmers for your patients and understanding in these difficult times.

Tracey Stevenson
M&W ASC - Treasurer

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Land Training - 1st April

Outdoor Land Training session starts on Thursday 1st of April at 5.30 to 6.30pm at Strathclyde park, meet at the car park from the Motherwell end, as you drive down towards the Water sports centre.

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Please check here or Facebook before travelling to the Park just in case it gets cancelled due to adverse weather.

 Further dates.....

  • Thursday 8th April
  • Thursday 15th April
  • Thursday 22nd April

SASA Fees & Land Training

Hello all swimmers and parents, I hope you are all well. Following a recent meeting with Scottish Swimming, I can now confirm the position regarding this years annual SASA Fee. Given the current position regarding the pandemic, it was agreed for this years fee to be reduced to £30 for existing club members, however anyone new joining the club will be subject to the full fee of £45. This fee is required to be paid by all swimmers, as it includes their insurance, which is required for them to take part in any club activities. Tracy will advise in a seperate post how this should be paid, and a date the payment should be made by.
We understand you are all missing attending the club, and this is also the case for all coaches & committee members. We hope to return to the pool as soon as possible, however this will obviously be dependant on any announcements made by the government, Scottish Swimming, & North Lanarkshire Council.


Whilst we are unable to have training in the pool, it is our intention to start land training in Strathclyde Park, following the relevant guidelines. We hope to start on 1 April, & further details will be given as soon as possible. In the meantime, can anyone interested please let us know in the comments section on the Facebook article, or email Club website to show your interest. 

We would like to thank everyone for their continued support at this difficult time, & look forward to seeing you all again in the near future.
Stay safe,

June (President) 

ZOOM quiz

Swim Quiz for monday 15th  March @ 6:45pm.

Please come online and give us some support. 

Links and passwords will be issued via Facebook, if you are not on the Facebook private group, email the Club to get a joining request, after a security check and verification, you will be granted access.


Let's get as many swimmers on the quiz. 

MW Swim Team

Monthly Training Fees during Covid Lockdown - Jan2021

Monthly Training Fees

Hi All
As you are all aware we are currently in another Lockdown until the end of January. As we will not be able to train please can you all cancel your Standing Order.

I will update you all again as soon as we know when we will be able to return to the pool. As no one has a definite date to return please do not reinstate your Standing Order until I post on the Facebook page.

These are extreme worrying times but our main concern is to keep all our swimmers and coaches safe. If anyone has any questions please do not hesitate to contact me via messenger or email.

Thanks again for all your support and understanding
Tracey Stevenson
M&W ASC - Treasurer

Extended Covid Restrictions - Keeping active

A selection of Some Dry Land Training videos to keep active during Extended School break and Covid isolation..





Festive Period Training schedule



SQUAD            Mon21st Tues22nd Wed23rd  Thu24th 25th 26th 27th Mon28th Tues29th Wed30th Thu31st
A   2.00pm - 4.00pm 2.00pm - 4.00pm 2.00pm - 4.00pm 3.00pm - 4.00pm       2.00pm - 4.00pm 2.00pm - 4.00pm 2.00pm - 4.00pm 3.00pm - 4.00pm
B   2.00pm - 4.00pm 2.00pm - 4.00pm   3.00pm - 4.00pm       2.00pm - 4.00pm 2.00pm - 4.00pm   3.00pm - 4.00pm
C     2.00pm - 4.00pm 2.00pm - 4.00pm 3.00pm - 4.00pm         2.00pm - 4.00pm 2.00pm - 4.00pm 3.00pm - 4.00pm
D     2.00pm - 4.00pm 2.00pm - 4.00pm 2.00pm - 3.00pm         2.00pm - 4.00pm 2.00pm - 4.00pm 2.00pm - 3.00pm
Dev3         2.00pm - 3.00pm             2.00pm - 3.00pm
Dev1 /2         2.00pm - 3.00pm             2.00pm - 3.00pm


Update : Training will recommence in 2021 :TBC
Have a safe and pleasant Xmas and New Year from Coaches and Committee
MW Swim Team

Covid-19 Pool Temporary Closure (Nov2020)

Please Note:

Due to latest Government guidelines, the last session before the temporary closure will be Thursday 19th November 2020.
The Pool will reopen on 11th December 2020 as per the latest Training Schedule


MW Swim Team

Club Bags Order

Club bags are available for XMAS pre-order.
Please contact Clare via facebook or email club email address.
(If you are not on facebook and would like to join, please email Club)

MW SwimTeam


Amendment to Training times

As from Monday 12th October, some training times will change, this is to accommodate Bellshill Sharks Swim Club as their pool is still closed, let me stress, this is only for short term only.

Wednesday :
A Squad will train 4.00pm to 6.00pm
(if you are going to be late due to the times, you will be still be permitted to train so please still attend) .

A, B & C Squads will train 5.15pm to 6.45pm.

Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause

Head Coach
(see for full training schedule)

Entering / Leaving Wishaw Sports Centre during Covid

Notice to ALL parents of All Squads

Can you reinforce the rules to the swimmers with regards to wearing facemasks from point of entry to the building until being called to the pool by the coaches. Likewise after the session, masks should be replaced after drying face off before getting ready and remain on until out of the building.
To ensure a pair of blue plastic overshoe covers are worn over outdoor shoes unless they change into flip flops /sliders before leaving the changing village to walk onto poolside. If they are entering the building in flip flops or sliders, these are still regarded as outdoor wear and blue overshoe covers must still be worn.
Discard the covers in bins provided prior to leaving the building at end of session. Some swimmers are littering the grounds of the sport centre.
Mobile phones must remain in bags from point of entry to building to point of leaving the building.

CoVid officers and coaches have (parent/ guardian) contact numbers in the event of an emergency so swimmers have no need to have mobiles out.

Lead Covid Officer
Motherwell & Wishaw ASC

SASA Fees must be paid prior to entering the Pool


Anyone who has not paid SASA this year must pay it before they can enter the pool. The cost is £57 and can be given to the coach on poolside.


If you are unsure or need to make an enquiry, contact the Club via email or Facebook. 


Club Membership Secretary

Covid Code of Conduct

Can I ask that all parents / guardians and swimmers please read over the CoVid Code of Conduct , Rules and Regulations in order to keep everyone safe as the club returns to training this week.

Covid Code of Conduct 

Gary Fotheringham 
Child Wellbeing and Protection Officer 

Entering Wishaw Sports Centre during Covid

Can i ask that you take time to watch the short video attached to all swimmers to familiarise themselves with accessing the building and some of the procedures in place. I will update this video during the week as the water was louder than anticipated.

Video Link 

Gary Fotheringham
Child Wellbeing and Protection Officer