Motherwell and Wishaw Swim Team

Club News

Here are the latest news updates for our Club.

Upcoming trip to Schweinfurt, Germany 2018

Hello Parents/Swimmers,

for the upcoming trip to Schweinfurt in Germany, could all parents/swimmers, as a show of interest, please add their name on the list on the information board.

Provisional dates for this trip are 7th July to 14th July 2018.

Can this be done prior to 16th November please,


MW Swim Team

West District JAG 11/12thNov2017 - Update

West District Junior Age Group Championships(JAG) Update:
please note: following this weeks Club Championships Distance Gala, there are a number of additional eligible swims for Swimmers in this Age Group, please check Website (I have left the old Eligibility Report to allow a comparison). If you wish to add your child to the additional swims please tell Paul Doyle, Ian Moon or myself asap. Closing Date is this coming Thursday (12-Oct-17)

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

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  

Swimmers make Scottish Swimming Meet

Congratulations to Laura Kelly and Luke Doyle on their qualifications to this years Scottish Summer Meet being hosted at Edinburgh's Royal Commonwealth Pool.

  • Laura qualified for 2 swims: 50m Back & 100m Back.
  • Luke qualified for 3 swims: 50m Free, 100m Free & 1500m Free.

Swimmers qualify by being ranked in the top 20 swimmers of thier age group for 50/100m events, and for the top 10 swimmers in a 1500m event.

Well done both Swimmers and good luck in the forthcoming event.

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.