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Statement on Safeguarding and Child Protection

07 February 2017

BBC Scotland news articles and reports have highlighted the status of PVG checks across sports coaches in Scotland. Scottish Swimming figures show that there are a number of coaches who have not yet been progressed through the PVG system. Scottish Swimming is in touch with its member clubs to support them to progress any outstanding and new PVGs as a matter of urgency.

Safer Internet Day 2017

06 February 2017

Safer Internet Day 2017 will take place on Tuesday 7th February with the theme 'Be the change: unite for a better internet'.

Scottish Divers Shine in Plymouth

04 February 2017

The new 3m Synchro partnership of Grace Reid and Katherine Torrance won the gold medal in the final event of day two of the National Diving Cup in Plymouth. Reid (Edinburgh Diving) and Torrance (City of Leeds) were in second place until their fourth round dive which moved them into the gold medal position.

Helen Murray recognised in 2017 New Years Honours

31 December 2016

Helen Murray, Past President and Life Member of the Scottish Swimming, is amongst a number of individuals from the swimming community to have been recognised in the 2017 New Year’s Honours.

Scott and McNally continue record breaking run on final day of Short Course Championships

11 December 2016

The curtain came down on the Scottish National Short Course Swimming Championships and those waiting for a great finale were not disappointed as Duncan Scott and Craig McNally both broke Scottish Records in front of a packed crowd. Scott opted out of competing in two events on the final day, instead focussing solely on the 200m freestyle, where he destroyed the field and came home in 1:42.47 breaking Robbie Renwick’s record, which had stood since 2009.

Scott continues record breaking ways at Short Course Championships

10 December 2016

Duncan Scott elected not to go to the FINA World Championships (25m) in Canada, opting instead to double up on events each day of the Scottish National Short Course Championships. And while he may be beginning to find the going tough, his results have been far from showing any signs of strain. Scott’s first race of the night was the 200m IM final where he improved on his heat time by over ten seconds and in doing so broke the Scottish Record posting a time of 1:53.82. He lead home a University of Stirling 1-2-3, with Martyn Walton picking up silver in 1:57.96 and Callum Lawrie the bronze in 2:00.48.

Records Fall on Opening Day of National Short Course Swimming Championships

09 December 2016

It was an action packed opening day of the Scottish National Short Course Championships in Edinburgh with a number of record breaking performances from both senior and junior athletes. Corrie Scott stormed to victory in the 100m breaststroke final, bringing home an Edinburgh University 1-2-3. Scott’s time of 1:06.06 was a new Scottish Record and no-one was more surprised that Scott herself. She said,

Short Course Swimming Action Returns to the Capital

08 December 2016

The Royal Commonwealth Pool in Edinburgh will play host to an impressive line-up for the Scottish National Short Course Swimming Championships from 9 to 11 December 2016. Over 770 swimmers representing 90 clubs from across Scotland, the UK, Ireland, Belgium and Denmark will take part in the 3-day meet, a meet that is widely regarded as the premier short course event in the UK.

Australian Olympic coach to boost Edinburgh’s top swimmers

08 December 2016

One of the world’s leading swimming coaches is set to take up a key role at the University of Edinburgh. Australian Shannon Rollason, who has guided multiple swimmers from across the globe to Olympic and World success, is set to become the University’s Elite Performance Swim Coach with the aim of helping Edinburgh to target medal success at major international, university and national events.

New Career Beckons for Renwick

06 December 2016

Triple Olympian, World and Commonwealth Champion, Robbie Renwick, has announced his retirement from competitive swimming after more than a decade at the top of the sport, which has seen him represent Scotland and Great Britain at every major event.